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    Lack of Mickey in Fantasmic (4/1/12)

    So i was at the second showing of fantasmic this past evening, and mickey neither came out on top of the shed, nor appeared at the bottom for the "some imagination huh?" part. was this also out during the first show, or was there just some sort of malfunction with the second show?

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    Re: Lack of Mickey in Fantasmic (4/1/12)

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    Re: Lack of Mickey in Fantasmic (4/1/12)

    Thanks Josh. You're always so helpful. Im glad you're here

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    Re: Lack of Mickey in Fantasmic (4/1/12)

    Glad I could be of assistance, Joel.
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    Re: Lack of Mickey in Fantasmic (4/1/12)

    Well, case closed I guess!

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    Re: Lack of Mickey in Fantasmic (4/1/12)

    April Fools. Disney Got everyone

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    Re: Lack of Mickey in Fantasmic (4/1/12)

    Exactly what happened? Or what didn't happen? They ran the fireworks and fountains and finished out totally without Mickey?

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    Only thing I can speculate is that one of the Mickeys wasn't in position and triggering the safety switch for his stage lift (probably with a foot switch, or a stagehand watching) or one of the stage lifts wasn't ready to trigger (Stage trap door or Mill Roof sliding door not open and locked, hydraulic pump didn't start, etc.) and they skipped the whole sequence to keep it from looking bad.

    Another possibility would be an injury backstage, or there was an error earlier in the show that kept one of the Mickeys from making their final mark in time - the same performers do multiple characters and appearances through the show. They have to get off the island onto the Columbia, then onto the rafts, back onto the island, then Mark Twain, often doing a costume change in-between each, and hustle to their spots for the closing. If they couldn't get the ship docked, gangplank out, and off the ship and make their final positions in time... If there's nobody available that can sub for the missing performer, that's a problem.

    They can't have Sorcerer Mickey pop up on the top of the Mill and do his sequence and then disappear in another flash of glitter-pots... And not have Sequinned Mickey show up down on the main stage for his last line, that would be even worse.


    If they got that far into the show without any other major problems, far better for the Stage Director to hit the button to inhibit the fireworks and skip the sequence, and get to the end of the show. An E-Stop at that point would be far worse.

    Oh, and I'm operating off the assumption the headers are correct and this was posted at 1 AM Tuesday April 3rd, so "this past evening" would be talking about the show on Monday April 2nd. NOT Fools Day Sunday April 1st. Words Have Meanings.

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    Re: Lack of Mickey in Fantasmic (4/1/12)

    I was at this showing and the original mickey was in the beginning of the show... but not the end. It was sorcerer mickey who said the "some imagination huh?" part. Not sure if there was an injury or what but Sorcerer mickey knew he had to stay up top for the entire finale as he did the hand movements and everything while he spoke.
    Here is the video I took of it
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    Re: Lack of Mickey in Fantasmic (4/1/12)

    Looks like he lost his Tuxedo and couldnt insta change. **huk, snort, ha!**


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    Re: Lack of Mickey in Fantasmic (4/1/12)

    No this is not anything april fools. I was there last night, april second.

    and yes, everything else in the show ran fine, the fireworks and everything in the finale ran as normal, there was just no sorceror mickey or sequined mickey..
    ill post the little bit of video i managed to get when i noticed it

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    Fantasmic! Finale without Mickey... - YouTube

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    Re: Lack of Mickey in Fantasmic (4/1/12)

    Only thing I can figure is that Mickey has a two-way radio on him with an earpiece stuck in his ear, perhaps a voice actuated microphone too, and he can stay in touch with the Stage Director as the show is going. If the director says "Stage lift is broken, stay up on top if the Mill for the final line!" he can play it that way.

    Or they could put a talkback speaker up there aimed at him, and you'd never hear it over the soundtrack.

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    Re: Lack of Mickey in Fantasmic (4/1/12)

    We were there for this show (10:30) as well. Even my kids noticed that there was no Mickey for the "some imagination, huh?" part. It kind of let everyone down. There was an audible rumble. Usually, he appears up on the top of the cabin and then down in his sparkles at the end- neither were there for our showing.

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    Re: Lack of Mickey in Fantasmic (4/1/12)

    That's pretty amazing that they can change the whole ending sequence at the last minute.

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    Re: Lack of Mickey in Fantasmic (4/1/12)

    Everything is adaptable. My only guess is the computers that control the lifts had a glitch so both didn't show up, or some issue happened on the island.






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    Re: Lack of Mickey in Fantasmic (4/1/12)

    Judging off of both of those videos, it would appear that the main problem is the stage lift for the area in front of the mill was broken and is in need of maintenance. However, the fact that the Sorcerer Mickey on the roof of the mill was present in one and absent in the other could imply that the staff is having trouble operating the many lifts and doors needed to get Mickey in position.

    The fact that this has happened more than once is a clear indication that it is a malfunction in technology and not a human error, unless they were training a new person to take the old Mickey performer's spot and they have been getting held up when trying to learn the ropes.

    Of course, this is all pure speculation, but it seems to be a logical explanation. It is rather odd that they are having issues considering there was a slight refurbishment within the past couple months; maybe some tinkering ended up doing more harm than good. Assuming we have Disney's top engineers and mechanics on the job, I think it will be fixed in no time.

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