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A fond look back at Disneyland's 50th anniversary celebration: Part V

A fond look back at Disneyland's 50th anniversary celebration: Part V

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Not that you really need another reason to head on out to Anaheim this year ...


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... But Steve Davison's "Remember ... Dreams Come True" fireworks spectacular ...


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... truly is spectacular. I mean, I am a huge fan of the"Wishes" show that Steve created for WDW's Magic Kingdom (Which is why it's nice to hear the music from that fireworks extravaganza reprised as part of this new show for the Anaheim theme park). But Mr. Davison seriously ups the ante with "Remember ... Dreams Come True."


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I mean, sure. The Florida fireworks show also uses the castle at the center of the park as a place to project images on ...


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... So it's not like Steve is doing anything different at Disneyland. But the sheer audacity of using the sky, Sleeping Beauty Castle and the Matterhorn as your stage ...


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... As you pay tribute to the history of "The Happiest Place on Earth," using actual pieces of the soundtracks from long defunct attractions ...


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... that takes vision. And courage. But -- judging by the reaction of the crowds in the park  ...


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... (where Disneyland guests are staking out spots on the Hub hours ahead of time, just so they have the best vantage possible point to see that night's fireworks show), clearly that risk has paid off.


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So congratulations, Steve. To you and your staff at Disney Creative Entertainment. "Remember ... Dreams Come True" really is a show that people will remember for years yet to come.

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