Disneyland plans to roll out a brand new nighttime spectacular on Predominant Road USA that’s heavy on projection mapping expertise however with out fireworks most nights as Sleeping Magnificence Citadel undergoes a months-long rehabilitation wrapped in development scaffolding.

Mickey’s Combine Magic swaps Disneyland’s acquainted nightly fireworks present for a laser, lighting and projection present set to a brand new musical rating. The projection present will remodel the buildings alongside Predominant Road U.S.A. and the facade of It’s a Small World right into a canvas painted with animated scenes set to music.

The brand new present can be difficult by the upcoming downtime for the Fantasmic nighttime spectacular and the water screens on the Rivers of America that usually function a secondary stage for the projection mapping imagery employed throughout nighttime spectaculars.

Mickey’s Combine Magic is the marquee attraction in a brand new lineup of leisure on the Disneyland Resort that features a revamped parade, meals competition, seasonal occasions tied to Valentine’s Day and the Lunar New 12 months and a yearlong celebration of Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday.

The brand new occasions and leisure are all a part of a concerted push to maintain Disneyland and Disney California Journey full of tourists forward of the debut of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in June.

Birthday Celebration

Disney has already kicked off what is predicted to be a year-long celebration of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse’s 90th birthday.

The Get Your Ears On birthday celebration would be the theme for a parade, nighttime spectacular and a Valentine’s celebration in addition to meals and merchandise all through each parks.

Nighttime Spectacular

Mickey’s Combine Magic dance get together begins Friday, Jan. 18, with DJ Mickey spinning alternate electro-swing home music takes of acquainted Disney songs in addition to a brand new theme track, “It’s a Good Time.”

The projection present will make use of greater than two dozen video projectors and almost 100 rooftop-mounted lighting all through the park. The present options authentic animation of Disney characters amid kaleidoscopic patterns projected on the storefronts alongside Predominant Road USA and the Small World facade.

The nighttime spectacular contains songs from “The Jungle E-book” (“I Wanna Be Like You”), “The Aristocats” (“Ev’rybody Needs To Be A Cat”), “Aladdin” (“Buddy Like Me”), the Haunted Mansion attraction (“Grim Grinning Ghosts”), “Coco” (“Un Poco Loco”) and “Frozen” (“Let It Go”).

The water screens on the Rivers of America will function one other viewing space for Mickey’s Combine Magic after Fantasmic returns from its seasonal rehabilitation, which runs from Monday, Jan. 21 till March.

Fireworks can be added to the Mickey’s Combine Magic projection present on choose nights, which is predicted to be on busy holidays and weekends.

“We created this as a non-fireworks present after which added fireworks to it,” stated Steven Davison, government inventive director for parades and spectaculars at Disney parks. “Some nights there are fireworks and it’s type of loopy. Some nights it’s an enormous dance get together.”

The Get Your Ears On celebration continues on the Tomorrowland Terrace with a nightly dance get together that includes Disney characters dancing to fashionable Disney songs.

Returning Parade

Mickey’s Soundsational Parade returns to Disneyland beginning Friday, Jan. 25, with a brand new emphasis on Mickey and Minnie’s 90th birthday.

The 2011 Soundsational parade went on hiatus final yr to make room for the Pixar Play Parade, which moved from Disney California Journey to Disneyland in 2018. The parade’s recognition and longevity stunned Davison.

“I believed it was going to final two years, perhaps three years” Davison stated. “It’s nonetheless going robust at the moment. It’s actually a enjoyable and infectious parade.”

The returning Soundsational parade can be led by a 25-foot-long float impressed by a super-sized model of a traditional Mickey Mouse wood pull toy. Chip and Dale will comply with with a 12-foot-tall birthday cake float celebrating the dual birthdays.

A marching drum line will add a stay beat to a procession of Disney characters, together with Aladdin, Peter Pan and Mary Poppins.

The parade will characteristic greater than two dozen Disney characters and greater than 60 extra performers.

The design of the parade floats had been impressed by musical types starting from army marches to Latin rhythms.

The Soundsational floats embody:

  • By no means Land unit with Tinker Bell enjoying mushrooms along with her magic wand drum sticks
  • Princess and the Frog unit with a riverboat constructed from musical devices
  • Tangled unit that includes Rapunzel’s 34-foot-tall tower
  • Jungle E-book unit with King Louie, Tarzan’s Terk and dancing monkeys

The grand finale Mary Poppins unit boasts penguins driving carousel horses, flying kites and 11 chimney sweeps dancing to “Step In Time.”

Meals and Merchandise

The Get Your Ears On meals line-up contains every little thing from donuts and churros to pizza and burgers.

The problem for Disneyland cooks is including a again story to each new dish or dessert they make for the park, stated Disneyland culinary director John State.

“That’s the distinction between us and anyone exterior of those gates,” State stated. “That’s what makes us distinctive: The storytelling.”

The Mickey beignets are notably cute with purple icing pants, yellow M&M buttons, mini Oreo ears and purple, black and yellow sprinkles.

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