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Star Wars and Fireworks – Perfect it is!
May the forth be with you young padawan…..
Every year, on the 4th May, Disney’s fireworks take on a new theme with Star Wars at its heart.
Opening with a word from master Yoda, the fireworks begin to fill the skies. There is some very clever lighting and at points where the skies are allowed to ‘go dark’ or be free of any fireworks effects add to the magic of the event.
There are some simply staggeringly good fireworks which are perfectly choreographed to the Star Wars movie’s theme soundtrack which again has been very cleverly edited to create the ambience of the adventures of Luke, Obi-Wan and Yoda and their battles with dark forces. The clever use of colours to represent both good and evil are nothing short of brilliant as the dark crimson red bursts representative of the Sith and the Darth Vader and the blues and purples for Luke and his faithful friends.
The tension of the crowd is almost palpable as the fireworks representing the battles of the Star Wars characters come to life in the skies above.
Single horsetails fall majestically from the black spies followed by spinners and some of the pyro has been created to appear like space ships and the brilliance of the willow and palm effects are beautiful.
A fabulous concept which is truly breathtaking, thanks to the ‘Symphony in the Stars’ at Disney’s Hollywood studios.
As we all know fireworks have become a 4th of July tradition in the USA.
Fireworks were used at the first anniversary of the Declaration of Independence on the 4th of July in 1777.
Of all American companies, Disney, are possibly the best known company to have embraced fireworks and use over $35,000 worth of fireworks every night.
And of course, in their famous movie logo.
Disney is the only company we are aware of who use perchlorate free fireworks in a bid to reduce smoke on a regular basis due to the amount they use daily, opting for the vastly more expensive nitrogen rich oxidisers rather than perchlorates. But, after a little research we found a more curious link to Walt Disney’s creativity.
History records the unusual fact that Captain John Smith, of Pocahontas fame (tenuous link to Disney I grant you, but times are hard) was the first man to ignite a firework in the USA.
Way back in 1608 in James town Virginia, Captain Smith arranged a fireworks display, some say this was to impress the American natives with this newly found science believed by historians to be either the Paspahegh or Kiskiak tribe. Others feel It may possible have been an attempt to scare or warn the locals “don’t mess with us”.
Whatever the reason, fireworks have become a welcome addition to any celebration over the last two millennia, and in that time they changed very little, as our understanding of chemical compositions and some of the newer variants produced by N.A.S.A in space become more widespread, who knows what changes we will see in the future?
Hopefully the sky isn’t the limit and our grandchildren will watch displays in space hundreds of miles across.
Until then, if your Disney fond children want to make their own displays in the comfort of your own home, here a nice link I found…..enjoy – http://www.disney.co.uk/disney-create/fireworks/
Disney have raised the bar once again.
As the only cruise liner to feature fireworks displays at sea, the new Disney Fantasy is the largest cruise liner to be added to their luxury fleet.
Here are some Disney Fantasy facts:
- 14 enormous decks
- 1115 feet (340 metres) in length
- Maximum width of 125 feet (38 metres)
- Gross weight of 130,000 tonnes
- A capacity to comfortably hold 4000 passengers plus 1500 crew and cast members
Disney have long been the leaders in the fireworks display industry at sea and their patented air launch system is not only quieter, greener, more precise and less dangerous – it allowed the fireworks to be displayed in ways never seen before