Celebrate the Magic at Cinderella Castle

Celebrate the Magic, Christmas version. (Photo credit: WDW Shutterbug)
Celebrate the Magic, Christmas version. (Photo credit: WDW Shutterbug)

Cinderella Castle transforms into a piece of living art at this nighttime show honoring the art of Disney storytelling.

The Celebrate the Magic show begins 15 minutes prior to the Wishes fireworks show. This is an awesome show that projects different movie clips directly onto Cinderella’s Castle with a beautiful music track playing.  You can ‘glow with the show’ if you buy the GlowEars. It’s pretty spectacular! Truly another magical performance from Disney!!

On Main Street USA after the show.
On Main Street USA after the show.

Celebrate The Magic: Tinker Bell introduces the show as she appears flying over the castle’s turrets. The castle is transformed into a paper canvas as Walt Disney appears sketching Mickey Mouse in his iconic Steamboat Willie appearance.

Tinkerbell enchants a paintbrush, which then becomes the host of the show. A kaleidoscope featuring images of Mickey, Donald Duck and Goofy are projected followed soon after by short clips from Cinderella, Pinocchio and The Princess and the Frog.

The show then progresses into longer, classic scenes from Disney films, including; Alice in Wonderland, Dumbo, Wreck-it Ralph, The Lion King, Tarzan, The Jungle Book, Toy Story, Pirates of the Caribbean, Brave, and now Frozen.

The show’s climax features a fast-paced montage of characters and scenes from such other Disney films as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Bambi, Sleeping Beauty, Pocahontas, Up, Peter Pan, The Little Mermaid, Finding Nemo, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Tangled.

During the final montage Walt Disney appears again, via archival footage, reciting one of his most famous quotes; “I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse”.


We love, love, love when Walt says:  “It all started with a mouse” during Celebrate the Magic at the Castle!

Walt:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42GSQfRh–4

It is a truly magical show!  We love it!!

Video of full Celebrate the Magic show:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PA58EJp9zxE

Two Disney sisters.

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney.

Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale


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