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Old 08-13-2012, 03:17 PM   #16
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There were (allegedly) plans. As most plans with Disney, they get cut, and chopped, and most of the time never come to fruition. There were (allegedly) plans at one time to unveil a new show this fall that would coincide with the opening of the FLE. As time has gone on, each time I heard an update on it, it was "oh, this effect was cut" or "they wanted to do this cool thing, but they're not going to do it now." Last I heard, Wishes will be staying for a while longer.

And even Wishes is a very sad shadow of the once great show that it was. So much has been cut since the show since it debuted in 2003. It's still my favorite fireworks show though.

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Old 08-15-2012, 04:47 PM   #17
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Wishes is good, but the Nightastic show (which I believe was a souped-up version of the Pirates/Princess party special fireworks show) in summer of 2010 was ridiculously fantastic. There were some elements to that show (like the exploding castle, and the sheer number of peripheral fireworks around MK) which were literally jaw-dropping, something I never really felt with Wishes. I think I saw that show four times over the week I was there and I couldn't get enough of it. As other posters have said, Wishes is great, but they've put on so many better fireworks shows recently that I think it's time for a new one. I saw "Magical" in DLR recently and I liked that one quite a bit better than Wishes also, although I only saw it once, so I'm not sure if it was just the new-ness of it. Certainly they could create a new show that takes advantage of the Magic, Memories, and You projection technology. Even if they just overlay it with the current Wishes show it would be a great improvement, although I'd hope for something that's completely new.

And speaking of new nighttime shows, what about Illuminations? Reflections of Earth is ancient compared to Wishes ('03); it opened way back in '99 and hasn't really been changed since except for some minor enhancements on the globe projection. Time for an update there, too, methinks. I feel like it's aged better than Wishes has, but it's still definitely showing signs of age (especially the projections on the globe and the dancing fountains which seem downright silly compared to something newer like World of Color). I feel like they could make a new Illuminations-type show integrating World of Color technology and create something truly awesome.

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Old 09-06-2012, 10:32 PM   #18
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It is just a matter of time until Wishes is replaced and when it does happen it will be better, With new technology comes the ability to improve on things. Maybe we will have LED fireworks in a few years. LOL! Both Wishes and Illuminations are awesome shows and I never tire from them. I expect the new Fantasyland Expansion will serve as the best new excitement for the next couple of years. But one thing is for certain and that is change is coming.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:51 AM   #19
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I don't think an entire replacement is needed, maybe just a retooling. Redo the storyline add in some refrences from some of the newer movies like Up, Tangled (can you imagine some long floating white fireworks that look like lanterns) add effects from the castle projections, they could even keep the Wishes song as its base.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:04 AM   #20
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When I was there in august of 2010 I want to say that wishes was replaced for a few months but another show....It was a good show and it was nice to see something new but the next year we went back wishes was back and it was a nice thing to see. I am 50/50 about it...as much as I like wishes I am ready for a change!
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:40 AM   #22
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When I was there in august of 2010 I want to say that wishes was replaced for a few months but another show....It was a good show and it was nice to see something new but the next year we went back wishes was back and it was a nice thing to see. I am 50/50 about it...as much as I like wishes I am ready for a change!
Yes that was part of the Summer Nightastic that also brought back the MSEP.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summer_Nightastic!
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Yes that was part of the Summer Nightastic that also brought back the MSEP.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summer_Nightastic!
thats right! I couldnt remember the name of it. My wife and I watched it one night from the poly beach and it was really nice. The finally was amazing and the fireworks took up most of the horizon of the park. it was beautiful!!!
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:19 AM   #24
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Yes, it WAS a great show. Have to find a way to incorporate all of the new FLE pieces (dwarf narration?? Timothy Mouse instead of Jiminy?). A new show is definitely needed.
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:22 PM   #25
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It's interesting to read all these comments since I'm a relative newbie to Disney. My first trip was just in 2010 (it took me 39 yrs to get there and my daughter will be there for the third time before she's 6 ). Wishes and Illuminations were definitely magical for my daughter ... and all of us really. The best part to me is Tinkerbell flying from the castle. Such a cool surprise the first time you see it. And the Wishes fireworks are spectacular. I've seen it a few times now so I won't be heartbroken if they change it, but they've gotta keep some sort of fireworks display incorporated or else that will affect all their fireworks cruises. (like the Pirates & Pals one we're doing in Feb) And Illuminations blew me away the first time. I like it better than Wishes. But I do have to admit that the last time, I wasn't quite as blown away. Not sure if it was my viewing location that night or just that the element of surprise was gone. Hate when that happens.
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