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Post by meticulus9 » Jul Tue 22, 2008 10:36 am

I heard a rumor that fantasmic is going to 2 shows/wk in 2009.

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Post by bbowen13 » Jul Tue 22, 2008 10:52 am

Wow I would be surprised, seems to always have a crowd when ever I am there.

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Post by WVParkfan » Jul Tue 22, 2008 10:54 am

I saw on another site that the proposal to only have 2 Fantasmic shows per week is only during the "off season" in January or February. Don't know if it is true or not, but that's what I read.

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Post by agingerbugg » Jul Tue 22, 2008 10:58 am

It would make sense in January and February. Those are the coldest months in Florida. Not many people want to willingly sit on cement benches for an hour with a drving Northern wind. (Yes, I know winter in Florida is like everyone else's summer, but I live here and dammit it gets cold).
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Post by MouseMan » Jul Tue 22, 2008 11:15 am

Hey when we were there in Feb 06 it was like 40 degrees when the sun when down and we actually passed on watching it that night cause we have seen it before. I know it was unusually cold that week, but I could see how it could diminsh the crowds in those months. But Sept when we go Fantasmic is a must see.

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Post by mindy0509 » Jul Tue 22, 2008 11:40 am

I heard this on one of the podcasts I listen to (I think it might have been Inside the Magic) Starting in January of 2009 when the American Idol show opens they are only going to show Fantasmic 2 nights a week.

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Post by Lori60 » Jul Tue 22, 2008 11:57 am

It makes sense. I am also expecting to see some more show and operating hour "reductions" as the slow economy and high fuel costs start to hit WDW. I hope not, but they have to operate smart, just like the rest of us.... :|

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Post by yodiwan1 » Jul Tue 22, 2008 1:54 pm

forget cutting shows..CUT PRICES!!!!! That will help a struggling economy!
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Post by SWHorn » Jul Tue 22, 2008 3:01 pm

yodiwan1 wrote:forget cutting shows..CUT PRICES!!!!! That will help a struggling economy!
Ahh...but it doesn't help their profits, and we all know which takes precedence.
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Post by spodie » Jul Tue 22, 2008 3:23 pm

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Post by meticulus9 » Jul Tue 22, 2008 3:35 pm

well if its only in the offseason i guess its ok. however, it said in jan its going to 2 shows/wk. it didnt say offseason or jan-feb. its very easy to "extend" the 2/wk schedule thru march-april-may

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Post by Len90 » Jul Tue 22, 2008 5:51 pm

They have two shows a night when I was there last week and it was packed in so well there was not even any standing room left. And this was for the later show which is always the "empty show". I hope that is only a seasonal temporary thing and not a sign of the times.
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Post by castmember04 » Jul Mon 28, 2008 5:30 am

Yeah, that really stinks. I hope its not for them to save Money. Fantasmic is worth sometimes more than one time a night, certainly not now twice a week.

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Post by rdeacon » Jul Mon 28, 2008 9:42 am

The rumor is true. I would guess its a cost cutting move. I don't see any other reason why they would cut Fantasmic back to 2 shows a week. It's very popular, so its not a lack of attendance.

You can read and opinion of the cutback, and how to cope with the lack of shows below.....

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Post by gameboy862 » Jul Mon 28, 2008 10:41 pm

wow, i am shocked....that really doesn't make sense because fantasmic is one of WDW's biggest shows

during off seasons ok, that would be logical, but during peak season too, now that's just plain crazy. the show brings in the crowds and it brings in the dinner guests (quite possibly, with all of the restaurants in the DHS offering the specials with fantasmic)

you gotta wonder what the budget guys were smokin the day they were planning the budgets for the park

all i can say is, i will not have what those guys are smoking, nuff said

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