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DCL Believe - Tinkerbell light

drkokintz

Member
Original Poster
I've seen the Believe show on Disney Cruise Line twice, and I cannot figure out how they do the Tinkerbell light effect.
Near the end of the show, Tinkerbell (as a green point of light) comes out and dances above the audience's head. It's hard to describe, but if it's a laser light, I can't figure out what the laser is hitting, and if it's a self-illuminated prop, I can't figure out how it's suspended and controlled.
Anyone know anything about this. It may seem minor, but it's one of the most impressive theatrical effects I've ever seen.
 

ItlngrlBella

Well-Known Member
Is it something projected on strategically placed scrims above your heads?

Here is the full show on YouTube - video quality is "eh." My vote is scrim projections.

 
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drkokintz

Member
Original Poster
It's possible, but I looked pretty hard for something like that. I looked through the video and they don't seem to show the effect. Probably because it doesn't happen on stage, but above the audience.
 

Mstutzman

New Member
Pretty sure it is a miniature Foy rig (Peter Pan) with an illuminated end. I was able to make it out the last time I saw the show. Basically a traveler (horizontal) with a vertical motor. Really great effect and so simple!
 

JoeCamel

Well-Known Member
Pretty sure it is a miniature Foy rig (Peter Pan) with an illuminated end. I was able to make it out the last time I saw the show. Basically a traveler (horizontal) with a vertical motor. Really great effect and so simple!
Replying to a 7 year old post might add to the conversation but I suspect the equipment is getting worn so the effect is becoming evident
 

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