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    PHOTOMATT Update - WDW MGM 10.11.07 - Mostly Fantasmic Pics

    Howdy.

    I wanted to go see Fantasmic a few weeks ago, but the weather was too unpredictable. Now that we are entering Fall, the rain is starting to lessen and the temperature is finally starting to drop - a little. So, I headed to Disney-MGM Studios thinking that the crowds would be fairly light. Uh, not quite, as some of my pics will show. I wondered to myself where all of these people were coming from, but all I had to do was open my ears (and eyes, to a lesser extent). I would guess by what I heard and saw that the VAST majority of the guests were from the UK and Brazil. So, let that be a warning to those planning vacations to WDW soon. The crowds may not match the size of those in the summer or the winter holidays, but don't expect the parks to be empty.

    I arrived at the park around 6 and walked around a little. Here are a few of the pictures.









    More crowds





    OK, I know this has been said before, but I just can't help it. This monstrosity totally SUCKS! The pictures posted online do not fully convey the gravity of the injustice that has been done to the original designers of the park. This hat is HUGE and HIDEOUS, and it hides a beautiful reproduction of the Chinese Theatre behind it. It almost brings a tear to my eye. What on Earth were they thinking????










    Yet another Midway Mania construction shot






    Picture taken October 11th, 2007 at about 6:20 p.m.





    I always wondered what they did to the theatre they used to show previews in after the backstage tour. They turned it into an exhibit of Walt Disney memorabilia. It's nice to see all of this stuff again. It's kinda like the lobby of the Opera House at Disneyland used to be many, many years ago in that there is a recreation of Walt's office at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank.

























    7 p.m. came quickly, so I headed to the theatre where they show Fantasmic. I was surprised at how many people had already arrived an hour early. Here's a tip - if you want a seat in the front and center, you need to be there as soon as they open the theatre. Yeah, that does seem obvious, but like I said before, I did not think the theatre would fill up so quickly.










    These pictures were taken an hour before the show started.








    Fantasmic! is next!

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    Re: PHOTOMATT Update - WDW MGM 10.11.07 - Mostly Fantasmic Pics

    Very niiiiice! I've never seen Walt's office, very cool. Looking forward to the Fantasmic pics.

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    Disneyland want Walt Office back PLEASE!
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    Re: PHOTOMATT Update - WDW MGM 10.11.07 - Mostly Fantasmic Pics

    I can't belive how hard it is to take decent pics of this show. There is so much movement it is hard to get anything in focus. And of course there is so much contrast, getting the right exposure is tough too. But, here's what I have. I hope you enjoy them.



























































































































































































    Where are the lasers?




















    Well, that's it.


    I bought a ticket to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party tomorrow night, so I am looking forward to seeing what that is all about. I hope to have lots of pics to post from that.

    Unti then - thanks for looking and see ya real soon!

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    Re: PHOTOMATT Update - WDW MGM 10.11.07 - Mostly Fantasmic Pics

    Very nice photos
    I like the hat however, not because I think it is great looking, but It is the only way I have ever known it to be.
    I like the idea of another location for it

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    Re: PHOTOMATT Update - WDW MGM 10.11.07 - Mostly Fantasmic Pics

    Quote Originally Posted by Admiral View Post
    Very nice photos
    I like the hat however, not because I think it is great looking, but It is the only way I have ever known it to be.
    I like the idea of another location for it

    I agree. If they put the hat somewhere else, all by itself, not blocking anything, I might like it.

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    Re: PHOTOMATT Update - WDW MGM 10.11.07 - Mostly Fantasmic Pics

    I also wish that the Hands and ears were modified to also be 3-d instead of think 2-d

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    Re: PHOTOMATT Update - WDW MGM 10.11.07 - Mostly Fantasmic Pics

    Wonderful pictures, thanks for sharing!

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    Re: PHOTOMATT Update - WDW MGM 10.11.07 - Mostly Fantasmic Pics

    Those were GREAT pictures. It makes me want to make feel like I'm there. I wasn't planning on going again until November but now I want to go today.
    Alas, its a 2 1/2 hour drive. I'll just enjoy the pictures for now.
    Thanks

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    Re: PHOTOMATT Update - WDW MGM 10.11.07 - Mostly Fantasmic Pics

    Well done, especially with some many things working against you.

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    Re: PHOTOMATT Update - WDW MGM 10.11.07 - Mostly Fantasmic Pics

    Great pics! Thanks for sharing them! I still have yet to see Fantasmic! Never seems to work out for me to see it lol!

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    Re: PHOTOMATT Update - WDW MGM 10.11.07 - Mostly Fantasmic Pics

    Those were great pics of Fantasmic, PhotoMatt!

    I have never gotten a good pic of that show. Like you said, too much water, changing light, etc, for a regular camera to be able to focus on. You must have a good camera.

    Oh, I see you have some style of Nikon. Nice.
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    Re: PHOTOMATT Update - WDW MGM 10.11.07 - Mostly Fantasmic Pics

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    Re: PHOTOMATT Update - WDW MGM 10.11.07 - Mostly Fantasmic Pics

    Awesome pictures!
    We were there last night (10/12). I was surprised at how crowded it was. We were in the "standing room only" section.

    I noticed this last night as well, but does Lilo seem really tall in the pictures?

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    Re: PHOTOMATT Update - WDW MGM 10.11.07 - Mostly Fantasmic Pics

    Last night wasn't as busy as the previous one, it actually seemed slow to me last night. The 11th was busier.
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