I don't think this was mentioned... and there was a post where someone was worried that it wouldn't be a "new" show... well, don't worry - it's a NEW show and they're trying to make it as GROUNDBREAKING as possible because they know how well received Believe was. And as for the soundtrack: the fireworks show is based on the E-Tickets of the past and present, so expect to hear music from your favorite attractions around Disneyland.
That's actually a really great idea. What better way to honor the past 50 years?
Also, it looks like the show will get it's own theme song too, called "Remember When" sung by LeAnn Rimes and written by Richard Marx. This song is apparently going to be the official anthem of the 50th Celebration. Originally it was "Welcome" from Brother Bear, but it looks like that song will only feature in the Parade of Dreams.
Among the elements of the “Remember ... Dreams Come True” fireworks spectacular, the E-Tickets in the Sky section is dedicated to many classic Disneyland® attractions.
The first in a series following the production of the Resort’s 50th anniversary fireworks show.
Shepherding the pyrotechnic display that will embody 50 years of Disneyland® history from concept to opening night is the role of Steven Davison, creative and show director of the “Remember … Dreams Come True” fireworks spectacular set to debut May 5.
“My job is to come up with the initial story and show content, then work with music, fireworks, lighting and special-effects experts to create the show,” Steven said.
No stranger to putting together this type of production, Steven was the creative force behind “Believe … There’s Magic in the Stars” and “Believe ... in Holiday Magic,” as well as the “Wishes” fireworks spectacular at the Walt Disney World® Resort.
“We start with a temporary music score,” he explained. “We then begin to program the pyrotechnic, lights and effects to that score. Then a symphony orchestra will record a final version and we’ll add character voiceovers and sound effects. Once we have the music ‘in the can,’ we start rehearsal with our actors — in this case, fireworks.”
Finding just the right fireworks to evoke a certain emotion in the show can take Steven and his team on a global search.
“We go out to various vendors around the world and test the products to find the perfect ‘actor’ to play in the show,” he said. “If the music is zany, a high-spirited shell and vibrant colors are needed. If the moment is lush, then we’ll use a slower-burning, silver- or gold-colored shell. It’s like creating a movie in the sky with dots of color.”
Steven said recent developments in entertainment technology, such as new flame and laser effects and the environmentally friendly air-launch system, will enhance “Remember ….”
“But at the top of my list is the new Tinker Bell effect — it will be absolutely breathtaking,” he said. “We’re keeping the details of this as a big surprise, but I think she will become the Tink for a new generation.”
Steven said he’s also excited about the show’s story line, including a section dedicated to favorite Disneyland® attractions.
“It’s a fantastic, emotional journey that takes classic attraction songs, voiceovers and sound effects and builds them into a tapestry of memories called ‘E-Tickets in the Sky,’” he said.
He’s also quick to credit the many Cast Members who have worked on the project.
“You couldn’t ask for a better production team!” he said. “It takes a tremendous amount of time and energy to create and produce this type of show, but they’ve all been real troopers.
“In the end, it’s all worth it,” he added. “It’s been really great working on a show for such a once-in-a-lifetime event as the 50th anniversary of Disneyland®.”