Event, Festival activities in Orange County
The premier show at DCA is Aladdin, a 40-minute one-act musical extravaganza, based on the movie of the same name. It's in the Hyperion Theater on the Hollywood Studios Backlot. Arrive 30 to 60 minutes early to get good seats. Sit in the mezzanine for the best view of the flying carpet.
In the evening the Electrical Parade ends the day at DCA, with thousands of tiny colored chase lights blinking on fabulous floats.
In summer look for fireworks above the park, nightly around 21:30. (In winter, snow falls after the fireworks; check schedules for locations.) The Parade of the Stars featuring famous Disney characters takes place twice daily during the high season.
Snow White, the musical, tells the famous story on stage, several times daily in the Fantasyland Theatre. No tickets necessary; line up 15 to 30 minutes before show time for good seats.
Fantasmic!, an outdoor extravaganza of huge proportions on Rivers of America across from New Orleans Square, may be the best show of all. It pulls out all the stops, using full-size ships, lasers and pyrotechnics (at one point the water catches…