PHOTOS and VIDEO - Farewell to the Magic Kingdom's Wishes fireworks spectacular

May 11, 2017 in "Wishes"

Wishes show

The power of a wish combined with magical moments from cherished Disney films and dazzling pyrotechnic effects to create "Wishes," a story-in-the-sky fireworks spectacular that debuted August 12 2003 at Walt Disney World Resort in the Magic Kingdom.

Narrated by Jiminy Cricket, who memorably served as Pinocchio's conscience in Disney's animated masterpiece, "Wishes" tells a thrilling, heart-tugging story about making wishes come true.

At several times the size of "Fantasy in the Sky," the Magic Kingdom's previous fireworks show, "Wishes" became the biggest pyrotechnic display performed nightly at the park.

'Wishes" more than doubled the running time of 'Fantasy in the Sky", and increased the number of firework shells from 300 to 800.

Further adding to the spectacle, new firing locations were added along Fantasyland rooftops - bringing fireworks closer than ever to guests.

We've shot the show from multiple-angles during the show's final week in ultra high quality HD - so for one last time "Journey to the stars, where dreams are born, and together, we'll discover the magic that makes wishes come true."

Thanks to the cast and crew of Wishes, and the talents of the show’s creators.

Wishes Creator & Show Director: Steven Davison
Wishes Fireworks Designer: Eric Tucker
Wishes Music Director: Steve Skorija
Wishes Composer/Arranger: Gregory Smith

The final Wishes final performance takes place tonight (May 11) at 9pm, and will be replaced with Happily Ever After on May 12 2017.

See more photos from Wishes.

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Article Posted: May 11, 2017 / 3:32pm EDT