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November 21st, 2008

Disney Fire

A couple shots from the Late Night Christmas Special I went to last night at the Magic Kingdom…

That’s how they had the Castle lit up for the Christmas Special.  Apparently they have to hang those lights every night the hold the special, after the park normall closes (which is early…5PM I think…), and have them ready for the special event reopening at 7PM.

There was a Christmas Parade down Main Street, then at 9:30 there was the most amazaing fireworks display I have ever witnessed around the Castle.  Here’s a wee taste from inside the crowd…

There was a light show, On the Castle walls, which kept changing color.  There was music piped over the crowd by tactfully hidden loudspeakers which must have been everywhere because the music and the narrator’s voice (it was Jiminy Cricket), was never too loud in one place, nor too quiet in another.  The sounds just seemed to come at you out of thin air.  And everything, Everything, was precisely timed to the fireworks display, which was massive, and tightly choreographed.  They literally painted the sky around the Castle with multicolored fire.

I’ve never seen its like.  Fireworks were shooting From various Castle ramparts, and bursting in the sky behind it, while animated images were being projected on various parts of the Castle walls, and the walls themselves were constantly changing color.  Lots of really good booms rang out, timed exactly to the music.  Things were flying up into the sky from all directions.  At one point, an acrobat dressed up as Tinkerbell sailed overhead from the top of the highest Castle turret. Every little thing about the display was perfectly done, which was amazing because there was so much going on.  And you don’t just sling around powerful fireworks like the ones they were using.  Those explosions and bursts of light were Not small.  The uber geek in me was impressed. Actually, it made my jaw drop.

More later.  I’m off now to use the voucher for a free game at the Fantasia Miniature Golf area.



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