Remember... Dreams Come True

Remember... Dreams Come True was a Disneyland fireworks display commemorating the 50th anniversary of the park in 2005 and 2006.[1][2] The show featured fireworks, lower level pyrotechnics, isobar flame effects, projection mapping, lasers, searchlights, and lighting set to the soundtracks of some of Disneyland's rides and shows.

Remember... Dreams Come True
Opening dateMay 1, 2005 (original)
January 10, 2010 (first reopening)
February 3, 2017 (second reopening)
September 7, 2018 (third reopening)
Closing dateJune 11, 2009 (original)
November 2, 2014 (first reopening)
April 7, 2018 (second reopening)
January 17, 2019 (third reopening)
ReplacedImagine... A Fantasy in the Sky (2005)
Magical: Disney's New Nighttime Spectacular of Magical Celebrations (summer only)
Disneyland Forever (2016)
Fantasy in the Sky (2017)
Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular (2018) (Pixar Fest only)
Replaced byMagical: Disney's New Nighttime Spectacular of Magical Celebrations (summer only)
Fantasy in the Sky (2015)
Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular (2018) (Pixar Fest only)
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Attraction typeMultimedia and pyrotechnic show
DesignerWalt Disney Creative Entertainment
ThemeDisneyland's attractions (California only)
Magic Kingdom's attractions (Florida only)
MusicGregory Smith (original compositions and arrangements)
Duration17:11 (original version)
16:19 (current version)
HostJulie Andrews
Disabled access Wheelchair accessible
Assistive listening available

The show was produced by Walt Disney Creative Entertainment.

The show ran until November 2, 2014, when it closed to make way for the integration of a new fireworks system, and for Disneyland's Diamond Celebration, which included the return of Fantasy in the Sky and the new Disneyland Forever fireworks. The show returned on February 3, 2017, and ran until April 7, 2018, when it was relaunched to accommodate Pixar Fest and its Together Forever fireworks. The show reopened again on September 7, 2018, featuring the searchlights and projection technology developed for Disneyland Forever.[3][4] Mickey's Mix Magic replaced it and opened at Disneyland on January 18, 2019.[5][6] The show, though never officially renamed, is part of Disneyland's Potential Fireworks Library, alongside titles like "Disneyland Forever" and "Together Forever: A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular". "Remember...Dreams Come True" remains unique as the sole fireworks display in any Disney Park celebrating theme park attractions rather than film properties.

Show summary




Main Street U.S.A.


The original announcement from the Disneyland Railroad is heard, as is the whistle and bell of DLRR #1, C.K. Holliday. Then music from Main Street, U.S.A. such as Maple Leaf Rag and Main Street Electrical Parade is heard. The "old world" segment shows the Main Street Station and American Flag bunting is projected onto Sleeping Beauty Castle. Then, the American Flag itself is projected while the stars move upon it. The Main Street Electrical Parade's closing fanfare plays and exploding multicolor stars emanate from the center of the castle.


The "Enchanted Tiki Room" segment

Music from Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room and the Indiana Jones Adventure are played. Colorful projections of the Tiki Room are featured on Sleeping Beauty's Castle with the birds featured in that attraction. During the Indiana Jones segment, the eye of Mara is projected onto the Matterhorn and the snake room of Indiana Jones Adventure is projected onto the castle. This section includes pyrotechnics.

New Orleans Square


Music from The Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean are played. The exterior of the Haunted Mansion is projected onto the castle followed by the attraction's stretching room portraits. During the "Wicked Waltz", Madame Leota is projected floating around the castle as instruments are projected above her. At the end of the segment, Little Leota is projected as she says her trademark "Hurry back" spiel.

In the Pirates of the Caribbean segment of Disneyland's fireworks show, a skull image is projected onto both the castle and Matterhorn mountain. From the peak of the Matterhorn, flare fireworks were previously launched until summer 2017 when this effect was removed. Flares are now launched from the top of the "Alice in Wonderland" show building. During this segment, diagonal fireworks are set off between Fantasyland and Frontier land, creating a "cannon fight" spectacle.



Music from Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Rivers of America is played. During the Rivers of America scene, the Mark Twain Riverboat is projected steaming across the castle.

Note: The Big Thunder Mountain Railroad portion of the show was removed in 2009.

Critter Country, Fantasyland, Toontown (Laughin' Place)


Music and sounds from various rides in Critter Country, Fantasyland, and Mickey's Toontown are heard. Attractions featured include (in order) Splash Mountain, Peter Pan's Flight, Alice in Wonderland, Casey Jr. Circus Train, Mad Tea Party, Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin, Country Bear Vacation Hoedown, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, It's a Small World, and America Sings.

The segment begins with Splash Mountain's buzzards inquiring about the "laughing' place". The castle projects images of Splash Mountain, followed by Peter Pan and the Darling children soaring across it. The Mad Hatter and March Hare are then heard as colored bubbles are projected, followed by the projection of Casey Jr. Circus Train. Benny the Cab introduces the second half of the segment, Saxons spin next to the castle, and a spiral is projected onto it followed by a barrage of rainbow-colored lights dancing across it. Finally, the weasel says, "Pop goes the weasel", and the segment ends with a door slamming shut and everything fades to darkness.



Sound effects, narration, projections, and music from Space Mountain, Submarine Voyage, Autopia, Rocket Jets, PeopleMover, Adventure Thru Inner Space and Star Tours are played.

Many Tomorrowland attractions and show scenes are projected onto the castle including the Rocket Jets, Submarine Voyage, Adventures Thru Inner Space, The Peoplemover, and Autopia. The main part of the segment is around Star Tours, with the logo being projected to start the scene. As the Star Wars theme plays, the effect of jumping to hyperspace is shown. Then, TIE Fighters are projected on the castle with a starry background. Green lasers are projected from the castle during this segment.



Julie Andrews concludes by declaring Disneyland the "Happiest Place on Earth". Tinker Bell reappears, flying over the castle to the tunes of "Wishes" and "When You Wish Upon A Star". The show concludes with a dazzling fireworks display as Andrews reminds, "Remember...Dreams Come True!"



At the conclusion of the show, "Remember When", written by Richard Marx and performed by LeAnn Rimes, is played throughout the park. This song was the official song of the Happiest Homecoming on Earth, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Disneyland and Disney Parks worldwide.

Later during the second season of running the fireworks show, a second song, Wishes!, performed by Peabo Bryson and Kimberley Locke (from the album Disney Wishes!) was added to play after "Remember When". After both songs, the lands' normal area loop music returns.

Although "Remember When" and "Wishes!" are the exit music of this show, this portion was occasionally altered due to special occasions:

  • Prior to the introduction of Disney's Celebrate America in 2008, there was a special Independence Day fireworks finale every July 4, namely A Salute to America's Golden Dreams, replacing two exit music(s) in their regular version. This theme song was borrowed from Epcot's The American Adventure and Disneyland's Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln attractions. This special show used a combination of former Believe and Remember... pyro equipment.
  • For the 2005 holiday season, "Remember When" was replaced with the "White Christmas" segment of Believe... In Holiday Magic, complete with magical snowfall. This version of the "White Christmas" segment contained a short introduction by Julie Andrews.

In acknowledgment that Disneyland became more than 50 years old, later showings changed Julie Andrews' narration from "Fifty years ago" to "in 1955". "Fifty years later" was also dubbed over with the word "today".

Additional information


This fireworks show was also used during the 2006 and 2007 Grad Nite programs. The show itself remained almost unchanged except for the soundtrack being replaced with one consisting primarily of contemporary music (different each year) and projection to match it. The show was renamed to Grad Nite Explosion for these events and ran for 10 minutes at 1:00am and 3:00am. Video screens along with additional lighting effects were also added on either side of the hub (already in place as part of Club KIIS).

The entire soundtrack to the show can be found on A Musical History of Disneyland and The Official Album of the Disneyland Resort. The soundtrack reappeared on the Official Album for the Year of a Million Dreams with new narration to coincide with the end of the 50th Anniversary. The score was arranged by Greg Smith.

The music used during the opening and finale of Remember... Dreams Come True originated from Wishes: A Magical Gathering of Disney Dreams at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida, which is performed by Charity Farris.

See also



  1. ^ Strodder, Chris (2017). The Disneyland Encyclopedia (3rd ed.). Santa Monica Press. pp. 193–194. ISBN 978-1595800909.
  2. ^ Shelton, Carly (December 5, 2005). "Disneyland Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary". Los Angeles Times. p. 61. Retrieved January 16, 2023 – via
  3. ^ "Pixar Fest Brings Celebration of Friendship Throughout Disneyland Resort Beginning April 13, 2018". October 26, 2017.
  4. ^ "'Remember … Dreams Come True' Joins the Line-Up at Disneyland Park Beginning Feb. 3". December 22, 2016.
  5. ^ "Time to Party at the Disneyland Resort with Get Your Ears On – A Mickey and Minnie Celebration". Disney Parks Blog. November 18, 2018.
  6. ^ "'Mickey's Mix Magic' Premieres Tonight During Get Your Ears On – A Mickey and Minnie Celebration at Disneyland Resort". Disney Parks Blog. January 18, 2019.