Hello, and welcome today’s #DisneyMemory segment! The focus today is on a special fireworks show that many people know and love — Wishes! Like roller coasters, when I was a kid, I was terrified of fireworks. For me mostly, it was a sensory issue involving the loud noises and the way I would tense up in anticipation of those booms. So for many years, I would not watch fireworks, either at Walt Disney World or anywhere. Then one year, my wife suggested that my daughter and I get ear plugs, and that was the start of a love affair of Wishes. I don’t know why I didn’t think of getting them sooner — I guess I just figured I would never bother with seeing fireworks — but I’m glad that my wife had the great idea to do that. I’ve since found out that you can also get ear plugs at Guest Services for free, so that’s a great thing also. Now, fireworks don’t seem so bad anymore, and I enjoy them a great deal.
My favorite #DisneyMemory from Wishes is from our trip in 2012. In that trip, Cindy, Sophie and myself invited our friends Kerry & Neal and their kids and our friend Monica and her daughter to join us, and one of the reservations we had for that trip was at Cinderella’s Royal Table. The problem was that the earliest time we could get for our party size was 8:30 PM, which I was inclined to skip on, but the others really wanted to eat there, so we decided to stick with it. Well, what turned into an absolutely terrible dining time (especially with a 4 and 2 1/2 year old in our party) turned into one of the greatest moments of Disney Magic we ever experienced. Since we were there late, and since we had a party of 9, dinner took longer, to the tune of us being inside the Castle when Wishes was beginning. We were able to experience the fireworks through the windows, and listen to the show audio in the restaurant. Obviously, while we didn’t see as much in the way of the actual fireworks as we would have had we been outside, it was still an incredible memory, and that is my favorite #DisneyMemory of Wishes.
So please tell me, what is your favorite #DisneyMemory of Wishes? Please let us know in the comments below, and thanks for stopping by to join us today!