Magic Kingdom firework testing scheduled but not a sign of imminent return of shows

mnelson3

Well-Known Member
Some on here seem to think, despite the promising news of a vaccine, it will be at least Fall 2021 by the time a bit of normalcy hits WDWs... Obviously I doubt even our insiders here know that time frame for a fact, but I am wondering what this would mean in terms of entertainment and nighttime shows returning? Will nothing return until Summer or Fall 2021?
 

SoFloMagic

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Some on here seem to think, despite the promising news of a vaccine, it will be at least Fall 2021 by the time a bit of normalcy hits WDWs... Obviously I doubt even our insiders here know that time frame for a fact, but I am wondering what this would mean in terms of entertainment and nighttime shows returning? Will nothing return until Summer or Fall 2021?
I'm obviously no insider, but I'd guess they'll be able to staff/afford/feel it's safe when distancing goes away. I'd imagine CDC will do that once transmission falls significantly. So maybe if regular people can get the vaccine by April, we could be seeing lower transmission rates by July/August? Then disney would need time to plan/hire/train. Maybe we can start a pool? I'd guess September for fireworks, but honestly a lot would need to go right with vaccine production and distribution, not to mention public acceptance.
 

Rteetz

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Another test

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LiterallyNobody

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Are you thinking FITS NYE for Tomorrow night??
I am Literally Nobody, as my name says. I don't know what is going on tomorrow night exactly, I don't know how many cameras are going to be there tomorrow night, I don't know how many "live" commentators with fireworks going off behind them are going to be there tomorrow night.

I would love to know things like, "there will be a small stage show filmed also during the fireworks", but since I am literally nobody, there is nobody that can tell me these things. It's so sad.
 

pyroPat

Active Member
Correct me if I’m wrong. Looks to be some new effects/ color combinations tested last night from what I can ever recall seeing in a show at WDW. This series of shots looks to include two different shells that include ghost effects and one effect included a pattern shell of a spiral.

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Note: Photo taken as a screen capture from video found on YouTube.
 

techgeek

Well-Known Member
Correct me if I’m wrong. Looks to be some new effects/ color combinations tested last night from what I can ever recall seeing in a show at WDW. This series of shots looks to include two different shells that include ghost effects and one effect included a pattern shell of a spiral.

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Note: Photo taken as a screen capture from video found on YouTube.

If you watch videos of shows from elsewhere in the world, there’s been a whole lot of innovation in fireworks shells the few years. Since most Disney shows stick to their original relatively older pyro designs, we don’t often get to see the latest and greatest until it gets worked into a new production.
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
Correct me if I’m wrong. Looks to be some new effects/ color combinations tested last night from what I can ever recall seeing in a show at WDW. This series of shots looks to include two different shells that include ghost effects and one effect included a pattern shell of a spiral.

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Note: Photo taken as a screen capture from video found on YouTube.
Nothing new I don’t think
 

pyroPat

Active Member
If you watch videos of shows from elsewhere in the world, there’s been a whole lot of innovation in fireworks shells the few years. Since most Disney shows stick to their original relatively older pyro designs, we don’t often get to see the latest and greatest until it gets worked into a new production.
Correct. Let me correct what I meant by “new”. New effect meaning specific combination of effect type, colors used, etc. together in a single shell for a MK production. Apologies for any confusion in my original post as these effects definitely aren’t new to the industry.


Nothing new I don’t think
New effect meaning specific combination of effect type, colors used, etc. together in a single shell for a MK production.

The spiral pattern while used in HEA is blue and yellow for that production... where as tested last night changes from red to a green color. And the other three shots fired in that volley look like they were a ghost shell with red to time rain wave. I don’t recall seeing the specific effect and color combination used in any recent WDW production.

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Giss Neric

Well-Known Member
If you watch videos of shows from elsewhere in the world, there’s been a whole lot of innovation in fireworks shells the few years. Since most Disney shows stick to their original relatively older pyro designs, we don’t often get to see the latest and greatest until it gets worked into a new production.
Add to that the limitations on the diameter of fireworks allowed. They do compensate with the amount though.
 

Disone

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If you watch videos of shows from elsewhere in the world, there’s been a whole lot of innovation in fireworks shells the few years. Since most Disney shows stick to their original relatively older pyro designs, we don’t often get to see the latest and greatest until it gets worked into a new production.
One of the fun things about watching illuminations as many times as I had watched it as I could tell when they made changes. Sometimes changes were done permanently other times I assume they were done because the firework they wanted to use just wasn't in the available inventory. Other times it was more drastic like one of the four barges just not launching fireworks. During the entire show. Whether intentional or a technical difficulty I'll never know and will always guess . It was always fun to watch for little tweaks and changes.

Same for HEA.
 

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