Facts about ILLUMINATE! A Nighttime Celebration

Published: April 6, 2021 / Last Updated: April 6, 2021 / By: Arvid Bux

ILLUMINATE! A Nighttime Celebration will debut at Shanghai Disneyland alongside the other festivities for the resorts 5th Birthday on April 8. In order to debut such nighttime show, a lot of work has to be completed. To give you an idea of what has been done, we created the below list of facts:

  • 91 lighting fixtures, including eight giant new towers, 11 enhanced garden arbors, and 12 electronic lily pads have been installed across 15 new locations throughout the park to create a truly immersive experience
  • 22,000 new LED lights have been installed onto the new towers and arbors, adding to the 5,000 lights that were already in the garden, totaling 27,000 points of light for the new show
  • The grand water display in front of the castle features 38 static, seven moving fountains and one water screen
  • 27 fire burst locations and six lasers feature at different locations around the castle and Gardens
  • Beloved characters from over 40 films from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios and Marvel Studios are set to feature
  • This is the first time in history that Marvel characters will appear on a Disney castle, with 15 Super Heroes set to assemble
  • Nine songs are played throughout the show, including one original composition and several new reimaginings of beloved Disney classics
  • Over 70 Cast Members and consultants from eight countries were involved in the creation of the show

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