Fur Dozy said:New question, for those who are familiar with both, are Illuminights fireworks or Disney's fireworks better. Not counting the special displays(i.e. 4th of July).
I lean towards Busch on this matter. I actually left in the middle of the fireworks at disney, just cause they were really slow and I wanted to get out before the hoard that we all knew was coming. I still saw it all, but it wasn't that great.
Zoomy said:I don't think any beats Disney on fireworks. The last time we were there (08) we watched the Magic Kingdom display from the top of the Contemporary Hotel, pretty spectacular. The Illuminations we got to see from one of the chartered boats, if you ever get a chance to do that it is an amazing vantage point. I love the fireworks at BG, but I just think Disney has a lot more resources to work with and no Kingsmill to worry about.
Fur Dozy said:I'm not sure which show I saw, but it was the one where they project pictures and stuff on the castle. I watched them from main street, and the finale I got a great view of from on the monorail around where the Polynesian Resort is (we were stopped and waiting for the station to clear ahead). There were never any more than a few fireworks in the sky at a time, and there weren't really any special ones, not even very good colors. Same goes relatively for the finale. Illuminights imo, was much better on any random day. The way they engulf you with fireworks from all directions is really smart. Also I felt that they were smart in making a somewhat short show, with a good amount of 'works, rather than make it standard length but use the same amount (which is what I feel Disney does).
The thing with Disney is that they do tons of "extras" that don't involve blowing money, literally. They put alot of work into the features that they can reuse, that way they can cut overall cost, and save it for the next show's capital investments.
All that put aside, Busch's actual fireworks are better.
Zoomy said:Did you get to see the show at Hollywood Studios, I think its called Phantasma. That is an awesome show too. The last time we went we planned and plotted for months for reservations and vantage points for all the shows, it worked out really well we had a great view for all of those shows.