Just something to think about. Recently we have had 2 competing threads on here. One hates Fantasmic and would prefer to see it completely removed, and the Rivers restored to their original quiet serene beauty. The other enjoys Fantasmic and welcomes minor improvements, but overall appreciates the show and the magic it brings to everyone. Stay, or go, it is only getting older as time passes. There is only so much that can be done, so many enhancements, before it eventually runs it's course. One of the biggest gripes about Fantasmic is that it is a huge break in theme. It shuts down the Big River night cruises, and crams a large majority of the park into a very small area. While the parade crowd is distributed along the length of the route, the Fantasmic crowd is crammed into NOS, and the outskirts of Frontierland. What some see as a break in theme others see as pure magic. It is that break in theme that allows Fantasmic to display the majority of popular Disney Characters. It is the only way Fantasmic can "jump" from one animated classic to another. The concept of a dream is what makes this possible. Here is where I run into a dilemma.
As I said there is only so much that can be done before a show eventually ends. I am curious if anyone on here has developed a concept for a new show. Nothing "blue sky", an actual concept that utilizes the same show area as Fantasmic. Is there a way to maintain the theme of the areas involved (New Orleans Square, Frontierland, Critter Country and possibly Adventureland) and cohesively tie them together under one centralized theme? Or will it's replacement be hindered by the same thematic flaws?
I open the floor to others in hopes of reading a few good concepts.