The word on the street, Main Street U.S.A. that is, is that Disney’s Frozen is being discussed as a possible replacement to Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular at the Hyperion Theater in Disney’s California Adventure Park.
This has gotten an artist’s rendering completed on it, however the idea is still being worked around and for the moment, Disney has not announced anything regarding any shows being replaced.
Here’s a peek at the Artist’s Rendering:
Some of you may notice that the layout isn’t what the Hyperion Theater looks like. You’d be right. This rendering is actually of the El Capitan Theater, which isn’t located at the parks at all, but can be found in Hollywood instead.
Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular has been part of Disneyland‘s show schedule since 2003. Only once, in 2009, was an announcement made that the show would be retired and replaced with Toy Story – The Musical. That show was very popular on the Disney Cruise Line, however they received enough criticism from lovers of the Aladdin show that the plans were never followed through with and Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular stayed.
There are a few blogs that are reporting this possibility, but we should caution there is no immediate plans by Disney to change anything. With that said, I think with the upcoming tour of ALADDIN straight off Broadway, now would be a good time for Disney to replace Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular with a new show. Having a full length Broadway show touring the country while running the shorter musical show in the theme parks could create a lackluster reception to the Broadway Style production, as well as unfair comparisons of the two.
Certainly, Frozen has all the right ingredients to be an amazing show. Making a musical version for the parks would be a huge hit I believe. The fantastic music, the beautiful sets and costumes, and the great cast of characters would make this show an overnight hit.
What do you think? Would you like to see Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular be retired at California Adventure and replaced with a new show, perhaps even Frozen – The Musical? Let us know in the comments!
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