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VIDEO: Three Decades of Disney Nigttime Magic

Disney Dreams! at Disneyland Paris, copyright Disney

(April 20, 2012) — Since 1956, The Walt Disney Company has been a world leader in the production of nightime spectacles.  IPM News has compiled an extensive list of video runthroughs on our newest playlist on the IPM News YouTube channel.  The videos span more than three decades, from Epcot’s Laserphonic Fantasy to the newest show – this year’s Disney Dreams! at Disneyland Paris.

The playlist includes the following shows, which are either presented in their entirety or as close as possible:


  • Believe….There’s Magic In the Stars (Disneyland Park, 2004)
  • Imagine….A Fantasy in the Sky (Disneyland Park from Rivers of America, 2004)
  • Remember….Dreams Come True (Disneyland Park, 2011)
  • Magical: Disney’s New Nighttime Spectacular of Magical Celebrations (Disneyland Park from Main Street USA, 2010 and from “it’s a small world,” 2010)
  • Wishes Nighttime Spectacular (Magic Kingdom, 2010)
  • Sorcery in the Sky (Disney/MGM Studios, circa 1990)
  • Wishes: A Magical Gathering of Disney Dreams (Disneyland Paris, 2006)
  • Disney in the Stars (Hong Kong Disneyland, 2011)
  • Startlight Magic (Tokyo Disneyland, 1999)
  • Magic in the Sky (Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, 2011)


  • Disney’s Electrical Parade (Disney’s California Adventure, 2002)
  • Light Magic (Disneyland Park, 1997)
  • Spectromagic (Magic Kingdom, 2010)
  • Tapestry of Nations (Epcot, 1999)
  • Fantillusion (Disneyland Paris, 2011)
  • Nightfall Glow (Tokyo Disneyland, 2011)


  • Disneyland Park, 2011
  • Disney Hollywood Studios, 2011
  • Tokyo DisneySea, 2011

Lagoon Shows

  • Laserphonic Fantasy (Epcot Center, circa 1987)
  • Illuminations: Reflections of Earth (Epcot, 2010)
  • Luminaria (Disney’s California Adventure, 2001)
  • World of Color (Disney California Adventure, 2010)
  • BraviSEAmo (Tokyo DisneySea, 2009)

 Texture Mapping

  • The Magic, the Memories, and You (Disneyland Park, 2011)
  • The Magic, the Memories, and You (Magic Kingdom, 2011)
  • Disney Dreams! (Disneyland Paris, 2012)
Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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