Between the following dates, this nighttime spectacular will run.
- Start date: April 8, 2021
- End date: No confirmed end date yet
Every day at park closure
Enchanted Storybook Castle
This nighttime spectacular has been running for the following years: 2021
ILLUMINATE! A Nighttime Celebration
ILLUMINATE! A Nighttime Celebration is the new nighttime spectacular introduced for the 5th Birthday Celebrations and debuted at Shanghai Disneyland on April 8. ILLUMINATE! A Nighttime Celebration replaced Ignite the Dream – A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light which was the opening day nighttime Celebration.
Seven Unique Chapters
Comprised of seven unique chapters, ILLUMINATE! A Nighttime Celebration will take guests on a daring journey, beginning with an original song titled “Light Is In You.” As this stunning visual story progresses, guests can experience the flame for a better future being lit, echoing scenes from “Brave”, “Aladdin”, “Big Hero 6” and more, before adversity comes crashing down, in an attempt to conceal the light as it did to Mulan, Miguel from “Coco,” Simba from “The Lion King”, and so many other characters.
ILLUMINATE! will then inspire guests to break through the darkness and see the light, before stepping out from the adversity alongside Buzz and Woody from “Toy Story”, Joy and Sadness from “Inside Out”, Rapunzel from “Tangled”, Elsa, Anna and Olaf from “Frozen” and so many more. In a moving conclusion, Judy from “Zootopia”, Elsa from “Frozen,” Moana, and more will deliver a message of perseverance, encouraging guests to hold onto the light that exists within all of us and trust it to see them through.
As part of the new experience, nine songs, including reimagined takes on beloved Disney classics, and an exciting new composition specially created for this extraordinary nighttime spectacular, called “Light is in You”, will provide a nostalgic backdrop from which a stunning visual story will spring to life.
Debut of Marvel Super Heroes on a Disney castle
No search for light and battle against the darkness would be complete without the participation of Marvel’s Super Heroes, and for the first time ever on any Disney castle, guests can enjoy a range of Marvel Super Heroes assembling as part of a nighttime spectacular.
From Avengers including Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Captain Marvel, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye and Black Panther, to the Guardians of the Galaxy such as Groot, and many more, this exclusive chapter midway through each performance will pay homage to 15 Marvel characters.
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Video of ILLUMINATE! A Nighttime Celebration
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