Believe... in Holiday Magic

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Believe... in Holiday Magic
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Show Overview
Status Seasonal
Opening Date MTA: 25 November 2014
MRT: 26 November 2016
Closing Date MTA: 1 January 2015
MRT: 23 December 2016
Theme Christmas
Designer Soleurs, Second Star Creative Entertainment
Duration 9 minutes, 30 seconds
Sponsor Forest Mini-Golf

Believe... in Holiday Magic is a fireworks show that is presented at the Lillian Disney Amphitheatre in Konawa during the holiday season. Believe... in Holiday Magic is a musical symphony of Christmas music accompanied by meticulously choreographed fireworks. The show was sponsored by Forest Mini-Golf. It is part of the A Christmas Fantasy trilogy of fireworks shows.

History

In 2000, Disneyland premiered a fireworks show called Believe... There's Magic in the Stars to celebrate its 45th anniversary. The show was so successful in its first couple of months that the Disney decided to premiere a holiday version the following holiday season. This version fused together music from various classic Christmas songs in order to create a nine-minute fireworks spectacular. The holiday version was very popular, especially the finale which culminated in "snow" falling in various areas of the park.

Believe... In Holiday Magic has run every holiday season since 2000, with the exception of the 2005 and 2015 holiday seasons, when Disney opted to run the special shows created for the 50th and 60th anniversaries of Disneyland instead.Believe... In Holiday Magic remains Disneyland's only Christmas-themed fireworks show in the history of Disneyland Park. It is also Disneyland's third-oldest and longest-running fireworks show, behind Fantasy In The Sky, which ran from 1956-1999, 2004-2005, and 2016-2017.

Plot

The show begins with an elderly woman encouraging everyone to remember and believe in holiday magic:
"Does your heart hold the magic of the holidays? Is it filled with warm memories just waiting to be discovered again? Now is the time to open your heart, believe in that magic, and remember those treasured moments... oh, they're still there, deep within you, waiting to touch you once more. So come along as the magic of the seasons leads the way."

The song "Can You Remember", performed by country singer Kellie Coffey, begins after the woman finishes her speech. The lyrics are a Christmas version of the song "Remember the Magic", the theme song from Walt Disney World's 25th anniversary celebration.

Following "Can You Remember" is a fanfare, then instrumental excerpts from various Christmas carols and a[Hanukkah Hanukkah song.

After the excerpt from "The Christmas Song" is the conclusion to "Can You Remember", now sung by a chorus led by the female vocalist.

A short excerpt from "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" accompanies the final line of "Can You Remember." The woman's voice then says, "Cherish the holidays forever, and always believe", and concludes the show.

The lights then return to normal while a rendition of "White Christmas" plays. This rendition is performed by Kellie Coffey.

Soundtrack

  • Can You Remember (Brian McKnight)
  • March of the Wooden Soldiers (Victor Herbert)
  • Toyland, Toyland (Herbert)
  • I Have a Little Dreidel (Sam Grossman/Sam Goldfarb)
  • All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth (Spike Jones)
  • I'll Be Home for Christmas (Bing Crosby)
  • O Holy Night (Adolphe Adam)
  • We Three Kings (John Henry Hopkins, Jr.)
  • Joy to the World (Isaac Watts)
  • Silent Night (Franz Xaver Gruber)
  • Carol of the Bells (Mykola Leontovych)
  • Russian Dance (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky)
  • Arabian Dance (Tchaikovsky)
  • The Christmas Song (Nat King Cole)
  • Can You Remember (Reprise) (McKnight)
  • White Christmas (Irving Berlin)

Video

The show is available for viewing at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT8Icdq0Q8U

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