Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 18
  1. #1

    • I Hug My Tapirs
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Issaquah, WA
    Posts
    897

    Fantasmic Pyro Question

    Okay, this question has been bugging me for awhile, and maybe someone here knows the answer. Does Fantasmic use cold fire pyrotechnics at all? It seems that in a stage show where the performers are relatively close to the pyro, it would be an added safety measure.
    "I don't need intelligent drugs because I don't know what they are. But I will put anything into my mouth that is given to me, whether it's supposed to go there or not. Because... I'm different."


  2. #2

    • Banned User
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    1,769

    Re: Fantasmic Pyro Question

    Quote Originally Posted by xfkirsten
    Okay, this question has been bugging me for awhile, and maybe someone here knows the answer. Does Fantasmic use cold fire pyrotechnics at all? It seems that in a stage show where the performers are relatively close to the pyro, it would be an added safety measure.
    Considering the last mickey at the end got 3rd degree burns once I think not.

  3. #3

    • OM NOM NOM
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    South Coast Metro
    Posts
    1,304

    Re: Fantasmic Pyro Question

    I think the maleficent red&green reveal flames are cold fire pyro, but I dunno about the rest.
    Make something Idiot-Proof, and someone will build a better Idiot.


  4. #4

    • The Duck Rules
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Close to the Duck
    Posts
    430

    Re: Fantasmic Pyro Question

    I have a co worker that is a part time pyro for Disney. When I see him I will find out.
    judimouse

    Mousefest 2008 here we come

    http://www.tinkstravel.com

    http://www.dlresortinfo.com

  5. #5

    • The Duck Rules
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Close to the Duck
    Posts
    430

    Re: Fantasmic Pyro Question

    Just talked to my co-worker and he said Disney uses NO cold fireworks.

    If I can remember to bring a camera to work tomorrow I will take a picture of a Mickey finger.
    judimouse

    Mousefest 2008 here we come

    http://www.tinkstravel.com

    http://www.dlresortinfo.com

  6. #6

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    OC
    Posts
    350

    Re: Fantasmic Pyro Question

    I dont think they use any cold pyro, because most effect would be cooled by the air ariund then, or as they drop in the water, the only cold pyro they would use would be the flames for malificent and the sword fingers for mickey.
    Current DL Entertainment Technical Services

    Former DCA Attractions CM

  7. #7

    • The Duck Rules
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Close to the Duck
    Posts
    430

    Re: Fantasmic Pyro Question

    Even the Mickey Finger is not a cold firework. I was surprised.
    judimouse

    Mousefest 2008 here we come

    http://www.tinkstravel.com

    http://www.dlresortinfo.com

  8. #8

    • I Hug My Tapirs
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Issaquah, WA
    Posts
    897

    Re: Fantasmic Pyro Question

    Thanks for finding out for me! That is really surprising. Cold fire is in fairly common use in theatrical pyrotechnics. I know we used it quite a bit at Cirque de la Mer. Was fascinating to watch our pyrotechnician hold his arm in one of the fountains in a demonstration.
    "I don't need intelligent drugs because I don't know what they are. But I will put anything into my mouth that is given to me, whether it's supposed to go there or not. Because... I'm different."


  9. #9

    • ...TWO BITS!
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Disneyland, USA
    Posts
    3,247

    Re: Fantasmic Pyro Question

    What's a cold pyro effect??

    "You're not thinking fourth dimensionally!" -Back to the Future

    "With this place, I wanted to give them something real, something that wasn't an illusion, something they could see and touch. An aim devoid of merit."
    -Jurassic Park

  10. #10

    • I Hug My Tapirs
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Issaquah, WA
    Posts
    897

    Re: Fantasmic Pyro Question

    It's a pyrotechnic effect where the resulting sparks are actually cold to the touch. Very useful for situations in which you need to put people in close proximity to the pyro, and don't want to run the risk of burning someone.
    "I don't need intelligent drugs because I don't know what they are. But I will put anything into my mouth that is given to me, whether it's supposed to go there or not. Because... I'm different."


  11. #11

    • Shubisha
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Laramie, WY
    Posts
    3,965

    Re: Fantasmic Pyro Question

    With the amount of smoke they all spew out, I didn't think they were cold fireworks except for the ones that get sprayed out of the ground for things like sorcerer mickey appearing, the evil queen's sparks, and maleficent

    //but 'cold' or not, you don't want to get shot in the face point blank by pyro :P

  12. #12

    • Mountain Dew User
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Anaheim
    Posts
    3,226
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Fantasmic Pyro Question


    similar to the mickey fingers, kind of like a miniature flashpot in the palm of your hand.


  13. #13

    • Mountain Dew User
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Anaheim
    Posts
    3,226
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Fantasmic Pyro Question

    Quote Originally Posted by almandot
    With the amount of smoke they all spew out, I didn't think they were cold fireworks except for the ones that get sprayed out of the ground for things like sorcerer mickey appearing, the evil queen's sparks, and maleficent

    //but 'cold' or not, you don't want to get shot in the face point blank by pyro :P
    the fog/smoke effects for the sorcerer mickey and evil queen's are done with high presseure water, pushed through fog nozzles that make the fog come out at .5 microns. http://www.koolfog.com


  14. #14

    • Shubisha
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Laramie, WY
    Posts
    3,965

    Re: Fantasmic Pyro Question

    right that was my point :P effects besides those ones cause a lot of smoke :P

  15. #15

    • I Hug My Tapirs
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Issaquah, WA
    Posts
    897

    Re: Fantasmic Pyro Question

    Quote Originally Posted by fantasywatersfreak

    similar to the mickey fingers, kind of like a miniature flashpot in the palm of your hand.
    Oooh, cool! So what goes in the front pocket on his pants? (This pic has an illustration of the one I mean)
    "I don't need intelligent drugs because I don't know what they are. But I will put anything into my mouth that is given to me, whether it's supposed to go there or not. Because... I'm different."


Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. [Question] Fantasmic! question help please!
    By PerformerInWaiting in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 08-07-2009, 03:06 PM
  2. [Question] Another Fantasmic! Question
    By gamer_christopher in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 07-28-2009, 12:08 PM
  3. [Pictures] Fantasmic Stage Management/Pyro console Behind-the-scenes
    By futurefantasmicLD in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 01-08-2009, 08:44 PM
  4. Fantasmic! Question!
    By Walt Jr. in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 12-20-2006, 08:09 PM
  5. Fantasmic Question
    By Gal-n-AZ in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 09-05-2005, 05:12 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •