Wishes: A Magical Gathering of Disney Dreams is a fireworks spectacular at the Magic Kingdom theme park in Florida and at Disneyland Park in Paris. The show debuted at the Magic Kingdom on October 9, 2003, and was developed by Walt Disney Creative Entertainment, who were assigned to create a replacement for the 32-year-old Fantasy in the Sky fireworks. In September and October, during "Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party", the show is replaced with Happy HalloWishes, and in late November and December, Holiday Wishes during "Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party". In 2007, the Magic Kingdom presented a new separate admission (a/k/a "hard ticket") event called "Disney's Pirate and Princess Party" with its own fireworks program titled Magic, Music and Mayhem. The French version of Wishes premiered on July 16, 2005, with the only similarity to the American version being the music and storyline.
The show begins with the Blue Fairy's narration: "When stars are born, they possess a gift or two. One of them is this: they have the power to make a wish come true." This transitions into the theme song of the show, which is the poem "Starlight, Starbright" set to music. Jiminy Cricket begins his narration about how he didn't used to believe in wishes, but is about to share the things that changed his mind. The show continues with a medley of famous Disney music overlaid with Disney characters making wishes. Snow White, Cinderella, Pinocchio, Aladdin, Peter Pan and Ariel are featured, among others. Several primarily instrumental sections follow, representing wishes for adventure, wishes for love and 'magical' wishes. Wishes then takes a turn for the slightly-sinister when the Disney villains, led by the Evil Queen from Snow White, take over the show. However, in the end, Good triumphs over Evil, and the Blue Fairy returns to host the finale, stating that "we must always believe in our wishes, for they are the magic in the world." The show ends with a mix of the Wishes theme and "When You Wish Upon a Star" from Pinocchio.
Despite featuring fewer fireworks and a smaller budget, the Parisian version of Wishes contained special effects not seen before in the park. In addition to projections of Disney characters to help relay the story of the show to the multilingual audience, green and blue laser arrangements (projected onto and from the Castle) differentiated it from previous fireworks shows in the park. A scene involving Hercules and Disney Princesses was cut from this version. Narration of the show was altered as well, with some sections of Jiminy Cricket's English-language narration cut and replaced by the Blue Fairy, who now co-narrates the show in French.