Hi everyone! Well this is my first post, and sorry to say it's a rant.
I've been so happy with a lot of changes at the park lately, but I haven't seen anything posted recently about the state of Fantasmic. Sorry if this is rehashing stuff that's already been said.
We saw it Sunday without the Mark Twain. Of course the show ending is not as effective without the Mark Twain, right? That obviously has to be the case once in a while, and is temporary. But the problem is that there was no Mark Twain AND no Ursula float AND no Crocodile AND no Pinocchio figures AND half the stunts have been cut from the Peter Pan unit.
I wish they would recognize that the show really is the sum of its parts, and that you can't keep cutting it "to infinity and beyond" without the show becoming weak. This nickel-and-diming stuff can really ruin a show. As it is, when they long ago decided to just omit the Ursula float from the villains segment rather than fix it, that already weakened the pace of the show quite a lot.
Also I heard a rumor that the Pinocchio unit was removed because it somehow has trouble being moved during the show. Is this true? Or is the reality that, for example, the fiber optics need outsourcing work and they just don't feel like spending the maintenance money.
Hasn't this show done enough good for the park that it deserves a nice refreshing like the Tiki Room just saw?
Just curious for everyone's thoughts on this.