30 August 2012
Last updated at 08:40
80,000 people watched an amazing opening ceremony that kicked off the Paralympic Games.
Soldier Joe Townsend, who wants to be a Paralympic triathlete - was lowered on a zip wire into the stadium from the top of the Orbit tower.
The flame was passed to Margaret Maughan. She won gold in archery at the Rome 1960 Paralympics and lit a tiny flame on the ground - which then lit 200 copper petals.
Lord Coe is in charge of the Games and told the crowd: "Prepare to be inspired, prepare to be dazzled, prepare to be moved."
Peter Norfolk, who has won the Paralympic wheelchair tennis twice, who carried the union jack and led Paralympic GB into the stadium.
165 countries paraded into the stadium one after one.
The Paralympic flag was carried by eight members of the British under-22 wheelchair basketball team.
A fly-past by small plane over the stadium started the show.
Lots of the show was about science, and famous scientist Professor Stephen Hawking played a big part.
Prof Hawking has written lots about 'The Big Bang', and this massive ball represents his theory about how the universe began.
A whopping 3,000 volunteers took part in the show.
It is the first time The Queen has opened both the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Lots of Paralympic athletes have been in the armed forces and so members of the army, navy and air force carried in the union jack.