When I first went to WDW in 2001, We caught illuminations and thought it was nothing more than a low level super loud pyro show. It wasn't until a few visits later where we actually got lakeside and really opened ourselves up to the spectacle. It truly is amazing and tugs at the heartstrings.
I'm not sure if it's been posted or not, but this is the most amount of detail and quality I've ever seen in a Disney fan video. Full credit to Martin Smith to this amazing work. The video details the full setup and execution of the show and includes many many hd camera angles.. It's fantastic and has inspired me to get out the calendar and pick a date
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