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Forward
Forward  |  Why Travel to Disneyland?  |  My Favorite Things at Disneyland

Resources

Disneyland Trip Planning Phone List  |  Critique of Published Disneyland Trip Guide Books  |  Other Disneyland Resources on the Web

Planning Ahead

Planning Your Trip  |  What Time of Year You Should go to Disneyland  |  How Many Days Do You Need to "See It All?"  |  Other Attractions in Southern California  |  Estimating What Your Trip Will Cost  |  Rental Car Considerations  |  What You Should Pack to Take on Your Trip

Accommodations

Should You Stay On or Off Site?  |  Off Site Accommodations  |  Disneyland Area Campgrounds  |  Disneyland's "Good Neighbor Hotels"  |  On Site Hotels  |  Grand Californian  Hotel  |  Disneyland Hotel  |  Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel

Disneyland Resort Primer
A Disneyland / WDW Comparison  |  The Ins and Outs of Disneyland Reservations  |  How to Use Disneyland's Transportation System  |  Developing a Daily "Game Plan"  |  The Daily Afternoon Break Touring the Parks With Kids  |  Touring the Parks With an Infant  |  Touring the Parks with Disabled Guests

The Parks
General Issues
  |  All About Admission Media (i.e. Tickets)  |  General Park Operating Hours  |  "Magic Mornings", the Disneyland Resort's Version of Early Entry  |  Fastpass -- Disney's New "Virtual Queue"  |  Disneyland  |  Details-at-a-Glance  |  Touring the Park  |  Attractions  |  Shopping  |  Disneyland Shows and Entertainment  |  Parade of Stars  |  Believe: There's Magic in the Sky  |  Fantasmic!  |  Disney's California Adventure  |  Details-at-a-Glance  |  Touring the Park  |  Attractions  | Shopping  |  Eureka! The California Adventure Parade

Everything Else
Downtown Disney  |  Guided Tours of Disneyland

Disneyland Restaurant Resource

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Believe:  There's Magic in the Sky

"Believe:  There's Magic in the Sky" is a fantastic fireworks display!  I've never seen some of the effects: slowly twinkling golden bursts, bright rows of star shells, explosions of round colors, slowly bobbing and weaving flecks of light.  It was masterfully done, and well coordinated with the music.  The appearance of Tinkerbell, a carryover from the venerable "Fantasy in the Sky" fireworks show, remains a wonderful touch.  

This is a not-to-be-missed show.  Very well done and very much worth the brief wait time to see.  To give you an idea of how this is being received by Disneyland's guests, I'll paint a picture for you...On the night we watched the show, we arrived at the hub from Adventureland.  As we pulled into the plaza area, we could see all of Main Street jammed with people standing shoulder-to-shoulder facing the castle.  It was a weird sight.  I've never seen so many people, waiting so intently, all facing the same direction, and all so closely spaced -- each one waiting diligently for the fireworks to begin.

Believe is displayed every night that the park is open late.  Lately, it's been running at 9:30pm, which means that it is a bit later than the evening run of the 45th Anniversary Parade.

 

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