Fantasmic--Disneyland History-540

Posted by DLDHistory on Sep. 04, 2008

Direct Link: http://www.dldhistory.com/link2us.asp?ID=1013 The dragon has an unofficial nickname given to it by the cast and crew of the show. Its nickname: Bucky. Original name for Fantasmic was Imagination but was changed since Disney could not copyright the name. This was the first show in the US to use the new French water screens. In addition to being used for back projection, they can completely hide Tom Sawyer Island for set changes. Film images are projected onto three massive mist screens which appear on the River. Each screen is 50 feet wide, 30 feet high, and 6 inches thick. Features include lasers, fog effects, water fountains, fireworks, and fiber-optics technology. Maleficent, the Sleeping Beauty sorceress, is transformed into a 45-foot dragon which breathes fire and ignites the surface of the River. Five water barges are the means by which a 20-foot-tall Ursula and a 25-foot-long Crocodile move about the river. Statistics: Length of Presentation: 22 minutes Stage: For the most p

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