A Goofy ‘Instant Concert’ at Disney California Adventure Park

Shawn Slater

by , Senior Communications Manager, Disney Live Entertainment

All kinds of fantastic entertainment productions have debuted this summer at Disney California Adventure park, from the Red Car Trolley News Boys to Mad T Party. A lesser-known gem among these new shows, though, is “Instant Concert! … just add water,” a symphonic series of music and water on the shores of Paradise Bay.

Narrated in the style of the classic “How To” cartoons of the 1940s, each performance features the unexpectedly accomplished Maestro Goofy. He strides to the podium and raises his baton to conduct the fountains in the bay, providing both comic and dramatic interpretations of compositions ranging from “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2” to “Holiday for Strings.” Take a look:

These 5-minute mini-concerts happen several times each day in the Paradise Park area near The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, so check the park’s show times guide on your next visit.

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  • One of the AMAZING things about being a DVC Member and staying in the Grand Californian Villas is the ability to see into California Adventure, especially late at night when the cast and crew are working their overnight magic.
    In June, during our stay I heard the audio for this show being tested several times early in the morning (I am an early riser). It was such a treat and I have been curious ever since to know what the final production would be like.

  • My mother and I happened upon this on Monday and were so happily surprised. We just loved it! Thumbs up!!

  • This is one of my favorite new additions to Paradise Pier. I love it because it’s a wonderful homage to the old Goofy cartoons. And, you can enjoy it from any side of Paradise Bay. Instant Concert is genius!

  • I really want to see this… it reminds me of Spike Jones back in the 1940’s. Did any of the new Buena Vista Street time period inspire this musical show? Jones did after all work with Walt Disney on the 1943 Oscar-winning propaganda cartoon Der Fuehrer’s Face.

  • This is a fun little show. 🙂

  • I saw this little show on our last vacation and it was great… My only suggestion would be to have him Carry a Sheet Music Stand (which has a bit of a issue setting it up!) with him to complete his show!

  • This is certainly one of the best features at DCA right now! It’s so much fun and I never miss it when we’re in the park!

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