Disney Dreams! 12th April 2012 performance, exactly 20 years to the day since the grand opening of Disneyland Paris.
If you haven’t already watched the show, see our earlier Grand Opening and Opening Night (Front Row) videos for better complete views of the new nighttime spectacular. For this one, we decided to play around with the zoom a little more to highlight specific projections or elements of the show such as the fountains, fire and pyrotechnics.
Utilising a vast array of spectacular special effects, including fountains, fireworks, HD pixel-mapping projections, fire, water screens, multi-coloured lasers and a bright “Second Star to the Right” atop Sleeping Beauty Castle itself, this new signature show for Disneyland Paris will be presented every single night.
As the Second Star to the Right shines brightly in the skies above, Peter Pan flies onto the scene with Wendy following close behind. “What a perfect night for dreaming!” he proclaims, calling out for Tinker Bell to help them fly off to the star with her special pixie dust. Suddenly, Peter Pan’s shadow jumps free and runs across the façade of the castle, Pan chasing behind. He grabs a hold of his feet, but the shadow pulls away only to smash right into the star, knocking its light — and its dreams — out!
They pour out across the castle, engulfing Peter’s shadow and leading him on an epic journey through the greatest Disney Dreams ever wished upon a star. He dances with Lumière to “Be Our Guest” from Beauty and the Beast, flies on a magic carpet with Genie from Aladdin for the spectacular “Friend Like Me”, meets Remy from Ratatouille in Paris and dances across the chimney tops with Bert from Mary Poppins to “Step in Time”. Quasimodo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, dreams of going “Out There” while Rapunzel dreams of seeing the mystical lights in “I See the Light” from Tangled.
Things turn sour as Dr Facilier from The Princess and Frog teaches Shadow a thing or two about be careful what you wish for. The tentacles of Ursula from The Little Mermaid twist and pull Peter’s Shadow, before a fiery blast from the dragon of Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty erupts.
Finally, Captain Hook arrives on the scene, grabbing Shadow by his hook and turfing him into the waters where his ticking crocodile lies. Will Peter Pan be able to find Tinkerbell, save his Shadow and restore the magic to the Second Star to the Right, making it shine brightly in the night sky again, for dreamers around the world to wish upon?
Disney Dreams! at Disneyland Paris is an epic tale that teaches you: always believe in your dreams. Anyone can fly, and everyone can soar beyond the stars. If only you dream your dream.