Disney’s melodic marvel: Riyadh Season welcomes ‘The Castle’ for a 12-week symphony of magic

Disney’s melodic marvel: Riyadh Season welcomes ‘The Castle’ for a 12-week symphony of magic

RIYADH — Riyadh Season 2023 is set to enchant audiences with the world premiere of “Disney: The Castle,” a magical family festival where the essence of Disney music comes alive. This innovative project by Disney Concerts promises an immersive journey into the iconic musical realms of beloved Disney animated worlds. Nestled at the heart of the festival site, the towering Disney Castle stands tall at over 30 meters, transformed into a unique musical stage that will host thrilling live concerts featuring an international cast of Disney Concert Singers.

Spanning across a vast 20,000 sqm outdoor site in Riyadh Boulevard City, the 90-minute experience invites fans to: Embark on a journey through “FROZEN’s” Enchanted Forest and marvel at “ENCANTO’s” magical Casita, all while being surrounded by captivating live performances of hit music from these cinematic masterpieces. Engage in the Disney story firsthand by participating in interactive musical performances that breathe life into the enchanting melodies of “ALADDIN” and “THE LION KING.” Experience the thrill of favorite Disney hits performed live in electrifying twenty-minute pop concert extravaganzas right in front of the majestic Disney Castle.

This exhilarating musical spectacle is the result of a collaboration between international creative and production powerhouses, including Balich Wonder Studio (a Banijay Company), Propeller Live, and Tim Lawson in association with Disney Concerts.

Chip McLean, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Disney Concerts, expressed his excitement, stating, “We are thrilled to premiere Disney: The Castle at Riyadh Season 2023. The successful launch of this groundbreaking musical experience is the result of the creativity and collaboration of so many talented people working together to make our shared vision a reality.”

Gianmaria Serra, Founder & Executive President of Balich Wonder Studio, added, “At Balich Wonder Studio, creating new ways to surprise, connect, and inspire audiences is what drives us every day, and this special collaboration with Disney Concerts has allowed us to craft an experience that we believe sets a new benchmark for live music events across the world.”

Max Painter, on behalf of Propeller Live, emphasized the global appeal of the project, saying, “Disney: The Castle is a true marquee experience that is interactive, engaging, energetic, vibrant, diverse, and unrivaled in its ambition to bring Disney’s music to life for a worldwide audience.”

Tim Lawson, CEO of TML Enterprises, expressed his joy at seeing years of planning come to fruition, stating, “It’s wonderful after years of planning to have Disney: The Castle make its world premiere at this year’s Riyadh Season.”

“Disney: The Castle” is set to open its doors to the public on November 22nd and will run for 12 weeks as part of Riyadh Season 2023, which celebrates its fourth edition under the theme “Big Time.” The event is expected to draw visitors from around the world to the Saudi capital, Riyadh, offering a diverse array of concerts, exhibitions, and unique entertainment experiences. Renowned celebrities and prominent brands are poised to participate, ensuring a memorable and magical experience for all attendees. — SG

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