Thu 12/6/2012 5:18a
|Interesting article by David Koenig about Starbucks coming to the Market House and Candlelight's possible move to the Hyperion Theater in 2013. Changes, changes, changes!|
Thu 12/6/2012 9:01a
|I'm ready for the Candelight to move to the Hyperion. Its climate controlled - With lots of comfortable seats!|
Hopefully it wont cost an arm and a leg to go.
Thu 12/6/2012 2:31p
|I see your point, however it will loose a lot of the special quality it had being on Main Street and in front of the Main Street Station.....I'll bet it will cost an arm and a leg, because anymore it's all about dollars and not show. Change is hard for some, including me on some things.|
Thu 12/6/2012 2:54p
|I think having in a theater setting makes lots of sense. More people will be able to see and enjoy it without the crowd control issues and distractions that exist now. I'm sure they can design a truly beautiful set for it on stage.|
Thu 12/6/2012 3:13p
|I dunno ... It increasingly sounds like anyone who would volunteer to be in this thing is a sucker. |
Thu 12/6/2012 3:40p
|Can we please focus our attention on the more important issue here.....if Starbucks takes over Market Place, where the heck am I now going to get my free coffee refills for the entire day????? Ahhh!!|
Thu 12/6/2012 4:48p
|You can say "Bye-bye" to those coffee refills!|
Thu 12/6/2012 6:49p
|"Can we please focus our attention on the more important issue here.....if Starbucks takes over Market Place, where the heck am I now going to get my free coffee refills for the entire day????? Ahhh!!"|
I know right! I actually really like the special flavoured coffees too.
Fri 12/7/2012 1:47a
|I can say ... having saw the Candlelight procession tonight (of the 6th) .... It will never be the same if it moves to the Hyperion .. and never as good!|
That's like putting Fantasmic into a stage theater.
You will loose the incredible panoramic / "Cinerama" impact .. by putting on to a narrower stage!
Look at my picaso photo album of the processional tonight ... and tell me ... it's going to be just as good in the Hyperion:
I think not !!
>>More people will be able to see and enjoy it without the crowd control issues and distractions that exist now.<<
But 2oony ... The crowd control around the processional was moving right along without a hitch.
If you wanna talk about a logistical nightmare ... the Holiday fireworks .. and people crowding the hub.. is far worse ... as I saw for myself tonight.
In the quiet moments of the processional ... I didn't even notice people making their way by .. on both sides of Town Square. I looked to my far right and left at times .... and it was surprisingly orderly .. and quiet!
If they move they move the processional to the Hyperion ... It will loose a lot .. with the train station all lit up. The amazing width ... which gives the show impact! And the procession itself .. walking down Main Street .. with castle in the background .. and tree in foreground .. as you'll see in my own photos ....... A BIG chunk of the "magic" will be gone!
While some people may think they are gaining comfy seats, more capacity, and climate control ... the loss in the overall show ... doesn't justify it for me! And I'm sure for thousands of others.
I know how wide the Hyperion stage is .. compared to the width .. the show has using the DLRR station ... the result will be a squished situation ... that will look less pleasing .. than the panoramic majesty the show has .. in it's current form.
One big Thumbs Down from me - If they ever go through with this!
Fri 12/7/2012 4:41a
|I also think that moving to the Hyperion could reduce the Candlelight's audience capacity. I don't know how many guests fit into Town Square, but with the majority of them standing (and taking up very little space) I have a tough time believing that they could all fit into the Hyperion, which I believe seats around 2,500.|
In addition to losing the neat setting for the presentation itself, moving it inside would also make it very difficult to have the actual "processional" part of the Candlelight Processional. Yes, they could bring the people in through the aisles on the Orchestra level, but I don't think it would be the same as seeing them make their way down a darkened Main Street with the candles. As for a set on the stage, I wouldn't expect much; the Epcot version is on a permanent stage, and the set is rather subdued, keeping the focus on the performers and the story being told.
Plus, this would all mean that they couldn't show Aladdin during that time. To me, that's no big loss as the show is well past its prime (and I was never too gung-ho about it to begin with), but it's a huge draw for many people, and increases DCA's capacity greatly.