Sunday, April 1, 2012

Disney Dreams! - Initial Thoughts

I just finished watching the delayed premier of the new Disney Dreams! castle show from Disneyland Paris, and my first reaction is WOW! The show combines different aspects from several different Disney shows, and then takes them to the next level! You can't call it just a fireworks show, or a projection, or dancing fountains, or lasers... It is all of these things, put together to form an epic event that plays out in front of, and on the already beautiful Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Paris. I can't wait to see this in person!

The effects are amazing! There are projected scenes on water-spray screen like Fantasmic!, water shooting hundreds of feet in the air like World of Color, beautiful projections that transform the castle like The Magic the Memories and You, and low level fireworks like Illuminations and Wishes. All of the scenes are tied together with Peter Pan, but during the show we visit some new and old classic films such as: Jungle Book, Mary Poppins, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Beauty and the Beast, Ratatouille, Rapunzel, and others. The characters projected on the castle are huge! Much larger than any of the projection shows we have seen up until now. The use of projections has become my favorite effect in any of these nighttime spectaculars, and this is no exception. It is amazing how they can transform the castle, and change the way we see it!

Only Disney can do something like this. I am so glad that I am going to be able to see this in person soon. I am sure that like other shows, seeing it on video can not compare!

I'm going to make a prediction here, right now. Disney Dreams! (maybe not exactly in this form) will be the replacement for Wishes in Walt Disney World within a couple of years. Probably when the Fantasyland renovation is completed. If it does replace Wishes, it will be a worthy replacement. Disney will want this show in their flagship park, where the most people will see it.

I'm not sure how long this link will be good, but for now you can watch it here...



Thats all for now. Good Night!


  1. something wrong here. Look to the left of the castle and you'll see the moon and Venus - they were like that several days ago. It's no longer a crescent moon, it's first quarter tonight so that means at least some of that was recorded a few days ago!
    Still, nice show even if it wasn't "live" as promised.

    1. Yeah I agree. I think it was probably recorded at the cast member preview. The applause between scenes was too polite and small for the amount of people who must have been there for it.