One of Disneyland’s most popular shows celebrates its 20th Anniversary this month, and Disney sent out an invitation to their Annual Passholders to attend a special after-hours event. Being an Annual Passholder myself, I was forced to visit the park yet again ;). The crowds gathered early for the 11:30PM showing:
They had plenty of special food offerings unique to this event, which was a real nice treat. Here are some of pictures of what the French Market was serving that night starting with the French Dip Sandwich with New Orleans Chips. The sandwich came out a little soggy, but we were going to dip it in the au jus sauce anyway so there were no complaints here. (Food photos courtesy of Mark De Leon)
The Popcorn Shrimp Basket was delicious. It came with the remoulade dipping sauce that took it over the top! This is the same sauce they give you when you order Pommes Frites at Cafe Orleans so I’ll give it an automatic thumbs-up.
Here’s a picture of the Apple Yam Salad for those trying to eat a little healthier:
The Fantasmic Cupcake was a nice touch:
It looked pretty busy for an Annual Passholder event, but a lot of the other lands were closed so the majority of people were concentrated in one area:
These lighted Mickey Balloons were scattered all over the Rivers of America Viewing area
Before the show, there was a short montage of old news clips announcing the arrival of Fantasmic 20 years ago:
There weren’t any noticeable differences in the actual show from what I recall.
Murphy The Dragon made an appearance:
After the show, the Fantasmic 20th Anniversary logo was up for photo ops:
I left early to avoid the rush, but I heard several characters ranging from Mickey Mouse to the dancing monkeys from Fantasmic were waving goodnight to the crowds from Main Street Station. You might need to use your imagination for this one =)
Thats it for now! Til next time!
Tommy (dipped in au jus)
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