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    Question What in the world...

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    Re: What in the world...

    the mainly fireworks holiday show on the DCA lagoon
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    Re: What in the world...

    Quite obviously, it is Disney's Luminaria.

    Otherwise known as the predecessor of World of Color that was a failure. I attended it one night, Roy Disney was there, everyone was excited, and it... FAILED. It didn't even start. Roy was not happy.

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    Re: What in the world...

    If DCA had eight eyeballs, they'd all be black... A beating was well deserved over Luminaria.

    Luminaria ranked right up there with DL's Light Tragic as blunders of the century...

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    Re: What in the world...

    Omg...I never saw it in person and was curious so I looked it up on Youtube...I was horrified! Who's idea was that?!? Luminaria was horrible! I couldn't believe that Disney ever thought it was a good idea. It was such an embarrassment!!

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    Re: What in the world...

    Ugh... you're right. Ten minutes of boredom and underwhelming fire and smoke effects. Maybe it's a good thing I didn't get to see it.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Udi-CgMwHRU]YouTube - Luminaria (Disney's California Adventure)[/ame]

    Of course, nothing against the person filming this.

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    Re: What in the world...

    Luminaria had some really nice effects and a beautiful soundtrack, but when it came to the fireworks it did have some flaws. Instead of trying to fix them they never brought the show back, which is a shame since it really was a nice little show. Steven Davison recently mentioned that the show could possible make a return using the new WoC equipment.

    The glowing candle effect, the christmas tree, the decorated gift boxes for the pyro, and the kid's x-mas drawings were all very nice touches. Calling it an embarrassment is going way overboard.

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    Re: What in the world...

    Quote Originally Posted by nonob88 View Post
    Calling it an embarrassment is going way overboard.
    i would agree. like someone commented on the youtube video page, while the show wasn't executed very well, the message behind it was still great and had a lot of potential..
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    Re: What in the world...

    Quote Originally Posted by plagued View Post
    i would agree. like someone commented on the youtube video page, while the show wasn't executed very well, the message behind it was still great and had a lot of potential..
    it definitely had a lot of potential. they could have reworked the pyro and done some tweaking here and there, but they never bothered to and pretty much let the show disappear like nothing ever happened. instead they let the PP lagoon sit empty for all those years.. at least now WoC will definitely make up for it.

    for those who have seen the castle lighting show at DL during the holidays - portions of the Luminaria soundtrack were reused for that. i'm glad that at least a part of the show still lives on

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    Re: What in the world...

    You've gotta admit it though, the last 20 seconds of that video was pretty darn special.

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    Re: What in the world...

    This show was vary short lived. I remember reading a review of it in the local paper and a weeks later the show was gone. It did have a few touching moments and vary inventive use of pyro but it all came down to safety, too much smoke too close to the viewing area.

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    Re: What in the world...

    At least some of the music was reworked for Disneylands Holiday Castle Lighting.



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