in Holiday Magic is the Disneyland Christmas Fireworks show that ran nightly
during our trip to Disneyland.
This is a
beautiful fireworks display. Actually Disneyland doesn't have a show that is not beautiful.
amazing about this show is that it follows the music so well. It is somber during the Silent Night segment,
fanciful during the March of the Toys and stunning during the Nutcracker Suite. As this music reached its crescendo so did
the display of fireworks. Enough so that
people would clap after this segment and some are shocked that it was not the
finale. Yes, Disney has done something
special with the music for this show and it completely matches what you see at
the same time.
we saw the fireworks from two different places, yet I have experience viewing
from a third place.
each fireworks display is always set to frame Sleeping Beauty
Castle, if you can be in Main Street and see
the Castle, you are in a prime spot. The
problem is that it takes a lot of patience and a lot of waiting to get one of
these great locations. Here you will see
the parts of the show that happen from the castle and in front of the
castle. They all blend together with
those that come from various locations in Toontown and create a breathtaking
display of Disney Magic.
the ability to wait for a long period of time you can sit comfortably at the
Plaza Inn for a pretty good spot to see the show. As long as you can see Sleeping Beauty
Castle from your seat you
are in a good spot. If you can't see it,
you will still have a great location but you won't see any of the effects that
appear in front of the castle. To get
the best seating locations here you will want to be there about one hour before
fireworks. The beauty of this location
is you can combine waiting with dinner so it doesn't seem like such a long
You can also hang around on Main Street where everyone is sitting. 30 - 40 minutes before the fireworks are due to start they make everyone stand up. At this time you can slide right in and suddenly you have a spot within full view of Sleeping Beauty Castle.
if you want to see the fireworks where the booms of the guns are louder than
the music from the show, view the fireworks from between the Small World Toy
Shop and the Princess Fantasy Fair. This
is a great location to watch from that doesn't require any form of long
wait. You can show up at the last minute
and stand to watch the show, or you get there early an find a seat near the Toy
Shop. This area does not have speakers
and it does not have snow. For that you
will have to be on the Parade
Route in Small World Mall. No worries though because you can hear the
music amid the cannon like explosions as fireworks are launched into the
sky. This location has one drawback
though that the other locations don't seem to have so much of an issue
you are outside a perennial children's favorite you will encounter a lot of
small children watching the fireworks display.
Most young children will have one of two reactions: They will either scream with each boom
because they are scared, or they will say WOW with each beautiful launch. Alex doesn't like screaming because he has
very sensitive ears. He doesn't want to
watch fireworks from this spot again because of the noise level from the small
children. I like it because you CAN hear
issue from this spot is that you miss anything that happen behind you from Sleeping Beauty Castle. 95% of the show will be in front of you
though so if you don't mind missing a small amount of the show, don't want to
wait in a spot for over an hour or more and can deal with all of the children
this is a great spot. In fact, this is a
place you can watch from with no waiting at all, so if you make a rather last
minute decision that you want to see the fireworks then this is a good spot to
watch Believe in Holiday Magic from this location.
are preparing to watch Remember...Dreams Come True or Halloween Screams this is
not a good location because both of those shows will have a lot happening
behind you that is an integral part of those two shows.
of you going to Disneyland in mid November
through January 8th this happens to be a perfect spot to see the show. And I highly recommend that you see the show
because it is absolutely stunning.
have a lot of time to wait before the show though, I do recommend you see it
from Main Street
as close to the hub as you can get for the most perfect viewing location.
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