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Remember...Dreams Come True

In terms of using fireworks for narrative storytelling, Remember… may be the greatest fireworks production ever performed, outdoing Epcot's IllumiNations. The show is a celebration of Disneyland's 50 year history, using fireworks, lasers, and advanced light projecting technology to pay tribute to park attractions past and present. Unofrtunately, the show experience is somewhat compromised unless you are in the Central Plaza in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle and people camp out for hours to get one of the best spots.

General Information - Hide Section
  • Location: The fireworks can be viewed from many places in the park, but the targeted viewing location is in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle.
  • Date Opened: May 4, 2005
  • Capacity: About 1000 in the ideal viewing locations, many thousands otherwise.
  • # of Shows: One show nightly on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
  • Characters: None
  • Photos and Autographs: No
 
Time Commitment Information - Hide Section
  • Wait Times: Secondary viewing locations (Main Street Station, Rivers of America, Small World Mall) will provide decent viewing right up until the time the show starts. However, to get one of the ideal locations right in front of the castle will require staking out a spot more than two hours in advance on the busier days.
  • Length of Show: 17 minutes
  • FastPass: No
  • Queue Description: There is no queue, though the view is different from various locations.
Access Information - Hide Section
  • Health Restriction:
  • Ride Access: There is no dedicated wheelchair viewing area for the fireworks show. It may be preferable to watch from one of the secondary viewing locations where most guests will be allowed to sit. In front of the castle viewers have to stand and will block the views of those in wheelchairs and ECVs.
  • Wheelchair Transfer:
  • Service Animals: Yes
  • Audio: Audio is a key component of the fireworks show, but no assistive devices are available.
  • Weight and Size Issues:
Parenting Information - Hide Section
  • Height Restriction: No
  • Child Swap: No
  • Other Issues: If your child is sensitive to loud noises but still wants to see the fireworks, viewing from Main Street Station or New Orleans Square along Rivers of America will provide the most distance form the loud noises. Small World Mall and right in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle are both very close to explosions.
History and Trivia - Hide Section
  • At this location: Fireworks have been a constant feature of the summer nighttime sky at Disneyland since nearly the beginning of the park. Fantasy in the Sky was the standard very long running fireworks show lasting from 1958 until 2000. Since then several new shows have been designed taking advantage of modern pyrotechnics and new lighting technologies.
    • Believe...There's Magic in the Stars (February 15, 2000 - December 2004)
    • Imagine...Fantasy in the Sky (December 2004 - May 2005)
    • Remember...Dreams Come True (May 5, 2005 - June 2009)
    • Magical - Disney's New Nighttime Fireworks Spectacular (June 12, 2009 - September 12, 2010)
    • Remember...Dreams Come True (September 17, 2010 - )
  • Other Trivia:
    • Sponsors: Since December 2004, Honda has been the sponsor of all Disneyland fireworks shows.
Links of Interest - Hide Section

MousePlanet Links

  • Viewing Guide — MousePlanet's guide to the best places from which to watch the parade. (May 11, 2005)


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