General Information

Location: The show can be viewed from many locations through the park; the ideal locations are in front of Cinderella Castle.

Date Opened: 10/9/2003

Capacity: Thousands, though viewing quality varies drastically by location.

# of Shows: Once a day

Characters: Voices of several characters are heard in the soundtrack, but none are seen.

Photos and Autographs: No


Time Commitment

Wait Times: For top viewing spots, expect to claim a spot an hour or more before the show.

Length of Show: 12 minutes

FastPass: No

Queue Description: None

Access Information

Health Restriction:

Ride Access: Viewing of the fireworks is possible from all over the park, though the best views will be from the area in front of Cinderella Castle. If in a wheelchair or ECV, the difficulty will be in finding a place where your view will not be obstructed by people standing in front of you.

Wheelchair Transfer:

Service Animals: Yes

Audio: There are spoken lines during the show, as well as music used to tell the story. However, there are no assistive devices offered for the show.

Weight and Size Issues:

Time Commitment

Height Restriction:

Child Swap:

Other Issues:

History and Trivia

  • At this location: Wishes replaced the very long-running fireworks show Fantasy in the Sky, which had premiered in 1976.
  • The Attraction's History: The show remains essentially unchanged since it premiere in 2003.
  • Other Trivia:
    • The designers: Steven Davison was the shows creator; Davison also designed the Believe…There's Magic in the Stars show at Disneyland. Eric Tucker provided the pyrotechnic design and Steve Skorija and Gregory Smith did the music.
    • Lots of boom: More than 650 individual shells are launched during the show.