I wish there was an option to choose Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, as I like them equally for what they are. However, if I had to choose one I would choose the one more ingrained in my memory, the Disneyland one!
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^i wish their was Tokyo and Disneyland choice i would pick both
It's a music Celebration
Come on, come on, come on
Strike up the band,
Feel the beat, what a great sensation
Come on, come on, come on
Move and clap your hands,
Get into the Spirit
Let everyone hear it, So come on, come on
TDS one for me. There are minor issues which I attribute to the growing pains (Mickey in the background showing up due to firework's glare, video not showing on "back"(front to us), etc.) which I'm ignoring. There's also a bit of a nit about the roughness of the hat (should be able to become a true cone)
Tough choice as the projections are really clear (obvious WoC tech), but Murphy is more convincing and the TSI is still an awesome backdrop (which I sorely miss here).
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While the scale and effects at TDS are amazing, to me it just doesn't have the same magic the original at DL has. I'm really not a fan of the "enhancements" they made to the Fantasmic soundtrack. WDW's is still pretty much awful by comparison to both, but DL has the definite edge!
In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of fate.
Disneyland still has the best soundtrack, the best setting/atmosphere, the best scenes (pirate ship, mark twain, etc), the best hidden factor (show is hidden during the day) and the best dragon.
While I love the Magic Mirror concept in TDS, a lot of the show falls flat and out-of-place for me. Many scenes are choppy and don't flow together at all. There's also a lack of live performers through out the show and too much is relied on the center LED screens.
Disneyland still holds the crown!
PS: I HATE those blow-up characters in the jungle scene. This is 2011, not 1990.
I consider them all equal. Each version is unique enough to stand out on its own. And in a way I'm kind of happy to see that the Tokyo version hasn't done the same thing it did with Dreamlights by making it too impressive that the other versions look poor in comparrison. Like Dreamlights did to every other Electrical Parade in existance at another Disney Park.
Both Fantasmic's in the States have some very impressive scenes that have failed to make it into the DisneySea version. But at the same time the Tokyo version uses so many new and impressive effects that I just can't place it below the other two versions either. DisneySea's Fantasmic has achieved its goal. Which was not to upstage the US versions. But to provide a new night time extravaganza to replace BraviSEAmo that would keep people in the parks longer after night fall. And I believe Steve Davison and his team have managed to accomplish this task. I really can't wait to check this version out in November
Well, I've only ever seen Orlando's Fantasmic, so boo hoo me. But there are aspects of each that I love. The water wall finale, snake, and mysterious dragon in Orlando, the fully fleshed out Murphy and entire middle section in DL (Peter Pan!), and the re-thought Genie, Villain Segment, and pyro finale in Tokyo. Honestly, I need to see the other two before I can make a final decision, buuut... I like them all!