BREAKING: Wishes Fireworks Spectacular to be Replaced with “Happily Ever After” at the Magic Kingdom

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After 14 years, the Wishes Nighttime Spectacular at the Magic Kingdom will say goodbye on May 11, 2017 to make way for a new show beginning May 12th, 2017.

“Happily Ever After” captures the heart, humor, and emotions of Disney films through awe-inspiring fireworks, state of the art projections, and brilliant lasers.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.

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  • I remember going to wishes when i was 5 years old and now i am 16 and they have been apart of my life ever since i can remember. It is a tradition to watch these fireworks and now they are gonna be gone. They are the reason we go back every year because they make me feel like i am away and 5 years old again. The very first song wishes with the little girl singing gives me chills everytime and now i dont think the new ones will. i personally do not like the new disney movies and nothing will replace the classics which i think they are trying to do with all of the star wars lands and avatar land. Those movies are not disney movies and will never be but yet they make a bigger deal about them rather than the classics. I WISH that they will alternate the fireworks with one day be happily ever after and one day be wishes that way everyone can be happy because right now i am feeling sad and feeling like a part of my childhood and all the memories i made with my parents are gone because i have nothing to look forward to like the little girl singing or the go the distance orchesta part. I will forever miss these fireworks and i hope disney will open their eyes and take every ones comments to consideration because clearly we are all upset about it so @waltdisneyworld please keep wishes part time and dont get rid of it all together because it can help keep memories like mine and i would keep coming back just to see wishes so please ask everyone who goes in the park because we all love it and will always. I was looking forward to seeing them in April and now i dont even see a reason to come back to your parks but i will anyways but i wont be watching the fireworks so open you eyes and see what people are saying about you taking them away because it can damage people in ways you cant imagine.

  • Going July 4th weekend. Will not see them. I heard it features the computer animated garbage. I prefer the classics. So will avoid