This week, Disney posted a press release and photos on it’s French media site, giving us some more details as to what to expect when the new nighttime spectacular “Disney Dreams” debuts on 1st April 2012. Below is a translation of that press release:

An explosion of lights and colours in Disney Dreams®!, a new nighttime spectacular

From 1st April 2012, Disneyland Paris invites you to discover its incredible nighttime spectacular, Disney Dreams®! This grand European premiere is a blend of sensational special effects, magic and emotions. Disney Dreams®! is an all new unique show to celebrate the most spectacular of anniversaries at Disneyland Paris.

Disney Dreams®!

From 1st April 2012, Disney Dreams®! will dazzle visitors as night falls with a burst of lights, colours and magic. This unmissable show goes beyond the limits of imagination thanks to special effects created especially for this world premiere at Disneyland Paris. For the first time, visitors will be at the heart of the action thanks to images projected onto Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. Presented every evening at Disneyland Park, Disney Dreams®! is a pure blend of magic like nothing ever seen before at Disneyland Paris.

A real-life fairytale

Above all, Disney Dreams®! brings to life a magical tale, filled with emotions. Guided by Peter Pan, visitors rediscover the most memorable Disney stories, from Beauty and the Beast to The Hunchback of Notre Dame, not forgetting Tangled and many more.

Imagine a nighttime show where special effects create incredible illusions. Using state-of-the-art animations, Le Chateau de la Belle au Bois Dormant will transform, tower by tower, into a starry sky for Peter Pan to fly across, a replica of Notre Dame Cathedral with the Hunchback Quasimodo on its rooftops or even a fantastic place of fun and games for the chimney sweeps straight out of Mary Poppins.

Revolutionary special effects

Disney Imagineers have worked for many months to develop a nighttime spectacular which will move young and old. New special effects have been specially developed to create brand new illusions and transform Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant. This world premiere will combine dazzling lasers, spectacular jets of water and truly incredible pyrotechnic effects to culminate with a spellbinding grand finale.

Water takes centre stage in the show, with new fountains installed all around Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant. Some of those fountains are powerful enough that the jets of water climb many metres high! Elsewhere, Disney characters will come to life on the façade of Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant and on two water screens located either side. These screens will project images bringing to life your favourite Disney characters.

As well as all these incredible effects, the creative teams have decided to combine jaw-dropping pyrotechnic effects. Fire will shot up from either side of Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant, given a truly blazing effect. For the first time at Disneyland Paris, the action will take place all around and in front of Le Chateau de la Belle au Bois Dormant, making Disney Dreams®! a truly magical and never-before-seen spectacle.

An all-new original score

In a show like Disney Dreams®!, music takes on an important role. The story is told by music, whisking visitors between different scenes. Walt Disney himself said “I cannot think of a story without thinking of the music that will accompany it. Often, the music comes first.”

Disney classics from Aladdin to Tangled, through Beauty and the Beast and Mary Poppins can be relived in Disney Dreams®!. Orchestrated by Joel McNeely, the music of Disney Dreams®! was recorded in the mythical Abbey Road Studios in London. To ensure Disney Dreams®! will be even more exceptional, the action and the special effects match perfectly with the music to bring visitors right into the heart of the story.

Steve Davison, the creator of this nighttime spectacular, promises that “Disney Dreams®! is a magical and perfect gift which people will want to see with their whole families to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Disneyland Paris.”

In an explosion of colours, lights and magic, experience a brand new, never-before-seen and unforgettable spectacular when you see Disney Dreams®!, THE unmissable show from 1st April 2012 at Disneyland Paris.

By Adam

Adam has been a fan of Disney since he was small. He runs the Disneybrit Podcast. He is also the author of several Disney books.

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