PHOTOS: Shanghai Disney Resort Shares New Images of ILLUMINATE! A Nighttime Celebration, First To Feature Marvel Characters

While Walt Disney World Resort is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Shanghai Disney Resort will be celebrating its 5th anniversary this summer. A few days ago we reported on some details on “Year of Magical Surprises”. Shanghai Disney Resort took to instagram to share some images from the new Nighttime show titled “ILLUMINATE! A Nighttime Celebration”. Check out the post below:


This Nighttime Celebration is the first to feature our favorite Super Heroes such as Iron Man and Captain America from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is part of an increased Marvel presence at the theme parks around the globe, such as Avengers Campus coming to Disney California Adventure.


The show will include cutting edge technology projection against Enchanted Storybook Castle. Guests will also be greeted by Disney and Pixar favorites such as “Coco” and “Tangled”.


This show-stopping celebration will be accompanied by the brand new song “Light Is In You”.


This show will be replacing Ignite the Dream – A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light show on April 9, 2021.

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Dland Fan
Dland Fan
6 months ago

Seems cool. TBH, I don’t know if I want Marvel Characters in a Classic Disney Show. It just does not seem to fit with the fairy tale theme but then again, Indiana Jones and Star Wars are in some of the firework shows so maybe it will work.

On another note, I hope Disney sticks with actual up in the sky exploding fireworks at at least the US parks instead of the little fireworks the spring up around the castle like in Disneyland Paris.

5 months ago
Reply to  Dland Fan

I completely agree on everything here. Do you happen to know if the other parks around the world usually have little larger firework shells during their shows relative to the US parks? I’ve watched several shows from international parks and all of them seem to go pretty easy on the pryo side of things. I really don’t want to see that start making its way over the US parks, especially Magic Kingdom in Disney World. They have set the bar way to high to even think about trimming down the amount of pyro in their shows. I would even rather… Read more »

Dland Fan
Dland Fan
5 months ago
Reply to  Josh

I know Paris uses the small fireworks must of which just spring from the sides of the castle and they only use the big ones for special holidays and events. Japan uses big fireworks but the show itself only lasts around 5-7 minutes. I haven’t been to the Chinese parks but I think they use mostly small fireworks. I totally agree with you though. I hope that Disney uses the massive fireworks and continues with the longer more extravagant shows. It’s part of the Disney Experience. I remember hearing that Mickey’s Mix Magic used only small fireworks for the week… Read more »