The new Cinderella Castle project show, called “Celebrate The Magic,” premiered on November 12, 2012. This is a refreshed show of the original Castle projection show called “The Magic, the Memories, and You!” which Disney first presented in January 2011.

The show is scheduled to be presented at 7:45pm and 8:35pm.

Check out the video of the show below.

Disney announced that it will make periodic updates to the show like adding in scenes from “The Little Mermaid” during the summertime and adding in some Disney villains for Halloween.

Improved Animations

Overall I think that Disney learned a few things from the previous incarnation of the Castle Show. This one seemed to keep the crowd entertained and seemed to utilize more effects that took advantage of the shape of the Castle itself.

A Little Pink Fun

A favorite is when they projected a pink-icing cake design on the Castle. This was reminiscent of when Disney infamously turned Cinderella Castle into a huge cake to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Disney World in 1996 by actually painting the Castle pink. Many folks, including me, thought that stunt back in 1996 was awful, but it was fun to see Disney poke fun at it now.

Disney has a little fun by turning the castle into a pink cake - but just for a moment.

Disney has a little fun by turning the castle into a pink cake – but just for a moment.

I thought it was a little odd that the Christmas songs were inserted into the middle of the show, and weren’t at the end. But overall it was an enjoyable ten minutes, with quite a few “ooh” and “ahh” moments.

Show Contents

Here is a list of the elements you will find in the show:

  • Walt Disney: Line drawing animation
  • Mickey Mouse: Line drawing animation
  • Cheshire Cat
  • Casey Junior
  • Wreck It Ralph: Arcade game animation
  • Lion King: Circle Of Life
  • Lion King Hakuna Matata
  • Jungle Book I Wanna Be Like You
  • Joy To The World
  • Chestnuts Roasting On An open Fire
  • Deck The Halls
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  • Buzz Lightyear: To Infinity And Beyond
  • Pirates Of The Caribbean: A Pirate’s Life For Me
  • Merida
  • Celebrate A World Filled With Magic

What do you think about the new Castle Projection Show?