Hi everyone... Well.. the weather was a bit frightful but the rain held back while we waited for tonight's (9/28th) preview performance of HalloWishes at the MK. I arrived there at around 7:15pm and looked around for other Micechatters (BigPigletFan and Bill) but the MK was rather crowded due to this particular night being one of those Extra Magic Hours nights. After walking around the Mk and going around the Hub area several times, and being mad at myself for having left BPF's cell number at home, with a few mintues before showtime... I decided to call it quits and sat in the dead center of the hub area facing the castle.
Suddenly within seconds.. Just like a ghost... BigPigletFan, Bill and another friend materialized next to me and introduced themselves. I was *SO*SO* happy they found me! After a bit of chit-chat, the show began and then took a few photos after HalloWishes was over..
Briana, Bill and Jimmybop...it was very nice to meet you, albeit for a little while. I am so thankful you found me as I was so bummed out for leaving BPF's number at home and not being able to call. It was fun meeting you guys. Hopefully we'll get to meet again soon at another Micechat meet at WDW.
BPF..hope you enjoy the brochures from TDR, DLRP and HKDLR, the pin and postcard.
Now my thoughts about the show... Interesting to say the least and very upbeat. A bit like having a techno Disney party at times, with pyro and lots of color. The show (in preview form here and with some elements missing) was enjoyable enough but not as grand as the regular "Wishes" show. Yet the new animated projections on the castle are fun to watch and the show moves right along..albeit not necesarily with a continuous storyline. It's a very kid-friendly show that should not disappoint the stroller crowds during the MK's MNSSHP nights. The music as stated before is interesting to say the least but not the type that you would expect for a Halloween show, reason why many have been turned off by it. While I didn't let the odd choice of musical style spoil it for me, I do appreciate they are trying to do something different and very family oriented in regards to the Halloween event.
All in all, I rate this show a B-. I am sure that once the perimeter pyro is added and (hopefully a flying witch as well as in previous years), the show will be much more enjoyable and appreciated.
Here are the pics from this evening...