VIDEO - Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! 2018 edition

Nov 09, 2018 in "Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!"

Posted: Friday November 9, 2018 9:19am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney's Hollywood Studios is playing a revised version of Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! for the holiday season this year.

The revised show makes use of the recently installed additional rooftop launch sites and expanded flame effects. Unfortunately though, there is far less use of the main launch site across World Drive, which means much less large-scale fireworks for this year.

Here is a look at the new show, and scroll down for a side-by-side companion of the new 2018 shows vs the original 2016 show.

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MansionButler84Nov 13, 2018

I think it's best to leave any further religious content up to your local place of worship. Let's let Disney focus on rides.

SpoiledBlueMilkNov 13, 2018

Happy Life Day....

surfsupdonNov 11, 2018

Yes, those Frozen fireworks were unbelievably good! So was a version of Star Wars fireworks they had right around that same time period.

DisorbustNov 11, 2018

I saw this in person in 2016 and thought it was pretty meh. See this video I think now its just really bad. THe best IMHO was the frozrn fireworks, so glad we saw that.

surfsupdonNov 11, 2018

Maybe I’m sheltered over here on the East Coast, but I’ve never seen a display like the Osborne Lights. Nothing even comes close to the immersion and detail of that terrific Christmas display.

peter11435Nov 11, 2018

I loved the Osborne display but I certainly wouldn’t call it unique.

World_Showcase_Lover007Nov 11, 2018

Yes, the prices for dessert parties are high and the fireworks show isn’t that great, but it’s all still well worth going to DHS just to see the Osborne ligh.... oh wait...never mind. I forgot for a minute that they took away the one fabulous, unique and super popular thing the park had and replaced it with lame shows.

mm52200Nov 11, 2018

Everyone seems to forget about the 2017 show that had high pyro from the launch site throughout the whole show...that really made it impressive.

ChristianGNov 10, 2018

I almost wish that they'd give up on high pyro for ALL of DHS's shows and make them strictly low pyro shows. If they use their high pyro budget for immersive low pyro & projection shows, I think they could really tighten the shows up. High pyro at DHS just hasn't looked good since they built the new permanent pad. I miss the days of "Symphony in the Stars" and "Sorcery in the Sky." That being said, I quite like what they've done with JBJB this year, especially seeing it compared to its opening year.

GiraffikiNov 10, 2018

That was there last year

dreamscometrueNov 10, 2018

Does anyone know if this is a thing for certain? Photo (c) @bioreconstruct on Twitter

Kman101Nov 10, 2018

Agreed. Certain things were better about the 2016 version but I see some improvements with the new version. The big shells are nice but it seems they try and make up for it by adding more where there wasn't any. It's still of course light in pyro but it's much improved in a way in that regard. IMO. I'm still not sure why so many cling to the BAM in the name ....

jrhwdwNov 10, 2018

I think DHS is trying with the low pyro. They put more low pyro in SW AGS and Bell, BAM! this year. As for the high stuff, is there certain shells they can do that won't hurt World Drive? Nothing that goes BAM!? It looks like they're still doing Comets/Roman Candles from that launch point, but that's it. Is there any other place possible to do high pyro DHS could use for their 30th/SW GE?

dreamscometrueNov 10, 2018

Thanks for the comparison. I like the 2018 show better actually with the more consistent rooftop pyro and added fire effects. The absence of large pyro for a minute or so near the end, isn't nearly enough for me to prefer the older version.