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Fantasmic - Mickey's Nightmare
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Published: September 17, 2010
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This is just one of those photos that I've been so lucky to take when I'm in the right place at the right time.

Disneyland, as you might have guessed, and watching Fantasmic! from the extreme left hand side of the viewing area. I'd just walked off the Haunted Mansion ride and there was Mickey Mouse, fighting off the fearsome dragon Malificent.

Once again, the evil powers were banished from Mickey's dream. Phooey, they never win. Better luck tomorrow night, Disney baddies!

Why is it called "Fantasmic", anyway? Fantastic + Mickey?
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IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS
Shutter Speed
1/15 second
Aperture
F/4.9
Focal Length
19 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Aug 18, 2010, 10:52:03 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop 7.0
Sensor Size
2mm
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JW-Gojifan's avatar
JW-Gojifan|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I loved that show!  Saw it way back in 2001
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CraigTheCrocodile's avatar
CraigTheCrocodile|Student General Artist
The dragon is the best part of that show!
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Eye-gor's avatar
Wicked looking dragon!
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Mdragonflame|Student Digital Artist
Beautiful shot of them.. I love this show to death, and I love this dragon. Do you by any chance know if she is still IN the show? They featured her in this summer event that sorta didn't go as planned.. Once they got her fixed, did they remove her as planned? Or is she there forever now?
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Skylanth|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh yeah, the new dragon is operational, or at least it was last I was there (Christmas). They experienced some problems with it that first summer, but that was a couple years ago and it's been fine ever since. Thanks for your comment!
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Mdragonflame|Student Digital Artist
Oh great :3 You're welcome!
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ChakotayDgryphon|Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Nice shot! It almost looks like a painting. :wow: When I was at the one in Florida, my camera wouldn't pick up anything but firework smoke. :depressed: Lucky~
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Skylanth|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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phantomsox|Student Artisan Crafter
I kinda always thought it had something to do with the term "orgasmic" but your idea makes more sense...
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Skylanth|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It very well could...there are lots of explosions and people seem to like it quite a bit.
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phantomsox|Student Artisan Crafter
XD It all makes sense now!
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Karalora|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is a really impressive shot! I love this show, but I've never seen it from this angle.

I think "Fantasmic" is a portmanteau of "fantastic" and "phantasm" or something along those lines. The definition is "word Disney made up for branding purposes."
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Skylanth|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I'd never watched from this angle, either.
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DinoLover09|Hobbyist General Artist
I never been to Disneyland, but I really wish the one in Florida was just like this.
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Skylanth's avatar
Skylanth|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Perhaps they too will update their dragon.
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DinoLover09|Hobbyist General Artist
I doubt it. I've been waitin for that to happen for at least three years.
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Skylanth|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Considering that the show started in 1992 and they just got the new dragon in 2009... changes do not happen swiftly at the Disney parks.
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Lokotei|Hobbyist General Artist
This is a scene I like to call, "Yeees, little mouse?"
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Skylanth|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hehehehe.
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totodile-fan|Student Traditional Artist
Awesome I go to Disney about 5 times a year but I never seen that XD
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Skylanth|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Watch from way over by the Haunted Mansion, by the little shack that sells clam chowder. That's where I got this shot.
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totodile-fan|Student Traditional Artist
Ok ;P
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Beans8604|Professional Photographer
the dragon in disneyland is so much cooler than the one here. this is an awesome shot
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Skylanth|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've heard that Fantasmic overall is a better show at Disneyland, but then that might just be hometown pride talking. When I was at Disney World, Fantasmic was not showing, so I'm afraid I can't verify it. I've got to say that I would appreciate the fact that the WDW show has bleachers to sit on.
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