• Welcome to the WDWMAGIC.COM Forums!
    Please take a look around, and feel free to sign up and join the community.You can use your Twitter or Facebook account to sign up, or register directly.

TTA Update

ms7479a

Well-Known Member
Original Poster
I was at Magic Kingdom tonight and as I was walking through Tomorrowland I noticed that they were testing the new lights on the TTA. Much to my surprise, the lights did not just stay one color but rotated through a series of colors. The colors were blue, purple, pink, orange, yellow, and green. I think it makes for a really cool effect and definitely adds something to the atmosphere of Tomorrowland. Here's some video I took: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAFDer6XVAg
 

Tom

Tom
Advertisement
I was at Magic Kingdom tonight and as I was walking through Tomorrowland I noticed that they were testing the new lights on the TTA. Much to my surprise, the lights did not just stay one color but rotated through a series of colors. The colors were blue, purple, pink, orange, yellow, and green. I think it makes for a really cool effect and definitely adds something to the atmosphere of Tomorrowland. Here's some video I took: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAFDer6XVAg
Ah, so the rumor was true about them perhaps being more than one color.

They're a step up from the old white fixtures, but not spectacular. Heck, I'd at least expect them to slowly fade/dissolve from one color to another. They almost look like something from a carnival.

Thanks for the video though. It's nice to see live progress!
 

ms7479a

Well-Known Member
Original Poster
I'm assuming they are just in a testing phase right now, so I really don't know what to expect with the finished product. It still might change.
 

TheDisneyMagic

Well-Known Member
Wow, that blows me, they really didn't look like color changing lamps when I saw them. Many thanks for the video they look great.
 

MissM

Well-Known Member
Interesting. I too hope they fade or somehow blend better in the finalized version. The way it is now is too stark - and bad for people who are sensitive to flicker or blinking lights. TTA is one of my all-time favorite rides and I'd hate to get sick on it if it turns blinky.
 

hpyhnt 1000

Well-Known Member
I'm sure what we see in the video is merely testing to make sure all lights and colors are working, but my, if they apply that color changing effect the right way, WDI has some real opportunities for some neat effects. :)
 

Thrill Seeker

Well-Known Member
Last time I was at MK I spotted a bunch of work men working on the lights. That effect might be why the re-opening was delayed a week. I will be there Monday morning to go for a ride.
 

jt04

Well-Known Member
Wow, I had no idea they could color change that rapidly. LED lighting is so cool. Of note, the video confirms that the lights are connected either physically or wirelessly for them to change color at the same time. This is going to be very very interesting.

2 weeks to D23! :)
 

Rob562

Well-Known Member
Wow, I had no idea they could color change that rapidly. LED lighting is so cool. Of note, the video confirms that the lights are connected either physically or wirelessly for them to change color at the same time. This is going to be very very interesting.

2 weeks to D23! :)
That's the great thing about LEDs. They can change color as quickly as a few cycles in the frequency of the power supply. (i.e. small fractions of a second to non-technical people)

-Rob
 

Enchantâmes

Active Member
It would be amazing if at night the lights changed just as a train would pass each light. Like it was red up ahead and behind and blue as the "Blue line" rides through.
 

DMC-12

I can haz Lights of Winter?
I was at Magic Kingdom tonight and as I was walking through Tomorrowland I noticed that they were testing the new lights on the TTA. Much to my surprise, the lights did not just stay one color but rotated through a series of colors. The colors were blue, purple, pink, orange, yellow, and green. I think it makes for a really cool effect and definitely adds something to the atmosphere of Tomorrowland. Here's some video I took: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAFDer6XVAg
Very nice!! Thanks for the vid!! :sohappy::sohappy:

If they could slow it (the color changing) down a bit.. that would be nice! :lol::king:

Take that nay-sayers!! :lol::D
 

wm49rs

A naughty bit o' crumpet
Premium Member
I sincerely hope they have a similar display on the outside of SM when that refurb is completed. Having both SM and TTA light up like that will really make Tomorrowland pop at night!
 

devoy1701

Well-Known Member
I can't believe that all we've had to talk about concerning the TTA is the lighting fixtures! :dazzle:

They sure have been VERY good at being Hush Hush about the refurbs of SM and TTA. :zipit:

We're staying for 4 nights over Labor Day Weekend and I'm looking forward to seeing if they've updated any of the show scenes for TTA. :)
 
Top Bottom