I think we all are equally as excited that they are conducting any kind of testing for nighttime spectaculars. Where was there controversy?There is obvious speculation on what the testing is for, but isn’t that what this forum is for? To have a conversation on whatever the topic is with input for those wanting to contribute to the discussion?They're testing. Using live shells. That's what they wanted to do, how to test whatever. Nothing controversial about their method. Its their money, their reasons. Glad to see them doing it because is indicates something going on. Kind of like Willy Wonka starting up the chocolate factory.
On 11/4, I did receive a targeted survey invite(as I have a WDW reservation that falls during NYE) from Disney Destinations Research on the topic of NYE entertainment offerings. I’m sure it won’t lead to any sort of return of nighttime spectaculars for NYE, but fireworks/nighttime spectaculars were referenced in the survey in a few of the questions. That at least tells me there was some level of consideration regarding nighttime spectaculars, or at least fireworks, at various venues for them to have even include it in the survey and solicit guest feedback.Even with a reduced capacity, the people in the park will bunch together to watch.
Ain't gonna happen.