Behind-the-Scenes of Disneyland’s Wondrous Journeys
The Walt Disney Company’s 100th Anniversary celebrations kicked off back in January, and there are a bunch of festivities taking place over at Disneyland Resort in particular. Now, Disney has shared a behind-the-scenes look at one of their new fireworks shows — Wondrous Journeys!
One of the ways you can celebrate the 100th Anniversary at Disneyland is by checking out one of the new nighttime spectaculars, Wondrous Journeys. This fireworks and projections show takes place in Disneyland Park and debuted on January 27th.
The show happens every night at 9:30PM. You can catch it on Main Street, U.S.A. with projections up and down the street as well as on Sleeping Beauty Castle.
The full-scale show includes both fireworks and projections, but sometimes the show happens with projections only, so make sure to check out Disneyland’s entertainment calendar when you’re planning your trip.
We’ve seen Wondrous Journeys in person, but recently, Disney shared a behind-the-scenes look at how they create the show every night! In a new video from Disney Parks, you see a mini tour of the show from Cast Members in the park after hours.
In the video, we’re taken inside one of the control rooms used for the show. This room features a giant wall of screens that lets technicians monitor everything going on during Wondrous Journeys. This allows them make sure all of the special effects are timed perfectly!
Outside on Main Street, U.S.A., we’re shown where the projectors for the show are in the windows above the shops. The video also shows how they use an alignment grid to makes sure the projections are all lined up.
We also get a look at one of the projectors hidden in plain sight over near “it’s a small world.”
And, you can even see how the pyrotechnics work! Up on the rooftops of Fantasyland you can see where the controls are for these effects.
These controls let Cast Members do things like shoot flames 50 feet into the air for the show!
You can take a look at the full video behind-the-scenes of Wondrous Journeys below!
If you’re looking for more on Disney’s 100th Anniversary, check out the NEW Cinderella Disney100 popcorn bucket, 4 things to consider before visiting Disney100: The Exhibition, and how Disneyland Cast Members are celebrating the anniversary using their nametags!