The Wishes Nighttime Spectacular is no longer shown in the Magic Kingdom.
See: Happily Ever After for the new nighttime show!!
The last showing was on May 12th, 2017 and we were lucky enough to be there on May 8th(my 30th Birthday!) to say Farewell to Wishes one last time.
Words cannot express how sad it was to see a cherished show that has run for 14 years come to an end but I know Disney will rock out with the new Happily Ever After Fireworks Show.
I originally wrote the article below on 7-11-2016 not knowing that less than a year later the Wishes Nighttime Spectacular would end.
I truly loved this fireworks show and made a point to see it as much as possible during my stays at Disney.
I’m so glad I got to say Farewell to Wishes!!
Feel free to still read this amazing article on how Wonderful Wishes really was!!
Jiminy Cricket hosts an epic Wishes Nighttime Spectacular in the sky as all your wishes come true…if you believe!!
Finish off your magical day at Disney World Resort wishing on a star with your favorite Disney Characters!
Join Heroes and Villains alike as they take their battle to the sky with all the classic Disney songs you love to sing in sync with the fireworks explosions encircling majestic Cinderella Castle!
Check out all the Wonderful Ways to View the Wishes Nighttime Spectacular
Inside the Park:
In my opinion, the best viewing spots inside the park are on Main Street between Casey’s Corner and the Plaza Restaurant.
Really anywhere between the statue of Walt Disney&Mickey Mouse in the center of the hub and Cinderella’s Castle you’re not going to get the full view of the fireworks.
Tomorrowland Terrace Dessert Party:
Tempt your palette with an all you can eat buffet of deliciously themed desserts, fresh fruits and cheeses, and a selection of assorted beverages. Enjoy the Wishes Fireworks Spectacular show from the patio area of Tomorrowland Terrace and be sure to look out for Tinker Bell as she soars through the sky…right over your head!!!
~Price: $59 per adult and $39 per child(ages 3-9) plus tax and gratuity.
Prices are in addition to the Magic Kingdom Park Ticket and are subject to change. Not available on the Disney Dining Plan.
~The Dessert Party takes place on select dates so be sure to check dates and times. Reservations are required and can be made up to 180 days in advance. Guests are asked to arrive at Tomorrowland Terrace for check-in one hour prior to the Wishes Nighttime Spectacular.
Outside the Park:
Hotels with Amazing Viewing Options:
The Contemporary Resorts California Grill has an extraordinary view of Cinderella Castle as you can see here.
I’m super excited I was able to get a reservation during our December trip to see the fireworks while we eat.
A good thing about California Grill is even if you don’t get a dinner reservation if you eat at lunch you can come back to view the Fireworks Spectacular for the observatory deck.
Grand Floridian Resort and the Polynesian Resort are across the Seven Seas Lagoon and has a beautiful view of the castle from the beach area or even their pools!!
The speakers at these resorts are also synced with the music that plays in the park during the fireworks show!!
Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage:
Always dreamed of becoming a pirate and setting sail on a swashbuckling voyage?!
Well here’s your chance!
Climb aboard your ship and set sail on the Seven Seas Lagoon with none other than the infamous Caption Hook and Mr. Smee.
Your host “Patch” will regale you with stories from the seas with his friend Peter Pan, you may have heard of him, who you will even get to meet!!
Take pictures and get autographs with these fun and fancy-free characters!!
* Price: $69 per adult and $41 per child plus tax and gratuity. Prices are subject to change.
Ferrytale Wishes: A Fireworks Dessert Cruise:
Looking to set sail on a cruise that’s a little more “Adult”?! Ferrytale Wishes is for you. Set sail on the SS Joe Potter on the Seven Seas Lagoon and take in amazing views of Cinderella Castle. As the captain drops anchor the music chimes through the speakers and Wishes Nighttime Spectacular takes to the sky!
~ Price: $99 per adult and $69 per child(ages 3-9) tax and gratuity are included.
Price included a Souvenir Palette Plate and Glow Glass.
Reservations are required.
Booking early is highly recommended as tickets sell fast and seating is limited. Prices and menu items are subject to change.
*Alcohol is served. Must be 21+ and have a valid form of I.D.
Magic Kingdom Parking Lot:
The Magic Kingdom Parking lot has a great viewing area if you would like to take in the show without entering the park or paying for a Dessert Cruise.
Additional Wishes Nighttime Spectacular Tips:
* Disney’s PhotoPass Photographers are set up all around the castle for a perfect photo opportunity.
Before the Firework Spectacular starts to get a picture of your group with Cinderella’s Castle lit up behind you. It’s a magical picture and you can thank me later.
* If you’re inside the park don’t miss Tinker Bells flight at the beginning of Wishes! Tinker Bell soars through the sky over Cinderella Castle and it’s truly something magical to see!
Make sure you’re in that best viewing area I mentioned earlier!!
* Since it is an outdoor show, times are subject to change due to inclement weather.
Confirm any reservations for Dessert Parties up to one week prior to your arrival date.
* FastPass option is available.
Holiday Wishes Fireworks Spectacular:
*Happy HalloWishes Fireworks at the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is absolutely amazing. The Disney Villains have cast a spell on the Magic Kingdom. Sing along with Ursula, Cruella de Vil, Maleficent, the Grim Grinning Ghosts as the Villains take to the sky to try to try to steal the show!! I’ve seen this first hand and it is definitely a must see experience!!
*Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season as Wishes gets a Holiday Twist!!
Wishes will always be my most favorite experience when going to Disney World. There are a lot of close seconds but Wishes Fireworks Spectacular is my ultimate favorite thing.
I wont lie…I do get a little teary eyed during the show but what can I say I am a huge Disney dork!!!
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