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 for this beautiful tribute to the original version!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

New Pics of Hub Enlargement Progress

Here are two shots from over the scrim looking down onto the hub enlargement progress at Magic Kingdom. This view is to the right as you're facing the castle from the rear of the hub. Not sure what any of it is but hope you enjoy!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Disneys Polynesian Bungalow Pricing Released

Pricing Was leaked this week for the long-awaited Polynesian Bungalows which are meant to recreate the famous overwater bungalows found throughout islands of the South Pacific such as Tahiti and Bora Bora. However given these high prices it might be cheaper to start looking at flights to Tahiti rather than Orlando!
See screen grab below we caught from channel 6 in Orlando.