Monday, January 16, 2012

Disney Dreams! At Disneyland Paris

I must admit that when news first broke that Disneyland Paris was celebrating their 20th anniversary with a new nighttime show that uses the park's Le Ch√Ęteau de la Belle au Bois Dormant (Sleeping Beauty's Castle) I sorta passed right on by the news piece.

This video, however, has suddenly peaked my attention:

As you can see, some bright creative minds are working on the Disney Dreams! show. Steve Davidson is known for his fantastic productions, which include the recent World of Color, DisneySea's Fantasmic! and most all of the highly acclaimed fireworks shows seen at the parks.  Solid footing if there ever were any for Disney Dreams!

The show will use the park's castle as a projection surface that is being pinpointed down to the the pixel.  This will allow designers to transform the castle into a giant screen, able to become whatever they like in order to tell the story.

Also, and seen in the screen grab on the left, the moat around the castle will be heavily modified as well.  Fountains, reminiscent of those in World of Color, along with two giant water screens will be installed.  Fire cannons will also be used, along with lasers and other effect. This will allow for even more impressive features to wow audiences as the show celebrates famous Disney characters and films.

Plus, you know the fireworks will be beautiful - that's pretty much a given.  The show sounds a bit like the result of Fantasmic! and World of Color having a baby.

I guess I shouldn't have judged this book by its cover, there's a lot more to it than I had thought.  Can't wait to see some videos once the show debuts!