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Wishes to be replaced with new 'Happily Ever After' nighttime spectacular

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by wdwmagic, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. jrhwdw

    jrhwdw Well-Known Member

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    Looks like quite an ending to the British TV Taping yesterday!:

    I can't tell if the pyro was on the MS bulidings or in the usual low pyro spot. If it was on the buildings, might we see that in HEA? That would up the level, kind of like SW: AGS.
     
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  2. MansionButler84

    MansionButler84 Well-Known Member

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    It wasn't gobos last year. They upgraded the lighting package and it was basically a light show set in time to the music. I actually thought it was fantastic.
     
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  3. marni1971

    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    Oh dear.

    It used to be the LED lighting package the full length of the street and town square, plus moving mirror gobo projections through the windows onto the opposite buildings. Still in time to the music.
     
  4. ford91exploder

    ford91exploder Resident Curmudgeon

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    Because of Disney's history on 'updates' recently...
     
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    They've been hit or miss on some things definitely
     
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  6. AJH219

    AJH219 Well-Known Member

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    You are probably right, I haven't been to the party since 2012. I just assumed by 'projections' he/she meant literal projections...not something created by theatrical lighting
     
  7. MisterPenguin

    MisterPenguin Premium Member

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    Here's what they did this past Halloween...

     
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  8. marni1971

    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    Yeah. They scrapped the gobo projections going from that. Shame.
     
  9. Cosmic Commando

    Cosmic Commando Well-Known Member

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    Maybe, but I think it had gotten pretty sorry at some point between the time that you are thinking of and now. @KevinYee documented it at sometime in the past. That video from last year looks a lot better than the washed out static lights and possibly no gobos that I remember at my last party in 2011.
     
  10. marni1971

    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    That video has only static lights. Or did I miss something?

    For one of our last parties they'd gone LED and still had moving projections.
     
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    ford91exploder Resident Curmudgeon

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    The Poly Lobby starring Tiki Shrug, SWW replaced by the (Failure to) Launch Bay and the SW fashion show, Osbourne Lights - Jingle Bam, Nighttime parade replaced by (crickets) I could go on...
     
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  12. ford91exploder

    ford91exploder Resident Curmudgeon

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    But it saved money by not needing to pay a lighting tech to run the gobo's
     
  13. pajammies

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    @MisterPenguin
    That looks pretty empty, are all the paid parties like that?
    I'm only comparing the crowd to Wishes crowding since I've never been.
     
  14. Disney2017

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    It's usually empty like that for the 2nd showing of boo to you, After hallowishes tourists start leaving since it's already late.
     
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    I don't remember the interior lights on the upper floors flickering like that, but I was just trying to use "static" as a descriptor for those big flood lights or whatever they use for the big splashes of colors on the buildings.
     
  17. MisterPenguin

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    Indeed, after FW and second parade, folks with small children are mostly out of there.

    Also, the party nights are limited tickets. While they can seem crowded at times when everyone runs to the hub for the FW, it's definitely not packed-packed. Also, the party nights that happen earlier in the season often don't sell out and seem even way less crowded.
     
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  18. MansionButler84

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    It was noticeably less crowded in 2016 compared to 2015 for me (perhaps due to significant ticket price increases).
     
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    They should make the MNSSHP lighting part of HEA. I assume the color changing hub lights will be used?
     
  20. MansionButler84

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    I'm not entirely convinced that the MNSSHP lights were permanently installed.
     
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