Disneyland fireworks displays are offered on most nights throughout the year with the beautiful Disneyland Castle as a frame for the show. Since the theme often changes with the season, you don't necessarily have to see the same show twice on a revisit. Should you be visiting the resort on a day when no fireworks show is scheduled, you can hope to cap your day off with another kind of show. At Disney's California Adventure Park, for example, it is possible to get tickets for the World of Color nighttime spectacular. This show features dazzling special effects and wonderful images of Disney stories. The World of Color shows twice nightly, and you can only get tickets by using the Fastpass service or by purchasing a special dining package.
The main Disneyland fireworks explode over Disneyland Castle, and the overall effect is quite dazzling. In fact, no Disneyland vacation would arguably be complete without taking in such a pyrotechnic display. Remember... Dreams Come True is the regular fireworks show, and it is dubbed as the biggest nighttime celebration in Disney history. As for the special Disneyland fireworks displays, they include a July 4th spectacular, a show for the Halloween season, and a dynamic holiday season version. You can also catch a special end of the year pyrotechnics display should you be enjoying a Disneyland New Years Eve visit.
Regardless of the Disneyland fireworks show that you are planning on catching, there are some viewing areas that are supreme. These viewing areas include the area in front of the It's A Small World attraction, the zone found along the Rivers of America attraction, and the strip of Main Street USA that can be found between the Main Street Train Station and the Central Plaza.
In addition to catching the main Disneyland fireworks, you can also hope to see those that are part of the Fantasmic! show. This nightly extravaganza at the Frontierland area in Disneyland Park sees Mickey Mouse summoning his friends to help battle evil villains, and there are plenty of amazing special effects. These effects include fireworks, digital film productions, lasers, and water fountains. Fantasmic! tickets must be purchased separately, and you can reserve yours up to 30 days in advance.
The Disneyland fireworks times vary according to day and season, so make sure to consult the entertainment schedule when looking to add a show to your Disneyland vacation itinerary. During the slower times of year, such as the month of January, the shows are often limited to Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights, while nightly shows are offered during the peak periods. Summer is among the peak periods, and the resort is also extra busy during certain holidays, such as Christmas.
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