Following the launch of streetmosphere "happenings" featuring Mary Poppins and Sleeping Beauty last year, word is out that late 2009 should see a new mini-show starring Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs... on the disused Castle Stage no less.,
It’s Poppy the Monkey who shares this snippet of new information on magicforum, posting the following:
“After the success of the Mary Poppins and Sleeping Beauty happening – plans are underway for a new happening to launch in November this year.
The Snow White happening, temporarily called “Snow White – I’m wishing” will feature Snow White, her prince, the 7 dwarfs and possible the Evil Queen….
Plans are being made to have this show play on the old castle stage, unused for shows since Winnie the Pooh departed a few years ago.”
Sounds great so far, don’t you think? More streetmosphere, the Castle Stage (Le Théâtre du Château) finally back in use and all seven dwarfs together at once — a very rare sight in Paris.
Whilst ‘Step in Time Mary Poppins‘ is a real joy and continues to be hugely popular, the ‘Once Upon a Dream Sleeping Beauty‘ event, with no real storyline and quite patchy recycled music, was less so. It’s possibly worth noting Snow White already appears to a slightly shrill old “I’m Wishing” track in the Disney’s Stars ‘n’ Cars stage number.
With each new streetmosphere event — including the return of Good Morning Main Street U.S.A. last month — it’s hard not to think of the ones which are becoming long-forgotten. The Main Street Quartet, Casey’s Ragtime Piano, The Gunfighters Stunt Show over the roofs of Frontierland and the Jesters and lute-playing Troubadour of Fantasyland — not to mention all the acts (including CinéFolies) in the now criminally streetmosphere-free Walt Disney Studios Park.
Still, one step at a time. The shocking discovery that the Castle Stage is actually… a stage …is a big moment, after all these years of building unpopular new ones over Central Plaza.
We’re wishing for November already…