As for Fantasmic, I see how this is 2.0, but Fantasmic, after seeing both DL's and DHS's, is better at DHS (except for the Dragon). DL's is shorter and you have to stand the entire time.
Speaking of that, while I loved my Disneyland stay and while they do have stuff much better than WDW's (Pirates for example),some of the cast members were very defensive about their park saying that they do everything better than WDW's, especially Fantasmic. So much so that the guy giving out beer on the Beer Walk started arguing unprovoked with me about Fantasmic, a show I dragged my family to see just for the dragon.
There is no comparision for Mickey on a mountain vs on top of a house!
Sorry for the ranting! This show exceeds my expectations since usually videos do not do nightime shows justice. I find myself watching your clip over and over again!
Question: Do they close Paradise Pier down (especially the Fun Wheel)? It probably would be a good view from the fun Wheel, but it looked closed! Could this be the first time a ride is closed due to a show?
I will tell everybody tomorrow about Glow in the Parks since I will be visiting SFGA. I think World of Color wins!
But I do agree with James about the Lion King sequence. With all the decades of wonderful Disney animation to choose from, why in the world would they choose to show Mufasa's death?!? That nearly ruined the entire show for me. (Or, if they're going to include that part, they could've at least followed it with the part where Mufasa talks to Simba from the stars... and maybe end with Simba taking his rightful place on Pride Rock. Don't just kill Mufasa and leave it at that!)
I do worry about the park's ability to handle crowds for the show because of the limited areas the show can be viewed from. Apparently, they are going to try to use Fastpass to prioritize viewing, but I just see BIG problems similar to what Disneyland sees with Fantasmic on really busy days.