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'Magic, Memories and You' digital projection show debuts at Disneyland

By Robert Niles
Published: January 27, 2011 at 5:12 PM
Tonight, Disneyland unveils its version of the "Magic, Memories and You" show that we first saw last week projected upon Cinderella's Castle at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Disneyland doesn't provide much space upon which to project these high-def images, so this show will play upon the facade of It's a Small World. Here's a sneak peek from Disney:

Readers' Opinions

From James Rao on January 27, 2011 at 5:54 PM
Should be another nice addition. The Blue Sky Cellar reopened today as well with all new pictures of DCA... time for another photo trip report, Robert!
From Joshua Counsil on January 27, 2011 at 6:47 PM
How are they going to accommodate a huge crowd around "it's a small world"?
From Robert Niles on January 27, 2011 at 6:51 PM
That's a large show area that was designed for the late "Light Magic" show and has been used as a stop for most of the parades and street shows since then. There's not only a large plaza, but a terraced viewing area facing the plaza, as well.

Looking at the castle show last week, I saw several effects that struck me as possibly fitting better with the Small World facade than the castle. Disney certainly has a wider "screen" to work with here, so I'm interested to see how this version compares with the one in Florida.

From Tony Perkins on January 27, 2011 at 8:56 PM
I have to admit I was a skeptic when Disney announced its Magic Memories campaign using PhotoPass pix, but this is a really nice and tasteful show. DL has the better platform with the widescreen Small World to play with, and the fireworks behind it is the coup de grace. Well done Disney!
From Anthony Murphy on January 27, 2011 at 9:01 PM
I mentioned this on the youtube video, but I kinda wished Disney just kept it in Disney World...

Disneyland has the awesome Wonderful World of Color.

From Carlo Guardascione on January 27, 2011 at 9:35 PM
I love the projection bit but the song is overly cheesey.
From Dionne Oliver on January 29, 2011 at 2:57 PM
This show looks really great,i can't wait 2 c it when i go 2 orlando on feb 12th =)
From 94.173.9.23 on January 30, 2011 at 12:38 PM
Both brilliant shows. Well done Disney. Disneyland's is not as impressive as WDW's but they did well to find somewhere to play it at all.

Whats next..? Projectors onto the Carsland mountain range? Yes please..

From Joshua Counsil on January 30, 2011 at 11:49 PM
Judging from the videos, it's a small world actually does work better as a projection fa├žade.

However, I agree with Carlo - beautiful images, cheesy music.

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