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 Review of Hyperion Theater @ California Adventure
0 Rating Posted by: biosciking on 6/15/2004 2:44:00 AM
The title of the current (and longest-running) show at the Hyperion Theater is Aladdin - A Musical Spectacular. And spectacular is what this show is. Disney pulls out all of the stops in this Broadway-quality show, with a condensed yet completely understandable version of the film that includes, I believe, each and every song. It is all packed into a 45-minute stage show that is truly exceptional. The scene changes are flawless, and there are some really advanced special effects, most notably the magic carpet ride above the audience. I also like the transformation of Jafar into a giant serpent, as well as the performance of the genie of Friend Like Me. Unlike the previous two shows that played at the Hyperion Theater (Steps in Time and Blast, both of which I thought were quite awful and thankfully did not run for very long), this is the type of first-rate entertainment that I would expect from Disney. If you are not impressed by this show, I think you would fail to be impressed by anything. It does sound like the curtain will soon be closing on Aladdin at the Hyperion, to be replaced by another show during the renovation of California Adventure. I have heard rumors about both a Tarzan and a Toy Story show. Whatever they choose, let us hope that they maintain the quality of Aladdin, and not revert back to the Steps in Time or Blast garbage.
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