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Every Role a Starring Role – Disneyland Resort Stage Technician

Kevin Rafferty, Jr.

by , Communications, WDI

Disneyland Resort stage technicians have been bringing “Fantasmic!” to life for 20 years. As we celebrate the milestone anniversary this month, join stage technician James Adling for a peek inside the iconic show – and Mickey’s imagination!

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  • What I should study for getting that job?? Please answer

  • WOW! Thank you so much James and your wonderful team! Those jobs are hard work and it is well worth it to put on such a wonderful show!

  • James – you and your team are the unsung heroes of Disneyland. Thank you so much for what you do to make our experience truly magical. You guys are awesome!

  • LIFE LONG DREAM ROLE!!! I’ve been studying since I was 11 years old to hopefully have a role like yours James, congratulations on being part of such a spectacular show!

  • I love Fantasmic! I saw it yesterday at my GradNite at the private showing. While my friends were running from ride to ride, I sat and enjoyed the amazing show. No matter how many times I watch it, I never get bored. Thanks you for doing such an amazing job 😀 I hope to be a part of the Disney magic soon!

  • This has been my dream job since the first time I saw Fantasmic! in 1992. Thanks for the extra bits of backstage video, too!

  • These technicians are really doing a great job.
    After seeing “fantasmic” 2 times in WDW, this April I had the chance to see the show in California for the first time. In Florida there is a special theatre for the show, but in Disneyland the show had to fit in the existing Tom Sawyer Island. That must have been more difficult to realize. I was very impressed by the technical possibilities and surprised, i. e. the way sailing ship Columbia became part of the show.
    Thank you for a great show with my beloved Mickey !

  • I love Fantasmic! I would love to shadow this job or something one day..

  • THANK you for posting my DREAM JOB :).

    LOVE what you do. Wish I could do it too :).
    Hope to work with you soon!

  • Awesome!! So YOU’RE the team who is responsible for giving me goose bumps when colorful lights dance, fire blazes, water reaches for the sky, beloved characters appear, and magical fireworks turn night into day! °o° I love Every Role a Starring Role!

  • I always wanted to be a stage tech at Disneyland.

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