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Sorcery in the Sky was a nightly fireworks show that played at the Disney-MGM Studios (now Disney's Hollywood Studios) theme park. Taking place behind of The Great Movie Ride, it ran from 1990 to 1998, when the park's version of Fantasmic! debuted.

Synopsis

An announcer introduces the guests to the show and shouts "Lights, camera, action!" to set the stage. At this point, the sounds of a flickering projector and silent-era piano music play, which then segues into various movie themes, including those from The Wizard of Oz, Singin' in the Rain, Mary Poppins, Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

The announcer then tells the guests about one of Walt Disney's greatest film accomplishments: Fantasia. A medley of the various musical pieces from the film play before the grand finale, in which a giant inflatable Mickey Mouse in his "Sorcerer's Apprentice" garb emerges from the top of The Great Movie Ride and shoots sparks from its fingertip.

Trivia

  • Footage of the fireworks display was shown in the Disney Sing Along Songs video Disneyland Fun in the "When You Wish Upon a Star" closing number.
  • In 1991, the Rocketeer appeared in the show, flying over the Chinese Theater. When the film flopped, this element was dropped from the show.
  • The show was originally narrated by Vincent Price, but the narration was removed after his death in 1993 and replaced with Michael Marzella, an actor from the Citizens of Hollywood group.[1] According to show director Ron Logan, Jim Henson was to have served as the original host, but his untimely death resulted in Vincent Price taking his place.[2]
  • After the end of its 1990-1998 run, the show was used for the 2002 New Year's Eve party. [3]

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