Today In Disney History ~ July 3rd
Disney’s Celebrate America is a seasonal fireworks show. It’s creative director is Steve Daviso who also created Believe, There’s Magic in the Stars, Wishes, World of Color, and Disney Dreams! Disney’s Celebrate America is shown at Walt Disney World and Disneyland, and while both parks use the same music for their shows, the fireworks in Disneyland are different because of the city’s firework laws. The show is narrated by Corey Burton.
Below is the narration and music information as noted on Wiki
As the lights dim, the sounds of animals and Native American drums can be heard. A male voice narrates the show.
Narrator: America! A land where eagles soar! Since history began, its people have celebrated the magnificence of this land. Tonight we celebrate America; a land of many people. A country that continues to grow. A nation of courage and independence. America, the beautiful!
Music: Celebrate America!
Celebrate Freedom and Independence
Narrator: To honor Independence Day, we welcome you to our Fourth of July celebration as we commemorate the birthday of this great nation. With joy, we celebrate the United States of America; a vast mosaic of individuality and inspiration. A vibrant palette of cultures and colors. A country whose pioneering spirit continues to live on in the hearts and minds of people who cherish freedom; in this land and around the globe.
Music: God Bless America (Irving Berlin), The Yankee Doodle Boy (George M. Cohan) and This is My Country (Don Raye and Al Jacobs).
American Folk Songs*
Narrator: The Spirit of America continues to inspire those who believe in their dreams. From sea to shining sea, we are proud to share all this great and beautiful nation has to offer. In the words and melodies of beloved American folk songs, that enduring spirit is found in the music of our land.
Music: America the Beautiful (Katharine Lee Bates and Samuel A. Ward), This Land is Your Land (Woody Guthrie), Home on the Range, Oh My Darling, Clementine (Percy Montrose), Oh! Susanna (Stephen Foster), She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain, Red River Valley and Oh Shenandoah.
- This section is absent in the shorter version of the Disneyland display shown from July 1-3.
A Salute to the Red, White and Blue
Narrator: Just as the fifty stars and thirteen stripes are so grandly united upon Old Glory, our nation’s flag unites us all. Let us join together to give salute to the red, white and blue. And cheer the hopes and dreams that continue to shine throughout America.
Music: “You’re a Grand Old Flag” (George M. Cohen), “Stars and Stripes Forever” (John Philip Sousa) and “The Star-Spangled Banner” (Francis Scott Key).
Following the “Star-Spangled Banner”, the show ends in a massive display of fireworks.
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