In recent years, Disney theme parks have dazzled guests with nighttime spectacles like “World of Color” in California, “Wishes” in Florida, “The Magic, the Memories, and You!” on both coasts and “Fantasmic!” worldwide. But today Disneyland Paris debuted a new show called “Disney Dreams!” that combines the best elements of all of these shows into one elaborate nightly extravaganza featured around the park’s enchanted Sleeping Beauty Castle.
But while all of the above-mentioned older shows are located in one or more United States Disney theme parks, “Disney Dreams!” premiered today for attending media and guests exclusively at Disneyland Paris, with its grand public opening tomorrow, to be performed twice nightly in the coming months. Fortunately, for those of us in the U.S. and elsewhere, Disneyland Paris offered the rest of the world a chance to see the show in its entirety online, in HD, via a video stream. It was billed as a “live” event, but the video offered was pre-recorded, though no less entertaining.
To preserve the moment and mark the debut of this grand new show, I’ve archived that “live” video for your enjoyment now and until you have a chance to see it in person at Disneyland Paris. Watch it below via YouTube and be sure to view it full screen in 1080p HD for the closest experience you’ll get to being there.
Like “World of Color,” the lead Imagineer behind “Disney Dreams!” is Steve Davison, who holds the exciting title of Creative Director and Vice President, Parades and Spectaculars for Disney. He previously has been Show Director and Art Director for Disneyland, bringing exciting new entertainment to fans for years. His latest show is the culmination of years of achievements, combining high-definition projections, colorful moving water fountains, mist screens, fireworks and other pyrotechnics, and classic Disney animated film clips to create the ultimate Disney-fied experience.
“Disney Dreams!” is part of the 20th anniversary celebration of Disneyland Paris, which also includes a new parade called “Disney Magic on Parade!” featuring all-new floats. But the video above, and the new show itself, should be reason enough to entice you to visit the Paris resort, as it’s certainly one of the most unique, colorful, and exciting shows Disney has produced. (Rumors point to a similar show making its way to the Magic Kingdom in Florida – but don’t count on it any time soon.)