Exploding with vivid color, sound and gut wrenching emotion,
"Wishes" is the largest fireworks display ever
presented at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.
The night time spectacular is narrated by the voice of
Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy. Guests of the Magic Kingdom are told a thrilling "story
in the sky" featuring hundreds of brilliant pyrotechnic
effects exploding above and around Cinderella Castle.
The Show specifics
Running time: Approximately 12 minutes
Fireworks firing cues: 665
Individual pieces of pyrotechnics: 681
is roughly five minutes longer and several times larger
than the long running fireworks show "Fantasy in
the Sky," which was previously being shown at the
"Wishes" With the use of classic Disney songs
and well know Disney character voices, guests will be
told a story about making a wish come true, accented by
using timely choreographed fireworks.
Cast of "Wishes" features the voices of:
Cricket , the Blue Fairy and Pinocchio (from 1940's "Pinocchio")
White and the Evil Queen (from 1937's "Snow White
and the Seven Dwarfs")
(from 1950's "Cinderella")
Pan (from 1953's "Peter Pan")
(from 1989's "The Little Mermaid")
and Genie (from 1992's "Aladdin")
Bell, flies from atop Cinderella Castle during a dramatic
moment in the show.
Crew that created "Wishes"
- Creator/show director: Steven Davison - Davison,
creative director with Walt Disney Creative Entertainment,
also developed the "Believe...There's Magic in
the Stars" fireworks spectacular at Disneyland.
designer: Eric Tucker - An award-winning
pyrotechnics designer whose credits span the globe,
Tucker previously designed the fireworks for "IllumiNations:
Reflections of Earth" at Epcot.
director: Steve Skorija - As music director
for Walt Disney Entertainment, Skorija oversees music
production for live entertainment and special events
at Walt Disney World Resort.
- Composer/arranger: Gregory Smith - Smith previously worked on
such Walt Disney World productions as "IllumiNations
25" and "Splashtacular" at Epcot, and
the "Mickey Mania" parade at Magic Kingdom.
Music used in "Wishes"
addition to Gregory Smith's original theme, which is based
on the children's nursery rhyme "Starlight, Star
Bright," the score for "Wishes" contains
portions of 12 songs from 10 classic Disney animated features:
"Wishes" uses several new locations around the Magic Kingdom for
launching fireworks that create brilliant bursts of light
around Cinderella Castle. The show features new pyrotechnic
effects never seen before in a Disney theme park, including
several developed especially for this show:
The show's "wishing star" will crest 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
was created in honor of the launch of "Magical Gatherings",
a celebration of the magic that occurs when friends and
extended family members gather at the Magic Kingdom at
Walt Disney World Resort in the months to come. The show
is designed for a heart-tugging spectacle in the sky that
will create lasting memories for everyone to take home