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    Question Why don't I remember this? (Luminaria)

    Luminaria? Can i be informed on when this was around? How long was it around? Why did they stop doing it? Anything. Seriously, i NEVER heard of this... evAr

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

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    Re: Why don't I remember this?

    One holiday season... 2001. Failed. See Yester's California Adventure at Yesterland.
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    Re: Why don't I remember this?

    ok, i seriously NEVER heard of this.

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    Re: Why don't I remember this?

    ROFL OMG I had forgotten completely about this. Yeah, I saw it. Remember that it was pretty much a "That's IT?" type of reaction. Guess that's why I forgot about it. Not very memorable.
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    Re: Why don't I remember this?

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    Re: Why don't I remember this?

    Quote Originally Posted by padgerfan View Post
    Why did they stop doing it?
    Might have something to do with the fact it was not a good show ????

    I think the fall-out from the fireworks .. blowing right down onto Paradise Pier .. and choking people out .. was one of the reasons it was canned.

    World of Color (to be the best of my knowledge) .. will use no fireworks.

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    Re: Why don't I remember this?

    I saw it, I even have a light up pin from the event! I seem to remember a lot of smoke from the show. But, at the time, I thought it was cool!

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    Re: Why don't I remember this?

    I'm on the same boat as you. I never saw this show...
    I actually only heard about it myself a few months ago when a similar thread popped up on MiceChat discussing it.
    I had the same reaction haha.
    It looked cool, but seriously, did they think that having fireworks that close to people would actually work?


    Quote Originally Posted by Tomorrowland_1967 View Post
    World of Color (to be the best of my knowledge) .. will use no fireworks.
    Off-topic, but I continue to wonder how they will prevent people from getting completely soaked.
    Yes, a little bit of mist from some fountains won't do much.
    But a little bit of mist from a crap-load of fountains for 28 minutes straight might do the trick.

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    Re: Why don't I remember this?

    never saw it.
    Figured I would see it at some point.
    As others have mentioned,
    the fireworks were too much.
    I remember hearing that the smoke from the show was over powering and didn't clear out of the area like they thought it would.
    I also believe the viewing area was bad too.
    I heard it also wasn't a great show (being compared to F!), but once again, I didn't see it so I only go by what I had heard about it.
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    Re: Why don't I remember this?

    Luminaria only ran one season, it was created by Steven Davison (the same guy who is responsible for WoC). It was a good show with a strong soundtrack... unfortunately it was poorly executed when it came to the pyro. Based on what i've read, the project was rushed in order to get a show out into the lagoon asap.

    It's a shame the show was cancelled, because aside from the pyro, it was a nice little show. They had kids design christmas cards early in the day, and then at night they would project those same drawings on giant screens in the lagoon. The music was really good, and in fact a version of the main song is still used for Disneyland's Christmas Tree Lighting show.

    Steven Davison has expressed interest in bringing back the show using the WoC equipment. It'd be fun if they brought back the drawing room for park guests - then have the drawings projected on the giant WoC mist screens.
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    Re: Why don't I remember this?

    As far as I recall, this was the ONLY time the San Francisco buildings were open.


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    Re: Why don't I remember this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coheteboy View Post
    As far as I recall, this was the ONLY time the San Francisco buildings were open.
    Not exactly sure about that. I believe they've been open on several other occasions.. I think they were open for the X-Games when they were held at DCA.

    Laughing Place has a good article with more info on the show with lots of pictures, including shots of the card-making station. http://www.laughingplace.com/news-id504990.asp

    Another cool thing to note.. Luminaria used the pyro barges in a cleverly disguised way - they were dressed up as giant presents.

    Oh and the sparkle effect at the very end - I wonder if those lights are still there. I wish they could incorporate that into WoC... the entire bay and pier sparkled with these lights - it looked so pretty, especially with the candles floating in the lagoon. Beautiful!
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    Re: Why don't I remember this?

    I never saw it in person.. but the video always gives me chills.. the good kind.






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    Re: Why don't I remember this?

    Quote Originally Posted by nonob88 View Post
    Not exactly sure about that. I believe they've been open on several other occasions.. I think they were open for the X-Games when they were held at DCA.
    Not that I'm disagreeing (because I honestly don't know) but why would they be open during the X-Games?


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    Re: Why don't I remember this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coheteboy View Post
    Not that I'm disagreeing (because I honestly don't know) but why would they be open during the X-Games?
    Good question. Hm, I can't remember exactly what was in there (was a long time ago) but I do remember it being open during that time.. I think they might have had arcade games in there, but again i'm not sure. Hoping someone else knows more and can chime in with more info.
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