Changing Entertainment

It’s that time again. It’s time for the entertainment to switch up at DL. Here is an update on everything going on with the Mouse!

Fireworks (MK) – Say goodbye to the holiday display. It’s time for the off-season fireworks to come back. That’s right. It’s time for “Remember, Dreams Come True” fireworks display. I have to admit, I’ve always loved this one. Though it was origionally made to celebrate their 50th anniversary this “E-Ticket in the sky”, as it was called by some, has shown in the off season since 2009.  It really is a wonderful display and if you havn’t seen it recently it is well worth staying up late and watching. After you’ve seen it during the show is a great time to sneak in a few extra rides. The lines typically are a shorter, since everyone is watching the fireworks. The further from the main hub you get the better though. Trying to make your way through the crowds can be a pain and it is easy to loose small children.
Outline of Fireworks (So you can decide for yourself if it’s worth it) (IT IS! I PROMISE!):

  1. Opening
    -Julie Andrews is heard over the speakers saying the intro
    -Princess named while music from their movie plays
    -Tinkerbell’s Flight
  2. Main Street
    -Railroad Intro
    -Maple Leaf Rag (Scott Joplin)
    -Baroque Hoedown (Jean-Jacques Perrey and Gershon Kingsley)
    -Main Street Electrical Parade
  3. Adventureland
    -The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room
    -Raider’s March
    ~Fun fact: The Eye of Mara used to be projected on the Mattahorn duirng this. I have not been —          in a couple years so if anyone knows it this is still so let me know. I always thought it looked —          amazing!
  4. New Orleans Square
    -Grim Grinning Ghosts
    -Yo Ho (A Pirates Life)
  5. Frontierland
    -Oh Shenandoah
    -The Ballad of Davy Crocket
  6. Critter Country, Fantasyland, Toon Town
    -Music from varies rides, including: Splash Mountain, Peter Pan, and Country Bears
  7. Tomorrowland
    -Star Wars: Main Theme
  8. Closing
    – Tinkerbell returns
    -Remember When (LeAnn Rimes)
    Julie Andrews talks again

Parade (MK) – Now that the Christmas parade is finished they have brough back Mickey’s Soundsational Parade. If you were at DL last summer it’s the same parade that was showing then. There are nine floats that will make their way down Main Street. The floats are lovely and it is a great chance to see some characters you might miss around the park, like Mary Poppins and Bert. It is also great for smaller kids who need a break. We would line up early, about thirty minutes prior at least, and sit on the sidewalk. One person in the party, I usually make dad go so I can sit with the little one, to get food and we would eat while we waited. This ensured that the little guy got to see the parade without heads in the way, I had a good view to video tape, and we all got a nice break from walking around. Another plus, he was not too into characters up close but he loved seeing them. So this was a great way for him to be able to see the characters at a distance he thought was safe. Some do some over to shake hands but he just leaned against me and would high five them.

Fantasmic! – Another one of those must sees that you need to line up for. We normally make it a dinner event. Got get a burger, or ice cream, and stake out a spot along the fence. It’s an amazing show, another great way for kids to see a lot fo their favorite characters. It can be a little frightening, though we have always lucked out and the little ones have been asleep during it. There are loud noises and the water gets set on fire. I think that is the boys’ favorite part personally. Unfortunatly it will be closed until March. If you can time it right though it will be well worth it.

I’ll add DCA later, probably tomorrow. But until them: Peace, Love, and Pixie Dust.

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