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Disney's Imagine... A Fantasy in the Sky

Discussion in 'Archive' started by xfkirsten, Jun 25, 2004.

  1. xfkirsten

    xfkirsten Member

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    Okay, I have to admit it, I like this show, although it's no Believe. But I really like the arrangement of Disney songs that they use in the middle of the show. It's like the original versions of the songs, but not quite. Does anyone know if a good copy of the music from this show has started to make the rounds yet? I found a video on another site, but can't just make an mp3 from that because the audio is awful. Anyone out there that can help out?

    -Kirsten
     
  2. Zarpman

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    A little birdie told me that the beginning and ending were just rip-offs of Fantasy in the Sky 99 from the Magic Kingdom with new dialogue. Can anyone confirm this?
     
  3. xfkirsten

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    Yeah, they are. And some other parts of it rip off the Fantasy track from the Magic in the Streets CD and part of the show stop from the Share a Dream Come True parade. I guess that's what we get for a replacement show. :p But that's why I'm primarily interested in the medley in the middle - I already have that other stuff.

    -Kirsten
     
  4. WishesFan

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    WAIT A SECOND HERE! There?s a new fireworks show and I knew nothing about it??? Tell me everything! First of all, where is it--DW or DL? Also, does the Disney chorus sing in it? What?s the finale like? (Hopefully it's high, long and dramatic!) Thanks!

    -Rick
     
  5. xfkirsten

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    Yup, it's the new temporary fireworks show at DL. It replaced Believe, which abruptly got canceled after this past Memorial Day.

    It's about the same length as Believe, and while I don't think it's quite as good as Believe was, I still thought it was very good, especially for a temporary show. Uses quite a few less shells, but I think on the whole, the bursts in this show are larger than in Believe, and they make a lot more use of the castle/Fantasyland rooftop pyro - VERY impressive if you're standing right in front of the castle! As I mentioned before, the intro uses WDW's FitS and "Fantasy", and the end uses the Share a Dream Come True parade show stop music, and then WDW's FitS ending is the grand finale, IIRC. In the middle is a medley of Disney songs, including (among others) Just Around the Riverbend, Circle of Life, and A Whole New World. These versions are very similar to the original movie versions, with a little added in choir and percussion.

    Remainseated.com has a video of it (with really screwy sound), but last I checked their bandwidth for the month had run out. A few short clips I made are hosted at visionsfantastic.com. Also, I have a bunch of photos from the premiere showing at http://xfkirsten.fotopic.net/c198353.html

    -Kirsten
     
  6. WishesFan

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    The grand finale is IIRC? What is IIRC? Is it dramatic and high? : )
    Thanks.

    -Rick
     
  7. Zarpman

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    IIRC = if I recall correctly

    The finale is the same as the 1999-2003 version of Fantasy in the Sky from Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.
     
  8. Kenster

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    More than likely this will show up on the next Official Disneyland CD.
     
  9. Dirk

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    Kenster do you have any inside information / sources that gave you the hint or is this an "educated guess"??

    I wonder because so far no new OA for 2004 has been announced for Anaheim and there have been no rumors of one that I have been aware of.

    The "only" project talked about so far is the multi-CD-set to be released for the 50th anniversary of DL in 2005 (which I guess may be released at the same time as a more usual one disc OA for those guests who don't want to spend so much money). As the "Imaginer..."-fireworks are a "surprise-stand-in" for believe that will be released with a new fireworks spectacular for the 50th anniversary (as discussed to length on many boards already) it would make no sense to include the music on the new 50th anniversary / 2005 OA as the show is gone when the CD is released. With the short running time it will have had by then it will also hardly muster as a "must-include" in the section of historical material for the multi-disc-anniversary-OA. As I don't see a high propability of the fireworks becoming as popular with locals as Believe I doubt that DL will produce a special single with the music, which means that we might see no official release at all...


    Yours
    Dirk
     
  10. Kenster

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    Dirk,

    I was speculating. Having read your post, I realize that you are right. This current show that (according to the above posts) seems to be slapped together probably won't see the light of day. This may very well be a short-lived fireworks soundtrack.

    There might be a chance that an smaller version of Disneyland's 50th album may hit the shelves but, it just doesn't seem likely.
     
  11. DisneylandKid

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    something related to the fireworks... -Matt

    Disney Debuts New Safer, Quieter and More Environmentally Friendly Fireworks Technology
    Monday June 28, 1:36 pm ET

    First Major Pyrotechnics Breakthrough in Decades

    GLENDALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 28, 2004--After years of research and testing, Walt Disney Imagineering has perfected a new innovation in fireworks launch technology, marking the pyrotechnic industry's first major breakthrough in decades.

    The new technology uses compressed air to lift fireworks, virtually eliminating the need for smoke-producing black powder and other materials at launch, significantly reducing ground-level smoke and noise while continuing to provide a highly entertaining show. The air launch system debuted when the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, recently unveiled its new summer fireworks show, "Disney's Imagine -- a Fantasy in the Sky."

    "The development of this cutting-edge science is the result of many years of hard work, testing and a long-term initiative," said Walt Disney Imagineering Chief Scientist Dr. Ben Schwegler. "We are proud to be pioneering this innovative and beneficial technology."

    As a recognized industry leader and the world's largest producer of fireworks shows, Disney is in the process of donating all seven patents associated with the new air launch technology to a non-profit organization so these patents can be licensed to other pyrotechnic providers.

    Those efforts are being applauded by the American Pyrotechnics Association (APA), www.americanpyro.com, a nationwide advocate of fireworks safety standards.

    "It is commendable for Disney to share this breakthrough with others," said Julie Heckman, APA Executive Director. "This environmentally friendly air launch technology demonstrates how Disney continues to set a high standard in the fireworks industry."

    Disneyland in California is showcasing the air launch technology which is planned for other Disney parks around the globe. The advance is another important step in the Company's ongoing commitment to improving its technologies, including fireworks.

    "Our creativity extends to all parts of our business, especially to the magic of technology," said Don Goodman, president, Walt Disney Imagineering. "The Imagineers who tackled this challenge are thrilled with the breakthrough -- and they're already working on the next advancement."

    The innovation comes from Imagineering's ongoing commitment to "raise the bar" with each new project. The Research and Development team is now turning its attention to developing next-generation low-smoke substitutes for black powder and other materials, which have been used in pyrotechnics for hundreds of years.

    "We are delighted to be the first park to showcase this technology, "said Matt Ouimet, president of the Disneyland Resort. "Walt Disney began the tradition of fireworks at Disneyland nearly 50 years ago and this innovation ensures generations will enjoy the shows for decades to come."

    About Walt Disney Imagineering

    Walt Disney Imagineering is the unique, innovative organization that creates -- from concept through construction -- all Disney theme parks, resorts, attractions, cruise ships, real estate developments and regional entertainment venues worldwide. Imagineering's unique strength comes from the teamwork and syntheses of more than 1,400 creative and technical professionals representing more than 140 diverse disciplines.

    Source: Walt Disney Imagineering
     
  12. xfkirsten

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    That was exactly my thinking on it, as well. I just keep hoping that someone out there can manage to get their hands on a copy of it because I highly doubt it will ever be officially released. :(

    -Kirsten
     

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