It looks as though Wondrous Journeys will ultimately return to Disneyland Park after all. Previous rumors suggested that the nighttime projection effects and fireworks show, which held its final performance of the year on August 31, would not return to the park after the conclusion of Halloween and Christmastime performances and would instead be replaced by the returning Disneyland Forever show. Sources now indicate that Wondrous Journeys will, in fact, come back in early 2024.
Wondrous Journeys Rumored to Return in Early 2024
Sources tell us that the show, upon its return, will contain projection effects during all performances and fireworks on the weekends. An official return date has not yet been set or announced; “Believe… In Holiday Magic,” the holiday fireworks spectacular currently running at Disneyland Park, has showtimes listed through January 7, 2024, on the official Disneyland Resort website.
Wondrous Journeys debuted in January 2023 as part of the Disney100 celebrations at Disneyland Resort. The show featured exclusively films from the Walt Disney Studios (meaning no Pixar, Star Wars, etc.). It included elements from every Walt Disney Animation Studios film released as of its last performance, from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” to “Strange World.” Though not confirmed, one could expect elements of “Wish,” the newest Walt Disney Animation Studios movie, to be added to the show upon its return next year.
The show utilized pyrotechnics, including 50-foot flames, though some of those effects were removed or altered due to damages and precautions after the Fantasmic! dragon burned down nearby. Projections could be seen on Sleeping Beauty Castle, the Main Street, U.S.A. facades, and the facade of “it’s a small world.”
It also had a unique twist on a Disneyland fireworks show staple: rather than Tinker Bell, Baymax from “Big Hero 6” took to the skies.
As per usual, the above information has not yet been confirmed by Disneyland Resort and is subject to change.
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