Fantasmic!

Big Problems at Disneyland’s Fantasmic!

Word on the street is that Murphy the Dragon had a major malfunction during last night’s 9:00 pm performance. Murphy, of course, is the dragon that refused to work for much of the initial summer season it was installed for. It earned the name Murphy… Read More »Big Problems at Disneyland’s Fantasmic!

Leave Murphy Alone (also new Fantasmic Dragon debuts at Disneyland)

So last night wast the debut of ‘Murphy’ the new Fantasmic! Dragon at Disneyland. Murphy got her name because of the problems Disneyland Entertainment experienced trying to get the huge effect to work properly. As such it took quite a ribbing from Disney fans, even during its debut. I have to say I love this particular response:

Although the supposedly impressive fire didn’t work, follow belong the jump for actual video of Murphy’s debut performance:
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Nighttime Entertainment Upgrade debuts at Disneyland

At Disneyland everything its Nightastic! Well, almost everything. The much anticipated new Fantasmic! Dragon is still being worked on. But the new Tinkerbell float for the Electrical Parade at Walt Disney’s Adventure Park (I’m hearing that’s one possible new name for DCA) looks good and… Read More »Nighttime Entertainment Upgrade debuts at Disneyland

Disneyland is Summer Nightastic!

Disneyland Resort Lights Up The Night With New Shows And A New Glow! It’s Summer Nightastic!

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The first three decades of Disneyland, the park was still struggling to create an identity to attract locals into the park. One of the strategies they employed were themed nights. Usually there would be some performer on the Rivers of America or other entertainment in tomorrowland. Well they’re rolling back the clock this summer at Disneyland and it’s going to be Nightastic!

Vice President of Parades and Spectaculars Steve Davison
Vice President of Parades and Spectaculars Steve Davison introduces the new slate for Nightastic!

Disneyland Resort will glow like never before this summer as it debuts an all-new fireworks show, Magical, along with sensational new characters and effects that will brighten the Summer Nightastic! lineup of after-dark entertainment.

Guests can see Disneyland Resort in a whole new light as Summer Nightastic! brings nighttime shows and parades to life – bigger, better and brighter. A huge new dragon and other special effects will highlight Fantasmic! Explosive surprises will illuminate the night sky in the all-new fireworks spectacular, Magical. Guests can rock the night away at a new dance club in Tomorrowland. Sparkling new magic comes to “Disney’s Electrical Parade,” as well as to Pixie Hollow, the enchanting home Tinker Bell inhabits with her fairy friends.

The magic will play nightly, beginning Friday, June 12, and continuing through Sunday, August 23, at Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure parks.

Lot’s more below:

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Amazing Disney World Entertainment Photos

Fantasmic! Meet and Greet Originally uploaded by wallyspam I just discovered Flickr user wallyspam. She has a real eye for some of the faces and characters that make Walt Disney World entertainment so special. In this photo you’ll find a very special Fantasmic! meet and… Read More »Amazing Disney World Entertainment Photos

Disneyland Fantasmic! Construction Restrospective

Bob at Bear-ytales.net, the original unofficial Knott’s Berry Farm website, has an extensive photo restrospective of the 1991-1992 construction/installation of the Disneyland Fantasmic! show, which is the original edition of the show.  That’s because Bob, who runs the site, is also a longtime Disneyland fan.… Read More »Disneyland Fantasmic! Construction Restrospective

Quizilla!

The Mark Twain: A leisurely paddle steamboatnavigating the Rivers of America in the 19thCentury! A venerable Disneyland institution,you date to opening day in 1955 and respresentstablity, tradition, and a healthy dose ofAmericana. You never make your passengersseasick (in part due to the fact that you… Read More »Quizilla!