Magic Kingdom Archives “Wishes” Fireworks Display
Wishes, the nighttime fireworks show at the Magic Kingdom since 2003, concluded its run on May 11, 2017. Beginning May 12, "Happily Ever After" is performed nightly.
WISHES, the fireworks show at the Magic Kingdom, debuted October 9, 2003
Narrated by Jiminy Cricket, "Wishes" tells of making wishes come true, using classic Disney songs and character voices accompanied by meticulously choreographed fireworks.
The show runs approximately 12 minutes. There are 557 fireworks firing cues, and 655 individual pieces of pyrotechnics.
This is a FastPass+ attraction which means you can reserve a spot to view these fireworks using the My Disney Experience app or website. The special FP+ viewing area is located directly in front of Cinderella Castle.
"Wishes" features the voices of:
* Jiminy Cricket, the Blue Fairy and Pinocchio (from 1940's "Pinocchio")
* Snow White and the Evil Queen (from 1937's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs")
* Cinderella (from 1950's "Cinderella")
* Peter Pan (from 1953's "Peter Pan")
* Ariel (from 1989's "The Little Mermaid")
* Aladdin and Genie (from 1992's "Aladdin")
* Tinker Bell (also from "Peter Pan"), flies from atop Cinderella Castle during a key moment in the show.
"Wishes" contains portions of 12 songs from 10 classic Disney animated features:
* "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937)
* "Pinocchio" (1940)
* "Fantasia" (1940)
* "Cinderella" (1950)
* "Peter Pan" (1953)
* "Sleeping Beauty" (1959)
* "The Little Mermaid" (1989)
* "Beauty and the Beast" (1991)
* "Aladdin" (1992)
* "Hercules" (1997)
Steven Davison, the creator/show director, is creative director with Walt Disney Creative Entertainment. He also developed the "Believe… There's Magic in the Stars" fireworks spectacular at Disneyland.
Fireworks designer is Eric Tucker, an award-winning pyrotechnics designer who previously designed the fireworks for "IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth" at Epcot.
Music director is Steve Skorija, music director for Walt Disney Entertainment.
The composer/arranger is Gregory Smith, who previously worked on such Walt Disney World productions as "IllumiNations 25" and "Splashtacular" at Epcot, and the "Mickey Mania" parade at Magic Kingdom. Gregory Smith's original theme is based on the children's nursery rhyme "Starlight, Star Bright".
* The show's "wishing star" crests approximately 100 feet above the castle's bright spires.
* The Blue Fairy is represented with a spectacular star-shaped shell that "paints" each wish high in the sky with enchanted starlight.
*Wishes Debuted October 9, 2003 and replaced the long running Fantasy in the Sky fireworks which premiered in 1976.