With Fantasmic! and other nighttime shows at Walt Disney World providing over 350 jobs for the local economy, Disney invited a few of us out to meet some of the talent folk behind the show. While there we also sampled some cupcakes and learned about… Read More »Fantasmic! To Replace Standing Terrace With More Seats
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
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?
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.
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
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;
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!
Someone did manage to capture Murphy’s nervous breakdown on video: Previously: Big Problems with Fantasmic at Disneyland.
Word on the street is that Murphy the Dragon had a major malfunction during last night’s 9:00 pm performance. Murphy, of course, is the dragon that refused to work for much of the initial summer season it was installed for. It earned the name Murphy… Read More »Big Problems at Disneyland’s Fantasmic!