Walt Disney requested a fireworks show against the backdrop of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland in 1958, to keep guests at the park for longer hours and provide much needed night-time entertainment. Early shows were performed by fantasy ranch saloon cast members manually launch hand flares.
As the shows aged, many guests began to miss out the fireworks in their visits as they had seen them so many times. In early 2000, to celebrate Disneyland’s 45th anniversary, the Disneyland Entertainment team produced a lavish fireworks production to replace the old show, Believe There’s Magic in the Stars. At the Magic Kingdom, Fantasy in the Sky was only discontinued in 2003. Following the example of Believe at Disneyland, Walt Disney Creative Entertainment developed another show aimed at creating emotional responses among guests, and the result was Wishes. At Disneyland Paris, Fantasy in the Sky was discontinued in 2005 to make way for Wishes, a multimedia version of the Magic Kingdom’s night time fireworks display produced in honor of Disneyland’s fiftieth anniversary. At Disneyland, Fantasy in the Sky was brought back from retirement to feature at the 2004 and 2005 July 4 celebrations and on New Years Eve in 2004 through 2007. A 2008 revival was cancelled due to high winds.
Fantasy in the Sky returned for Disneyland and Walt Disney World for 2009 New Year Celebration. In early 2015, a version of Fantasy in the Sky was brought back at Disneyland Park to bridge the gap between Remember Dreams Come True ending and Disneyland Forever premiering as part of the park’s 60th anniversary. Fantasy in the Sky’s last performance was on May 20, 2015. On August 2, 2016, it was announced that Fantasy in the Sky would be returning to Disneyland Park starting on September 9, 2016. Welcome Back Favorite Entertainment Spectaculars at Disneyland Resort This Fall”. The Enchanted Tiki Room: Stitch Presents Aloha e Komo Mai! This page was last edited on 2 March 2018, at 11:38.