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50 Years of Magic!




MAY 2005 -

"Coming Home" Commercial Teases 50th Anniversary of Disneyland

At Disneyland
-- The First 50 Years Exhibit
-- Remember Dreams Come True Fireworks
-- Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
-- Space Mountain Re-Imagineered

At Walt Disney World
-- Cinderellabration
-- Expedition EVEREST
-- Lights, Motors, Action Extreme Stunt Show
-- Soarin'


May 2004 Press Event Announcing the Celebration

Julie Andrews Honorary Ambassador

Disney Cruise Line West Coast Cruises


Tinker Bell To Dazzle Audience With Dramatic New Flight

ANAHEIM, Calif., May 5, 2004 – To commemorate the golden anniversary of Disneyland in grand style, Disney technicians, artists and Imagineers have developed "Remember... Dreams Come True," the most elaborate nighttime spectacular ever presented at the park. The all-new fireworks extravaganza will premiere on May 5, 2005 with the launch of the Disneyland 50th anniversary, "The Happiest Homecoming on Earth" celebration.

Using the skies over Disneyland as its canvas "Remember... Dreams Come True" illustrates the power of wishes and dreams and incorporates state-of-the-art pyrotechnics, projection, lighting and sound technologies, to amaze Disneyland guests as never before. "We like to call it the ultimate Disney E-ticket in the sky," said Steven Davison, creative director, Disney Creative Entertainment. "We're pulling out all the stops to create a fresh, engaging, awe-inspiring and truly epic nighttime spectacle."

Hosted by everyone's favorite "conscience", Jiminy Cricket, "Remember... " will begin with the wishes of beloved Disney characters, including Cinderella, Aladdin, and Pinocchio, told through dazzling special effects, soaring music and brilliant fireworks. The first act of the show culminates in a new and unbelievable appearance by Tinker Bell, reminiscent of her flights of fancy from the familiar opening sequence of The Wonderful World of Disney television series. "This acrobatic aerial performance is truly groundbreaking and will reinvent Tinker Bell for a whole new generation," added Davison.

Tinker Bell's dramatic new flight will open act two of the show where the audience will be reminded of the wish that started it all -- Walt Disney's dream of Disneyland, explained in Walt's own words using archival audio tracks. What follows is an exciting and heart-warming journey through the various lands of Disneyland -- each to be depicted through favorite Disneyland songs, familiar phrases from some of the Park's most popular attractions and illustrated through the enchantment of fireworks. "Remember... Dreams Come True" will conclude with a heart-tugging and unforgettable finale reminding everyone of the timeless magic of Disneyland.

Premiering on May 5, 2005, "The Happiest Homecoming on Earth," an extraordinary celebration of the golden 50th anniversary of Disneyland, will pay tribute to the millions of guests and Cast Members who have contributed to the rich legacy of "The Happiest Place on Earth" over the past five decades. The 18-month long occasion represents the biggest celebration in the history of Disney theme parks and is the first truly global Disney event (with commemorative events planned at each of the Disney theme parks around the world in salute to Disneyland ).

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