Celebrate the Return of Disneyland Forever With These Awesome Fun Facts

Today is the day Disneyland friends! Disneyland Forever returns tonight to light up the night sky over Sleeping Beauty Castle! We thought what better way to celebrate the return than to highlight a couple of things that make this evening spectacular so magical!


Originally Created For Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary

Disneyland Forever debuted in 2015 for Disneyland Resort’s 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration. This street-to-sky celebration features all of the awesome parts that dazzled Disneyland guests back in 2015 including sparkling pyrotechnics, immersive projections and surprising special effects.

“Disneyland Forever” at Disneyland Park is a sky-high celebration filled with sparkling pyrotechnics and immersive projections that envelop guests in a breathtaking journey with surprising special effects. Main Street, USA, and a few other spots in Disneyland become a magical canvas as guests are swept into a world of dreams, from flying above the London skyline with “Peter Pan” to a dance with King Louie in “The Jungle Book.” The inspiring closing song is “Kiss Goodnight.” Guests can visit Disneyland.com and the Disneyland app for the latest details. (Sean Teegarden/Disneyland Resort)

A Different Experience Depending on Where You Are in the Parks

Did you know that audiences gathered on Main Street USA, in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle, at “it’s a small world” or near Rivers of America will each get a different Disneyland Forever experience? Each of these locations features a different, exciting and immersive experience with colors, projections and pyrotechnics! This multidimensional aspect means that you can see Disneyland Forever more than once and still get a different experience.

(Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort)

Many of Your Favorite Disney Friends Are Featured

Disneyland Forever features seven multi-faceted sequences featuring your favorite Disney friends. Let’s take a quick look at each:

  1. We kick things off with some inspiration from Walt Disney himself followed by Peter Pan and Tinker Bell who awaken the park with a bit of Pixie Dust.
  2. Next we take flight to the worlds of Mary Poppins and Rapunzel. Watch as their magical worlds come to life before your very eyes!
  3. Enter the enchanted world of Hundred Acre Wood with Winnie The Pooh before plunging headlong into Pooh’s kaleidoscopic dream of Heffalumps and Woozles.
  4. Next we enter Simba’s colorful world from The Lion King Inspired by the colors of the pride lands before elephants and monkeys lead us through a Jungle Book montage.
  5. Then it’s time to head Under the Sea where you’re joined by Ariel, Sebastian and a whole host of other frolicking fish and singing crustaceans before we follow the bubbles and find Nemo!
  6. The water fades and the snow falls as Queen Elsa’s Frozen touch takes over recreating her frozen ice palace!
  7. We’ve come full circle and finish just like we started with Tinker Bell who enchants the starlight, igniting the power of imagination just in time for the grand finale.

Sherman Brothers

A Beautiful Song From a Disney Legend

Did you know that the song “A Kiss Goodnight” was actually written by Richard M. Sherman one half of Disney’s famous Sherman Brothers! The title references Walt Disney’s belief that the fireworks at the end of a Disneyland day should provide guests with “a little kiss goodnight.” Richard Sherman along with his brother Robert composed many of the classic toons Disney is synonymous with today including “It’s a Small World” , Enchanted Tiki Room –Chim Chim Cher-ee” and the scores for Winnie the Pooh films and “The Jungle Book. ”

What Do Disneyland Forever and the Beatles Have in Common?

The score of Disneyland Forever was actually recorded by an orchestra in London, England. The track was recorded in the legendary Abbey Road Studios made famous by the Beatles!

Special Effects Galore

To bring this special nighttime extravaganza to life many different types of special effects are used including fog, lasers, computerized laser-mapping, inflatables and spotlights.

Disneyland Forever

Projectors, Projectors and More Projectors

Seventeen projectors are used on Main Street USA to help immerse guests in the imaginative surroundings. Over 26 projectors are used parkwide!

If all of that sounds pretty amazing than wait until you see the actual Disneyland Forever fireworks display now happening weekends at Disneyland theme park! Readers are encouraged to check the Disneyland App for information on showtimes!

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