Video of the Annual Passholder event that took place on 8/28/12 where the Glow with the Show ears debuted at Fantasmic.
From Erin Glover on the Disney Parks Blog:
On Friday, we told you that the popular “Glow With the Show” Ears would soon light up audiences during “Fantasmic!” at Disneyland park, and today we’ve got some exciting news just for Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders! Registration is open right now for a special opportunity for Annual Passholders to “Glow With the Show” at a private viewing of “Fantasmic!” on August 28.
Bring your “Glow with the Show” Ears and be among the first to see this magical new experience! That’s right – the premiere showing of this special technology during “Fantasmic!” will be a private viewing exclusively for Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders. Register now to attend, because space is limited and based on availability!
Here are the details:
- One night only – Tuesday, August 28
- 10 p.m. – 12 a.m.
- Private viewing of “Fantasmic!” will begin at 11:30 p.m.
- Select attractions, shops and food offerings will be open for event guests until 12 a.m.
- Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their own “Glow with the Show” Ears. Hats are not required for event attendance, but strongly encouraged for optimal viewing experience.
And here’s how you register:
- Registration applies to Annual Passholder and up to 3 Annual Passholder guests
- Visit any open ticket booth in the Disneyland Resort Main Entrance Esplanade
- Present your active Annual Passport and a valid, government-issued photo I.D., as verification of your eligibility to register for the event
- Based on availability, cast member will complete your registration and give you a voucher, required for admission to the event. Limit one (1) voucher per eligible Annual Passholder; multiple vouchers will not be honored
Important additional information:
- Annual Passholders must be at least 18 years old to RSVP for this event, but their guests (up to 3 additional Annual Passholders) may be younger than 18.
- Registration will close at 10 p.m. (PDT) on Thursday, August 23, 2012, or as soon as capacity for the event is reached.
- Registration must occur in person at a Disneyland Resort Main Entrance Ticket Booth.
- Each eligible Annual Passholder is limited to one (1) registration voucher, and voucher does not guarantee admission.
- Registered Passholders and each of their guests must be valid Annual Passholders on the day of the event and must use their Passports for park entry.
- Valid Photo I.D. may be required at check-in.
- “Glow with the Show” Ears are not provided for event participation.
- The event is subject to change or cancellation without notice.
From Shawn Slater of Disney Parks Blog:
This summer, guests at Disney California Adventure park have been surprised and delighted by the ways in which the new “Glow With the Show” Ears magically interact with everything from “World of Color” to Mad T Party and more. Reaction to the “Glow With the Show” Ears has been so positive, the team is already working to expand the magic at the Disneyland Resort.
I’m happy to tell you that you’ll soon be able to “Glow With the Show” during “Fantasmic!” at Disneyland park. Imagine experiencing this classic nighttime spectacular in a whole new way – shimmering with the lights of romance as Disney’s royal couples drift by or becoming part of a virtual sea of flames when Maleficent sets the river on fire.
You’ll be able to get glowing with “Fantasmic!” later this month – stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for more updates.
The Fantasmic 20th Anniversary Pass holder event features unique merchandise, park hours past midnight, an added 5 minute documentary before the show and some of the character cast gets together as the park closes at Main Street Station! No new changes to the show. It will still, as of Monday’s showing, be the same Fantasmic show.
This is my dream!
They added a post-show display.
A jam packed event worthy of some of the busiest Summer Saturdays!
These banners were scattered around New Orleans Square.
10 minutes of mmm, 2 hours of stomach ache. How about those Mickey sprinkles?
Main Street at 12:50 AM
It was an honor to have the great Princess Cinderella wave to me. My life ambitions are complete.
Thanks for reading!
I was at the Disneyland Resort yesterday. Surprisingly, a lot has changed since last weeks photo report. Photos include The Little Mermaid, Cars Land, and much more…
Walked right into DCA to get a look at the Mermaid building
It seems our favorite little dragon endured a major malfunction last night. During the 9:00 showing of Fantasmic!, Murphy, about half-way through her performance, suddenly leaned forward with her snout almost touching the stage. The show was immediately canceled and the Mist Screens went up to attempt to block the view. Uh-Oh!!
If you look closely at the picture below, notice the tear in the neck of the figure…
The second showing was canceled that night. Disney has announced that Fantasmic! will continue to show without the Dragon. Tonight (8/29/10) is the last night of Summer Nightastic for The Disneyland Resort for 2010. Fantasmic is now only scheduled to show Friday through Sunday through September.
Exciting news from our good friend Brady MacDonald over at the LA Times Travel Blog:
After months of false starts and frustrating anticipation, the Fantasmic dragon will finally take the stage at Disneyland tonight (Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009) at 8:15 p.m., according to park officials.
Despite top billing, the oft-delayed dragon failed to appear during the Anaheim theme park’s Summer Nightastic promotion.
Expect big crowds along the Rivers of America tonight as the news spreads via the blogosphere, Twittersphere and Disneysphere.
During the rest of the week, Fantasmic plays at 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday and 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. over the four-day Labor Day Weekend (Friday-Monday). On high attendance days, Disneyland often adds a third Fantasmic show.
After Labor Day, Fantasmic switches to a weekend-only schedule (Friday-Sunday) until the Christmas holidays.
Disney has finally given us our first real look at the new dragon in Fantasmic, after 3 months of waiting:
You’ll be absolutely stunned once you watch this video
There’s still no word on if “Murphy” will debut tonight or not, but stay tuned to Disneyland News Today as we keep up with the latest on Fantasmic’s new dragon.
Disneyland News Today has acquired the very first picture of the new dragon set to debut in Fantasmic!:
Keep an eye out on Fantasmic! this weekend, as “Murphy” is strongly rumored to debut. Stay tuned to Disneyland News Today for the latest on this story.
According to the OC Register’s Around Disney blog:
The image of a giant glowing dragon spitting fire graces most promotional material — billboards, flags, fliers — for Disney’s Summer Nightastic events.
But the theme park’s official summer season will end this weekend without any appearance of the dragon in the water-and-light Fantasmic show because of technical difficulties.
Still, Disney officials promise that fans should get ample time to see the dragon, once it’s ready, because the Fantasmic show will be extended until the end of the year, said John McClintock, a Disneyland spokesman. Disney recently decided to add extra time for the show. On busy days, a third show is added at 11:30 p.m.
But a firm date for the dragon’s debut has yet to be released.
The dragon was supposed to emerge as the centerpiece of a revamped Fantasmic show, stretching 35 feet high in 17 seconds as “Sleeping Beauty” character Maleficent transformed into a dragon in the water and light show. The dragon then was to ignite the Rivers of America for 25 seconds, according to Disney’s press materials.
The dragon was designed to be 40 feet tall by 28 feet wide, weighing about 10,000 pounds.
But the dragon has yet to get off the ground in public, prompting much debate and discussion among Disney fans online. Fans even gave the dragon the nickname of Murphy after Murphy’s Law.
Disney has continued to release the same official statement about the dragon:
“Our goal is to exceed our Guests’ expectations every day. Because the dragon is technically complex and the largest and most fully animated Disney character ever created for a live stage show, we want it to be perfect before adding it to Fantasmic! However, Fantasmic! is a summer tradition at Disneyland, and we’re glad we have been able to offer the show throughout the summer. We’re happy so many Guests have been able to experience it.”
Al Lutz, editor of Miceage.com, a Disney watchdog blog, said he has heard that the dragon may be up soon, but he isn’t sure he believes it after so many delays. Lutz has monitored the behind-the-scenes problems on his blog.
“I’ve never seen so much attention on one thing,” Lutz said of the fans. “I find it fascinating.”
The Summer Nightastic season officially runs June 12 through Sunday, although some features will go beyond this weekend.
Here is the schedule for some promotions:
- Disney’s Electrical Parade in Disney’s California Adventure will go on for the last time Sunday.
- Sunday is the last day for Southern California residents to buy three day passes for $99. The first visit must be made on Sunday at the latest.
- The fireworks show, called “Magical,” will go on nightly through Labor Day and on weekends until Sept. 20. A special Halloween fireworks show is set to begin Sept. 25.
- Fantasmic shows will be nightly through Labor Day and on weekends through the end of the year.
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