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08 November 2013

Memory 106 - Fantasy in the Sky

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Time: 13:54
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Come and join us for another installment of the WDW-Memories podcast, where I try to make it possible for you relive your Walt Disney World Memories when you can't actually be there.

I need an escape, how about you? It just seems like these past couple of weeks have been brutal, both at work and in the world in general. I want to escape to a happy place, and what better than a vacation in the happiest place on earth Walt Disney World. One of my favorite things to do while visiting the parks is to watch Fireworks. Every trip I take now to the parks ends with Fireworks if possible. If the park I’m in doesn’t have fireworks that evening, I’ll park hop somewhere just to be able to see fireworks.


This wasn’t always the case. We used to take this time during fireworks while everyone was watching to quickly run and do some attractions, but not any more. Disney does fireworks like nobody else, and I want to make sure I can catch them whenever possible.

So again like last time I’m working without a request I can pull from, so I will choose. And this week as I was saying before, we’re going back in time to a simpler time and a simpler fireworks show. We’re going back to my convention trip in 2001 to catch the Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks show at the Magic Kingdom.
Fantasy in the Sky is a classic Fireworks show. I love the basic Disney music used throughout the show that just transports you from your favorite movie to your favorite attraction in the park. And of course, the fireworks are second to none in true Disney fashion. Now Disney still pulls it out for special occasions such as New Years Eve, so thankfully it’s not completely forgotten.

As always, I tossed it out to social media, and got the following responses:

On Facebook, Dennis wrote:
My favorite moment was the first time I saw tinker bell fly from the castle. I was instantly 8 years old again watching the wonderful world of Disney. And I'm transported back to that time every time I see her fly.
Great memory Dennis. Thank you for sharing. I’m with you, I don’t know why seeing Tinker Bell each time gives us that quick shot of joy, but I get it to. How bout you guys?

So like last time, this is an older memory, again from 2001. I’m in Orlando for a developer conference, and after my meetings have finished, I’m out to the parks for a little fun. Tonight I’ve been in the Magic Kingdom running from attraction to attraction. My evening is coming to an end, but I wanted to see the fireworks. I just got to see SpectroMagic, and I felt like the spot I had over by Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square provided me with a good view of the fireworks. As soon as the first firework went up, I quickly realized my mistake… trees. While I could see the castle, I couldn’t see the fireworks which go off behind the castle. So me and a bunch of others who were sitting there all quickly jump up and run to a different location. Listen closely to the quiet moments, you’ll be able to hear that I ended up near the Haunted Mansion. With a better view secured, I settle in and continue to watch the rest of the fireworks. I want to apologize now for the zipper sounds. I was carrying my recorder and microphone in a fanny pack on my hip and every time I needed to stop the recorder, you’ll hear me unzip and zip the pack
Today’s memory is in only in stereo, so while not required, I’d still suggest putting those headphones on to fully immerse yourself in the memory.

Now sit back. Relax. Close your eyes. And come with me as we escape reality to watch some fantasy fireworks in the sky.

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