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  • [Review] Magical - the economies response to fireworks

    Just finished watching the fireworks at the DLR and was not impressed in the least bit. There were hardly any fireworks and the ones they had were hardly impressive. Even dumbo's brief appearance was disappointing. Very scaled back from "Remember."

    What did you think?
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    Re: Magical - the economies response to fireworks

    Well keep in mind tonight's performance was most likely, in comparison, a "dress rehearsal," and to test things out. Things may change, and others not. There could be surprises still waiting until the "opening night" performance. You never know. What I've seen so far is good. It's certainly not the best, but it's nice.

    And I believe the whole point of the show was to scale back a little bit to begin with, so you shouldn't say you were expecting a spectacle to blow Remember out of the water.
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    • #3
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      Magical left me disenchanted. I felt absolutely no emotional attatchment to the show. The timing of the pyro didn't mesh well with the soundtrack and it felt random and crudely choreographed. The musical renditions in the show do not suit my taste. None of the new shells were particularly interesting or worth mention. Dumbo was definitely the highlight of the show, albeit his flight seemed to occur all at the same height and hence didnt seem very natural. The spotlights behind the castle do almost nothing to enhance the show, and I can say the same about the confetti finale at the end. Overall, I can say with confidence that Magical has missed the mark on several levels, and comes nowhere close to living up to its name.

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      • #4
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        Looks like its going to be a long night at City Hall
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        • #5
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          i agree i am not to fond of the show.. dumbo i would say was the best highlight
          and the music for it wasn't that intriguing to keep me captivated along with the fireworks but this is a rehearsal so hopefully practice makes perfect!!

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          • #6
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            From what I've seen on the videos, I'll tell you in July, it looks pretty good except for the fireworks all being on the left side. This is not a repeat Light Magic. STOP COMPLAINING PEOPLE!!!!

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            • #7
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              You guys are ridiculous; hammering on a show that just finished it's first run less than a half an hour ago viewed through a web cam. Wow. Just let them work things out like timing and such. They've got days to iron out the wrinkles and change a few things.

              Well, I'm getting off my logic soapbox and staying out of firework bashing threads...
              Last edited by Nautilus; 06-03-2009, 09:37 PM.

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              • #8
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                Some of the pyro they used was for lack of a better word.... Pathetic. There was one sequence where I was shocked that they even used something like that because it was something I haven't seen in ages.

                And what about that finale?

                My GF and I stood around wondering if that was really it and continued to record for a minute.





                Bottom Line: If there intention is to lighten the load during the busy summer season, then I believe it will do just that. Seemed more of a "Yes, there are still fireworks, but nothing to get excited about."



                Edit: I did not personally watch the fireworks from a webcam. I was basing my conclusion entirely on the pyrotechnics involved and did not base my decision on music or timing. I did however view it live and in person.

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                • #9
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                  I wasn't expecting Magical to top Remember, and it doesn't.

                  I liked the big shells thrown in there and Dumbo looked great, but overall, I think it's pretty underwhelming. The finale could have used more pyro.

                  It's another Imagine... A Fantasy in the Sky, but maybe a bit better.
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                    I'll get on that soapbox - It's just testing, people. Relax.

                    (More posted at other forum)
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                    • #11
                      Re: Magical - the economies response to fireworks

                      Originally posted by WOKcreative View Post
                      I'll get on that soapbox - It's just testing, people. Relax.
                      Just testing with a couple of days to fix things. They can pull it off

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by 2DieFR View Post
                        Magical left me disenchanted. I felt absolutely no emotional attatchment to the show. The timing of the pyro didn't mesh well with the soundtrack and it felt random and crudely choreographed. The musical renditions in the show do not suit my taste. None of the new shells were particularly interesting or worth mention. Dumbo was definitely the highlight of the show, albeit his flight seemed to occur all at the same height and hence didnt seem very natural. The spotlights behind the castle do almost nothing to enhance the show, and I can say the same about the confetti finale at the end. Overall, I can say with confidence that Magical has missed the mark on several levels, and comes nowhere close to living up to its name.

                        I also felt the timing was off a bit, and there were some pauses so long that some people thought the show was over.
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                        • #13
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                          Are there really going to be any major changes to the show between now and its official debut? I think what we saw tonight is what we're going to get.

                          Sure, they may tweak a few things here and there, but this is probably the show we're stuck with for the summer.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Magical - the economies response to fireworks

                            Originally posted by Nautilus View Post
                            You guys are ridiculous; hammering on a show that just finished it's first run less than a half an hour ago viewed through a web cam. Wow. Just let them work things out like timing and such.

                            Well, I'm getting off my logic soapbox and staying out of firework bashing threads...
                            Good advice.

                            If people go to city hall I hope they give constructive criticism instead of complaining that it's not Remember Dreams Comic True. We knew it would be a small show and it's just filler till Remember comes back in the fall. If people let Disney know how they can improve the show it would be better since they want to please there customers.
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                            • #15
                              Re: Magical - the economies response to fireworks

                              Wy did we know it was going to be a small show? I was hoping that it would even be better than Remember, since that has been around awhile now....

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