This post contains affiliate links and our team will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on the links.
Disneyland Resort glows like never before this summer with the exciting, after-dark entertainment of Summer Nightastic!: a new fireworks spectacular, “Magical,” starring Dumbo the flying elephant; Tinker Bell’s “pixie magic” in “Disney’s Electrical Parade”; sensational new characters and special effects in “Fantasmic!” – and more.
“This summer is all about new surprises at nighttime,” said Ed Grier, president of Disneyland Resort. “With the sparkling Summer Nightastic! entertainment and our valuable summer offers, Disneyland Resort will be the hottest spot in Southern California this summer for kids of all ages.”
To enjoy all the fun, guests will find special ticket offers and vacation packages at Disneyland.com, including the Summer Fun Pass for residents of Southern California and Northern Baja, and a “2 Nights Free” offer at Disneyland Resort hotels and Resort Good Neighbor hotels. The special hotel deal provides guests five days and nights of Disneyland fun, for the price of three.
Nighttime entertainment, always an exciting part of summer at Disneyland Resort, appears in a whole new light – bigger, bolder and brighter – during Summer Nightastic! Dumbo makes his debut in the sky above Sleeping Beauty Castle in the “Magical” fireworks spectacular and Tinker Bell leads the way in “Disney’s Electrical Parade.” New creatures will thrill guests in this summer’s “Fantasmic!” show, rockin’ bands and DJs heat up a great new dance club in Tomorrowland and the fairies of Pixie Hollow play under the lights for the first time. Later this summer, a new, 40-foot-tall dragon will breathe fire across the Rivers of America in “Fantasmic!”
Summer Nightastic! continues nightly through Sunday, Aug. 23, at Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure parks. “Magical” fireworks continue through Labor Day weekend.
A BOLDER “FANTASMIC!”: Guests will enjoy new thrills at the popular “Fantasmic!” spectacular on the Rivers of America in Frontierland. Special effects in this new version of “Fantasmic!” create a spine-tingling adventure with Mickey the Sorcerer and famous Disney villains. Ursula the Sea Witch from “The Little Mermaid” introduces her pet eels, Flotsam and Jetsam, who slither into the show with surprising speed. Favorite Disney characters practically leap off the giant mist screens, thanks to cutting-edge video projection technology. And later this summer, the evil Maleficent from “Sleeping Beauty” will transform into the fully animated, 40-foot-tall dragon.
AN EXPLODING CELEBRATION IN THE SKY: “Magical” is a new Disney fireworks spectacular created especially to celebrate Summer Nightastic! at Disneyland. The familiar image of Tinker Bell lights up the show, only this time she’s joined by a surprising Disney character, Dumbo the flying elephant, who dances across the night sky. Acclaimed puppeteer Michael Curry, whose credits include Olympic opening ceremonies and “The Lion King” on Broadway, has created a Dumbo with lifelike movements that are accentuated by the show’s marvelous melodies. Tink then waves her wand to awaken a fantastic array of Disney’s most magical characters: Pinocchio, Mary Poppins, Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother, and the Three Good Fairies from “Sleeping Beauty.”
NEW FLOATS BRING NEW MAGIC TO “DISNEY’S ELECTRICAL PARADE”: Everything about “Disney’s Electrical Parade” has a new glow as Tinker Bell leads the way, waving from the basket of a magical balloon aboard a new float that leads the parade. The parade’s beloved music and floats feature more electrifying audio, plus new lighting technologies that create a pixie-dust effect on all the floats. Snow White and Pinocchio return to the parade this summer, riding bright new versions of their classic floats.
AN EXCITING NEW DANCE CLUB ‘IGNITES THE NIGHT’ IN TOMORROWLAND: Tweens, teens and families will dance the night away at the TLT Dance Club, on Tomorrowland Terrace at Disneyland. Dazzling décor includes an illuminated DJ console where the TLT Dance Club DJ spins dance tunes guaranteed to keep Tomorrowland rockin’ all night. Live bands and DJs from the hottest Southern California radio stations will appear on selected nights throughout the summer. Plus, guests can text their favorite tunes to TLT Dance Club for the “Top 8@8” countdown.
PIXIE HOLLOW ENCHANTMENT: Tinker Bell and her friends have been welcoming guests into their Pixie Hollow home, tucked into the glen near the entrance to Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland, since fall of 2008. This summer, for the first time, Pixie Hollow and the nearby pond come to life at night in iridescent light shows. Pixie dust cascades across the landscape and radiates into the pond. Even the water becomes enchanted as playful fountains spring to life, pop jets perform with whimsical precision and sparkling strobes shine throughout Pixie Hollow.
“WHAT WILL YOU CELEBRATE?”: Guests continue to mark their special occasions in all sorts of fun ways at Disneyland Resort, including the daily “Celebrate! A Street Party” along Main Street, U.S.A. The exhilarating spectacle of music, dance and guest participation includes an energetic cast of dancers and Disney characters. … For those special occasions that call for food and entertainment, Celebration Roundup and Barbecue in Frontierland at Disneyland offers a hearty ranch-style barbecue meal, traditional western music and appearances by Sheriff Woody, Jessie the Yodelin’ Cowgirl and Bullseye from “Toy Story.” … Aspiring young princesses and knights are getting the full fairy tale makeover treatment at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, located in the Sleeping Beauty Castle Courtyard. Fairy Godmothers-in-Training take care of everything from hair and makeup to accessories fit for royalty. Reservations: 714/781-STYLE or www.Disneyland.com/style.
All shows and immersive experiences are free with park admission. More information about Summer Nightastic! can be found at www.disneyland.com/summer.