We had the privilege of attending the first of four Annual Passholder-ONLY showings of Fantasmic! to celebrate its 20th year at Disneyland Park!
Each one of the DE Staff members that attended the event this past Monday, May 14 were eager to attend because of the fact that this show continues to bring back endless memories. One the way to the showing, we each reflected on those memories - our first time going to Disneyland together as friends, the AWESOME music, etc.
We love this show and continue to do so even into today. This 20th anniversary showings did two things for us. One, it presented us, Annual Passholders the opportunity to attend a special event, which is awesome!
Two, and more importantly - it gave us a greater love and appreciation for a show that has been part of our Disney journey all this time.
Its story, its special effects, its acting, its water, its lights, its fireworks, its music…it’s all just pure…
Here’s a video recap of the event that included a special pre-show documenting some archived footage from opening night back in 1992!
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Although we did not have a real camera with us to document the event, we did have iPhones, an iPad, Instagram, and Twitter to report back to all of you. Here are some of those pictures that we took from the event.
Schedule of Events
Special banners up for the event
And balloons, too!
They also had an event-only menu of foods at some service locations around New Orleans Square and Adventureland.
They also had special, dated merchandise with the awesome 20th anniversary logo on it.
Secured a spot. Waiting for the show to start! They were even playing some awesome Disney Mania! Music to party-up the mood.
“You may think you’re so powerful…well, uh…this is MY dream!”
Queue awesome, iconic theme music…
“Some imagination, huh? Haha!”
It was a great show and what made the night even better was when we bumped into our good friend Bill Farmer and his wife Jennifer!
We met Bill and Jennifer at last year’s D23 Expo and have become good friends ever since.
Bill, if you all did not know, is the voice of Goofy and he and Jennifer gladly chatted with us on camera with a short reflection on the show and his favorite scenes. Enjoy!
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The DE Staff with Bill Farmer. He’s not ‘goofy’ at all!
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And that’s all, folks! We really enjoyed our time at the Fantasmic! 20th anniversary event and look forward to more exciting Annual Passholder-ONLY special events in the future…which happens to be in Cars Land!
Here’s to 20 more Fantasmic! years!
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