Posted Tuesday, December 22, 2015 7:56 AM | Contributed by Jeff
After an astonishing 13-year run, the “Aladdin” musical at Disney California Adventure will come to an end on Jan. 10 after entertaining 13 million people during 14,000 performances.
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They gloss over the fact that the Broadway production, which is a "real" show that opened a year or two ago, is expanding. I believe they're doing a few fixed-site productions, and going to tour.
This was an excellent show - I never missed it the few times I've been to DCA. It's certainly one of the best Disney park theater productions, I'd probably rank it just behind Finding Nemo.
That's pretty high praise. Nemo is a really good show, and it's one of the few cases where Disney actually does a show that is end-to-end a story that isn't a mashup of IP. That's one of my complaints about a lot of Disney in-park live entertainment (including on the cruise line), that it's a lot of "revue" material. They just started running a full story Tangled show on the Disney Magic, which I'm pretty stoked to see.
As an Orlando parks regular, I too was absolutely blown away by the Aladdin show when I saw it a couple of years ago. I enjoy the Animal Kingdom shows, but this one was definitely tops. The Genie we saw was truly phenomenal. Sad to see it will be gone, but it definitely had a great run.
How does it compare to the Broadway one? That was excellent when I saw it earlier in the year.
I'm not a huge fan of musicals, but we did enjoy our viewing, even from the back row.
My wife and I were sad to hear it was closing but also glad that we would get to see it before it left during our trip in September. I think we saw it 3 or 4 times during our trip in 2013 and we watched it 2 or 3 times this trip. Definitely right up there with Nemo.
In response to terrorism fears, Disney was forced to close the musical formerly known as:
No, Al'Addin is the musical about Al from accounting.
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