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Illuminate! A Nighttime Celebration is a nighttime show featuring projection mapping, water fountains, fire effects, lasers, searchlights and pyrotechnics that debuted at Shanghai Disneyland on April 8, 2021, as part of Shanghai Disneyland's 5th Anniversary Celebration.


Show summary[]

State-of-the-art technology is woven into a performance of light and shadow, creating a magical dream of the light inside of you. The show utilizes projection mapping, pyro, flames, fountains, lasers, and lighting to give you a fully immersive experience.

Follow your favorite princesses, heroes and friends on a story of light and dreams. The future is ours to illuminate – let our childlike spirit shine bright for a future filled with light. The show was promised to feature largest and most technologically advanced projection mapping display in Disney theme parks history.

Show scenes[]

All listed songs in languages not mentioned are sung in Mandarin.

Trivia[]

  • Illuminate! is the first fireworks show in a "Magic Kingdom" style park to include elements from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
    • Although Disney Movie Magic and World of Color: Celebrate! included elements from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they were not performed at "Magic Kingdom" style parks, instead being performed at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney California Adventure respectively.
    • Since its debut in 2021, Illuminate! held the record for most franchises featured in a fireworks show (with a total of 34 featured), until Wondrous Journeys surpassed it with a total of 52 featured in 2023.
    • The show also used lights from Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Fantasia Carousel and lights used for parade.
  • Unlike other hybrid-nighttime castle shows, the show contains lighting, projection mapping and water fountains as major elements, and pyrotechnics only as the additional elements.
    • This is caused by the environment protection and air emission law by Shanghai government, which also affected Ignite the Dream and caused Shanghai Disneyland to reduce the fireworks.


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