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Magical: Disney's New Nighttime Spectacular of Magical Celebrations was a firework spectacular that used to play during summer nights at Disneyland. It's designed to take you into the stars to meet the magic-makers from beloved Disney films. This show features fireworks, lower level pyrotechnics, 10k spotlights and castle/Matterhorn projections. The soundtrack for "Magical" features many different orchestrated versions of classic Disney music, with lead vocalist, Broadway actress and former Disneyland cast member, Eden Espinosa. Its theme music is a rendition of Tokyo Disneyland's "It's Magical" 10th Anniversary Castle Show. "Magical" was created as a current replacement for Remember... Dreams Come True and as a nighttime entertainment offering for 'Disneyland's Summer Nightastic!'
The show was held nightly and ran through September 2009. In October 2009, Disneyland's first Halloween fireworks spectacular, Halloween Screams, premiered. Remember... Dreams Come True returned early 2010 after the winter holiday festivities were concluded. The show is now shown every summer.
Introduction - The show begins with a fanfare of the "Magical" theme while new lighting effects on the castle shimmer and twinkle, and behind the castle appear the bright lights of 10k spotlights shining up into the night sky.
Magical Theme/Tinker Bell's Flight - A comet is launched across the sky as we begin to hear the theme music of Magical. Tinker Bell sweeps past the castle as the chorus sings the theme, Espinosa leading the group.
"Baby Mine" from Dumbo is sung by Eden. Timothy Mouse is heard saying, "You can do it, Dumbo! You can fly! You don't need a magic feather!" An inflatable puppet of Dumbo appears, flapping his big ears and kicking his little legs. Stunning blue shells are shot in the background. The music softens and Dumbo makes his exit. NOTE: Dumbo does not fly every night.
The three good fairies of Sleeping Beauty are heard reminiscing over the enchantment of the dazzling show. Merryweather and Flora get themselves into a fight over a Pink or Blue finale, which becomes chaos for a short time. Fauna stops the fight and tells them, "It's all beautiful!" and explains that when we believe, any wish can come true, and we call that Magical. Afterwards, they make a Mickey Mouse firework.
The Magical theme music is heard once more, and "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" reprises with the chorus and Eden. 'Gold Chrysanthemum' fireworks are very heavily used in this finale, as stated by Steve Davison. Stimulating bulbs, which are fireworks that explode and show flashes of light on the ends of the trails, are also used many times in the finale. Tinker Bell makes a return, and the show ends in, "one of the biggest finales of them all." Confetti is launched from the rooftops of Main Street at the very end.
Soft opening: December 25, 2008
Grand opening: January 1, 2009
Closing: October 2, 2014
Show length: Approx. 13:45 minutes
Show cost: $25,000
Magical: Disney's New Nighttime Spectacular of Magical Celebrations (2009–present)