10 years ago about this time I was waiting in line at California Adventure for my first glimpse of “Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Adventure.” The show was part of Disney’s slow self-realization that the original hip & edgy vision for DCA needed a bit of a rework (to say the least). At the time, I remember thinking that this show could follow “Beauty & The Beast” stage show and make the leap to Broadway. It took 10 years, but Aladdin is finally on its way to the great white way.
Disney recently shared some fun facts to celebrate the show’s 10th anniversary:
- More than 12 million guests have seen the show
- There are more than 100 performers in the show’s company.
- As many as 35 cast members perform in the show each day.
- There are 18 scene changes during each performance.
- More than 40 wireless microphones are used in each performance.
- There are 48 pieces of scenery on the stage, weighing more than 60,000 pounds.
- The Hyperion Theater, where the show is performed, houses more than 600 conventional light fixtures and 90 moving lights.
The title of the show is Aladdin, but anyone who has seen it knows that the Genie is the real star. Thankfully Disney has cut together some his best moments from the show:
Have you seen Aladdin at DCA? What did you think?