July Fourth Fireworks Spectacular


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Hello Everyone...

I have come to the experts for help. Does anyone have any additional information about the July Fourth Fireworks Spectacular that will be held at the Hollywood Bowl in California on Independence Day? The program is supposed to focus on the theme of Disney's The Happiest Music On Earth which celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Disneyland Park. I have heard that one of the special guests will be Richard Sherman. Will a CD of the Philharmonic's performance be made available?

Any insights would be greatly appreciated.
Hi, I don't think a CD will be made :(

Here is the info from the Hollywood Bowl website:
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
John Mauceri, conductor
Richard M. Sherman, special guest
Fess Parker, special guest
The Beu Sisters, special guest
Dapper Dans, special guests
Cal State Fullerton University Singers
Mitch Hanlon Singers

The Happiest Music on Earth
Celebrating 50 Years of Disneyland Park
Five decades ago Walt Disney had a vision - to create a place where dreams come true and families could enjoy music, fun, magic and imagination. John Mauceri and the Bowl Orchestra celebrate that vision - the cherished American tradition of Disneyland? park. From classic like "It's a Small World" to favorites like "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Indiana Jones? Adventure," it's a night of musical memories with special guests, film, and the Bowl's fantastic fireworks. Appearances by Richard B. Sherman, Disneyland's own Dapper Dans, and Fess Parker, as well as the Cal State Fullerton University Singers.
For those of you going to the Hollywood bowl for the first time and can only afford the "Cheap Seats" have no worry... there are large projection screens now on either side of the bowl so that when an artist comes on stage, you'll be able to see a close up.

Also, the sound in the bowl is REALLY impeccable these days, so no mater WHERE you're sitting you get an excellent sound quality.

Also, John Mauceri ALWAYS acknowledges the people "way up at the top of the hill". I always get a kick out of that - only because he recognizes the fact that there ARE music fans that can't afford the $150 - 400 top dollar box seats, superseats and moats.

And if you're thinking that the fireworks will be ANYTHING like at Disneyland, scale back your anticipation. Los Angeles County's Fire laws aren't allowing the Hollywood Bowl to do Ariel pyrotechnics like at Disneyland. The shoot off line site fireworks from on top and around the bowl. (line site = anything stationary that can be lit from a structure. i.e. stationary pinwheels, graphic fireworks, etc).

From my bowl source I hear (probably just a rumor) that Disney is fighting the Fire Department to grant them ariel work, but that'll require a good amount of Fire Fighters along the mountain passage as well as into the neighborhood of the Hollywood Hills to keep watch of any flame ups. So the Fire Department is holding firm on this.