New Nighttime Fireworks Show Announced for Walt Disney World to Replace “Wishes”

Credit: Disney

Disney Parks Blog just announced that there will be a new nighttime fireworks show that will replace “Wishes” at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World.  “Happily Ever After” will officially replace “Wishes” starting on May 12.  The show will be themed toward guests finding their own happily ever after through highlighting what other Disney characters did in order to reach their own dreams.  Characters from the latest Disney and Pixar movies will be included.  This would include characters from movies like: Big Hero 6, Brave, Moana and Zootopia.  There will still be characters from many other favorites and classics that we know and love.  The show will use Disney’s latest projection technology as well as new fireworks and pyrotechnics systems.  The show is also expected to have a new amazing score that will capture the hearts of all guests.


Wishes first debuted at Magic Kingdom in 2003.  It has been the evening show almost every night since then, with the exception of special events, inclement weather and special celebrations.  This will be a huge change for Disney World fans that will bring a mix of sadness and excitement as we will miss “Wishes”, but also know that “Happily Ever After” will likely be completely amazing!

Check out this You Tube video posted by Disney Parks Blog:  Happily Ever After’ Nighttime Spectacular Coming to Magic Kingdom

The fireworks dessert parties at Tomorrowland Terrace are still expected to be offered, and will be a fabulous and delicious way to enjoy the new fireworks show. These packages are very popular, so you will want to reserve yours as soon as possible.

Tell us what you all think about this big change and saying goodbye to “Wishes” forever?

Photo and Source Credit:  Disney Parks Blog

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!