Last night, June 6, 2010, Summer Nightastic officially debuted at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World and I was on hand for the festivities. The night before, I filmed the Main Street Electrical Parade and last night I filmed the new fireworks presentation.
I know that many of you have a very fond spot in your heart for Wishes, but in my opinion, this is a better show. I think Disney took the best of Wishes and combined it with some spectacular elements from other pyrotechnic displays to come up with a real winner. The perimeter fireworks especially immerse the viewer in the magic.
I always felt that with Wishes, it was mandatory to stand somewhere on Main Street or The Hub to appreciate the show. And I still think this is the best spot for the Nightastic fireworks. But I feel the Nightastic display could also be enjoyed from other vantage points around the park better than its predecessor.
The show is over ten minutes in length and is narrated by Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother and by Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather who continue their argument over “pink” and “blue.” Captain Hook chimes in for a good battle and Tinkerbell still makes her historic flight.
In order to post my video on YouTube it was necessary to edit the show slightly. However, I only cut dialogue, not any of the fireworks. And as is the case with so many things, seeing an event in person is always better. My video might give you a good idea of what the show is all about, but nothing compares to actually seeing the fireworks in person and feeling the explosions reverberate in your body.
Summer Nightastic Fireworks plays through August 14 of this year. They are worthy of your attention.