Disneyland Paris "Dream... and Shine Brighter" Review
Review - DLP 11-Mar-2022
For the Disneyland Paris 30th anniversary, Disney introduced a brand new high-energy daytime show called "Dream... and Shine Brighter!" The show takes place several times a day primarily at Central Plaza, but also extends down Main Street USA. The music starts pumping and a few of the parade floats come out with all the characters - some of which are in their 30th-anniversary attire - that travel up Main Street USA in a parade-like fashion. When the floats reach the Central Plaza, the characters disembark and make their way to one of the 4 stage areas on each corner of Central Plaza. Guests can stand in the middle (if you get there early enough) and enjoy the show from all 4 angles. Guests can also stand around the outside and enjoy the show there too, as the characters do their dancing facing both ways.
Live entertainment really is what makes Disney Parks special. I've read some people say Live entertainment is the magic, and I don't disagree.
I was hesitant when I first heard the soundtrack to this new show. I am myself not a fan of overly poppy songs, and while listening to this song on Youtube I did roll my eyes and was wary with how this would fit, and many comments on social said the same sort of thing. Thankfully though, it absolutely works when you watch the show live.
The two primary songs are called "Un Monde Qui S'illumine" and "Ready for a Ride", and they both work really well. Be warned though, these songs will get stuck in your head and you'll be singing them both in the days (and perhaps months) after watching this show. The show also incorporates other songs like "Topsy Turvy", "I’ve Got a Dream", "The Unbirthday Song", and more. These were really good choices as they're not songs that tend to be used in other Disney live entertainment.
It's super tough to film and photograph because there are characters and dancers completely surrounding you. You are totally immersed and surrounded by what's going on. It's really something you can only experience in person, and seeing all the guests get into the show as well is great to watch. I'll include some photos and video clips below.
The show is very well done and I ended up enjoying it much more than I thought I would, and it's not often I go out my way to see a show every single day I'm in the park. Hats off to all those involved.
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