Disneyland--From Once Upon a Time to Happily Ever After by Jeff Kurtti
Happily Ever After and Once Upon A Time
Similar to Celebrate the Magic and Disney Dreams! This is the first time for this technology to be used in an entertainment program at Tokyo Disney Resort. The show soft opened on May 26, Due to inclement weather that evening, a majority of the fireworks were not produced. The show also had performances on May 27 and 28 before the actual opening date.
One of the busiest days of the year, and we never waited longer than 20 minutes! Like its predecessor Celebrate the Magic , Once Upon a Time uses projection mapping technology to cover every nook and cranny of Cinderella Castle in vibrant images that appear almost three-dimensional. The heartwarming show features Beauty and the Beast 's Mrs. Potts sharing bedtime stories with Chip. Here, Guests go on a magical adventure through favorite Disney movies, including flying over London to Never Land with Peter Pan, watching Winnie the Pooh fly towards the top of the Castle with a colorful balloon, enjoying a whimsical tea party with the Mad Hatter, and more.
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The show uses projection-mapping technology to produce a three-dimensional effect that fits every nook and contour of the Castle, from its base to the tips of its towers and turrets. The show is narrated by Mrs. Potts of Beauty and the Beast fame , who shares "once upon a time" bedtime stories with Chip. The show culminates with classic scenes from Beauty and the Beast and a grand finale featuring characters from some of Disney's most beloved animated tales and fireworks bursting above the Castle. The best places to watch the show are on Main Street in front of the castle, but far enough away to appreciate the entire castle — maybe standing at the Partners Statue, or a little further back in between Casey's Corner and the Main Street Ice Cream Parlor.
Once Upon a Time is a spellbinding show that brings Disney scenes and characters to life with special effects and music. Potts is telling her son a Chip a bedtime story and we get to hear it, too! Enjoy classic scenes from your animated favorites Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast , and Frozen in this 14 minute show that takes place most evenings in the Magic Kingdom. Happily Ever After is a a fireworks nighttime extravaganza and the most advanced fireworks show to ever appear at the Magic Kingdom! Happily Ever After uses lights, lasers, special effects, fireworks, and a score full of your favorite Disney songs to create an awe inspiring end to your day at the Most Magical Place on Earth. Once Upon a Time utilizes a few pyro tricks, but has no other real fireworks. Happily Ever After is considered the main fireworks entertainment, having replaced Wishes.