Disneyland – Silly Symphony Swings, Summer Nightastic, World of Color


Just a very quick entry for tonight – it was a long day.

This morning I attended the Cast Member ceremony for the official opening of Silly Symphony Swings. At the end they ran the swings, and instead of using the soundtrack for the attraction, the Disneyland Band had come across the esplanade, and they played the William Tell Orchestra while the first riders went flying by.

Deb and I attended the What’s Next presentation, followed by a round robin session where we had a chance to talk to Disney folks about World of Color, the DCA expansion, Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland Hotel remodel, etc. We’ll have lots more on that when we have some time to write about it.

Tonight we had a chance to do nighttime in entertainment in not just one but two parks! We saw Fantasmic! and the Magical fireworks show at Disneyland, and also spent some time enjoying the fountain and light choreography of Pixie Hollow Enchantment.

Then we went over to DCA to check out GlowFest – it was after 10:00 so it was winding down a bit at that point, but still had quite a few people enjoying it – very colorful – and very loud.

Deb left after that but Lee and I decided to stick around to see the 11:30 performance of World of Color – they had added a third show tonight. Not surprising that it would be that popular on opening night! We didn’t have Fastpasses for it, so we watched it from in front of California Screamin’. You definitely get a very different perspective on it from there – no projections, but the fountains are really interesting to watch because they look different, and we thought you could better see just what they are doing.

It was a great evening!

Laura Gilbreath is a native of San Diego, CA. She has been making the trek up Interstate 5 to Disneyland since she was a small child and terrified of talking tikis and hitchhiking ghosts. She and her husband Lee enjoy trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World, as well as sailings on the Disney Cruise Line.

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2 Replies to “Disneyland – Silly Symphony Swings, Summer Nightastic, World of Color”

  1. i had read something on a new dragon in the fantasmic show. has it debuted yet? i would like to see what it looks like.

    Laura replies: The new dragon debuted last summer, and has continued to perform in the show since then. Though she is a somewhat temperamental performer, and doesn’t always choose to give her best performance. 🙂 We have a video clip of her here: