This show is amazing, no words can describe it. I didn't take pictures or take video of it because they said it was strictly prohibited and since I was invited, I really didn't want to get that person in trouble. I honestly didn't see anyone else taking pictures either.
Crowd Control - I honestly think they did the best they could as far as the CM's go. Leads didn't even know what was going on. But I had the 11:15 showing and by that time, their CC was great. We got to the third tier and viewing wasn't that bad (more on this later) and we got there with 10 minutes to spare. I really think they did a great job with what info they had, which looked like just about nothing.
The Show - It's epic, that's really all I can say. The way they use the water and lights together, like another person posted, the mist they used in their favor. It's great. With the effects they used, during the show I kept wondering, how did they come up with that? Bravo to everyone who put this show together.
Coming in I was torn on how I was going to feel about this show. One bit of advice, do NOT compare this to Fantasmic! It's not the same show.
The scenes I really really liked was the Toy Story scene, Pocahontas and Chernabog. The Zerg laser animation was absolutely amazing and with Buzz zooming in and out, just really put the scene together. With Pocahontas, it really had to do with the landscape shots. Using the water walls and having it pan out and then focus on the waterfall was very creative. With Chernabog, I was really surprised to see some of the same scenes and song from Fantasmic! but it really turned out well. The mix between the red lights on the water fountains plus the fire looked great with his eyes in the back.
There was one thing I found extremely odd with this show and I didn't like it and I'm talking about The Lion King scene. Out of all the scenes of the movie they showed the Mufasa death scene? WTF? Seriously? It really didn't do anything for the show and was extremely disappointed about that one. We all left wondering why they put it in there cause it killed the flow of the show.
The last thing is, if you're in the upper tiers, I hope you're tall. You'll know what I mean when you get there.
Besides that I have nothing else to complain about. It's a fantastic show, a great addition to not only DCA but the Disneyland Resort in general. Fantasmic! has big competition in regards to World of Color.