Attraction Tuesday!! 

This month we are going to focus on the night shows at each park. I am really excited to begin with what I think is the best and most touching fireworks celebration that I have ever experienced……Wishes. 


Wishes can be viewed at Magic Kingdom just in front of Cinderella Castle. This nighttime spectacular is truly a work of art. From the dazzling paint in the sky to the stunning musical score it is sure to bring a tear to your eyes. Narrated by Jiminy Cricket himself, this 12 minute long show takes you through the journey of believing in yourself. The message is beautiful! The story starts off with a wish and Tinkerbell as she steps off of Cinderella Castle and glides through the air. (This is a must see for all Disney newbies)  

Characters such as Pinocchio, Cinderella, Ariel, Peter Pan and other beloved Disney Characters make an audio appearance through a fantastic tale told amongst the stars. In the end Jiminy shares that if you believe in yourself, all of your wishes will come true. Now if this is not the main focus of what Walt stood behind his entire life….I don’t know what is.  This story truly opens the door for some great conversation between you and your children…what are your dreams and what are their dreams? 

Fun Facts….

  1. If you are looking for Tinkerbell, she makes her appearance just after Jiminy says, ” and it all starts with a wish.”
  2. The fireworks launch for 11 different locations. 
  3. Sometimes Tinkerbell is played by a male. The role requires a person that is not over 105 lbs and no more than 5 ft 3 in. 
  4. Watch the castle throughout the show as it sparkles and changes color throughout the show. 
Where should you watch the show? 

  1. The best place to see the show is right in front of the castle. It will not fill up there until the start of the show. 
  2. The very best place to watch the show is up on Main Street train station porch area. You are high up and have a gorgeous view of the show. 
  3. If you are feeling very adventurous, read my article about Free things to do at WDW…there you will see some alternatives to watching Wishes at Magic Kingdom. 
Keep in mind that showtimes vary depending on the time of year and special events. Click here for showtimes. 

See ya real soon!!

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  • Beth Doda ~ disneymom2jhe
    April 5, 2011 9:01 pm

    I love Wishes and I tear up everytime I see it. I make sure I never go on the last night of our vacation, or then I would really be crying. Last trip, weactually found ourselves "stuck" in Fantasyland as the fireworks began. They were coming from all directions right over us and my kids thought it was the best thing ever. Next trip hopefully they can witness it from in front of the castle! 🙂

  • Beth too funny..we also were stuck in Fantasy Land on our last trip…right where they rope it off and hose it all down…how funny!! Wonder if we were there at the same time together???

  • I'm right there with you Beth. I cry every time I see Wishes…. Its so sureal and breathtakingly beautiful. It truly captures the magic of Disney. You hit on a great one Kelly!

  • Thanks ladies. I don't feel so bad for crying now.

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