Fantasmic! (Disneyland)

*Sung lyrics in bold.

NARRATOR
Welcome to Fantasmic! Tonight, our friend and host, Mickey Mouse, uses his vivid imagination to create magical imagery for all to enjoy. Nothing is more wonderful than the imagination — for in a moment, you can experience a beautiful fantasy or an exciting adventure! But beware… nothing is more powerful than the imagination — for it can also expand your greatest fears into an overwhelming nightmare. Are the powers of Mickey’s incredible imagination strong enough and bright enough to withstand the evil forces that invade Mickey’s dream? You are about to find out. For we now invite you to join Mickey and experience Fantasmic! — a journey beyond your wildest imagination.

(Music begins and grows.)

CHORUS
Imagination. (Imagination).
Dream a fantastic dream!

(MICKEY MOUSE appears.)

CHORUS
Use your imagination!

(MICKEY dances and conducts the dancing fountains to the Fantasmic! theme. Mist projection screens show scenes from Fantasia as music changes to “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.” Projections change to flowers as music changes back to main theme.)

FEMALE SOLOIST
See it in your mind,
And you can find
In your imagination,
Mysteries and magic,
Visions fantastic,
Leading to strange and wondrous dreams.

(Large flower dances onstage. Music changes to snake charming theme as large KAA puppet appears onstage and dances around, projecting bright beams of light from his eyes. Music changes to jungle beat. Dancing MONKEYS float by on rafts, including KING LOUIE. Music changes again to a rock version of “Pink Elephants on Parade.” Projection screens show PINK ELEPHANTS dancing.)

CHORUS
Look out!
Look out!

MALE SOLOIST
Pachyderms!

They’re here! They’re there!
Oh no! Look out!
They’re everywhere!

(Music abruptly changes to “I’ve Got No Strings.” PINOCCHIO puppet and DANCING GIRL puppets appear onstage and dance. Music climaxes with a can-can. Lights go out on the puppets and JIMINY CRICKET’s voice calls out as fish appear on projection screens.)

JIMINY CRICKET
(Offscreen.) Pinocchio! We’re down here! (He appears onscreen in a bubble and uses his umbrella to rescue his hat from an adjacent bubble.) Wha? Ho, there! (His bubble fills with water and pops. He notices fish swimming away.) Huh?

(MONSTRO appears on screen and scares away all the fish. Music turns threatening as MONSTRO creates splashes. MICKEY MOUSE appears on screen in the vortex of water created by the brooms in Fantasia.)

MICKEY MOUSE
Help! Whooooaaaa! (He is swallowed up by darkness, and only his eyes are visible on screen.) Uh, hey—what’s going on? Uh-oh!

(Music swells with thunder and lightning on screen. In an abrupt silence, a cannon fires. Lights up on the Sailing Ship Columbia, carrying the cast of Peter Pan.)

LOOKOUT
Peter Pan ahoy!

(PETER PAN crows.)

CAPTAIN HOOK
Swoggle me eyes, it is Pan! Look alive, you swabs!

MR. SMEE
All hands on deck!

(PETER PAN swings down from the crow’s nest as CAPTAIN HOOK goes to meet him.)

WENDY
Oh Peter, do be careful!

CAPTAIN HOOK
Come down, boy, if you’ve a taste for cold steel!

(The two spar. PETER PAN laughs and swings down another rope to the deck of the ship.)

CAPTAIN HOOK
Blast this hook!

PETER PAN
(Laughs.) Whoa, haha!

CAPTAIN HOOK
Scurvy brat!

(PIRATES corner PETER PAN.)

PIRATES
Going somewhere? Let’s string him up! I’m gonna make you walk the plank! I’ll feed you to the sharks!

(PIRATES laugh as and swing their swords at PETER PAN, who jumps on the plank to avoid them.)

CAPTAIN HOOK
Double the powder and shorten the fuse!

MR. SMEE
Shorten the powder, and double the fuse.

(Cannon fires again, causing PIRATE to fall from the ship’s rigging.)

WENDY
Oh how dreadful!

PETER
Watch this, Wendy!

(PETER PAN swings on a rope and bounds and flips through the PIRATES. A PIRATE swings over the side of the ship toward PETER PAN as he balances on the ship’s bow.)

MR. SMEE
Cap’n… Cap’n Hook!

(PIRATES make fighting noises.)

CAPTAIN HOOK
Get up, you idiot!

MR. SMEE
Aye-aye, sir!

CAPTAIN HOOK
I’ll get you for this, Pan, if it’s the last thing I do!

(PIRATES threaten WENDY on deck.)

PIRATES
Get over there! Don’t give us no trouble!

WENDY
Peter!

(PETER PAN flies up to the scaffolding.)

CAPTAIN HOOK
(Advances toward PETER PAN.) I’ve got you this time, Pan! I’ve waited years for this!

PETER PAN
Look, you codfish! Here!

(PETER PAN and CAPTAIN HOOK sword fight amid the ship’s rigging. On deck, WENDY runs to the ship’s stern, followed by PIRATES. They grab her from either side and start a tug of war. She fights them off.)

MR. SMEE
Give it to him, Cap’n! Cleave him to the brisket!

PETER PAN
You’re mine, Hook!

(A gun fires.)

PETER PAN
Say your prayers, Hook!

CAPTAIN HOOK
Let him have it! Blast him!

PETER PAN
Uh-uh-uh.

(Gun fires again, CAPTAIN HOOK screams and falls to the deck.)

WENDY
Fly, Peter!

CAPTAIN HOOK
Oh, you blithering blockheads! That cursed Peter Pan!

PETER PAN
I say, Captain, do you hear something?

(CAPTAIN HOOK notices that the CROCODILE is swimming in the ship’s wake.)

CAPTAIN HOOK
No! Noooo!

PETER PAN
Mr. Crocodile, do you like codfish? You do? (Laughs.)

CAPTAIN HOOK
(Swings behind the ship’s stern on ropes.) Save me, Smee! Save me! Please!

MR. SMEE
I’ll save you, Cap’n!

(CAPTAIN HOOK screams again as he swings back behind the stern.)

MR. SMEE
Oh, dear.

(Lights out on the Columbia. Lights up on barges carrying dancing PRINCES and PRINCESSES.)

FEMALE SOLOIST
See it in your mind,
And you can find
In your imagination,
Tales of enchantment, 
Beauty and romance,
Happily ever after!

(Barge appears, carrying BELLE and THE BEAST. They dance.)

MALE SOLOIST
Tale as old as time,
True as it can be.
Barely even friends,
Then somebody bends,
Unexpectedly.

Certain as the sun,
Rising in the east.

MALE AND FEMALE SOLOISTS
Tale as old as time,
Song as old as rhyme,
Beauty and the Beast.

(Their barge begins to exit, as one carrying ARIEL and PRINCE ERIC comes center.)

FEMALE SOLOIST
What would I give
If I could live
Out of these waters?

MALE SOLOIST
In your imagination!

FEMALE SOLOIST
What would I pay
To spend a day
Warm on the sand?

MALE SOLOIST
Dream a fantastic dream!

FEMALE SOLOIST
Betcha on land,
They understand.
Bet they don’t reprimand their daughters.

MALE AND FEMALE SOLOISTS
Bright young women,
Sick of swimmin’…

FEMALE SOLOIST
Ready to stand!

MALE SOLOIST
Ready to stand!

(Their barge starts to exit. New barge comes center, carrying SNOW WHITE and THE PRINCE, who are also dancing.)

FEMALE SOLOIST
Someday, my prince will come.

MALE AND FEMALE SOLOISTS
Someday, we’ll find true love!

FEMALE SOLOIST
Tale as old as time…

MALE SOLOIST
Song as old as rhyme…

(Music turns ominous as the EVIL QUEEN appears on stage and watches SNOW WHITE’s barge exit.)

EVIL QUEEN
Slave in the magic mirror, come from the farthest space! Through wind and darkness, I summon thee. Speak!

(A crash of thunder, and the MAGIC MIRROR appears on the projection screen.)

EVIL QUEEN
Let me see thy face!

MAGIC MIRROR
Famed is thy beauty, Majesty. But hold: three lovelier maids I see. And here, in Mickey’s imagination, beauty and love will always supplieth.

EVIL QUEEN
No! (Begins casting a spell over her cauldron.) A magic spell in the black of night! With a scream of fright. (A terrible scream is heard.) And a bolt of light! Turn my hair to white.

(EVIL QUEEN transforms into the OLD HAG. She cackles.)

OLD HAG
Now I’ll turn that little mouse’s dream into a nightmare fantasmic! Imagine this! (Cackles.) Magic mirror, on the wall, all the forces of evil I call. (Cackles.) 

(MAGIC MIRROR appears on the projection screen.)

MAGIC MIRROR
You have the power…

(MAGIC MIRROR morphs into OLD HAG.)

OLD HAG
To control his mind!

(She cackles and morphs into URSULA.)

URSULA
Oh yes! How exciting! Let’s do it!

(She cackles. Music swells and then transitions into “Poor Unfortunate Souls.”)

URSULA
Hello!
I admit that in the past, I’ve been a nasty.
They weren’t kidding when they called me, well, a “witch.”
Beluga Sevruga indeed! Ursula will take matters into her own tentacles. Ha! How nice — Mickey Mouse’s mind will be mine! And then I’ll make him writhe… I’ll see him wriggle like a worm on a hook! To belong to me… to obey my every whim! Why not? Let’s do it!

(Music transitions to “Night on Bald Mountain.” CHERNABOG appears on projection screens. He controls skeletons around him. After the climax of the song, the screens disappear to reveal MALEFICENT and MICKEY standing on stage.)

MALEFICENT
Now you will deal with me—and all the powers of my imagination!

MICKEY MOUSE
Oh no!

(MALEFICENT sends spells at MICKEY as she rises into the air cackling maniacally. On the projection screen, images of the DRAGON flicker. The OLD HAG appears on screen again.)

OLD HAG
Imagination! (Cackles.)

(The villains appear again, one by one, laughing evilly. First URSULA, then CHERNABOG, then the silhouette of the DRAGON. As the projection screens clear, a giant animatronic version of the DRAGON has appeared. It breathes fire, which spreads to the water.)

MICKEY MOUSE
Uh, you may think you’re so powerful. (Laughs feebly.) Well, uh, this is my dream!

(MICKEY pulls a sword from a stone. He points the sword at the DRAGON and sparks fly out. MALEFICENT begins screaming as the DRAGON writhes. Scenes appear on the projection screen, showing the villains being defeated one by one: CHERNABOG, then URSULA, then the OLD HAG who transforms back into the EVIL QUEEN. Finally, the DRAGON is vanquished. Lights flash as the music becomes more hopeful.)

(TINKER BELL appears on screen and casts a spell. The Mark Twain Riverboat emerges on the water, piloted by STEAMBOAT WILLIE MICKEY. Other characters dance with ribbons aboard the boat, including ALADDIN, JASMINE, DWARFS, BELLE, THE BEAST, PLUTO, CHIP ‘N’ DALE, ALICE, TWEEDLE-DEE, TWEEDLE-DUM, MAD HATTER, WHITE RABBIT, TIANA, PRINCE NAVEEN, DONALD DUCK, MINNIE MOUSE, GOOFY, MARY POPPINS, BERT, ARIEL, PRINCE ERIC, SNOW WHITE, THE PRINCE, WOODY, JESSIE, BUZZ LIGHTYEAR, and others. Music changes to the Fantasmic! theme.)

CHORUS
See it in your mind,
And you will find,
In your imagination,
Mysteries and magic,
Visions fantastic,
Leading to strange and wondrous dreams!

Dreams are make believe,
But could they all come true ?

Aaah, aaah, aaah,
In your imagination!
Aaah, aaah, aaah,
In your imagination!

Here in your mind,
It’s magic you’ll find.
When out of the night,
Dark forces ignite
To blind you with frightening speed,
You use your might
To brighten the light,
Creating a night of wondrous deeds!

(SORCERER MICKEY appears on the highest level of the stage and conducts the fountains and fireworks. At the climax of the music, he disappears from the top of the mountain and reappears on the main stage, wearing a sparkling version of his main outfit.)

MICKEY MOUSE
Some imagination, huh? (Chuckles.)

(MICKEY disappears again as the music and fireworks perform their finale.)

(Exit music begins.)

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