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    Illuminations Fire Barge

    Does anyone know if they burn off the excess gas from the fire barge EVERY night? We experienced it once while leaving the park late via the int'l gateway. There was a countdown and then a huge BOOM! Last August, we tried to hear (and see) it again with no luck.

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    Re: Illuminations Fire Barge

    yup every night
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    Re: Illuminations Fire Barge

    Geez I want to see this. Sounds like fun.


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    Re: Illuminations Fire Barge

    This was mentioned last week on the WDW Today podcast. I read in their show notes afterwards however that they are no longer doing the burn off. This info came from a listener that wrote in after the show, so I don't know if the burn off was temporarily suspended or if this is permanent.

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    Re: Illuminations Fire Barge

    Aww... I really wanted to see it. Do they do it even when the christmas tag plays after? I stayed like an hour andn a half after the park closed to try and see it, but no sign. We only watched the boats go round and round and round and round...
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    Re: Illuminations Fire Barge

    I think I heard that they sometimes do it later after everyone is out of the park, but I do believe they have to do it every night for safety reasons.
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    Re: Illuminations Fire Barge

    We caught it one night over the New years holiday week. We had the last seating at Teppan Edo, and was there so long - a nice security guard came to, very politely, hurry us along! We were the only guests still in World Showcase, and got the change to see the "Big Boom!!" it was like nothing we had ever seen before!!
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    Re: Illuminations Fire Barge

    Thanks for all the replies. If anyone's down there now, check it out and give us an update!

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    Re: Illuminations Fire Barge

    I know that sometimes they didn't do the burnoff until after park close...I don't know whether they stopped it completely. They really do need to burn it off though.
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