D23 has spilt the beans... "Magical" will be a one-summer show, only running June 12 through August 23. "Remember... Dreams Come True" will return as Disneyland's main fireworks show in the fall.
05.01.09 - We already revealed some of the exciting details about Disneyland's new fireworks show, Magical, last week, but there's more to this display than meets the eye!
First off, Magical has an exclusive run: June 12 through August 23. Disneyland's Remember... Dreams Come True returns for the fall, so you have a limited amount of time to see the magic of Magical.
Along with soaring vocals from Broadway star Eden Espinosa and a lush score from Greg Smith, Magical features beloved Disney songs including (take a deep breath!): "The Second Star to the Right," "An Actor's Life for Me," "Give a Little Whistle," "I've Got No Strings," "It's A Jolly Holiday," "Chim Chim Cher-ee," "Step in Time," "Let's Go Fly A Kite," "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," "Baby Mine," "So This Is Love," "Beauty and the Beast" and "Once Upon A Dream."
As with every Disney spectacular, Magical integrates new effects and technologies, including floodlights, customized "Magical" fireworks shells (that will burst both pink and blue — during a delightful "battle" between Sleeping Beauty's Flora and Merryweather), and, for the first time ever, a flying Dumbo!
Dumbo's soaring techniques are similar to those of Tinker Bell's (who will still, of course, appear in the show). "But it is a whole new type of technology," explains Disneyland Entertainment Productions Senior Show Director John Addis. "[Designer] Michael Curry's eyes got really wide when we went to him and said, 'We want to do Dumbo on a wire.' But he's risen to the occasion. I was just up there Monday and he said it was he best puppet he's ever done to reflect a character."
No doubt, the experience will be… Magical.