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  • Fantasmic!

    Posted on June 12th, 2010 Jeff Keller No comments

    The other big “Summer Nightastic” attraction at the DL Resort this summer is Fantasmic. It’s not new (going on 18 years, I think), but it’s been freshened over the last year with new lighting, water screens, digital projection, and dragons.

  • World of Color premiere

    Posted on June 12th, 2010 Jeff Keller 1 comment

    I was crazy enough to go see the World of Color premiere at Disney California Adventure on Friday, June 11th. I got up at the crack of dawn and arrived in the Pumbaa parking lot at 6am. A few minutes later I was in line outside of the “secure zone”.  At about 7:15 or so, they began to let us into the park… and about 30 minutes later, I had my Fastpass for the 9pm show!

    Come about 5:30pm, people began to congregate around the viewing area on Paradise Bay. Things were not well organized — every cast member had a different story about what was going to happen next. At around 7:15pm they let us in and I found a spot toward the back of the view area.

    In terms of eye candy, World of Color was jaw-dropping. It was filled with “how did they do that?” moments, and unbelievable technology and choreography.  There isn’t much of a plot… rather, it’s just a series of scenes from mostly newer Disney/Pixar movies.  The Lion King scene was a bit of a letdown for more than one reason. The Finding Nemo portion was uninspiring. But for the most part, the rest of the show was breathtaking.

    I watched the next show from a non-reserved area and this reaffirmed what I’d heard: that you must watch from the viewing area!  While you can see the fountains from other areas, the huge water screen can only be scene from straight-on.

    Enjoy the photos!

    Oh, and here’s a short video of the post-show:

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