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Robert Niles

Disney's 'The Magic, the Memories, and You' to close Labor Day. New show to debut at WDW in November

Published: August 22, 2012 at 8:46 PM

If you're fan of Disney's The Magic, the Memories, and You show, you'd better hurry down to your local Magic Kingdom, because Disney's announced the show will be going away after this Labor Day, Sept. 3.

In Florida, Disney will replace the show with a new castle-projection show called "Celebrate the Magic." From the press release:

"'Celebrate the Magic' takes us on a journey to the heart of the most beloved Disney stories and characters," said Show Director Katy Harris. "This amazing show will magically transform Cinderella Castle with spectacular projection effects, choreographed to a new music soundtrack. The show will be full of emotion and storytelling, proving that, with imagination and magic in our hearts, anything is possible."

That sounds a bit like elements from the Disney Dreams show at Disneyland Paris, which also incorporates castle projections. What we do know the new show won't include, however, is the guest pictures which now make up a chunk of The Magic, the Memories, and You. So if you want your chance to see yourself on the castle or the Small World facade, you've got until Sept. 3. The new show will debut in November.

What about Disneyland, you might ask? West coast fans are out of luck on this one. Small World will get its holiday makeover in a couple months, but no new projection show. But, hey, we do get Glow with the Show ears, so there's that we've got over Orlando.

Replies (5)

David Brown

Published: August 23, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Great news...

But please debut it before November 14th otherwise I'll miss it :( ....

Robert Niles

Published: August 23, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Nov. 19 seems to be the big day in the Magic Kingdom, though, doesn't it?

Published: August 23, 2012 at 10:26 AM

I sure wish they would bring back an updated Main street Electrical Parade to Disneyland. My daughter is now 4 and she loves the music. I showed her a You-Tube video and now she wants to see it so very much.
Russell Overland

Published: August 23, 2012 at 10:29 AM

My daughter is now 4 and I showed her a You-Tube video of the Main Street Electrical Parade she loved it. All she talks about now is seeing the show. I would love to see an updated show come to Disneyland.
Rob McCullough

Published: August 24, 2012 at 1:26 PM

"Celebrate the Magic"? Is there nobody in the show naming department with a vocabulary that extends beyond the words "Celebrate", "Memories", "Remember" and "Magic" anymore? I have to admit, I was very impressed by the "The Magic, the Memories, and You". What I'm less than impressed by is the names of these shows which sound like nothing but the marketing strategies they represent.

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