The head honcho's at D23 to a trip to Disneyland last night for a first look at the "Nightastic" festivities. They have come back with a review of the new festivities including some candid comments from Disney's Entertainment Department.
They comment on the Tomorrowland Terrace Dance Club (TLT) and summer concerts. They took a look at the new fireworks show "Magical" along with a quick interview of "Wicked" star and performer of music for the new show, Eden Espinosa. Electrical parade information, as well as news about the Fireworks and Fantasmic!.
Along they way, they spoke with Disneyland's Director of Entertainment, Doug McIntyre, who confided about the potential return of Magical next summer along with a potential Halloween fireworks show, as well as challenges conserning Fantasmic's new show elements (the missing dragon, staging issues, tweaks and changes).
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"We talked tonight about making a new adjustment to Flotsam and Jetsam." Currently the two slither out together from the same side of the river. "We're talking about doing a version where they come from different sides of the river. We're still learning as we see it." said McIntyreRead the entire article for more photos and news about fireworks, Fantasmic!, Dancing, and lots of little electrical lights on D23: Summer Nightastic! Lights Up Disneyland!McIntyre continued "One thing guests didn't see was the new Maleficent dragon, who wasn't quite ready for her close up. As one of the very few people who have seen the dragon in its functioning mode, I'm thrilled by the dragon. In our test-and-adjust period, we had a situation where we had a mechanical issue we knew we had to fix and we knew we weren't going to be ready. So we're working on that and will get it into the show as soon as we can," said Doug. "Guests won't believe their eyes. I think is going to be one of the most spectacular additions to a Disney show that's ever been done. It's certainly the largest Disney character that's ever been created in animated mode. And it's a huge leap from what the dragon used to be. This is full, three-dimensional, fully articulated, 45-foot-tall, 32-foot wingspan, with 18 axis of motion, it takes five computers to run the thing — it's what you'd expect from Disney with all of the technology we have at our hands!"