CONFIRMED: “Once Upon a Time” Replaces “Celebrate the Magic” Nighttime Show on November 4th

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As we reported yesterday, “Celebrate the Magic” at the Magic Kingdom is on its way out, and “Once Upon a Time” from Tokyo Disneyland is on its way in.

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In this new-to-the-U.S. show, Mrs. Potts from “Beauty and the Beast” shares bedtime stories with Chip, taking them on a magical trip through the most adventurous scenes from favorite Disney films like “Cinderella,” “Peter Pan,” “Alice in Wonderland” and “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.”

Scenes include a flight with Peter Pan from London to Never Land, the Mad Hatter’s whimsical tea party, and a daring duel between Gaston and Beast. Mrs. Potts and Chip end their bedtime story with a grand finale that includes appearances by characters from even more Disney films.

The show, which is a version of what currently operates at Tokyo Disneyland Park (minus a lot of pyro as the Tokyo show is essentially the park’s nightly fireworks show), uses projection mapping technology to cover every nook and cranny of Cinderella Castle in vibrant images that appear almost three-dimensional.

“Once Upon A Time: Where Stories Take You Anywhere” will replace the 4-year-old “Celebrate the Magic” projection show, which will end its run on November 3. “Once Upon a Time” debuts November 4th.

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PT
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PT

The show is amazing at TDL. I think it will work beautifully at MK too.

mtakeshi
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mtakeshi

In fact, theme song of “Once upon a time” used in opening ceremony of New-Fantasyland at MK, 2012.

See 6m40s.

rpmx33
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rpmx33

No Frozen scene? This is just never going to happen without Anna and Elsa…

Peter
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Peter

I believe you missed the part where it says the grand finale will feature appearances by characters from even more Disney films. You know they’ll shove Frozen one way or another.

Emilio Polanco
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Emilio Polanco

I hope they’ll also make Once upon a Time at Disneyland. Right?

Sarah
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Sarah

Will they make this show every night like Celebrate the Magic was? Or only on select nights? It shows “No time available” for the week we are there in December!! :(

Jessica
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Jessica

I wish they would add in buzz and woody