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happy2go2wdwmom
07-20-2008, 12:56 AM
Really? Fantasmic has been cut it to 2 nights a week? :scared1: Really, really? Is this a sign of the times?

http://www.wdwmagic.com/disneyshollywoodstudios.htm

simonkodousek
07-20-2008, 09:37 AM
Well, if they do this the crowd problems are going to be their fault. :sad2:

WaltD4Me
07-20-2008, 10:13 AM
How very strange. 2 nights a week? If Disney is doing this to cut back, I'd think maybe they would cut out say, 2 nights and still show it 5 times a week. Cutting back to only 2 nights a week seems pretty drastic. I'm sure Disney knows very well the 2 or even 3 slowest days at DHS too, I wonder if that is how they came up with Monday and Thursday...are those the busiest days at DHS or something? And aren't Sundays Evening EMH at DHS, you'd think they would still do Fantasmic on an evening EMH? :confused3

mel&me
07-20-2008, 10:30 AM
not enough people coming to watch = no shows :sad1:

drakethib
07-20-2008, 09:14 PM
Maybe this is just a preview of what is to come.

I guess the attendance is down in the parks.

Economy is tough right now

Rob&Jan
07-20-2008, 09:58 PM
mistake sorry

Rob&Jan
07-20-2008, 10:03 PM
Were going in August and will see Fantasmic it will be interesting to see if its full

kimbac3
07-20-2008, 10:05 PM
Ok, Just making sure I read this right....this won't take effect until January - right??

Sorry if this was obvious, but it's been a long day!

Kimba

MomofKatie
07-20-2008, 10:08 PM
Ok, Just making sure I read this right....this won't take effect until January - right??

Sorry if this was obvious, but it's been a long day!

Kimba

Yes- it starts in January.

kimbac3
07-20-2008, 10:21 PM
Yes- it starts in January.

Thanks!

MomofKatie
07-20-2008, 10:30 PM
No prob! I'm hoping that since January is a long way off, the attendence stats make Disney change their minds and add performances. It would be great to add another Fantasmic day per week- let's keep our fingers crossed they decide 2x/week is not enough.

wildeoscar
07-21-2008, 07:32 AM
wow, that is one heck of a cutback. when I first spotted this I figured they ment during the lul in Jan it would be two nights a week, that means it will be crowded to the gills with people again starting next year.

Tissa
07-21-2008, 07:45 AM
Fantasmic! will be performed two times weekly –generally Mondays and Thursdays - and more often during our busiest times of the year.

I'm not sure what the big deal is. I'm going in January and understand them not having F! every night of the week when it's not busy. It states during the busier times they will have more shows. Makes sense to me.

I'd rather them do this then raise ticket prices even higher.

christa112
07-21-2008, 07:50 AM
Is it a permanent thing or is this just for January due to low attendance in January?

ExBellhop
07-21-2008, 10:28 AM
Aren't there already evenings in the "off-season" (is there still an off-season?) when MK skips Spectro? Am I dreaming?

Also, from a staffing standpoint, Fantasmic! uses an enormous amount of Cast Member resources (40+ if I recall). At least back when I was there, the F! shift consisted of doing Parade Control as well as F! for the evening. It will be interesting to see how that shift works now. Part-timers only for Block Party on non-F! days?

In the end, a very interesting situation... and one I would not like to encounter as a guest.

My thoughts,
ExBellhop

gourmetgirl
07-21-2008, 10:32 AM
They stated in the press release that they would add more shows during the busier times of the year.

As someone going in January, I think this is an awesome thing. It means that they do, in fact, expect the crowds to be VERY low. :cool1: