Dreams by the numbers

Disney Dreams! was added just in time for the 20th anniversary of Disneyland Paris brining a boost to the dwindling night time entertainment. This boost was a benchmark, a benchmark for which other Disney Parks now aim for.


It put Disneyland Paris on the map, bluntly. It flicked the other Disney resorts on the arm and gave a cheeky grin out of proud bravado, and rightly it should.

Comprising of elements from all over the Disney globe; Fantasmic’s water screens, Wishes fireworks, World of Color’s fountains, Illuminations LED’s and fire, matched to Magic the Memories & You’s projection ability and the spectacular Disneyland Paris searchlights. It truly is a recipe for amazement.

So what makes the show?

Thanks to @CafeFantasia for some of these stats and the push to go make some pointless factoids. (Well best guesses!)

  • Shown over 400 times (sometimes even twice a night, once three times!)
  • Over 3 million reported viewers of the show (likely a LOT higher)
  • Which makes around 8000 people per show
  • That basically fills most exhibition halls in the UK!
  • As many people watch Dreams each night as watch Fantasmic in Disney World
  • As many as 450 fireworks can be shown in one show
  • It takes just 30 minutes to reload the show for another go
  • 260′ of coverage, for great viewing all round the hub!
  • 4000 pixel projections
  • @25 frames per second
  • 100,000 pixels per second
  • 1320 seconds run time
  • 132,000,000 pixels per show
  • Edited over 5 weeks
  • Displayed over 18 £125,000 projectors.
  • Which are fed from 12 £20,000 video servers
  • and 2 £38,000 lighting desks
  • not to mention 32 static and
  • 6 moving fountains and
  • 24 LED’s per fountain
  • 864 LED’s making the fountains glow
  • 15 flames
  • 10 searchlights (using 70,000W of electricity!)
  • but just 1 star!

See @CafeFantasia‘s Finale Video to see the full effect of this amalgamation of technology!
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csFM4C1c8dA]

And DRLP Magic’s YouTube channel for the full video (including the soon to be released Light’Ears)
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8jNIv1n8_s]

What other pointless numbers can we pull?

By Graeme Spence

Traveller of Disney Parks worldwide, with an absolute love for Disneyland Paris. Contact: info@dlrpr.com

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