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    Light Magic or Light Tragic...?

    Light Magic or Light Tragic?

    Ok... The Main Street Parade was the best way to end a summer day at Disneyland and belongs back on Main Street, not a Performance Corridor. It was replaced with the short lived and somewhat confusing Light Magic... What do you all think of Light Magic? Will anyone out there actually confess to loving it? Were Any of you at the AP "Dress Rehersal" Disaster? How many of you remember when the show had no narration and it really made no sense? Was Light Magic Really that Bad...? Or was it Really THAT BAD!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WDI33
    Will anyone out there actually confess to loving it?
    I didn't love it, but I did like the music a lot. I still think that they could have saved it by simply turning it into a real parade instead of a street show.

    Too bad. They wasted a LOT of money on that one.
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    I never did get to see it myself, as I was still living up in WA at the time. I'd be curious to see a full video of it. I do love the music, though. I really love the theme tune from it.
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    No video out there huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xfkirsten
    I never did get to see it myself, as I was still living up in WA at the time. I'd be curious to see a full video of it. I do love the music, though. I really love the theme tune from it.
    I've never seen it either. Seeing how I was in GA at the time. But I too would love to see a video of the parade, to see if it was as bad as I've heard. Never heard the soundtrack either. Is there a place I could down load some of it?

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    I never saw it either



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    I never saw it either, and I was sitting in the crowd as the show went on! Seriously, the way they had us seated, when the threee stages rolled up and the CMs had us close the gap, there was stil room to fit in one more stage. So my family and I kinda stared across the vast, empty space trying to make sense out of what was going on at the stage in front of us about 10 yards away. We never saw the show again and universally agreed that it was in no way a good replacement to the Main Street Electrical Parade.
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    the music was awesome ("Dream Our Dreams" written and arranged by Bruce Healey and lyricist Tom Child)!



    parades that "stop" and become a "streetacular" don't work well...

    streetaculars that scare the crap out of little kids, suck!










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    I did see light magic several times when it was around. I would have to qualify it as a failure. It did have a lot to live up to following the popular Main Street Electrical Parade and the Lion King Parade.

    Light Magic had many good to interesting ideas the bad new is that most of them did not work together.

    Remember that this was NOT a parade in any way. It had two performance locations and when it moved between the two locations the floats were dark and nothing happen. The two locations also cause a nightmare of crowed control problems.

    The two big technology things didnít have the impact that they wanted. The much hailed fiber optics on the floats didnít add anything to the performance and didnít take full advantage of the technology. They also had movie screen that popped out of the middle of the floats, but unless you looking at them head on it was hard to watch and view.

    On of the things that impressed me so much with the Lion King Parade was that there were so many levels to the parade. Even if you were stuck in the far back there were thing happening high enough for you to see and enjoy. Light Magic had two levels, the street and the stage on the floats. If you were in the back there just wasnít that much to look at.

    I hope that this give you better inside into why Light Magic failed.

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    Light Magic was truly shockingly patronizing, ugly and awful.

    And I have never, in decades of attending Disneyland events, seen the general public look so perplexed in watching a show - - or walk away during the performance in such great numbers. It's really was embarrassing to see on all levels...

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    I did not see it. I expected to though. I made special trip plans from Hawaii to DL to see it. But when I arrived, the show was gone. I do have a t-shirt of it. The shirt says 'That was then' on the back and it has a picture of the MSEP on the back. On the front, it says, 'This is now' and the Light Magic logo on the front. I wear it to the park every now and then. The CMs react in different ways to it, some surprised that the show has a fan, some react as if it were an ugly reminder of a park failure, others love the shirt.

    I do remember the sign advertising Light Magic. It was hung on the Main Street RR bridge as you exit the park. It had a lot of mini lights in the sign. It was pretty neat. I don't know if they used the lighting effect in the parade, but it did give me an idea. If they retro fitted the MSEP vehicles to accommodate this lighting effect, MSEP could be updated in a fabulous way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemini Cricket

    I do remember the sign advertising Light Magic. It was hung on the Main Street RR bridge as you exit the park. It had a lot of mini lights in the sign. It was pretty neat. I don't know if they used the lighting effect in the parade, but it did give me an idea. If they retro fitted the MSEP vehicles to accommodate this lighting effect, MSEP could be updated in a fabulous way.
    I was just about to comment on the sign before reading your post That's the only thing I know of Light Magic. I loved viewing the sign and I figured the parade would have been so cool too see. I guess not by the time I made it back, Mulan parade was in action. I do have an old Light Magic screen saver somewhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemini Cricket
    I did not see it. I expected to though. I made special trip plans from Hawaii to DL to see it. But when I arrived, the show was gone. I do have a t-shirt of it. The shirt says 'That was then' on the back and it has a picture of the MSEP on the back. On the front, it says, 'This is now' and the Light Magic logo on the front. I wear it to the park every now and then. I

    i have that shirt!! I love it because of MSEP!!



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    will someone please take off the t-shirt ... and let me see it?:devil:

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinionLumbo
    will someone please take off the t-shirt ... and let me see it?:devil:

    Oh you dirty boy you!!!



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