It’s last call Thursday to watch the long-running fireworks show “Wishes,” at Walt Disney World.

The newest show, “Happily Ever After,” will take its place Friday by becoming the third nighttime fireworks spectacular to ever blast off at Magic Kingdom Park.

For those who cannot afford admission to the park or don’t want to fight Friday night traffic, the show’s grand debut will be live streamed at 8:55 p.m. on #DisneyParksLIVE. Tune in five minutes early to watch a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of “Happily Ever After.”

To follow along on Twitter, use the hashtags #DisneyParksLIVE and #HappilyEverAfter.

Happily Ever After” features the latest in fireworks, pyrotechnics, lasers, hand-drawn animation, projection mapping technology and a new theme song.

“With projection mapping technology, you can create an immersive environment for guests, taking them inside the films of Disney,” he said. “It enables us to flood the palate and give our guests an opportunity to experience many of our characters’ worlds in the same show.”

The characters and films will run the gamut from classic Disney films, to more recent ones, like “Moana,” “Zootopia” and “Big Hero 6.”

The show will take guests on an emotional journey as Disney characters pursue their dreams, encounter obstacles but ultimately prevail and find their happily ever after. The show encourages guests to pursue their own dreams and never give up.

The show replaces the nightly Wishes fireworks, which debuted in 2003.

 

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The youngest of seven children, Terry O. Roen followed two older brothers into journalism. Her career started as a reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, where she wrote stories on city and county government, schools, courts and religion. She has also reported for the Associated Press, where she covered the Casey Anthony and Trayvon Martin trials along with the Pulse massacre. Married to her husband, Hal, they have two children and live in Winter Park. A lifelong tourist in her own state, she writes about Central Florida’s growing tourism industry for Florida Politics and Orlando Rising.

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