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|Attraction type||Multimedia, water, pyrotechnic show|
|Designer||Walt Disney Creative Entertainment|
|Theme||Dreams and Disney's animated films|
Disney Dreams! is a nighttime spectacular at Disneyland Park in Disneyland Paris. It was designed specially for the 20th anniversary of the park. Conceived by World of Color creator Steve Davison, the show features projection mapping onto the park's castle, fireworks, water fountains, fire, music, lasers, lights, mist screens and other special effects. Since spring 2011, Dreams began testing with original projector animations but, in late 2011, some scenes that were tested in early 2011 were deleted and others were changed. Using the technique of projection mapping, the castle can be visually transformed in numerous ways such as shrinking, spinning and turrets flipping.
The story of Dreams is based on numerous Disney classics such as Peter Pan, Disney Villains and Disney Princesses. Peter Pan's shadow escapes once again and ruins the magic of the star. The dripping magic sparkle shapes into Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast. Peter's shadow goes through a number of Disney classics.
Peter's shadow is captured by Captain Hook and threatened by other Disney Villains. Peter's shadow is then returned to Peter Pan and tries to defeat Captain Hook. Peter spots Tinker Bell and tells her to put the magic of the Second Star where it belongs.
At the end, Peter and Wendy fly off as Wendy says "On s'envole Peter! On s'envole (We fly away Peter! We fly away)" to the music of You Can Fly.
Disney Dreams is exclusive to Disneyland Paris. A variety of different technology is used in the show:
- Pyrotechnic effects (fireworks, airbursts, and flames)
- Hydrotechnic effects (coloured water fountains/ jets, water mist projection)
- Visual effects (projection mapping, lasers, searchlights)
Previous shows at the park that used firework and projection effects include Enchanted Fireworks, Wishes and Fantasy in the Sky. Pyrotechnics and projection for Disney Dreams commenced testing in early 2011. This period was also used to observe and select which "scenes" would be included in the show. In early 2012, high powered water jets/ fountains were installed and tested, attracting speculation on several Disney fansites and discussion boards.
Steve Davison put forward a special effect that is new and exclusive to Disneyland Paris. Since the park is in Europe, he wanted to have Peter Pan as the "anchor" of the show, with appearances from Tinker Bell. Since the story is about Peter Pan, Steven introduced the Second Star to the right, above the castle tower where the stained glass is placed.
In February and March 2012, users were posting pictures and videos of Disney Dreams. In late February, DLRP Today reported that the premiere of Disney Dreams would be broadcast live on French TV network MYTF1 hosted by E! France host Sandrine Quétier. Also reported was that Dreams would be simultaneously broadcast live on the official Disneyland Paris YouTube channel. On March 31, 2012 at 10:30PM, the live broadcast was discovered to be a pre-recorded version of Dreams from when it was tested.
Disney Dreams! 2013
Disney Dreams introduced two new scenes: Lion King and Brave. The two scenes replace the Mary Poppins and Jungle Book scenes. Also new in 2013, Disneyland Paris will be selling Disney Light Ears, which are remotely controlled light-up ears that are synced to the show. LEDs inside the ears light up in a variety of different colours. The Light Ears (known as "Glow with the Show" Ears in the US) debuted in 2012 at Disney California Adventure for World of Color and eventually made its way to Disneyland Park in California and Walt Disney World in Florida for Fantasmic and all of its firework shows.
Disney Dreams! of Christmas
On November 10, 2013 a full-length show titled Disney Dreams! of Christmas debuted. Hosted by Olaf, along with Anna from Frozen, the show celebrates the winter season with several holiday-themed segments, featuring scenes from Frozen, Toy Story, Bambi, Fantasia, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Mickey's Christmas Carol, Lady and the Tramp, Melody Time, and various vintage Mickey Mouse shorts. The show incorporates traditional holiday-related music, including "Carol of the Bells", "Let it Snow", "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year", "I'll Be Home for Christmas", "Believe", "Silent Night", the "Nutcracker Suite", "Jingle Bells", "I Have a Little Dreidel", "Feliz Navidad", "Joy to the World", and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas". The show will continue to run until January 4, 2014.
Joel McNeely composed the music for the show, which was performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, Cara Dillon, a children's choir and an adult choir. Some music pieces for the show are from the 2002 film Return to Never Land.
2013 Show Soundtrack
- Peter Pan
- "You Can Fly, You Can Fly, You Can Fly, You Can Fly"
- "Never Smile at a Crocodile"
- "A Pirate's Life"
- "The Second Star to the Right"
- "Be Our Guest" (from Beauty and the Beast)
- "Le Festin" (from Ratatouille)
- "Friend Like Me" (from Aladdin)
- "Out There" (from The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
- "I Just Can't Wait to Be King/Hakuna Matata/The Circle of Life" (from The Lion King)
- "Remember to Smile/Fate and Destiny/Touch the Sky" (from Brave)
- "I See the Light" (from Tangled)
- "Friends on the Other Side" (from The Princess and the Frog)
- Reprise "You Can Fly, You Can Fly, You Can Fly, You Can Fly"
- Reprise "The Second Star to the Right"
- Closing Song "Come Dream a Dream", written for the show, performed by Cara Dillon and Sam Lakeman
- "Disneyland Paris Offers up a 'Frozen' Holiday Celebration". 21 November 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2013.