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RUMOR!-Fantasmic! to recieve updates or be replaced by 2020.

Kman101

Well-Known Member
I think they could do a little better with the theater, I dunno make it feel more like a park or something ... I get feeling "too far" unlike Disneyland's, and while theirs keeps getting some little tech updates, we keep falling behind. I'd like to see them keep Fantasmic and wouldn't be opposed to a total refresh. I like the Pocahontas section but I also wouldn't mind an update there either. I'm kind of torn. I don't 100% trust them with updating things but they do OK with the nighttime shows ... we'll see the end results with Happily Ever After ...
 

danlb_2000

Well-Known Member
I think they could do a little better with the theater, I dunno make it feel more like a park or something ... I get feeling "too far" unlike Disneyland's, and while theirs keeps getting some little tech updates, we keep falling behind. I'd like to see them keep Fantasmic and wouldn't be opposed to a total refresh. I like the Pocahontas section but I also wouldn't mind an update there either. I'm kind of torn. I don't 100% trust them with updating things but they do OK with the nighttime shows ... we'll see the end results with Happily Ever After ...

It will be interesting to see what Disneyland's is like when it comes back.
 

wdwgreek

Well-Known Member
I am still of the opinion that there should be both a daytime and nighttime spectacular here. They leave it empty for hours during the day. i get that this may be because of the Florida sun and heat, but it seems so sad such a large space sits empty 20 hours a day.
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
I am still of the opinion that there should be both a daytime and nighttime spectacular here. They leave it empty for hours during the day. i get that this may be because of the Florida sun and heat, but it seems so sad such a large space sits empty 20 hours a day.
Not only is it pig ugly in the direct sun, there's not a lot they could do given the way the show is intergrated into the structure. Trap doors. Floors not designed to be used all the time. Lighting and laser / projection windows. And a lot of tech clearly visible.
 

wdwgreek

Well-Known Member
Not only is it pig ugly in the direct sun, there's not a lot they could do given the way the show is intergrated into the structure. Trap doors. Floors not designed to be used all the time. Lighting and laser / projection windows. And a lot of tech clearly visible.
Fair enough, its pretty ugly at night though too ;) Such a shame really though. :/
 

CJR

Well-Known Member
Given the variety format, I don't think it needs to be "rebranded". It's rather loved as a show, then again, you could argue the same for Wishes (although firework shows are a bit different in that they don't rely on costumes and sets).

My bet is, depending how well received the California updates are, those will come our way. It's the cheapest solution, outside of doing nothing, which they're pretty good at. They'll probably change their minds a hundred times before anything of real substance is decided on. DHS really has bigger fish to fry (looking at BatB/TLM).
 

SirLink

Well-Known Member
Not only is it pig ugly in the direct sun, there's not a lot they could do given the way the show is intergrated into the structure. Trap doors. Floors not designed to be used all the time. Lighting and laser / projection windows. And a lot of tech clearly visible.

Their was one proposal that I heard that involved 'The Hollywood Talent Agency' - trying to put a show on an hilarity ensured. I seemed kinda cool for the venue but I know that was shelved because of a question of that it was too hot in that place during the middle of the day.
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
Their was one proposal that I heard that involved 'The Hollywood Talent Agency' - trying to put a show on an hilarity ensured. I seemed kinda cool for the venue but I know that was shelved because of a question of that it was too hot in that place during the middle of the day.
I think there's been several proposals. As of yet none obviously have been approved.
 

MMFanCipher

Well-Known Member
Couldn't they install retractable "shade" that covers the audience for the day show and then retract it for the night show, so it is out of the way of the projections?
 

andre85

Well-Known Member
The most amazing thing about Disneyland's Fantasmic? You walk around the area all day, along the ROA and on the actual island. Then suddenly at night, the area transforms before your eyes... and with a bright flash, it is all gone again. Disneyland's version screams magical moment appearing out of nowhere along a river... DHS's screams big show in an arena.

Too bad it also ruins that area at night outside of the show. There's no tranquility anymore, just hoards and hoards of extremely loud people
 

UpAllNight

Well-Known Member
I think Illuminations will be next on the list for updates. If I had to guess I'd say early next year they'll want to give Epcot a boost as all other parks have invested in new night time offerings in the past year.

But yeah, Fantasmic has much potential and is feeling dated too. The stadium doesn't offend me though...it feels like an event...something big, exciting is about to happen...and it does, the first few times you see it. But yeah, update required.
 

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