TMSM Explains: When Wishes Is Ending And What Happily Ever After Is!

Back in February we shared with you that Wishes would be ending it’s fourteen year run at the Magic Kingdom on May 11, 2017, and that the new nighttime show, Happily Ever After, will debut on May 12, 2017. But we have seen a lot of questions lately like ‘When is Wishes ending?” and “What is the new show about and when does it start?” so tonight we wanted to re-share some important information with you regarding the upcoming Magic Kingdom nighttime show changes that occur this week to ensure you are prepared!
Wishes debuted on October 9, 2003 and was the replacement for the thirty two year old Fantasy in the Sky fireworks show.Happily Ever After will feature the latest fireworks and pyrotechnics and original animation, plus a heart-tugging original score. And thanks to the inclusion of state-of-the-art projection mapping technology, more Disney characters than ever before will be featured in the show, including moments from “Moana,” “Brave,” “Big Hero 6,” “Zootopia,” “The Princess & The Frog,” “Aladdin” and many others. Happily Ever After’s music will feature singers Angie Keilhauer and Jordan Fisher with a full orchestra and 90-voice gospel choir. The Fireworks Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace will continue to offer up a scrumptious way to view the nighttime fun as “Happily Ever After” makes its debut.

While current park guests have been buying up Wishes shirts and mugs (and you can get your own from home here), the #savewishes effort has been small and quiet. Disney Parks Blog has been very forthcoming with videos of the upcoming show since it’s announcement, possibly to encourage park guests to give the new show a chance as we all know us Disney fans are never great with change. I have the majority of the Parks Blogs videos for you, and the new show’s song lyrics below!

‘Happily Ever After’ Nighttime Spectacular Coming to Magic Kingdom

The Making of ‘Happily Ever After’ | Walt Disney World

Advanced Projection Mapping Tech Coming to ‘Happily Ever After’

‘Happily Ever After’ Score Recording Session | Walt Disney World

Jordan Fisher & Angie Keilhauer on Recording ‘Happily Ever After’ Theme Song

Per the Orlando Sentinel the lyrics to the new Happily Ever After show are as follows:

Ready to begin, let the wonder take hold.
Feel it draw you in.
Watch the moment unfold.
Spark a dream that we’re meant to follow.
Setting off for a new tomorrow.
Every step we take, brings a new hope, a new day.
Every choice we make helps us find our own way.
Every wish that we pull into motion.
Diving in with our hearts wide open.
The story comes alive when we look inside.
A new adventure there in your life.
There in your eyes.
It’s just beginning.
Feel your heart beat faster.
Reach out and find your happily ever after.
The battles, the stories, the losses and all the glories
We’re changed by the way we live every day
Just look up and reach to the sky.
We all have the courage to fly
We can fly, we can fly, we can fly, you can fly, you can fly
The story comes alive
When we look inside
A new adventure there in your life
There in your eyes
It’s just beginning.
Feel your heart beat faster
Reach out and find your (repeat 2 times)
Reach out and find your happily ever after.

Videos and Projection Test Images from Disney Parks

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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