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    Sad LuminAria! Please Come Back!

    I just watched some video clips from LuminAria and It looks so beautiful!!
    Why didn't it ever come back to DCA? The music is so pretty and the christmas tree and the shiny lights on the sun wheel all look so freaking beautiful!
    Will it ever come back? The link to the video clips : LuminAria

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    Re: LuminAria! Please Come Back!

    It got canned because of the pyrotechnic smoke. Since it was basically a fireworks show on the ground it generated so much smoke on the bay that people were getting completely smoked out.

    I am actually glad I never saw this show, not because I wouldn't like it, quite the opposite, it looks stunningly beautiful and seems like it would've been a very dramatic show to behold. I'm so sick and tired of Disney getting rid of excellent entertainment that I'm glad that I finally didn't have to endure them getting rid of this one. Instead, I have no memory of it so I have no sense of loss which I know all too well in the past 15 years.

    I definitely don't think this show's coming back though. It took them a while to finally remove the (bird-poop covered) islands for this show and even assuming they got the smoke problems under control, it'd take some more work to get it back up and running.

    It looks like they were trying to mimic Epcot, but Epcot's lake is a LOT bigger than DCA's and they ultimately paid for it with the smoke issues. Anyway, I'm sorry it's gone now, it looks like quite a show.
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    Re: LuminAria! Please Come Back!

    thanks for posting this Hugs. I really enjoyed Luminaria as well...I just think too many people found it either underwhelming or overly smokey. The fact that it never returned is a tragedy indeed.
    -"We can see a new horizon...built on all that we have done..and our dreams begin another thousand circles 'round the sun!"
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    Re: LuminAria! Please Come Back!

    It looked pretty cool ... the video was kind of disjointed but it still looked cool ... smoky though ... I wonder if that could be fixed??
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    Re: LuminAria! Please Come Back!

    Quote Originally Posted by Athlonacon

    I definitely don't think this show's coming back though.

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    Re: LuminAria! Please Come Back!

    Can anyone explain it better to me? I never knew it existed or what it was. Were there characters involved in it?

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    Re: LuminAria! Please Come Back!

    I was wondering the same thing was it a christmas show? where did they do the cards? when was it on(last year?)? im kind of confused, im downloading the video right now so plz explain more!

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    Re: LuminAria! Please Come Back!

    Another blunder on the building of DCA was one of the major problems with this show. As big as Paradise Puddle is, it was not designed to have a show, or viewing areas for the show, no attractions were deisgned for this body of water, so nothing could be utilized for the show. Not planning to have a show or attraction to this water area and not planning to have the infastructure or to even add attractions or shows at a future date proved how useless Paradise Puddle is.

    The viewing screens were minimal for Luminaria. As mentioned before, smoke was a consistant problem. It would have been ok to have a huge Christmas tree permanently out in the middle of the puddle, and at night, they could add the special candles on the water. That would have been ok. But, a budget show like this just cant compete with F!, MSEP, Christmas Parade, Fireworks over the Castle.

    Again, IF they would have PLANNED when they were building dca, some sort of Night show on a lagoon, with good viewing, combining it with other attractions that could be used during the day, They really could have devised a staging area similar to F! they would disappear just as quickly as the infastructure in F!

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    Re: LuminAria! Please Come Back!

    Quote Originally Posted by HugsForDCA
    I just watched some video clips from LuminAria and It looks so beautiful!!
    Why didn't it ever come back to DCA? The music is so pretty and the christmas tree and the shiny lights on the sun wheel all look so freaking beautiful!
    Will it ever come back? The link to the video clips : LuminAria
    In a small video presentation I guess it looks enticing .. but in person ....... no.
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    Standing there live you need to have elements that are "larger than life". The graphics presentated were too small to be anything of an "enveloping" experience. I believe what they should have done was a giant water show very much the same way the Ballegio Hotel in Vegas does theirs. But in grand "Disney" style ..... with some added other media/special effects. Just not pyro. Leave it out.

    Look at Fantasmic with the usage of mist screens ... lights ... strobe effects .. there's a number of things that can be done to create a "Luminaria 2.0" without the usage of fireworks.
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    Re: LuminAria! Please Come Back!

    I think they should develop a water show, but use some pyro, but very little, like the spark spinners in fantasmic and remember, Also have characters! Make a story line!






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    Re: LuminAria! Please Come Back!

    Luminaria was a very nice show, but only if you were not sitting in the path of the smoke.

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    Re: LuminAria! Please Come Back!

    LuminAria could work.. Just remove half the fireworks and add more water features like what Sea world does in FLA.... just don't base it off of a movie on water screens.. thought those woul dbe cool for the cards...

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    Re: LuminAria! Please Come Back!

    Quote Originally Posted by FutureImagineer183
    I was wondering the same thing was it a christmas show? where did they do the cards? when was it on(last year?)? im kind of confused, im downloading the video right now so plz explain more!
    I wanna say this show came out in late 2001, but I can't remember for sure. I know it's been a long time, at least a couple years. There also wasn't a big deal about this show made when it came out, I didn't even know what it looked like until I saw the video and I remember Al talking about it, but not much more.

    It lasted only one year, maybe two. I think it says something about the underwhelming nature of the word of mouth for this show that I can't remember many specific details about it.

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    Re: LuminAria! Please Come Back!

    It looks like it would have been cool. But I think I would rather ride California Screamin' then watch some show. (According to that sign it said "Some Paradise Pier Attractions may close early this evening.)

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    Re: LuminAria! Please Come Back!

    Luminaria won't come back. The island used for it was removed earlier this year.

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