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Sep 4, 2012 9:06 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, Sep 4th, 1997. "The Spirit of Pocahontas," performed @ the Fantasyland Theater in Disneyland, gives its final performance after nearly a two & half year run. The show opened on June 23, 1995. The stage was modeled after a sacred ceremonial ground in the Virginia forest. Do you remember this show? Here is a link to more info : http://is.gd/2yYE9J to make the link "clickable" on the app version, click detail on the bottom of this thread. :)

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I loved this show! As did my daughter who was 5-7 yrs old during the show's run. We saw it every time we went, sometimes more than once a day! And it's true...there were a lot of injuries! The stage was built on an angle (sloped down towards audience) to allow a different view for the audience. This created an unnatural surface for the actors/dancers to move on and there were lots of twisted and broken ankles. I remember one show in particular where Pocahontas went down and still did the rest of the show, but limped through it. - Gia  802.0 #231 11:27AM
Oh wow! Thanks for that insite on the injuries! Those poor actresses/actors & dancers! I'm really dissapointed I missed out on this. Thanks as always for sharing with us gia0330b - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 11:37AM
Thanks for posting more DL history so I can contribute! - Gia  802.0 #231 11:40AM
Wow that's awesome I never got to see the show. - HanLostLeia  1098.3 #165 9:09AM
Me either! I'm watching YouTube videos of it right now. Wish I could find one with the entire show. - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 9:15AM
I remember this! - ladylikesdisney  945.0 #197 9:16AM
Lucky! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 9:30AM
Awesome! Wish I would have came more often to DL back then. I was a crazy teen. Thank you for this post! - PrinceTeaJack  934.6 #198 9:18AM
I think I only went once when I was a teenager, I was too busy riding space mountain over and over again to watch a show. :( bummed now. - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 9:39AM
oh neat! thanks for your QCH! - misschurro  6362.1 #17 9:19AM
Thanks for the love but I have no idea what the "h" stands for? Yes, I'm a nerd. - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 9:40AM
What's the "H" mean? Quality Content Hun? History? Hammocks? - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  751.8 #251 9:57AM
Hammocks has to be it! Bhahahah - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 10:23AM
I do! It actually sticks out in my memory because after the show Poca and Meeko came out and took a pic with my son who had fallen a day before. He had 2 black eyes and looked Meeko! I really liked the show and hope they use that area again for the purpose of a spectacular show. - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  751.8 #251 9:21AM
Ohhh poor guy! I'd love to see a spectacular new show here too!! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 9:42AM
Never got to see it either. Very cool - ScooterMike  1963.0 #83 9:22AM
We missed out ScooterMike! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 10:23AM
little CM insider info: This show was known as "the spirit of BROKE-ahontas" because so many of the entertainment cm's were hurt during it's production which was part of the reason it was pulled from the parks. - TidoubleguhEr  59.9 #4440 9:28AM
Interesting!! Thank you for adding that info! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 9:31AM
Oh no! - poipolegirl  103.2 #3545 9:39AM
I remember this show! :D I think I still have few pictures from it :] - MEHlanie_Mouse  1116.0 #162 9:32AM
Really?!! How neat! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 10:24AM
I saw the show once when I was younger, I thought it was pretty good. - chris.  2511.4 #57 9:33AM
Another fortunate MWer! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 10:24AM
I remember that! I remember the talking tree was really cool. - MakilHeru  25.3 #6489 9:40AM
After watching the videos, I'll have to agree that tree was impressive! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 10:25AM
I don't remember this. I wish I could of seen it. - VfxGenie  1556.7 #109 9:40AM
Me too! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 11:00AM
Wish I woul have seen it, it must have been a great show to watch with a lot of different activity on stage. Grandmother Willow looks good I'm guessing her lips moved? That would be an amazing thing to see - poipolegirl  103.2 #3545 9:41AM
Yes! She talked! There is quite a few videos on YouTube if you are interested. :) - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 11:01AM
I loved this show. I remember I kept a handful of the "leafs" that would fall during the show. I wish they would do another great production in the theatre. - BettyPoop  237.5 #1500 9:42AM
How neat! Were these leaves made of paper? - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 11:02AM
I missed this comment. I still have some paper leaves too! So awesome. - DisneyBrideยฐOยฐ  448.9 #490 12:00PM
I loved that show!!! - Disneymomblessedx3  363.1 #634 9:42AM
It seemed like it was quite impressive! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 11:02AM
I actually remember this show! It was pretty neat how they had a fire on stage - BaseballMickey_CM  7599.7 #11 9:54AM
That would have been very neat! Did the fire go for the entire scene? Or just in the beginning? - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 11:03AM
I don't remember. YouTube is your friend - BaseballMickey_CM  7599.7 #11 11:47AM
I remember this!! Thanks for the trip down memory lane. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š - DisneyFanZoe  1249.3 #135 10:20AM
Thanks for you're kind comment DFZ! ๐Ÿ˜˜ you're lucky to have seen it! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 11:03AM
That would have been awesome to watch! - madsdad  1868.2 #92 10:37AM
Bet Mads would have LOVED this show huh?! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 11:04AM
This was my FAVORITE show! I wish they'd bring it back :/ - JediMasterSimba  196.4 #2036 10:39AM
Aww sounds like it touched a lot of people in a special way! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 8:23PM
This was a great show!!!! - adisneyfamily  1003.9 #187 10:55AM
So I hear! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 8:23PM
Good Morning - LaPearleNoir  1789.6 #94 10:57AM
Good evening! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 8:24PM
I don't think I ever saw this one. Thanks for the info SMK. I'll have to check out YouTube for sure. - LilSterner  5455.2 #20 11:03AM
DO iT! ๐Ÿ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 8:24PM
Oh wow I remember this from one of my first trips! Pocahontas was my favorite growing up and this show was amazing! - AshleyLynn22  791.2 #233 11:05AM
I could so see you dressed up as a little Pocahontas! Cute! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 8:25PM
I loved this show! I even have some of the confetti shaped like leaves they used on the show! Hahaha I collect confetti. I got some from the El Capitan theater durning the opening show for the movie Brave. It's in shape of gold stars from the La Luna Short! - HollyGolightlyPrincess  403.8 #557 11:06AM
Oh really?! Where do you keep the confetti? In a scrapbook! What a fun idea! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 8:25PM
In a trunk in the garage with some of the kids keepsakes from when they were little. - HollyGolightlyPrincess  403.8 #557 8:43PM
I wish I would have done a scrapbook..I just wasn't that organized hehe - HollyGolightlyPrincess  403.8 #557 8:45PM
I never got to see this!!! But when I was a lil girl I used to run through my grandparents back yard cause there were a bunch of trees and pretend I was Pocahontas!! Lol - CourtyAstroBlisters  784.0 #236 11:07AM
How fun! I could totally see a tiny CAB doing that! How cute!! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 8:33PM
We saw the show when Edina Menzel was Pocahontas. Didn't know how big she was goin to be. - NascarDave  322.2 #794 11:10AM
Gosh, never got to see this! - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 11:16AM
i always look forward to these! - OhanaPhoto  5217.5 #23 11:28AM
Thanks for the info! It's always fun to learn some of Disney history! - LaTruce  2352.9 #65 11:28AM
::fist bump:: - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 8:34PM
I used to take my cousin to this show. She is a MWer now. :) - Minnis2Society  369.9 #618 11:55AM
I loved this show!!! I still have some of the colorful paper leaves that shot out of the cannons at the end. I loved watching shows here when I was little. Hope they use that theater again. - DisneyBrideยฐOยฐ  448.9 #490 11:57AM
Another confetti collector! I think I may have to start doing this! Fun idea! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 8:35PM
Thank you for the tip about clicking details, I had no idea! And great piece of history - sleepyhead_CM  596.5 #341 12:01PM
You're so welcome! Took me awhile to figure this out myself! Lol - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 8:36PM
MozBaby would have loved this show!!! - MozPrincess  582.4 #348 1:26PM
Oh yeah! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 8:36PM
Thanks again for these posts!! Always so informative. - RickChavez  3671.6 #40 5:59PM
Thanks for always commenting on them! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 8:37PM
I remember this show!!! Saw it summer '95 many times!!! My sisters were very young at the time...they still talk about watching this show every time we visit DL :o) This is a "remember when..."event in my family. Ahh, memories :o) - HadMatter  471.7 #454 6:11PM
Even though this was informative to the audience, most of the dancers were not native Americans. Although, southern ca.has many indigenous tribes Disneyland could have hired to make the show more culturally correct. I'm Cherokee/Choctaw. - oceanfan90  49.4 #4809 6:38PM
Thanks for the history lesson Duchess. I never got a chance to see this show. I also never see pochantas in the parks:( - LoneRAYnger  4261.6 #33 8:15PM
Wow, I absolutely remember this, as it was my daughter's favorite thing at DL! She was 2 when this debuted and has been obsessed with Pocahontas ever since the movie came out. We have many tapes of her watching this show, since she was so enthralled with it and I'm going to have to watch them again to see if any of them have Idina as Pocahontas. Brings back a world of wonderful memories... thank you! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ - Nala  375.8 #604 8:39PM

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