Wishes Nighttime Spectacular will be officially becoming to an end on May 11 at the Magic Kingdom. A new show, called “Happily Ever After” will kick off the next day on May 12. Walt Disney World has released a new video showcasing what has gone into creating the score for the this new nighttime spectacular, which is probably the single biggest component of a show of this magnitude. One of the biggest challenges with creating the score for this new show was taking songs from various Disney films, from various timeframes, and creating one seamless song for the entire show.
“Music is truly at the heart of everything,” said Michael Jung, Executive Creative Director, Walt Disney Imagineering. “It’s the script, it’s the emotion, it’s the thing that guides us through the show.”
The new show will feature characters and scenes from more than 25 Disney films, including segments from “Moana,” “Brace,” “Big Hero 6,” “Zootopia,” “The Princess & The Frog,” and Aladdin.” And yes, it has been confirmed that Tinker Bell will fly across the night sky, just like she did in “Wishes.” Cinderella Castle will also become part of the story itself, with projection mapping bringing your favorite Disney stories to life on and around the iconic 18-story-tall castle.
For a sneak peek of what went into the projection mapping for “Happily Ever After,” view our previous post here.
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