The Returning Of SNL?
Posted 23 October 2009 - 02:02 PM
For those who have seen our brand new "beloved" fireworks show for this season, I believe we can all agree that it isn't just a step up for our theme park, but a step up from other firework shows that have gone throughout our park's history. Plus adding onto the fact with the Glow in the Park Parade, our park is slowly becoming a night time destination.
But problems this year have led to concern, as many of us saw during our Online Day at the park on October 3rd. Due to its location, and the conditions of the Jersey summer and fall, it isn't necessarily the best for our park. Obviously it is a hit from the general public and enthusiasts eyes... when the show isn't canceled. The show has been canceled a good handful this year, one that obviously got the park concerned for future shows. I mean really, it is a amazing show for everyone and the park obviously wants to keep it... but the fact that many shows have been canceled leaves the general public annoyed as well as the park for having firework shells just waiting to be launched.
Mark Kane addressed that there is no word if this show is returning for next season. Glow in the Park Parade at this time last year was a sure thing of returning.. but our kickass fireworks seems skeptical. I am curious to hear other peoples thoughts on this subject.
Posted 23 October 2009 - 02:19 PM
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Posted 23 October 2009 - 02:22 PM
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Posted 23 October 2009 - 04:30 PM
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Posted 23 October 2009 - 07:36 PM
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Posted 24 October 2009 - 04:59 PM
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Posted 26 October 2009 - 02:53 PM
With regards to Disney, although the Florida weather is more tempramental, truthfully, the rains are predictably around 3 during the summer. But the heat seems to dry up the rains fast and if the launching tubes are covered and on the top of buildings, it's much easier to deal with keeping the shells dry by the time the fireworks go on. I think the times are also earlier than the 10pm showings GAdv does as well, so that could have an effect as well.
The number of shells and the small area to work with seems to be another issue as all 2.1x I saw it, the smoke blocked a lot of the shells, and it is visible on the videos taken from the technical preview. More time is needed to clear the smoke between groups, and the water screens might help to give time between large groupings. The pyro fan in me doesn't like to think about the need for this, but it's no fun when 100 shells go off and all anyone can see is the glow behind a thick cloud of smoke.
I also think this year's weather was more of a problem than any other year, so the rainouts were abnormally high in number. I guess we'll see in a few months when the dismal numbers for all parks in the northeast come in and we see if they affect budgets or not.
Posted 26 October 2009 - 07:49 PM
A fireworks show in our venue needs breaks in between fireworks....such as in past shows where they used the mist screen.....in fact to be quite honest if they brought the show back from the 2002 year that would be amazing cause I always felt that was the best fireworks show I've ever seen outisde disney!
I mean you can see disney knows this as well when the fireworks are high in the air it doesn't matter how many you fire.....like in wishes. But when theiur low to the ground like in illuminations you have to have some kind of break in between or too much smoke accumulates.....hence the 10 minute globe in the middle of illuminations.
So do I thin its worth bringing the fireworks back? In the future....OF COARSE but a different show utilizing some kind of break in between firework displays....but as far as bringing the current show back next year I just don't feel its worth the money right now esspecially when the glow in the park parade can provide the perfect evening ending every night and is much more reliable.
Right now I think the money is better spent on other more needed things for next season than an unreliable fireworks display as good as it may be when weather conditions permit.
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Posted 26 October 2009 - 09:24 PM
My personal belief, I don't think this will be coming back. As much as I loved the show and would want it to come back next year, I cannot help but think to myself that they will do what they do with everything else. Just like Industrial Movement which I was in, they didn't bring back the next year. So my vote is a no go for next year!
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