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October 29, 2001
The magic of Disney visits Toronto's Cavalcade of Lights
  
Toronto Special Events -- For the past 35 years, Cavalcade of Lights
has kicked off the festive season in the heart of the city with an enchanting
evening of twinkling lights and dazzling ice-skating. The 2001 edition of this
event, scheduled for Friday, November 30, 5:30 to 11 p.m., not only marks the
spectacular launch of Cavalcade's expanded festival format, but also the
addition of fireworks and entertainment from Disney's 100 Years of Magic
celebration.

For the first time ever, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will share
with Toronto the Walt Disney World Fireworks Spectacular. Starting at 8:30
p.m., this multi-media event will take viewers on a journey through the past
hundred years of Disney magic with giant moving images projected on the
Sheraton Centre Hotel tower, choreographed fireworks and symphonic music. The
show will end with a dazzling pageantry of lights and special effects.

Don't miss Mickey Mouse's only stop in Canada as he invites all of Toronto to
Share a Dream Come True TM with this special show in honour of Disney's 100
Years of Magic celebration -- a year-long celebration commemorating the 100th
anniversary of Walt Disney's birth.

In keeping with tradition, this year's Cavalcade of Lights presented by
Scotiabank will also feature the dramatic 6:30 p.m. lighting of Nathan Phillips
Square and Toronto's giant official Christmas tree with more than 100,000
twinkling lights, followed by a full evening of lights, laughter and great
family entertainment.

Cavalcade will again offer some of the best rink-rocking skating talent on the
scene, with two 20-minute ice shows featuring two-time Olympic medallists
Isabelle Brasseur and Lloyd Eisler and Canadian National Senior Team competitor
Jayson Dénommée. Cavalcade's expanded format also boasts the addition of two
festival stages, where you can dance under the winter sky to some of Toronto's
best musical performers.

Add the excitement of moonlit aerial acrobatics, illuminated street theatre and
a festive parade and you have an unforgettable night. Then add the magic of
Disney and you have the hottest holiday event in Canada.

In addition, bring your skates and enjoy live music from 9:30 to 11 p.m. at
Toronto's famous outdoor rink.

Admission is free and getting there is easy by public transit. Nathan Phillips
Square is located at 100 Queen St. W. Take the TTC Queen Street streetcar
(501), or the Yonge Line subway (exit Queen Station) or the University Line
(exit Osgoode Station).

For more information about this and other Toronto special events, call the
events hotline at 416-395-7350 or visit
http://www.city.toronto.on.c a/special_events.





Media Contact
Media contacts:
Kimberly Bain, Toronto Special Events, 416-395-7411
Kelley Haggart, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts (Canada), 416-596-3359

 

 

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