The music thumps out of Hollywood Land as people take photos with The Mad Hatter on a stilted eight foot pink flamingo. Everything is immersed in color.
On the stage Alice and another Mad Hatter duet current songs, such as, Counting Stars by One Republic. They do a little flirting on stage and belt out the songs not diverting from the written notes. Smoke fills the air floating through bright lights. The band hops around in colorful eighties inspired costumes and wigs. Alice has on a light blue jean dress with layers of short skirts and white stockings with black laces that run up her leg. She smiles after every song and poses with her duet partner. To end the half hour line up they perform Pour Some Sugar On Me by Def Leppard. The guitarist, one of the young ones in the band, plays well except the little ditty in the song isn’t quite right, showing he didn’t grow up to the hair band days. The crowd claps and dances with the band. It’s all high energy and close to perfect like watching a Disney television show where they break out into a concert like from the television show Austin and Ally.
The band directs the audience’s attention to the stage across the way. Four hip-hop dancers take the stage dressed in red, black and white. Maybe they are supposed to be the cards from Alice in Wonderland. Again it is well rehearsed with all the dancers in sync. The White Rabbit DJ plays the music for the dancers. Yes, he wears bunny ears that light-up.
Next, two acrobats swing on a suspended metal square. It is very impressive as they move in the air, but doesn’t look like an easy task. The routine is much like a small scale Vegas act.
This is definitely one of the spots worth hanging out at and dance. It’s near Tower of Terror if you dare. Night time at Disney California Adventure is so beautiful from Hollywood Land to Cars Land.
This month is spring break throughout southern California. Surprisingly, the parks are not too busy for a Sunday night. It’s difficult to figure out why one day or time of day is more crowded than the other.
At Disneyland there is a tendency for people to watch the “Remember … Dreams Come True” Fireworks Spectacular at 9:25pm then bolt out of the park. This is a good time to get on a ride in five minutes. The fireworks show has changed. In the winter Dumbo went across the sky. This time they added a Star Wars theme that surrounds the crowd in fireworks. Tinker Bell still goes across the sky. And it’s a real person on a wire! As she goes off stage so-to-speak she collapses bringing her arms and head down, probably for safety reasons. She doesn’t look real at first. Whoever it is must be the bravest character at the park.
If you are going to go to the fireworks that Disneyland is known for then get dessert at 7:00pm at the Candy Palace or Gibson Girl Ice Cream on Main Street. Sit on a bench or on the street up and down that road by 8:00pm. Some of the trees closer to the castle block a good photo opportunity so sitting in front of the Candy Palace is a good seat. There are places to eat like the Jolly Holiday Bakery Café that might have a good view that has plenty of seating.
After the fireworks catch a ride in Frontierland then when you come out Fantasnmic! will be coming up at 10:30pm. The boats float by with Disney characters then water rushes up used as a projection screen for the Mickey Mouse good versus evil show.
Nighttime at Disney is a magical time plus it isn’t as hot!