1. “Remember…Dreams Come True” Fireworks Spectacular
Nothing says classic Disney quite like this nighttime fireworks spectacular, set along the backdrop of Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland Park. Even if you’ve seen it before, you’ll forever be awestruck with each viewing, as state-of-the-art special effects, castle projection imagery, fireworks, pyrotechnics, music, and memorable sound-bites all combine into a spellbinding show presentation to remind you that dreams really do come true. The show begins with a voiceover introduction by Julie Andrews, reminding us all that “Magic Starts with a Wish.” Then it’s a celebration of Disney Storybook Friends set to music, fireworks, and changing effects. Listen to memorable recitations from classic Disney films as several animated character favorites tell of their own personal wishes. Tinker Bell also graces crowds by making an appearance, soaring around the castle in a nostalgic recreation of the original television opening to The Wonderful World of Disney. Then you’ll be reminded by Walt Disney himself through the incorporation of archival audio tracks of his original dream for creating Disneyland. Watch as the castle projection effects change to pay tribute to many of the park’s timeless attractions and parades, all set to original music. Then brace yourself for the ultimate grand finale, in which Tinker Bell makes a reprisal appearance and the fireworks fill the nighttime sky in a most magical sendoff.
It’s hard to limit Disneyland attractions to just 20 favorites. There are so many others that make the list of timeless treasures here as well, including classics like Dumbo the Flying Elephant as well as slated future projects sure to entice a whole new fan base. Disney magic is unending and so are the many experiences to be had.