Dad is Retiring!

We’ll be closing this site on December 31, 2020.

As of June 2, 2020, we’ll no longer be updating content. But don’t worry - Dad’s friends can still help with all your Disney dreaming, planning, and booking needs!

Thank you for your support of Dad’s Guide to WDW for the past 11 years!

Holiday Wishes

Holiday Wishes is one of the biggest, most expensive, and definitely the loudest, Christmas productions at Walt Disney World. It takes the best fireworks show anywhere and turns it into a magical Holiday experience.

Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season

Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime ParadeHoliday Wishes light up the night at the Magic Kingdom. Photo by Judd Helms.

“Wishes” used to be the nightly fireworks show at the Magic Kingdom, before Happily ever After took over. At Magic Kingdom, fireworks are performed almost every night of the year. Not just any fireworks shows, these are full of special, special (no that’s not a typo) effects. Fireworks dance to the music and turn the sky into a canvas and projections on Cinderella Castle make the story come alive. During the holidays, on selected nights, the regular show takes a break and a special show – Holiday Wishes – takes over.

When to see the show

The Holiday showing of Wishes can be seen as part of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. The party is a specially ticketed event where most of the rides are open, there is cocoa and cookies served and there is even a snow storm on Main Street USA.

Dad’s Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party page

Also, it’s shown most nights from December 21 through December 30. You can be see the show, usually, around 9:00 pm.

Video of Holiday Wishes