Aladdin musical? Yay or nay?

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Do you think 1st time DCA visitors should see the Aladdin musical?

Yes, definitely.
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No, waste of time.
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8%
 
Total votes: 24

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Aladdin musical? Yay or nay?

Post by annafab » Mar Fri 06, 2009 12:19 pm

Should we take the time to go see the Aladdin musical? The music I've heard from it sounds pretty cool...
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Post by purple figment » Mar Fri 06, 2009 12:24 pm

The staging and costumes were really interesting. Of course, you know the story and the music. It was a good show.

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Post by Dr. Ravenscroft » Mar Fri 06, 2009 12:39 pm

I said yes because it is just hilarious. If anything you will have a good laugh. Granted there are sappy moments but hey it's a Musical.
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Post by Esmeralda » Mar Fri 06, 2009 1:46 pm

Oh bummer, that post didn't work. Hopefully it doesn't reappear somewhere later!

I said yes, definitely if you like musicals. It's a high caliber show, just as good as many I've seen traveling from Broadway.

Aladdin has been there so long, I find myself wishing for something new, but afraid it might be High School Musical or Jonas Brothers (scary!).
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Post by elizabethswann » Mar Fri 06, 2009 2:34 pm

I've never gotten a chance to see it but I'd love to eventually if they don't replace it with another musical anytime soon.

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Post by horizons1 » Mar Fri 06, 2009 5:30 pm

It's been a long time since I've seen it but I remember it being fun. Why not go?!
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Post by disneylandmom » Mar Fri 06, 2009 6:45 pm

Yes it is worth seeing. It is a great show and well put together. The theater is nice and cool with comfy chairs. A great show to enjoy while taking a load off of your feet and cooling off (when it's hot).

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Post by annafab » Mar Fri 06, 2009 6:56 pm

horizons1 wrote:It's been a long time since I've seen it but I remember it being fun. Why not go?!
I guess it's just out of WDW-based habit that I'm asking. As in (back in the day) when we were planning for a week long trip to all 4 WDW parks, we decided to miss the Pocahontas show because people didn't really like it. I'm used to there being more of a time crunch, but there's not as much of a time crunch with Disneyland!
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Post by viking245 » Mar Fri 06, 2009 7:30 pm

Yes, definitely. Yah, we all know the movie, but I bet you've seen it more than once (an understatement?). ...and you'd watch it again. Well, I know I have and would.

The play/musical is a great production. We've had the joy of watching it on 2 different visits and very much enjoyed it both times. Genie is HILARIOUS!

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Post by Dr. Ravenscroft » Mar Fri 06, 2009 10:45 pm

annafab wrote: I guess it's just out of WDW-based habit that I'm asking. As in (back in the day) when we were planning for a week long trip to all 4 WDW parks, we decided to miss the Pocahontas show because people didn't really like it. I'm used to there being more of a time crunch, but there's not as much of a time crunch with Disneyland!

Also when it comes to the acting Disneyland has Hollywood in the area so they have an extremely large pool of people to choose from. I think that is one reason the shows are usually better.
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Post by Gymfan15 » Mar Wed 11, 2009 5:33 pm

The Aladdin show is definitely one of the big highlights of DCA...I don't know how you could judge the park properly without seeing the show. It's EXTREMELY well-done for a free, 45 minute stage version of the movie, and it has a repeatability factor because the Genie is allowed to change up his lines and even ad-lib some things. Although I've never seen any of the WDW shows, from what I've heard from show recordings and whatnot, Aladdin is far superior to anything there, with the slight exception of Finding Nemo. It adapts very well from movie to stage and even has a new song that isn't in the movie.
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Post by wxwiz » Mar Sat 14, 2009 8:07 pm

It's a must see. I always try to see it every 6 months or so. The Genie seems to update his ad libbed jokes according to pop culture and its a fresh show each time.

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Post by bluebayougirl » Mar Tue 17, 2009 11:22 am

It is a very good musical (totally funny) and anyone going to the Cali Adventure should see it at least once :) - blue
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Post by Shinku » Mar Sun 29, 2009 1:27 am

The musical is great if you're going for a multi-day trip. If you've only got one day and you're trying to jam pack everything in, then I might say no. It does have great air conditioning, though, so if you're in the middle of the heat of the day, I'd say absolutely go for it.

Great show, good production values, very entertaining. Worth it.

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Post by annafab » Mar Tue 31, 2009 5:31 pm

Post-trip review:

We only did DCA for a half-day so we decided to do Toy Story, Soarin', ToT, and Aladdin as our must-sees and fit in the Muppets. Aladdin was FANTASTIC! Definitely the highlight of the day. We were dying laughing from Genie. It was great and that plus our 3 must-see rides make the park worth going to, but the park as a whole was a disappointment for me.
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