Sunday, November 10, 2013
Disneyland has it's famous fireworks, California Adventure has it's "World of Color" fountain-firework-light show; back in 1964/65, visitors to the New York World's Fair who were in the vicinity of the "Fountain of the Planets" would see a spectacular "... display of synchronized water, fireworks, color and music". Here are some surprisingly good pictures of the show!
Ooooo, red and yellow make orange. "The largest fountain in the world, the Fountain of the Planets, sends roughly 10,000 tons of water in shifting patterns, sometimes as high as 150 feet".
"Rockets are released from 464 rocket launchers, lights casting close to 150 million candle power throw color effects on water and sky...."
".... and the music of a 60-piece symphony orchestra sounds over loudspeakers - all with coordinated timing and effects".
"The fountain, covering 25,000 square feet, composes its patterns through 2000 nozzles and is completely automated - allowing split-second timing so the water can be synchronized with fireworks, lights and music."
It must have been quite an experience!