2017 Training Stats

Miles Completed = 29.01
(Run/Walked = 29.01, Biked = 0.0, Elliptical = 0.0)


Monday, December 12, 2011

Countdown to 2012 WDW Marathon Weekend #23

#23 - Magic Kingdom's Wishes Nighttime Spectacular!
2007 Wishes 7

From the Walt Disney World website:
Wishes Nighttime Spectacular is the biggest, brightest fireworks extravaganza in Magic Kingdom theme park history.

Jiminy Cricket is your host, guiding Pinocchio, Cinderella, Ariel, Peter Pan and other beloved Disney Characters through a fantastic tale told amongst the stars.

A magnificent musical score synchs with the fireworks for a stunning aural and visual experience, featuring unique pyrotechnics and special effects.

Discover that wishes do come true when you experience Wishes Nighttime Spectacular, a story so big only the sky can hold it!

Additional Information

Fireworks schedules vary by season. See the Times Guide for exact dates and times. Times Guides are available at the Park entrance, Guest Relations and most merchandise locations.

The show can be viewed throughout the Park, but to see Tinker Bell flying in the sky, a view from the front of Cinderella Castle is recommended.

Why am I looking forward to Wishes?
Okay, I have a confession...I rarely watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks shows from the Magic Kingdom.  I prefer a view of the shows from a distance.  Typically, I like to watch the show from one of the resorts and my favorite is from my very own balcony at the Contemporary or Bay Lake Tower!

Don't get me wrong, there is certainly magic to be had while watching the fireworks from the park and if you want those amazing castle shots, the park is the place to be.  For me, the magic is having a space all to myself with no crowding, a nice comfy place to sit if I want, having the music piped in or just listening from the distance, and seeing all the fireworks in their glory.

Wishes has a great soundtrack.  There's amazing music and characters (good and evil).  The ending song can easily stir the emotions and many a tear has been shed while listening to this song!

The fireworks are pretty amazing.  The bursts are timed to the soundtrack and watch carefully as you may see some amazing things in those fireworks.  It's truly a spectacle to behold, the fireworks are beautiful!

One aspect that people usually love, is when Tinker Bell flies.  High in the sky she makes her journey.  This is something that you have to be in the park to see - usually right in front of the castle is the best place to view her from.

A specialty cruise can be booked to view Wishes as well.  There are several types of boats that can be booked, but the most common are the pontoon boats.  The boat will stop, the soundtrack will be piped in and you'll have a view of the fireworks from the water.  The pontoon boats hold 10 -12 people and are a nice option to viewing the fireworks in a new way.

Take some time to enjoy these fireworks.  Whether you view them from the Magic Kingdom, the California Grill, the Contemporary, Bay Lake Tower, the beach at the Polynesian or the Grand Floridian they are beautiful and should be enjoyed.


Leanne T said...

We saw "Hallowishes" for the first time this year. It was fabulous!

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