Sad news was released overnight for fan’s of Disney California Adventure’s “Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular” show. The show will be officially retired in January 2016 with a new Frozen show replacing it.
The Hyperion Theater has been home to the Broadway quality musical Aladdin since the park first opened and has played to rave reviews and has a bevy of rabid fans. The pop culture reference jokes that the Genie performs live each day keep the audience in stitches and will be sorely missed by many. I’m glad to be getting to see the show soon before it retires. “Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular” will take its final curtain call on January 10, 2016 after nearly 14,000 shows.
If you’re a fan of the deep freeze that the movie Frozen has placed on Disney Parks worldwide, you’ll be excited to hear that Disney California Adventure will play host to a new Frozen live musical beginning Summer 2016 (likely June). The show will offer “elaborate costumes and sets, stunning special effects and surprising scenic transformations.”
Rumors have abounded for several years that Aladdin would be replaced. But fans spoke up and the park retained the musical celebration. I’m sure the new Frozen show will be amazing and fun, but this just seems like overkill to me. It seems like everywhere you turn is Frozen merchandise, Frozen shows, Frozen summer celebrations. I’d love to see them more fully develop more of their other franchises.
What do you think?
P.S. My apology for the earlier “TEST” email that was sent inadvertently yesterday!