Had to be a show test as there's no way they would have that much complexity for a daytime mode. Plus, that much water falling onto the barges seems like a good way to accelerate wear and tear.
One thing I found interesting with the daytime mode was how nearly all the fountain heads were positioned to keep water OFF the rigs and away from the lights, rotating arms, and LED screens. It's like they know constantly dousing the equipment with who-knows-what lagoon water is a bad idea, and I wonder if testing revealed more "issues" with this than initially thought.
Even if they point the nozzles away from the barges and equipment, there’s an X factor that WDI wasn't able to take into consideration. It’s a brand new phenomenon that’s only recently been discovered. It’s been dubbed - “Wind”. Apparently it could cause the water sprayed into the air to MAGICALLY be moved by invisible forces back onto the equipment. Only time will tell if WDI can use some of their incredible ingenuity, creativeness, and resourcefulness used at Creations Shop and the