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Have you heard this week’s WDW News Today Podcast? If you haven’t, here’s what you can expect:

Join Tom Corless and a cast of others for a variety show dedicated to the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. Plenty of Walt Disney World and Disneyland information and fun awaits you on this edition of the WDW News Today Podcast!

On this week’s show, we blast through 45 years of fireworks at the Magic Kingdom in Back to the Future. Get ready for nearly 2.5 hours of history and discussion of nighttime spectaculars!

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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 think you’ve really given a lot of Illuminations: Reflections of Earth’s pioneering moment to Wishes. 1999 for that show, and it has a comprehensive story that is told through the combination of fireworks, video, and music. It tells a story that dozens of viewing later has me in tears every time. I’m watching a live stream of Wishes’ final performance, but I will fly my butt from Oklahoma to Florida to watch Illuminations the last time it plays. Also, walk off music was first at Illuminations. “Promise” is a hauntingly beautiful song, and it was the song I danced to at my wedding.