The news just keeps coming today. Earlier we had the start date for Rivers of Light announced and now we find out that there will be a new nighttime spectacular at Magic Kingdom in May.
Disney has announced that on May 12 the nighttime spectacular “Happily Ever After” will debut. This means that the current nighttime spectacular, Wishes, will have it’s final performance on May 11. So you still have a little bit of time to catch one last performance of Wishes.
The new show will focus on some of Disney’s most adventurous stories from movies like Moana, Brave, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, The Princess & The Frog, and Aladdin, to name a few. The show will use the latest fireworks and pyrotechnics, original animation, and an original score. Plus, state-of-the-art projections will be used to bring everything to life on Cinderella Castle.
Take a look at Disney’s video where they explain a little more about the show.
I have mixed feelings about the new show. It looks amazing and I’m sure it will be, but there’s something about Wishes, for starters it’s been around for over a decade. I know I’m going to miss it and I know a lot of people are going to miss it too, but I honestly don’t think this new show will disappoint.
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I’m so sad to see wishes go! Wishes was a nightly tradition on our Disney trips for the last 12 years. I hope this new show really delivers.
I agree Heather. It’s hard to imagine going to the Magic Kingdom and not seeing Wishes. The video made me hopeful that the new show will be really good. Let’s keep our fingers crossed!
If I know Disney, my guess is that Wishes will not be gone forever. We’ve seen them bring back well-loved classics time and again (Main Street Electrical Parade anyone?). It may take many years, but I would not at all be surprised to be able to enjoy Wishes once again down the road, even if it’s on a trip with my grandchildren (assuming my daughter wants a family when she’s an adult of course).