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Old 02-09-2017, 10:45 AM   #1
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Unhappy Wishes to end on May 11, 2017

I just got an email from Kenny the Pirate - Wishes is ending in May The dessert party will still take place but it makes me wonder what will happen with the fireworks cruises since there will be projections you can't possibly see from Seven Seas Lagoon.

http://www.kennythepirate.com/2017/0...aced-new-show/

ETA - WDWmagic is reporting it as well

http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/...pectacular.htm
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Old 02-09-2017, 11:50 AM   #2
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It looks like it will be replaced with another fireworks show that includes lasers and projections. I'm ok with that. If there are fewer fireworks, then maybe it will be better for people with kids on the autism spectrum who hate the big booms.
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Old 02-09-2017, 01:41 PM   #3
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Disney certainly are full of big news over the last couple of days - the Pandora opening date, then the opening date for Rivers of Light and now this. Wow! We'll get to see Wishes one last time in a couple of weeks' time, but I'll be interested to see what the new show is like.
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The new show is called Happily Ever After. Looks good to me!!!

http://www.wdwinfo.com/news-stories/...inning-may-12/
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Here's the write-up on it from All Ears Net. Sounds to me (and DH) like they're ripping off Fantasmic!
http://land.allears.net/blogs/dnews/...reworks_a.html
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I'm looking forward to seeing Happily ever after . excited for all the new this year
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I'm so sad to read this. I love Wishes. We see it several times every trip. I hope Tinker Bell still flies.
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Smells of more costcutting to me. Those big fireworks are horribly expensive.

"Although the exact cost of nightly fireworks shows is confidential, estimates of firework expenditures range from $41,000 to $55,000 per show. Both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park offer nightly fireworks displays."

https://www.google.com/search?q=cost...&client=safari

"Disney does not disclose the cost of fireworks, but just the nightly – and sometimes twice a night – ‘Wishes’ fireworks show at the Magic Kingdom costs anywhere from $41,000-$55,000 a night. (The special New Year’s Eve fireworks at MK are estimated to cost over $100,000!) That means it costs at least $15 million a year for Magic Kingdom fireworks alone."

https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/t...ireworks-cost/

That's a bundle of bucks shot into the sky daily.
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How truly sad...I am not in favor of this at all. [emoji26] [emoji22]

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Sad that Wishes is going away. The last time I saw it was 2014. But, I'm looking forward to the new show.
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So sad to see Wishes is ending. Glad I was able to see it last October. I am hoping that the new Happily Ever After will be as spectacular.
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I'm looking forward to something new! It'll be almost 15 years that Wishes was the night show. I'm looking forward to Happily Ever After!
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Although it's sad to see Wishes go I am excited for the new show! Hopefully it is just as amazing
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So sad to see Wishes is ending.
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