Wishes / Walt Disney World : 3 of 5
I think it's cool how Disney produces CDs for park fans. It's nice to be able to watch a parade or a fireworks show, and then take home the music (some of which is composed just for that event). This time, I bought the CD first! Wishes is the current fireworks spectacular at Walt Disney World, which I'll be seeing in less than two months! I had read that the soundtrack was really cool, which prompted me to order it, and it's definitely good. As expected, this is a skillful blend of classic Disney tunes from just about every animated feature, but what makes this soundtrack different is the use of character voices. Jiminy Cricket narrates and tries to convince us that wishes really come true, and then tons of other characters tell us what they wish for. The Blue Fairy shows up at the finale (after the villains are dispatched, of course), and we learn that our hearts of full of wishes, which are the true magic in the world. OK, I'm convinced! It's a short CD, but I'm glad I have it - it will be even more fun to listen to after I've seen the show!