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https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/02/happily-ever-after-nighttime-spectacular-will-debut-at-magic-kingdom-park-may-12/

 

“Happily Ever After,” a new nighttime spectacular that will combine the magic of Disney storytelling, beloved Disney characters, fireworks and so much more, will debut at Magic Kingdom Park on May 12.

 

 

The spectacular will inspire guests to seek out and find their own “Happily Ever After” by showcasing some of the greatest adventures Disney characters have taken to achieve their dreams. The show 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.

 

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.

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This is the project I have been working on and I am stoked that it is finally getting closer to opening. It is definitely going to be a spectacular in the sky. While I am sad to see 'Wishes' go this new show is totally going to deliver in ways that 'Wishes' never could.

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^^ In those dark colours, which I love, on the castle, the effect in the daytime, may be "darker" than Disney intended.

 

That said, it would be a perfect colour for maybe the never-to-be-built WDW ~Villains' Park Castle~....hmmm? Which would

then look awesome in the day time. Still dark and forboding...and pure villany!

 

(Yep, that's a blood red colour to me, guys.)

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You know, I'm not going to lie. . . At first I was disappointed to hear that "Wishes" is leaving. However, the more I have thought about it, the more excited I am that it's happening. Wishes always seemed a bit dated, and with all the new technology available now it will be really exciting to see what the park comes up with!! Now, I'm actually excited to see the new show!!

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WOW, all I can say is WOW! As much as I am going to miss Wishes, as well as everyone else, I can't wait to see what's in store for us in May. The soundtrack sounds absolutely amazing, and it seems they will be going all out with visuals on the castle and lighting as a whole. Disney has never really disappointed me, so I am super excited for this!!!

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I'm honestly baffled by how furious some fans are about the new show. "Wishes" is cool and all, but it's been running for a long time now. This new show looks like it'll put "Wishes" to shame.
People get used to some "classic" shows (for example, the Electrical Parade), but change is often a good thing.

This is why people are freaking out. I know a lot of "Disney people" (I mean that lovingly if anyone is reading this) who have been going to the parks long enough and / or frequent enough that Wishes has been part of their childhood. Because it's been around so long, Wishes is synonymous with the entire Magic Kingdom park to some people.

 

Obviously the initial knee-jerk reaction is to look at it in shock and horror, like Disney is taking memories away. But, the whole point of keeping it fresh is for new memories to be made, right? If you took a snapshot of Walt Disney World as it existed with Wishes, SpectroMagic, etc in the 90s / 00s and tried to make it work today, in 2017, I'd bet it wouldn't work out as well as people would want it to...

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Short report on our trip.

 

This was the first time since I was 3 that I visited a Disney park. I loved every moment of seeing my kids faces light up as we went through the park. We mostly did stuff the first half of the day and I pretty much enjoyed every minute including people mover. The only thing that sucked was the monorail went down several times during the day causing us to take over an hour in and out of the park mid day and at the end.

 

The main thing I wanted to post about was a proud father moment that I will never forget. My son has only ever been on the Great Pumkin Coaster at Kings Island so Seven Dwarfs Mine Train was quite the big coaster for him. He was a bit apprehensive going in but as soon as that little launch out of the station kicked in he threw his hands up and did so at the top of each lift. He ended up getting off the ride and high fiving all of the strangers that rode with us which was awesome because he is usually super shy. We went on a seven day cruise the next day with all of the family and his cousins yet every time I ask him what his favorite part of the trip was he says this ride. Makes me so happy.

 

Anyway we ended up riding in order

 

Buzz twice

People mover

Laugh Floor

Pans flight

It's a small world

Winnie the Pooh

 

We also watched several of the shows and did a bit of shopping walking around. We were about to get on Big Thunder Mountain at the end of the day and had a fast pass for splash mountain but the 3 year old was wrecked by that time and had a melt down.

 

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Having a blast.

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Yeah, I'm slowly starting to think the the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train might be the best attraction Disney has ever built. Seriously it's the perfect "coaster" ride for smaller kids and is still really fun for adults, the indoor animations are amazing, and it's based on an IP that is 80 years. Considering how popular that ride is with modern audiences based on the age of the movie it's really kinda of incredible.

 

The ole end of the day worn out melt down, been there, I know your pain. Sounds like a great day otherwise.

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those meltdowns are the worst but he got over it once he realize the firework show was going on. We could have stayed abit after that but decided it was time to call it a day. Also he has been singing that Seven Dwarfs song since we left.

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Yeah, I'm slowly starting to think the the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train might be the best attraction Disney has ever built. Seriously it's the perfect "coaster" ride for smaller kids and is still really fun for adults, the indoor animations are amazing, and it's based on an IP that is 80 years. Considering how popular that ride is with modern audiences based on the age of the movie it's really kinda of incredible.

 

The ole end of the day worn out melt down, been there, I know your pain. Sounds like a great day otherwise.

Not the best thing ever but I so think it's one of the smartest. It's the kind of ride that makes you go like "I wanna bring my 5-year-old sister and my 85-year-old grandparents on it". Wish they had more merchandise at the exit though!

 

Same as Frozen at EPCOT. Relatively low budget but successful as hell!

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Yeah, I'm slowly starting to think the the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train might be the best attraction Disney has ever built. Seriously it's the perfect "coaster" ride for smaller kids and is still really fun for adults, the indoor animations are amazing, and it's based on an IP that is 80 years. Considering how popular that ride is with modern audiences based on the age of the movie it's really kinda of incredible.

 

The ole end of the day worn out melt down, been there, I know your pain. Sounds like a great day otherwise.

 

Not to be straight up rude...but it's a RollerSkater with a good but short Dark Ride Section. Legoland did it first and I can think of at least 20 more interesting Disney attractions. Great addition but "Best Attraction Ever" is a mega-stretch.

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That's a pretty ridiculous oversimplification. The theming on that ride is excellent, and because of it's location it's a fake mountain that's fully themed on all sides so it was very ambitious. The ride system isn't really the story, the theming is.

 

Mine Train and Big Thunder are probably the best "mass appeal" coasters ever built but you really do have to give the edge to Mine Train for the slightly more accommodating height requirement and for it's incredible popularity.

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Yeah, I'm slowly starting to think the the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train might be the best attraction Disney has ever built. Seriously it's the perfect "coaster" ride for smaller kids and is still really fun for adults, the indoor animations are amazing, and it's based on an IP that is 80 years. Considering how popular that ride is with modern audiences based on the age of the movie it's really kinda of incredible.

 

The ole end of the day worn out melt down, been there, I know your pain. Sounds like a great day otherwise.

 

Not to be straight up rude...but it's a RollerSkater with a good but short Dark Ride Section. Legoland did it first and I can think of at least 20 more interesting Disney attractions. Great addition but "Best Attraction Ever" is a mega-stretch.

 

 

A mega stretch is thinking the Dragon at Legoland is anywhere in the same world as Seven Dwarfs Minetrain. It's not my favorite attraction at Disney, or the most technologically advanced or thrilling but I'd bet if you did some kind of random poll of all the WDW resort guests (who actually got on it) you'd probably find more people who say that was their favorite attraction of the trip.

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