Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Magical Gathering of Disney Dreams

Welcome to those of you joining me from The Magical Mouse Pad and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 4th stop on our Magical Blogorail. Today we are discussing our favorite nighttime spectaculars.

When I think of Disney, I don't think of crazy roller coasters; instead, I think about world class entertainment for the entire family. The first time I saw Wishes: A Magical Gathering of Disney Dreams it was June 2004. It was two months before I was supposed to start my College Program and I was hoping I made the right decision.

We sat down directly in front of Cinderella Castle and took it all in. Jiminy Cricket's voice encompassed the park and I was immediately hooked. I didn't know where to look first -- the castle, the fireworks, or the kids and adults around me who looked absolutely mesmerized.

During my College Program I always loved when I was at a position outside of Space Mountain during the fireworks. I would sing along with the guests watching from Tomorrowland. I was also very lucky to have roommates who loved Wishes as much as I do. On our very last day of our College Program, I was in charge of driving my roommates back and forth to the airport. It was a depressing job, and to try to make things right, we sang Wishes while listening to my CD on the top of our lungs back and forth.

With my roommates watching Wishes.
Wishes is a terrific, heartfelt show. Whether you are there to see Tinkerbell fly or for the huge booming fireworks at the end, you are in for a real treat every night in the Magic Kingdom. Over the years I've found new ways to enjoy the show. I watch the show from all different places now. Some of my favorite spots are from the top of the Contemporary at the California Grill, the porch of Narcoosee's from the Grand Floridian, or the beach at the Polynesian.

If you are a park purist, I suggest watching from the Tomorrowland bridge.

No matter where I see the show, it will always have a special place in my heart. I dread the day that Disney replaces the show. My favorite years at Disney have always included a night of Wishes!

What are your favorite memories of Wishes?

Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is The Disney Chick.

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:

1st Stop ~ Manda’s Disney Blog
2nd Stop ~ The CanaDisney Blog
3rd Stop ~ The Magical Mouse Pad
4th Stop ~ The Disney Point (you are here)
Final Stop ~ The Disney Chick


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