Walt Disney World has just kicked off their “Blockbuster Summer” with new additions at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Magic Kingdom. But what about the other two parks? We know that Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be getting “The Music of Pixar Live”. And Epcot doesn’t seem to be doing anything.
Well, now we have some pretty good confirmation that Disney’s Hollywood Studios is doing something else big for their nighttime performance.
Disney Movie Magic.
According to guests staying onsite at Walt Disney World, testing can clearly be heard happening for the new “Disney’s Hollywood Studios Present: Disney Movie Magic”. From the sound of it, it’s a new projection show for the Chinese Theater, that will happen right before Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular.
The scoop came from @Christouffer on Twitter: Watch the Periscope rebroadcast below, and be sure to hit that follow button.
— christouffer (@christouffer) May 26, 2017
If you didn’t hear the music, here’s the list as described by the feed:
1: Announcer: “Disney’s Hollywood Studios present: Disney Movie Magic”
2: Orchestra playing “When You Wish Upon A Star”
3: Walt’s voice
4: Orchestra playing the prologue from Beauty and the Beast and “tale as old as time”
5: Pirates of the Caribbean
6: Indiana Jones
7: Guardians of the galaxy (Possibly)
8: The Rocketeer
9: When You Wish Upon a Star
Yes, we are aware there is another show happening called The Music of Pixar Live! It’s a symphony show, and uses only Pixar music. It’s also located in the Beauty and the Beast theater. It also does not use fireworks. This seems to be something entirely new.
There has been no announcement to date, so we’re not sure when we’re going to see it. We would not be surprised to see an announcement very soon, especially since Memorial Day weekend will be the official kick off to summer. Why add a new show now? It’s rumored that Universal Orlando is going to make an announcement about their Wizarding World of Harry Potter nighttime show very soon. This will give Disney fans a reason to stay onsite, and also sounds like a bit of a replacement for Wishes, as some classic Disney films will get some love. It actually seems like a love letter to great Disney films, and to movie lovers everywhere. The Rocketeer? That’s some definite geek love right there!
Guests in park have been told that the new show will happen tonight at 9p.m. There’s been no press release or Disney Parks Blog announcement, but this looks like it’s happening tonight.