Our third and final photo report for today comes to us from Shawn Hutchison who was at the beginning of Summer Nightastic yesterday at the Disneyland Resort:
An ad for Summer Nightastic at the Mickey and Friends Parking Structure
Finally new billboards at the Mickey and Friends Tram Station
Guess it was too late to change all the promotional images featuring the dragon? ;)
Looks like they’re going for a dragon combo here
A new edition to the Esplanade, a giant inflated house promoting “Up”
The Opera House restrooms are still closed
The Astro Orbitor re-opened yesterday
Shawn’s Nightastic night began with Disney’s Electrical Parade
The new Tinker Bell unit kicks off the parade
The opening train unit looks better and brighter than ever
The logo now switches on and off a lot nicer than just flicking off and on
All of the units in the parade have received nice lighting upgrades. I’ll point out the more significant upgrades
The big butterfly now flaps its wings
The Cheshire Cat is completely new, and very bright! The colors are a little off though
Some very cool lighting effects here
You should get the jist of how this effect works
Here you can see the pixie dust trails that are now on every major unit
Suzy and Perla got new costumes
The pixie dust trail works very well on the Cinderella Pumpkin unit
The Cinderella section is about the same as before. Just some minor lighting upgrades
The fountain on the clock tower unit looks a lot more convincing now
The Peter Pan section received a new skull head and higher mast. The spinning Tinker Bell on top of the ship was removed as she now leads the parade in full size
The Snow White Dwarf Mine has returned to the parade after being gone from it since 1996 when the parade had its “farewell” at Disneyland Park
Those are some bright crystals!
Also missing since 1996 is the Pinocchio section, which essentially replaced the Dumbo unit
That clown face is pretty creepy!
The music in this section is very different to the other sections. Very carnival and very electronic
Are they cigars!? If they are, I’m very surprised they’re still on the unit
The highlight of the parade is still good old Elliott the Dragon!
The To Honor America finale received a new sign and amazing new firework effects
Shawn managed to catch some of Magical from the Esplanade
Now onto Fantasmic
The giant Kaa from The Jungle Book
Pink Elephants on Parade
“I’ve Got No Strings”
The amazingly articulated new Crocodile
The new Flotsam and Jetsam eels
The replacement for the dragon… Maleficant on a tower :(
Still, the finale is just as spectacular as ever!
Loving the DCA map! Disneyland not so much…
Thanks for the great report Shawn!
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