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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!

Big Problems at Disneyland’s Fantasmic!

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!

Leave Murphy Alone (also new Fantasmic Dragon debuts at Disneyland)

So last night wast the debut of ‘Murphy’ the new Fantasmic! Dragon at Disneyland. Murphy got her name because of the problems Disneyland Entertainment experienced trying to get the huge effect to work properly. As such it took quite a ribbing from Disney fans, even during its debut. I have to say I love this particular response:

Although the supposedly impressive fire didn’t work, follow belong the jump for actual video of Murphy’s debut performance:
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Nighttime Entertainment Upgrade debuts at Disneyland

At Disneyland everything its Nightastic! Well, almost everything. The much anticipated new Fantasmic! Dragon is still being worked on. But the new Tinkerbell float for the Electrical Parade at Walt Disney’s Adventure Park (I’m hearing that’s one possible new name for DCA) looks good and… Read More »Nighttime Entertainment Upgrade debuts at Disneyland

Disneyland is Summer Nightastic!

Disneyland Resort Lights Up The Night With New Shows And A New Glow! It’s Summer Nightastic!

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The first three decades of Disneyland, the park was still struggling to create an identity to attract locals into the park. One of the strategies they employed were themed nights. Usually there would be some performer on the Rivers of America or other entertainment in tomorrowland. Well they’re rolling back the clock this summer at Disneyland and it’s going to be Nightastic!

Vice President of Parades and Spectaculars Steve Davison
Vice President of Parades and Spectaculars Steve Davison introduces the new slate for Nightastic!

Disneyland Resort will glow like never before this summer as it debuts an all-new fireworks show, Magical, along with sensational new characters and effects that will brighten the Summer Nightastic! lineup of after-dark entertainment.

Guests can see Disneyland Resort in a whole new light as Summer Nightastic! brings nighttime shows and parades to life – bigger, better and brighter. A huge new dragon and other special effects will highlight Fantasmic! Explosive surprises will illuminate the night sky in the all-new fireworks spectacular, Magical. Guests can rock the night away at a new dance club in Tomorrowland. Sparkling new magic comes to “Disney’s Electrical Parade,” as well as to Pixie Hollow, the enchanting home Tinker Bell inhabits with her fairy friends.

The magic will play nightly, beginning Friday, June 12, and continuing through Sunday, August 23, at Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure parks.

Lot’s more below:

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