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'''Fantasyland Theater''', formerly Videopolis, is the name of a 5000 square foot outdoor amphitheater at [[Disneyland]] in [[Anaheim, California]]. Located in [[Fantasyland]], it functions as a venue for various shows and, in the evenings, as an all-ages dance club. As of 2009, the location was renamed to Fantasyland Theater.
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'''Fantasyland Theatre''', formerly Videopolis, is the name of a 5000 square foot outdoor amphitheater at [[Disneyland]] in [[Anaheim]], [[California]]. Located in [[Fantasyland]], it functions as a venue for various shows and, in the evenings, as an all-ages dance club. As of [[2009]], the location was renamed to Fantasyland Theater.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
Videopolis opened in 1985, a short distance to the west of [[It's a Small World]]. During the day, the theater was used for theme-park shows, but in the evening, it transformed into a dance club where music videos played. Videopolis featured 70 video monitors that displayed music videos and/or live feeds that allowed guests to watch themselves. The venue included a snack bar called "Yumz".<ref name=chrono>{{cite web|url=http://www.islandnet.com/~kpolsson/disland/dl1985.htm|title="Chronology of Disneyland Theme Park"|publisher="Ken Polsson"}}</ref>
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Videopolis opened in [[1985]], a short distance to the west of [[It's a Small World]]. During the day, the theater was used for theme-park shows, but in the evening, it transformed into a dance club where music videos played. Videopolis featured 70 video monitors that displayed music videos and/or live feeds that allowed guests to watch themselves. The venue included a snack bar called "Yumz".<ref name=chrono>{{cite web|url=http://www.islandnet.com/~kpolsson/disland/dl1985.htm|title="Chronology of Disneyland Theme Park"|publisher="Ken Polsson"}}</ref>
   
 
The theater was featured in the television program of the same name on the [[Disney Channel]].<ref name=chrono></ref> Filmed live at Videopolis, the show broadcast concert performances from an array of Top 40 bands and singers including Debbie Gibson, New Kids on the Block, Tiffany, Glenn Medeiros, New Edition, Pebbles, Janet Jackson, and The Jets. The dance club concept was abandoned in 1989 after several high-profile gang-related incidents (one of which in 1987 resulted in the death of a Samoan gang member in the parking lot), and Videopolis was converted for exclusive stage-show use.
 
The theater was featured in the television program of the same name on the [[Disney Channel]].<ref name=chrono></ref> Filmed live at Videopolis, the show broadcast concert performances from an array of Top 40 bands and singers including Debbie Gibson, New Kids on the Block, Tiffany, Glenn Medeiros, New Edition, Pebbles, Janet Jackson, and The Jets. The dance club concept was abandoned in 1989 after several high-profile gang-related incidents (one of which in 1987 resulted in the death of a Samoan gang member in the parking lot), and Videopolis was converted for exclusive stage-show use.
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The Children's Miracle Network Telethon also made use of Videopolis from 1987 to 1995. The show's hosts included singer and ''The Dukes of Hazard'' actor John Schneider, Marie Osmond, ''Entertainment Tonight'' co-host Mary Hart, impressionist Rich Little, Olympic Gold Medalist Mary Lou Retton, NFL Hall of Famer Merlin Olsen, and The 5th Dimension's Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr.<ref name=california>{{cite web|url=http://www.thecaliforniasource.com/disneyland-guide/fantasyland/princess-fantasy-faire/|title="Princess Fantasy Faire"|publisher="The California Source"}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url="http://www.wdwpublicaffairs.com/ContentDrillDown.aspx?DisplayItem=91bb2f7b-29eb-4408-92ea-5f406a7ac059"|title="Walt Disney World Receives Legacy Award from Children's Miracle Network
 
The Children's Miracle Network Telethon also made use of Videopolis from 1987 to 1995. The show's hosts included singer and ''The Dukes of Hazard'' actor John Schneider, Marie Osmond, ''Entertainment Tonight'' co-host Mary Hart, impressionist Rich Little, Olympic Gold Medalist Mary Lou Retton, NFL Hall of Famer Merlin Olsen, and The 5th Dimension's Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr.<ref name=california>{{cite web|url=http://www.thecaliforniasource.com/disneyland-guide/fantasyland/princess-fantasy-faire/|title="Princess Fantasy Faire"|publisher="The California Source"}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url="http://www.wdwpublicaffairs.com/ContentDrillDown.aspx?DisplayItem=91bb2f7b-29eb-4408-92ea-5f406a7ac059"|title="Walt Disney World Receives Legacy Award from Children's Miracle Network
 
|publisher="Walt Disney Public Affairs"}}</ref>
 
|publisher="Walt Disney Public Affairs"}}</ref>
 
===Disneyland Paris===
 
In [[Tomorrowland|Discoveryland]] at [[Disneyland Paris]], stands Videopolis; a large complex housing the Videopolis Theatre and the Hyperion Café counter service restaurant. It features one of the largest props in the resort: the Hyperion airship.<ref name=dlp>{{cite web|url=http://www.dlp.info/Disneyland-Parc/Lands/Discoveryland/Attractions/Videopolis.asp|title=Videopolis|publisher=DLP.info}}</ref>
 
   
 
==Shows==
 
==Shows==
* Sing'in' Dance'in' Heigh Ho (1987)
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===As Videopolis===
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* The Magic of Christmas (Christmas Seasons 1985 – 1988)
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* [[Singin', Dancin', Heigh Ho!]] (1987)
 
* Circus Fantasy (1988)
 
* Circus Fantasy (1988)
 
* Show Biz Is (1989)
 
* Show Biz Is (1989)
* One Man's Dream (December 16, 1989 - April 29, 1990)
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* ''[[One Man's Dream]]'', celebration of Walt Disney (December 16, 1989 April 29, 1990)<ref name="history"/>
* Dick Tracy starring in Diamond Double Cross (June 15, 1990 - December 31, 1990)
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* ''[[Dick Tracy Starring in Diamond Double-Cross]]'' (June 15, 1990 December 31, 1990)<ref name="history"/>
* Plane Crazy (March 15, 1991 - September 1991)
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* ''Plane Crazy'', with characters from ''[[TaleSpin]]'' and ''[[Disney Afternoon]]''. (March 15, 1991 - September 1991)<ref name="history"/>
* Mickey's Nutcracker (Christmas Seasons 1991 & 1992)
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* ''Mickey's Nutcracker'' (Christmas seasons 1991 & 1992)<ref name="history"/>
* [[Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage]] (April 12, 1992 - April 30, 1995)
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* ''[[Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage]]'' (April 12, 1992 April 30, 1995)<ref name="history"/>
* [[The Spirit of Pocahontas]] (June 23, 1995 - September 4, 1997)
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* The Wiggles (1998)
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===As Fantasyland Theater===
* [[Animazment - The Musical]] (June 18, 1998 - October 21, 2001)
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* ''[[The Spirit of Pocahontas]]'' (June 23, 1995 September 4, 1997)<ref name="latimes 19950623">{{cite web|url=http://articles.latimes.com/1995-06-23/entertainment/ca-16457_1_stage-show|title=In the 'Pocahontas' Spirit : If It's Summer and Disney's Latest Animated Film Is Out, It Must Be Time for the Stage Show|author=|date=|work=latimes|accessdate=August 10, 2015}}</ref>
* Mickey's Detective School (2002–2003)
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* ''[[Animazment - The Musical]]'' (June 18, 1998 – October 21, 2001)<ref name="strodder"/><ref name="history"/>
* Minnie's Christmas Party (Christmas Seasons 2001 & 2002)
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* ''Minnie's Christmas Party'' (Christmas Seasons 2001 & 2002)<ref name="history"/>
* [[Snow White: An Enchanting Musical]] (February 2004 - 2006)
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* ''Mickey's Detective School'' (2002–2003)<ref name="history"/>
* Disney Princess Fantasy Faire (October 2006–August 2012)
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* ''[[Snow White: An Enchanting Musical]]'' (February 2004 - September 2006)<ref name="history"/>
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* ''Disney Princess Fantasy Faire'' (October 2006– August 2012)<ref>{{cite web|url=http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2012/08/new-entertainment-experiences-coming-to-fantasyland-at-disneyland-park-in-2013/|title=New Entertainment Experiences Coming to Fantasyland at Disneyland Park in 2013|author=|date=|work=Disney Parks Blog|accessdate=August 10, 2015}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.ocregister.com/articles/princess-367329-new-disneyland.html|title=New show coming to Fantasyland|author=|date=|work=The Orange County Register|accessdate=August 10, 2015}}</ref>
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===As Fantasyland Theatre===
 
* [[Mickey and the Magical Map]] (May 25, 2013-present)<ref>http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2013/01/discover-the-secrets-of-mickey-and-the-magical-map-this-summer-at-disneyland-park/</ref>
 
* [[Mickey and the Magical Map]] (May 25, 2013-present)<ref>http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2013/01/discover-the-secrets-of-mickey-and-the-magical-map-this-summer-at-disneyland-park/</ref>
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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[[Category:Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs]]
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[[Category:Beauty and the Beast]]
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[[Category:Pocahontas]]
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[[Category:Seasonal attraction overlays]]
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[[Category:Dick Tracy]]
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[[Category:Disney Princesses]]
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[[Category:The Disney Afternoon]]
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[[Category:Kingdom Keepers locations]]

Revision as of 13:49, May 2, 2019

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Fantasyland Theatre, formerly Videopolis, is the name of a 5000 square foot outdoor amphitheater at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. Located in Fantasyland, it functions as a venue for various shows and, in the evenings, as an all-ages dance club. As of 2009, the location was renamed to Fantasyland Theater.

History

Videopolis opened in 1985, a short distance to the west of It's a Small World. During the day, the theater was used for theme-park shows, but in the evening, it transformed into a dance club where music videos played. Videopolis featured 70 video monitors that displayed music videos and/or live feeds that allowed guests to watch themselves. The venue included a snack bar called "Yumz".[1]

The theater was featured in the television program of the same name on the Disney Channel.[1] Filmed live at Videopolis, the show broadcast concert performances from an array of Top 40 bands and singers including Debbie Gibson, New Kids on the Block, Tiffany, Glenn Medeiros, New Edition, Pebbles, Janet Jackson, and The Jets. The dance club concept was abandoned in 1989 after several high-profile gang-related incidents (one of which in 1987 resulted in the death of a Samoan gang member in the parking lot), and Videopolis was converted for exclusive stage-show use.

The Children's Miracle Network Telethon also made use of Videopolis from 1987 to 1995. The show's hosts included singer and The Dukes of Hazard actor John Schneider, Marie Osmond, Entertainment Tonight co-host Mary Hart, impressionist Rich Little, Olympic Gold Medalist Mary Lou Retton, NFL Hall of Famer Merlin Olsen, and The 5th Dimension's Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr.[2][3]

Shows

As Videopolis

As Fantasyland Theater

As Fantasyland Theatre

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 ""Chronology of Disneyland Theme Park"". "Ken Polsson"
  2. ""Princess Fantasy Faire"". "The California Source"
  3. "["http://www.wdwpublicaffairs.com/ContentDrillDown.aspx?DisplayItem=91bb2f7b-29eb-4408-92ea-5f406a7ac059" "Walt Disney World Receives Legacy Award from Children's Miracle Network]". "Walt Disney Public Affairs"
  4. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named history
  5. "In the 'Pocahontas' Spirit : If It's Summer and Disney's Latest Animated Film Is Out, It Must Be Time for the Stage Show". Retrieved on August 10, 2015.
  6. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named strodder
  7. "New Entertainment Experiences Coming to Fantasyland at Disneyland Park in 2013". Retrieved on August 10, 2015.
  8. "New show coming to Fantasyland". Retrieved on August 10, 2015.
  9. http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2013/01/discover-the-secrets-of-mickey-and-the-magical-map-this-summer-at-disneyland-park/


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