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This is a clip of a show from busch gardens past called the enchanted laboratory and took place in hastings(now Ireland). During this show they would choose 2 kids to come on stage and do a magic trick. This time it did not go as planned. watch till the end and see how the sister tries to help out her older brother.

 
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Holy cow! That was both funny and shocking! I cannot believe they canceled the show! I wonder how they had to get the poor kid out after everyone left... hilarious! Poor actor though.

That film is amazing. First, it makes me miss the Enchanted Laboratory something terrible. I loved that show. I got called up once (and knowing the magic trick of the wand already) I knew how to keep the wand from falling... thus stumping the actor for a while. He eventually leaned over and told me to go with the show.. and I did.. reluctantly. By the way - I LOVED the owl; Archimedes I believe. I still have my stuffed doll of him at my house.

I have never seen a show that has closed with technical difficulties and I am surprised as I have been to BGW about a billion times.. and no hiccups on the stage. Well, nothing like the film.

Thanks so much for sharing it... it is a rare gem!

"Nastramos mystical magical show; a feast for ears and eyes! A world of wonder, enchantment and surprise! " eh~ something like that anyway.. we were kids... half the words seemed jumbled anyway.

man how cool... I had posted that song lyric back before the start of the forums on Chris's CBJ pages that I could recall most of the songs as my brother and I used to watch this sometimes twice a day when my parents pretty much dumped us in the park all day. We used to go around skipping and singing the song in Threadneedle Fair. I just sent my brother the link on Youtube. Thanks again... priceless. Now everyone chant.. "Iron to Gold... Iron to Gold!"
 
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Nora said:
Holy cow! That was both funny and shocking! I cannot believe they canceled the show! I wonder how they had to get the poor kid out after everyone left... hilarious! Poor actor though.


Good day Nora
Filmed this back in the 98 i think and was the first show of the day. after they had cleared the place maintenance showed up to "help" the kid get free. maintenance said that it was a broken spring in the device keeping it from coming up.

they had it fixed for the next show of the day and you can see the complete show at youtube i posted it.
 
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Anything can go wrong in show biz. However, this actor did a good job maintaining the pace and tone of the show while handling a difficult situation.
 
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Yeah, he did do a good job; yet you could still see a bit of panic in his face. That was the moment I about cried laughing. I can only imagine what was in that actor's head. This is what I think he was contemplating:

Ok, stay calm... just try the latch again... no, not working. What is up with this thing?.. Ok, one more time...aaaaargh, no, not budging_ Dang it all! Crap... Stupid cheap machine! I told my boss this thing was getting old... but nooooo they wouldn't believe me, just stick me up in front of parents and kids to have me look like a moron... this gig is so not worth it....

Looks at crowd a slight sweat forming on his brow... ::sighs::
 
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yeah well Busch Gardens is usually great when it comes to being prepared. I guess this time they forgot to 100th double check everything. Plus they are probably using a custom made illusion thingy that needs constant maitenence that some one forgot to check for the 100th time.
 
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chris.kobelt said:
yeah well Busch Gardens is usually great when it comes to being prepared. I guess this time they forgot to 100th double check everything. Plus they are probably using a custom made illusion thingy that needs constant maitenence that some one forgot to check for the 100th time.
I'm not sure if that prop was custom-made, or not. However, I do know that most of the shows elements were manufactured by a company called Landmark Entertainment. BTW, if anyone is interested, I ran across an original concept art picture of the show's "Talin The Magical Dragon".

yeah well Busch Gardens is usually great when it comes to being prepared. I guess this time they forgot to 100th double check everything. Plus they are probably using a custom made illusion thingy that needs constant maitenence that some one forgot to check for the 100th time.
[/quote] I'm not sure if that prop was custom-made, or not. However, I do know that most of the shows elements were manufactured by a company called Landmark Entertainment. BTW, if anyone is interested, I ran across an original concept art picture of the show's "Talin The Magical Dragon". http://cgi.ebay.com/Talin-The-Magic...t_Drawings?hash=item1c0d3773a6#ht_2175wt_1167
 
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Swiftman said:
Wow, is that your video? By the way, I love that show. :)

Yes it is, they emailed me and asked if they could use it in an upcoming show about when stage acts go wrong.
Did not think that it would make the cut into the show.
 
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That show and the follow up, O'Sullivan's Castle, were always having technical problems. I recall more shows being cut short or outright cancelled than actually seeing a full show. The performers always handled the situations well.
 
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The show Miracles at Christmas Town had two dance versions, a normal dance, then a inclement weather dance. I personally experienced the inclement weather version. The dancers stayed under the roofing and did not do jumps as much. Also a girl wiped-out right in front of me when she fell from a jump due to the slick snow on stage (December 18, 2010, when it snowed tons).

[EDIT] Fixed Grammatical errors. Please try to ensure your posts are grammatically correct. It makes your thoughts clearer and easier for others to understand.
Thanks,
~Fur
 
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^ Kinetix also had two different versons, the normal verson where they did all of the acrobatic stuff, and the wet stage verson where the performers stayed in the back and did not really do much.
 
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