“Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls- we invite you to turn your attention to the sky high above Sleeping Beauty Castle. Where, if you believe and wish hard enough, you too will see the magic of Tinkerbell as she lights this evening’s performance of Fantasy in the Sky!”
Beginning in 1958, the skies above DISNEYLAND would brighten each summer night at 9:30PM with what Walt Disney referred to as a ‘kiss goodnight’- the Fantasy in the Sky fireworks. Mr. Disney came up with the idea of having a nightly fireworks show as a way to give his guests a ‘kiss goodnight,’ a special gift from him to thank them for spending their day at his Magic Kingdom. An attempt to recreate the title sequence from the DISNEYLAND television show, the fireworks featured a retired circus aerialist who flew above the castle as Tinkerbell.
The Fantasy in the Sky fireworks show would last for over forty years, finally getting replaced in 2000 by Believe… There’s Magic in the Stars.
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