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    how was the show

    For those of you who made it out to the parks today, how was the 4th of July show?

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    Re: how was the show

    I wasn't as impressed with this year's show as I have been in some years past. It just felt a little anticlimatic to me for some reason I can't quite put my finger on. Maybe it was distracting to see so many of the RDCT sequences set to patriotic music? I dunno.

    IMO, not Disney's best 4th.
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    Re: how was the show

    And video?
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    ...to Disneyland.

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    I did not think the show was that good. It was a little short. When they ended i was expecting more fireworks. Other daily sows have been better. It did not have the emotion I have seen with other shows. No Tink or Dumbo. Frankly, Remember was a better show. I would also say that Wishes in Florida was a better show than what they showed for the Fourth at Disneyland. It is too bad but Disneyland used to have great Firework shows for the Forth, but I guess they have cut back.
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    Short?! The show was 15 minutes long! They even extended it today from the normal 4th of July fireworks that they've been showing since the 1st.

    Quote Originally Posted by JiminyCricketFan View Post
    I did not think the show was that good. It was a little short. When they ended i was expecting more fireworks. Other daily sows have been better. It did not have the emotion I have seen with other shows. No Tink or Dumbo. Frankly, Remember was a better show. I would also say that Wishes in Florida was a better show than what they showed for the Fourth at Disneyland. It is too bad but Disneyland used to have great Firework shows for the Forth, but I guess they have cut back.
    ...why would Tink or Dumbo be in a purely patriotic fireworks display? Not everything has to be Disney at Disneyland.

    IMO, I thought it was pretty darn good (especially since I've now seen it four times!). I thought it was VERY powerful and moving. Go USA!

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    While i had no issue with the duration of the show, I felt it lacked a lot of the heart and emotional pull that some of the shows of past years have. Yes, it was very "Go America!", but in a generic, almost offhanded way. (Just my opinion.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ttztotdca50 View Post
    ...why would Tink or Dumbo be in a purely patriotic fireworks display? Not everything has to be Disney at Disneyland.

    IMO, I thought it was pretty darn good (especially since I've now seen it four times!). I thought it was VERY powerful and moving. Go USA!
    I cannot think of anything more all American than DISNEY!! Walt once said that he felt that he would bleed Red, White and Blue. I don't see any reason that Disney characters could not be included in a fireworks show that had a patriotic theme. After all, this was a patriotic firework show at Disneyland. Can you think of any character more American than Mickey Mouse?

    As to the other elements, the show could have used more emotional patrriotic music like the Battle Hymn of the Republic or something like that to increase the emotional impact. It also was a short program compared to other Disneyland Firework shows. One would expect longer not shorter on the Fourth. I guess if you combine the four shows into one, then it would be rather impressive, but most will see it only once.
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    Re: how was the show

    wait... so back then it was the regular nightly fireworks plus extra fireworks for 4th? and that's better than the current one?

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    I liked the show this year. I was at small world and the probably helped to be so close to them. After seeing the shortened version of the 4th show a couple times from July 1-3, the long version on the 4th was plussed a lot. Last year they did not plus it that much and it was a let down. This year was nice and the finale was decent. But still, nothing compares to what they did back in 2005 or 06. Man, that was simply amazing. So when you know what they are capable of, it's sad when they cut back these past couple years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiminyCricketFan View Post
    I cannot think of anything more all American than DISNEY!! Walt once said that he felt that he would bleed Red, White and Blue. I don't see any reason that Disney characters could not be included in a fireworks show that had a patriotic theme. After all, this was a patriotic firework show at Disneyland. Can you think of any character more American than Mickey Mouse?

    As to the other elements, the show could have used more emotional patrriotic music like the Battle Hymn of the Republic or something like that to increase the emotional impact. It also was a short program compared to other Disneyland Firework shows. One would expect longer not shorter on the Fourth. I guess if you combine the four shows into one, then it would be rather impressive, but most will see it only once.
    I don't understand how Tinkerbell or Dumbo would work in the middle of a patriotic fireworks show. To me, it seems like it would just be a bit too forced. And it would seem a bit blasphemous to many if Mickey Mouse came out and started singing "Battle Hymn of the Republic" or the national anthem.

    Maybe it's because I was too busy selling junk during the shows, but it seemed to be a good 10-15 minutes long... long enough for a spectacular Disney fireworks show without it being drawn out too long.

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    Re: how was the show

    well at least the show went on without a hitch I know they had some issues with that the past few years

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    Re: how was the show

    I just got from Disneyland literally about 20 minutes ago. I didn't see the fireworks on the 4th, but did on the 3rd and was a bit underwhelmed. Just as I was getting into it, they were finished. Although when I was in DCA waiting for WoC, the fireworks seemed to go on much longer than when I saw them the previous night.

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    Re: how was the show

    Quote Originally Posted by tech4all View Post
    I just got from Disneyland literally about 20 minutes ago. I didn't see the fireworks on the 4th, but did on the 3rd and was a bit underwhelmed. Just as I was getting into it, they were finished. Although when I was in DCA waiting for WoC, the fireworks seemed to go on much longer than when I saw them the previous night.
    That would be, because they performed a shortened version 1st-3rd, and added in more pyro on the 4th

    hope that helped

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    That would be, because they performed a shortened version 1st-3rd, and added in more pyro on the 4th

    hope that helped
    If they added anything, it might have been 30 seconds. I don't think the fireworks I saw on the fourth were over 15 minutes. There were better displays in So Cal than the one at Disneyland. Even Disneyland has done Remember which I believe was over 20 minutes. For those who wanted a short, quick firework show to leave and go home, I sure they were thrilled.
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    Re: how was the show

    I didn't head over to the park on the 4th but I did take note of the time they started and ended, stepped out on my back patio for a short time... I was surprised as the show didn't run any longer than fireworks on any other night.

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