Fantasmic!

Videopolis – Incredible Disney Parks’ Medleys!

I found Dan Gooding’s YouTube channel about a year ago, but he keeps churning out these incredible Disney Theme Park medleys. Recently, he put together a two-part Epcot medley to celebrate the 30th anniversary (One part for Future World and one part for World Showcase).… Read More »Videopolis – Incredible Disney Parks’ Medleys!

Disney Releases More Images from New Castle Projection Show

The final performance of “The Magic, The Memories and You” is in the books and eyes are turning toward the future. “Celebrate The Magic” will be the name of the next castle projection show. The Technology involves digital mapping of a structure, such as Cinderella… Read More »Disney Releases More Images from New Castle Projection Show

Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Daddy’s Day Report


A small collection of movie props at Great Moments with Mr. Disney.

I wanted to go to Magic Kingdom yesterday to see the Tiki birds (who, I’m told, have evicted the previous management (Techcrunch anyone?)), strangely enough, I still haven’t managed to find time to see the revised show yet, but Indigo has been watching Roller Coaster POV videos on Youtube again and wants to ride Rock-n-Roller coaster. Guess who wins this argument?


It was nice to see the car back out in front of Sci-Fi Diner, but they already need to replace the cool Disney emblem. Um, btw, why isn’t that for sale somewhere in the park?

Daddy, the old softy, and kiddo show up at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with the usual good timing, right as they’re parking the last row of Magic or whatever that section is that’s closest to the gate. This is actually a good thing. You know, fill up the parking lot sections closest to the park entrance first. I have to wonder if this is a change that new park VP Dan Cockerell affected somehow, or just a random change someone in the parking lot team decided to try.

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Beware of the Fantasmic! Hiatus

A few days ago, WDWMagic.com reported that there were no Fantasmic! times scheduled past January 4, 2012 at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios. This news broke my heart. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the show, it is sort of the original World… Read More »Beware of the Fantasmic! Hiatus

New Fantasmic debuts at Tokyo DisneySea

It seems different enough it should have it’s own name. You don’t hear the iconic Fantasmic strains until 2 minutes into the show. Overall, I’m impressed at the grandeur and beauty of the show. Seems like a worthy successor to the sad sack of a show we have out here in Orlando, if they could ever scrape together the budget to do improve it.

Instead of relying only on water projections the show has what appears to be a giant cone of LEDs (think like the globe in Illuminations, but easier to see) for animations. This being Tokyo DisneySea there has to be giant water floats. Which they put to really creative use in terms of lighting and choreography.

There are a lot of other great surprises… which you can see yourself in the video of the show. You have to see how they did the dragon on part two. Wow.

Here it is in two parts:

Part two is below the jump;

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Videopolis – Fantasmic Marching Band Style

It’s time for another Videopolis: Fantasmic style. This time it’s the University of Oregon Marching Band doing the honors. There’s a whole slew of videos with Marching Bands playing Fantasmic. Apparently it’s quite a hit. Who knew!