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I'm a bit biased, because I'm a conductor and have conducted concerts like this! However, I had a thought (possibly to replace Honey I Shrunk The Audience) and I'd love to hear your thoughts!!
What if the theatre was re-designed internally for acoustics and turned into a concert hall where a full symphony orchestra performed all the great Disney symphonic music. This would be something real and people interacting with people. It would also be a great idea in Disney Hollywood Studios performing lots of music from different movies. Imagine hearing Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Beauty and the Beast, Lion King and much more, performed by a live symphony orchestra (no recordings here!). I really think it would add a personal touch to a Disney Park.
Alternately, at Universal it could be Harry Potter, E.T., Jurassic Park, etc - all amazing film music.
It would bring everyone together and also educate children on music.
Anyway, just a thought for something different but amazing! I think Mr Disney would have loved for children and adults to interact with live musicians in an orchestra. I was so in awe when I first saw my first concert that I'm now a young conductor!
Hope to hear all your thoughts and ideas :)
All my very best to you all!
However, in order to fit in with the Future World theme, the attraction would have to offer something unique, something along the lines of the Blue Man Group, for example. If they could expand the JAMMitors to include percussions, woodwinds, and other instruments constructed from recycled goods, the attraction would integrate very nicely.
I have always thought that Disney should put one of their Broadway Shows at Disney World. Rotate them if needed, but Disney (and Universal) has have some real classical music!
I agree with Alfonso in that the symphony orchestra would be too costly. I still like the idea quite a bit.
Remember, Disney has: Aida, Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, On the Record, and Taraan
I never saw Tarzan, but I did see The Little Mermaid (twice.) I wouldn't say it sucked, but it could have been so much more, especially the ending when Ursula dies it seemed as if they couldn't figure out what to do. Seen Mary Poppins twice on bway and in Tampa. Aida. Really the only show that could possibly play full-time at WDW is Lion King, but other than the visuals I don't think its that great. Hopefully they revive Hunchback (in English) but I heard they will have Esmerelda not die, unlike in the German production (stupid mistake, stage death works in stuff like that because of the curtain call, even for kids.)
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