“Wishes”, the Magic Kingdom’s nighttime spectacular will have its last performance on Thursday May 11th. This beloved show, hosted by Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy, has been warming our hearts for almost 14 years. The new Magic Kingdom nighttime show called “Happily Ever After” will start the following evening, Friday May 12th. Unlike Wishes, this show will have projection mapping, lasers, searchlights, and of course fireworks!
Magic Kingdom is expecting heavier than normal crowds to say goodbye to “Wishes” and to welcome “Happily Ever After”. To accommodate the extra guests, Disney is opening up an additional viewing area in the cast member parking lot located next to the Main Street bypass (behind Tomorrowland) on May 6, 11, 12, and 13th. It is possible that the backstage bypass, located between Main Street and Adventureland, will also be opened for guests if crowd levels get high enough. It is unknown at this time if Disney will be charging for parking at these locations.
If you won’t be lucky enough to see the last performance of Wishes in person, join the Chip and Co. Facebook page for a live broadcast on May 11th. Tune in a little before 9 PM Eastern and say goodbye to a little piece of Disney history.
The next night, May 12th, we will have a live broadcast of the first ever performance of “Happily Ever After”. Join us on the Chip and Co. Facebook page a little before 9 PM Eastern to see the next chapter of the Magic Kingdom’s story.
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