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Interesting Believe 2018

Darkbeer1

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Let me add, Anaheim is experiencing strong Santa Ana winds, and are under Red Flag Fire conditions due to the weather.

We have the Anaheim Hills, multiple open spaces near the Resort and the Cleveland National Forest. Fires are a constant worry to us residents.
 
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AJH219

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Unfortently the fires are about a hour away, so about 45 miles at its closest point.

And it is still raging and flaring up.

We have friends and family that have been displaced or even worse, lost their homes.

Fireworks is also a political issue and is a concern brought up on a regular basis.

But to Disney, every time the Fireworks are planned, many things are done starting hours before they happen to insure the safety of the CM's, guests, and nearby folks.

Safety is always the first priority and if the show needs to be cancelled then that is the decision, no matter how many guests it upsets.

And I wouldn't have it any other way.

Once again, to all those who have been affected by the California fires, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Fascinating insight, thank you. I had no idea fireworks were such a "hot" issue out west. Here in Orlando, the MK fireworks so loved, they're used as a selling points for many housing communities, including the one I live in. The only inconvenience we have is when they do the perimeter shows during the holidays and we have to talk alternate routes.
 

raven24

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Oh how I've missed chatting with you <3 I wasn't aware the situation was bad enough to warrant fireworks bans in the immediate area near to DLR. I am woefully ignorant of California geography, so I had no idea these fires were anywhere near Anaheim, let alone Disneyland.
Oh, I’m sure you miss getting dragged.

If you weren’t aware, why didn’t you inquire instead of making ignorant comments?
 

Darkbeer1

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As someone who is deeply involved in politics here in Anaheim, there is, and has been since the 1970's a portion of our residents that feel that Disneyland is evil and the cause of all of our problems.

About 10 years ago, the Unions picked up on this theme, and now is used regularly at Council meetings, including multiple speakers tonight. (I am typing this while at tonight's meeting).

So it is a hot topic, and with added dates due to the extended Holiday events that add more days each year, the amount of fireworks has gone from about half the year to two-thirds.

Enough talk about politics, just bringing home the point that the city is very worried about fire. In fact, a public speaker is talking about Anaheim Hills and fire danger.
 

THE 1HAPPY HAUNT

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The whole state is in a drought. Just because there are no fires there today doesn't mean that there will not be any tomorrow. The fireworks were cancelled because of extreme weather conditions - and the fire danger. They don't have to wait until one actually starts before they cancel the fireworks - an ounce of prevention and all that.

And it's The Mom. Not mommy.
I Think I just fell in love with you all over again dream woman.
 

Darkbeer1

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We might need to hose down the Happy Haunt, but alas, we need all the fire hoses and water to fight the fires currently....
 

jrhwdw

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Original Poster
No opinion here, just questions,
How close are the fires to DLR? If this isn't under control soon, Might DL have to cut back on Believe until rain or firefighters get the upper hand? Let's remember that Orlando had a fire/drought problem right before HEA opened. It didn't effect HEA thank Goodness(might have affected SW AGS. ROE and Wishes were not I believe) but they were needing rain!
 

THE 1HAPPY HAUNT

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No opinion here, just questions,
How close are the fires to DLR? If this isn't under control soon, Might DL have to cut back on Believe until rain or firefighters get the upper hand? Let's remember that Orlando had a fire/drought problem right before HEA opened. It didn't effect HEA thank Goodness(might have affected SW AGS. ROE and Wishes were not I believe) but they were needing rain!
the only one with the upper hand is John Doe. John Doe has the upper hand!!! John Doe has the upper hand!!!
 

jrhwdw

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Original Poster
Forgot to mention that we've known DL's history with the Santa Ana winds for years. Canceling Fireworks is nothing new. However if the vid I posted at the start of this thread is a safe way of getting round canceling, It's a good show! No music was cut(Shocking!). I'm sure DL would cancel if it needs too. Believe, RDCT, DL Forever all have tiny shows they can do if its cancelled. Was Togetther Forever ever cancelled? I haven't seen a wind/rain show from that.


On then other hand, If this was a test for next year during the work week, I like it! Then the old Wind rules would be in place.
 

TP2000

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They just did the Christmas fireworks again tonight, third night in a row even as the Woolsey fire continues to burn up in Ventura County.

Disneyland continues on, even under a dry desert climate and autumn wind patterns that have existed for tens of thousands of years in this region of the continent.
 

Darkbeer1

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And the Extreme Fire Danger is now through January 31st based on the weather forecast and amount of potential fuel in the wooden areas.

Not good news at all.
 

Stevek

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Interesting if they are truly doing a B show focusing only on the low level fireworks. It actually looks good and wish they would have instituted this years ago...have spent several evenings with the kids on Main Street only to have fireworks cancelled due to "winds at higher elevations"
 

jrhwdw

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Original Poster
From Twtter and YT, I haven't seen any more "B" shows this week. Has the winds been better this week?(Fires isn't any better)
 

Disney Analyst

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From Twtter and YT, I haven't seen any more "B" shows this week. Has the winds been better this week?(Fires isn't any better)
Do we know if it was wind related or a test? They seemed to have more castle pyro that we see in the regular show, am I wrong? Perhaps they are doing tests to see guest reaction, if anyone noticed? I still think they may start designing shows to have a castle pyro version during the week and a full pyro on weekends.
 
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