Change is inevitable in life, even at Disney World! Last year my family made a quick trip down to see the Usborne Lights one last time. This year Wishes is being updated with a new fireworks show. The new Happily Ever After show starts May 12, 2017. My good friend and I took our oldest daughters on a surprise trip to see Wishes one last time. We had custom shirts designed for the occasion and surprised the girls on the way down!
Wishes made its debut October 9, 2003. I remember the first time I saw that show! It was February of 2014 and my family was amazed! The music gave me chills as I watched it in perfect choreography with the fireworks. Seeing Tinkerbell kick off the show as she lit up the sky flying over top of the crowd is something I will never forget, and I hope they keep that tradition for the new show! I loved hearing Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy as the hosts of the show and it reminded me of my own childhood. I love that Disney is so classic that its characters last through the generations. My kids may not know what a cassette tape is or what a “beeper” did, but we all know who Jiminy Cricket is. It is great to have something that binds us all together through our childhoods.
On the night we saw Wishes, we made sure we got a good viewing spot early! We took turns grabbing our favorite snacks and waited for the show to begin. Once it started, you could hear the cheers of the crowd! Most likely, for many, it would be the last time they would see that show as well. Once the show started, you could hear many people singing along with the music. The show was as spectacular as the first time I witnessed it. Some guests even had tears in their eyes as they watched.
Change is hard, but I am sure new memories will be made with the new show. Our favorite shows may sometimes change, but we know Disney doesn’t disappoint. Disney is always trying to keep things fresh for their guests. This keeps the wonder and amazement of the Happiest Place on Earth alive!
Are you excited to see the new Happily Ever After show?
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