Enchanted Candleabration

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10th November 2007 to 6th January 2008

Bougillumination Enchantée

Entertainment Type

Illuminations ceremony

Duration

15 minutes

First Season

NEW for 2007/08 Season

Performances

Once daily

Category

Entertainment

Wait Time

Scheduled Times

Children 3-7

Children 8-12

Teens/Yng Adults

Adults

Seniors

Viewing Tips

  • The Central Plaza Stage has no seating and may have limited viewing, depending on the guests which stand in front of you. Due to the popularity of the show and its performance location, don't expect to get a perfect view - just make sure to enjoy the atmosphere! Arrive at least 30 minutes in advance for a spot nearer to the stage.
  • If you have small children, try to arrive early to find a place around the plaza with a clear view - don't follow others and lift your child onto your shoulders, this spoils the view for others behind you! For those without children - before settling on a place, try to avoid parents in front of you who may lift children onto their shoulders.

Fun Facts

  • More than one million lights are illuminated during the Enchanted Candleabration, using technologies old and new - from LED lights to fibre optics, to the old-fashioned filament bulbs of Main Street. Thousands of additional LEDs come from the 25th Anniversary banners and candles for this year's special edition.
  • The Ice Palace overlay of Le Chateau de la Belle au Bois Dormant requires over 140 metres of LED lights wrapped around lightweight metal frames which encase its turrets, towers and spires. The frames are coloured to the castle behind, from pinks to blues to gold, blending in as much as possible during daytime.
  • The Christmas illumination ceremonies of Disneyland Resort Paris, including the spectacular illumination of Le Chateau de la Belle au Bois Dormant since 2004, have been such a huge success that the concept has now made its way to Disneyland California, Magic Kingdom in Florida, Hong Kong Disneyland, and, in some ways, to Tokyo Disneyland.
The fifteen candles for fifteen years of magic are joined by the illumination of the entire Château - a glittering, spectacular Ice Palace. Sparkling chandeliers, banners and the towering Giant Christmas Tree itself complete the fantasy - the most spectacular Disney illuminations ceremony on earth!

Guaranteed to give you goosebumps, the Enchanted Candleabration is a new illuminations ceremony for Disney's Christmas Season 2007/08, effectively joining together the popular Candleabration ceremony for the 25th Anniversary and the succesful Enchanted Fairytale Ceremony from recent Christmas past.

In addition to the regular cast of Mickey's Candleabration ceremony, including Minnie, Pluto, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Chip and Dale, the Central Plaza Stage welcomes some very special, royal guests! Under the starry sky and glittering pixie dust of Tinkerbell, four royal princesses will dance a wintry waltz with their princes!

Look out for more show information, tips and photos here soon!

History

  • Since 1992, Disneyland Park has presented a daily illuminations ceremony during the Christmas season. The event began far smaller than the grand production of today, seeing Mickey and Father Christmas arrive in Town Square to light up the Giant Christmas Tree and Lights of Winter, accompanied by the frenetic music of 'Jolly Holiday', today used for Christmas Ciné Folies.
  • In 1999, the Millennium Tree Lighting Ceremony made use of a huge Mickey Mouse "glass" sculpture (styled to look like sculpted ice), with a laser beam running the length of the street to the castle.
  • A group of Christmas carollers took park in 2001 and 2002, arriving on the small, wooden-styled float later used for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in The Wonderful World of Disney Parade and now used with various overlays for seasonal parades. 2001 also saw the use of a special Magical Christmas Tree Forest on Central Plaza, with extra lights and some snowfall. Scheduled snowfall officially began falling over Main Street, U.S.A. in 2002, timed to the show.
  • Major changes began to be made from 2003, when the ceremony was moved to a new stage on Central Plaza featuring a pile of storybooks and a giant, illuminated feather. The show featured only Father Christmas and various pixie characters, illuminating the Lights of Winter and, at the far end of the street, the Giant Christmas Tree. The new Christmas song 'Chante, c'est Noël!' was included, along with a couple of small fireworks to end the show. The edition was a success, but feedback concluded it was too hard to see both the tree and ceremony, being at opposite ends of the street, and that more Disney characters should be included...
  • It was 2004 which saw the introduction of the version used as the basis for the current show. Featuring only the Disney princes and princesses dancing around the stage, the star attraction was now the grand illumination of the main turrets on Le Chateau de la Belle au Bois Dormant, lit by a real-life Tinkerbell standing on the castle's main balcony. If this wasn'../../../../../guides/disneylandpark/fantasyland/letheatreduchateau/">Le Theatre du Chateau. The show was part of a transition to using the princesses as the main Christmas theme for Disneyland Park's 'Fairytale Christmas', who themselves caused chaos on Main Street each night by arriving in a horse-drawn carriage from Town Square, the princes riding on horses! The show, particularly the castle illumination, was a huge success, but not quite perfected just yet...
  • More tweaks and changes came in 2005, with the stage elevated to almost twice its original height, greatly improving the show for all watching, and the addition of more lights across the Castle to now cover almost all its turrets and towers. The show lost one segment of the Princesses' dancing to introduce a far larger additional cast of Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Chip and Dale. With the introduction of a stronger storyline, following the Fab 7's preparations for their grand Christmas ceremony, the show now used more traditional Christmas music, along with both the new 'Ring the Bells' song and 'Lumina' illumination score by musical director Vasile Sirli. The 2005 edition was also the first to illuminated the Enchanted Fairytale Chandeliers, which replaced the Lights of Winter arches from this season onwards.
  • In 2006, the show returned intact and, for once, matching the previous year's edition. The only major change was the relocation of the Giant Christmas Tree to its rightful home in Town Square, providing a greater balance and symmetry to the decorations.