Disney World to cancel Wishes for new Nighttime show

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Reports are coming in that this spring Disney World is going to be cancelling Wishes Nighttime Spectacular.

“Wishes” tells a richly emotional tale about making a wish come true, using classic Disney songs and character voices accompanied by meticulously choreographed fireworks. Presented most nights, “Wishes” is several times larger than “Fantasy in the Sky,” the previous fireworks show at Magic Kingdom, and roughly five minutes longer.

Replacing Wishes will be all all new fireworks show featuring the Muppets, and will be hosted by Sam Eagle. This new show is a salute to all nations but mostly America and will be sponsored by Glock.

The date of the change over is supposed to take place to coincide with the Grand Opening of the Seven Dwarf Mine Train this spring.

Stay tuned to Chip and Co for more details…

I am glad to see the change. Wishes has to be Disney’s least favorite Fireworks Presentation according to some Disney Addicts.  I want to hear what you think about the change. Are you glad to see Wishes go? Let us know in the comment box below.


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27 thoughts on “Disney World to cancel Wishes for new Nighttime show

  1. Ohhhhhhhhhh, Please. Let this be a joke. My family ends EVERY vacation at Magic Kingdom for this Disney tradition. Tears from all,,, but we “Wish” to return and it works. Has to be April Fools. *0*

  2. Haha, yeah I was totally buying at first it until I got to the line “This new show is a salute to all nations but mostly America” (Stolen from Muppets 3D, if I’m not mistaken) and then I realized it was actually posted today …Hadn’t been on here in a few days 🙂

  3. and the “sucks for you” so caring. I’ll be sure to tell the nursing staff here, thanks!

  4. when you keep something going you jumped on that meant something to someone don’t expect them to be nice is all, like queen elsa said best, let it go.

  5. This wasn’t some personal attack on a sensitive subject, its an APRIL FOOLS JOKE about a FIREWORKS SHOW.

    What on earth could anyone be “going through” that is relevant to the post or my comment? Having a bad day? Okay, that sucks for you. Sorry to hear it, but it has nothing to do with this.

  6. You never know what a person is actually going through, so it’s best not to assume.

  7. I don’t “Not” trust the source , I love Chip! I know what the H today is Woman. I’ve had a few played on me already. Hi internet know it all. Are you happy, do you feel better. Get a job, hobby, or both.

  8. I get falling for this if there weren’t any other comments… but its clearly been called out as an April Fools joke.

    Happy “don’t believe a thing you read on the internet” day!

  9. I’m sad a firearm company is replacing a wonderful show that actually brought happy tears, and got every one excited. it made you reflect on your day at the park, for me it was magic alone with my two girls and soaking up memories during that show, it was the hang on thru the tantrums till the end of the day magical show. very sad.

  10. “Wishes has to be Disney’s least favorite Fireworks Presentation according to some Disney Addicts.” That’s a good one! This is actually one of the funnier ones I’ve seen today, thanks for the chuckle.

  11. ah yes, the inevitable protests from people who actually think this is real and didn’t bother to look at a calendar today…

  12. The entire time I was reading this post my thought was ” April Fools… April Fools.. PLEASE be April Fools!!” Jokes are fine… but this one is just cruel 😉

  13. April fools day is awesome. A fireworks show sponsored by Glock at WDW.:-) Epic funny. But I do think Sam the Eagle would be a perfect emcee for any fireworks show.

  14. I will be truly sad to see it go. We always would stop what we were doing and all meet up to watch wishes as a family. It will not be the same. =(

  15. I loved wishes! After all, isn’t Disney all about making wishes and having them come true? The muppets are hardly representative of Disney. I think they are kind of crude! JMO

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