Maybe I had to work on Main St during the MSEP Farewell Season one too many times, but to me MSEP and Fantasmic are not even in the same league. I mean, MSEP is pretty and the music is catchy but irritating but fun all at the same time. But Fantasmic has an actual story and a climax and a fire-breathing dragon and fireworks and actual good music. To this day 21 years later Fantasmic still gets a standing ovation every single night.
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Maybe.....the tech for sure has improved but WOC has some very very slow parts....and feels more like an Ad then Fantasmic which feels more like a Stage show with a giant fire breathing dragon, laser, classic characters and songs and its a fun little adventure....
WOC to me is beautiful, breath taking and fun at some parts but....other parts I just think they stay too long on one series and should just move on...but to each there own...its like Remember most people agree they were the best fireworks but others disagree
That is something in the past that most of us want to forget that was associated with the "What Will You Celebrate?" Campaign. It seems to be a bad mark on the Disneyland Parade History, like "Light Magic." We just don't want to talk about it.It just brings bad memories and bad spirits.
"Remember" blew past "Fantasmic" for me by miles. Fantasmic's a fun show - lots of energy, simple and easily communicated Schoolhouse Rocks approved message, plenty of effects. RDCT had me bawling watching it - the sheer rush of the fireworks and ground level effects combined with rides drawn out of my memory and brought back for a last bow at the parks was lethal.
Fantasmic's going to have nostalgia draw, but it's still a show that can easily be surpassed. It'd be extremely expensive to do right, though. For that reason I don't see it happening until after someone else outdoes Fantasmic in it's own format.
What makes Fantasmic work for me, is you have multiple elements going into the making of this show:
Giant water screens
It's like those films that use every available technique to tell a story, and that I think makes it such a great show.
though as I'm no longer little, I usually stand at the back of the performances. My time for sitting was in 1993, and 1995. I'm usually trying to be conscious of other families and kids around me, as this may be their first time seeing the show. Maybe something will spark a memory inside them.
F! and WoC are really two different shows. F! has more elements to it: fountains, pyro, lasers, fog/smoke, props, and a kick a$$ dragon. WoC has amazing fountains that, truth be told, put the fountains in F! away. I think Disney really needs to upgrade F!'s fountains as they are really showing their age when compared to WoC.
Both shows are the best in what they do. F! DL is the best of all three IMO, and WoC is pretty much the best water show in the world. Hope that doesn't sound too fanboyish!
Originally Posted by fo'c's'le swab
I find it difficult to believe that F! does anything quietly.
The light towers coming out of the ground are whisper quiet. As well as all the setup the techs do on the island. So yeah, I'd say setup and take down are pretty quiet. Which is what the person was referring to.
However everything in between setup and take down is when FANTASMIC! shows you how much of a beast of show it really is.
Will F! ever be topped? Sure why not? Is it going anywhere anytime soon? Take a look at the crowds when watching it; it speaks for itself. They don't want do another Electrical Parade > Light Tragic - I mean Magic hehe. They could top it, but just be smart about it. Obviously with the upgrade of Murphy in 2009, they don't have plans to get rid of the show anytime soon.