Universal's 'Cinesphere' spectacle delivers at its premiere
Well, what can I say? There was hype. Universal 360 – A Cinesphere Spectacular
at Universal Studios Florida
was to be a first of its kind -- world's biggest show, one that combined floating spheres, movie footage, lasers, projections and fireworks.
Did it prove to be what they said it would?
In a nutshell, Universal 360 delivered at its public premiere last night just what Universal Orlando said it would. The spheres were the centerpiece upon which fireworks were used in split-second timing. Projectors cleverly used surrounding buildings to maximise the clips that were being shown on the spheres. And lasers were added to fully utilise the whole lagoon area upon which a show for the senses was put on.
Seventeen minutes of memories, literraly projected into your mind. Who remembered that Universal Studios had made so many top movies, including the less obvious ones, Like Babe, Bourne Identity, Erin Brockovich & so many more.?
This feast for the ears & eyes is a must see.
I took video footage, which will be uploaded soon. Just remember that there is much more to see than the footage I took. I couldn't capture it all!
And already the disney lovers have come out in FORCE on other boards, saying that it was "too much like Fantasmic". In which of course I say "Pixie dust has clouded your judgement". It is amazing to behold the effects they project on Back to the Future and MIB....simply amazing.
The fact that Disney don't use spheres doesn't mean much??
And what would be wrong with something that was like Fantasmic!? I'd love to see parks do more to, ahem, borrow each others' good ideas. *And* to keep them fresh. Disney hasn't done much with the Fantasmic concept (which, in turn, struck a lot of people when it debuted as similar to Illuminations...) lately. I say, let Universal have a turn.
VIDEO IS NOW ONLINE
I was present for the show on July 2nd and it was spectacular. The best pyro show yet, the use of projected images on the surrounding buildings really adds to the show. A must see, THE reason to stay to closing time!
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