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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
DDW Pic 777. Fantasmic!
Tonight we say happy 15th birthday to Fantasmic at Hollywood Studios. This "fireworks and water extravaganza" has been entertaining guests since October 15th, 1998. Disney decided to commemorate this occasion by using the Glow With the Show ears for the first time at Walt Disney World. This unique headwear syncs with the music of the show and creates an amazing effect when many people in the audience are wearing the "ears." They have been used out in Disneyland (with World of Color) for a while, but tonight marks their Florida debut. Since it was opening night and Disney was filming it, a large number of guests in the center section received free ears. However, they usually cost $25. For the lighted ears to have an impact on the show, there needs to be a good amount of guests wearing them. Unfortunately, if Disneyland is any indication, opening night will be the only time you will see this amazing effect at its best. Moving forward, there will more than likely be very few ears worn on a nightly basis. However, it was quite a sight to see for those who were there tonight!