Saturday, March 28, 2015

SpectroMagic LE Pin Series To Continue Through 2015

Upcoming Cinderella pin from SpectroMagic
Fans of the SpectroMagic Limited Edition pin series were both surprised and elated to see Disney continuing to offer new pins in the series in the early part of 2015. Disney Parks blog announced that the series will continue through 2015 with a total of 12 more pins launched this year! SpectroMagic may be gone, but we can continue to own a piece of the history of this magical nighttime wonder.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

March SpectroMagic LE Pin Released!

This March 19th, you can own another piece of SpectroMagic history as Disney releases another pin in their SpectroMagic Limited Edition series. This pin will feature Jaq & Gus and has a limited release of 1000 units (previous pins from this series were up to 2500) It is expected to retail for $19.95.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Announcing our Facebook SuperFan Community

Today Spectro Radio is excited to announce a virtual gathering place for all of our "SuperFans" to chat and share all things Disney and Spectro Radio! We hope our new online Facebook group will be a place where Spectro and Disney fans can connect and interact from around the world.

The SuperFans group will also serve as another way to interact directly with Spectro Radio; you can submit requests and ideas for our streaming programming. Maybe we'll even plan some WDW meetups.

So come on over to Facebook SuperFans and submit your request to join the Spectro SuperFans and begin connect with Disney and Spectro Radio fans from around the world!

Friday, January 30, 2015

January 30th Marks 27 Years of IllumiNations at EPCOT Center

Did you know that today marks the 27th anniversary of the debut of IllumiNations at EPCOT Center? Sponsored by GE, the original version of this classic nighttime spectacular at EPCOT ran from 1988-1996. 

The show was actually a reinvention of the previous nighttime show at EPCOT known as Laserphonic Fantasy. IllumiNations was meant to be a musical journey around World Showcase and used much of the musical score from Laserphonic Fantasy only now recorded by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra - Laserphonic Fantasy used digitized instruments.
When IllumiNations debuted, it was described as a nighttime spectacle that captured the glitter of Times Square, the fantasy of Paris at night, and the splendor of Piccadilly in an international music and light show.

This original IllumiNations used 13 special-effects projectors, 11 searchlights, 12 wire/mesh grids, 180 fountain nozzles pumping 5,000 gallons of water per minute, 783 pyrotechnic shells, 550 theatrical and 680 strobe lights, and ran for a total of 16:30 minutes. 

Join Spectro Radio on January 30th as we present a special History of IllumiNations Hour that will feature the original version playing at 9pm followed by the rest of the versions in chronological order with some bits of history thrown in. It all starts at 8:30pm on January 30th!

Thanks to Martinsvids.net for this beautiful tribute to the original version!