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Old 08-31-2010, 01:38 PM   #1
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Murphy strikes again

I'm surprised there hasn't been any mention on this board about the Fantasmic dragon breaking on Saturday in Disneyland at the first show and the forecast of the fix time of about 6 months. Was anyone there? Did anyone see it happen?
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Old 08-31-2010, 02:42 PM   #2
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I've seen photos online, probably over at WDWmagic, but I don't remember for sure.

Hope Murphy gets more attention than a certain broken Yeti...
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:04 PM   #3
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There's a thread on the Disneyland board.

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That's so sad. I hope Murphy gets fixed immediatly unlike the yeti. *sigh*

I'm glad I got to see the show twice a couple weeks ago without malfunctions.
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:15 PM   #5
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Ever since I first heard about the World of Color, I suspected that this new show is intended to replace Fantasmic. From the descriptions and video clips I've seen it looks like it's a similar experience, except that it has no costly actors or any of the associated costs of wardrobe, makeup, training, health insurance, accident insurance (stunts, working with heavy machinery), finding substitutes and replacements, etc. Instead it's just a capital investment in pumps, lights and projectors (which Fantasmic has anyways) and then the ongoing costs are only a few techies, electricity and fireworks.

Probably the Fantasmic dragon also has nothing as comparably complex or expensive in WoC either. I'm not claiming it's part of a sneaky plot or anything, but I could see the beancounters at Disney thinking, hoo boy that Fantasmic show is good. But really expensive! Suuuurrre would be a pity if an "accident" happened to that dragon thingie. Let's declare that ongoing technical problems prevent the dragon effect from working reliably then we brighten up and say, hey! How about bringing in that new show from California instead! People'll go wild over it. Err, except for all those face actors.

From what I gather, the WoC show also is kind of heavy on recycled video clips and maybe music too, so it could be an all-round cost saver. Kind of sucks, but maybe this will help keep down the cost of visiting Disney parks.
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Old 09-03-2010, 09:04 AM   #6
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Murphy is the Fantasmic dragon in CA, not WDW. Both shows are operational in CA, just in different parks (like Wishes and Illuminations).
Murphy is only a year old and got the nickname from it's problems from day one. It was scheduled to appear at a press event last June but they didn't get it working until Sept.
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