having presented the french citizens with a display on the Eiffel Tower on New Years Eve in 2000.
After a few rides on the tallest ride in the park, there was 2 minutes to spare to find a good spot in the front of the display where we would be able to see the lower effects. Sadly, no room was given to my friend and I, therefore, we decided to move out the park, due to the large groups of people still flooding in. The display was already starting and we were only about halfway towards the exit of the park, where we kept figuring out where a decent spot to get some footage to share with others. Finally 15 minutes later, halfway through the display, we found a spot near the bridge where the echo's were very resounding and the large shells gave a big thump effect to all the individuals near us. The display lacked some new effects, and a lot of the shells used were quite repetitive, this includes the salute terminated stars that were used for almost 5 minutes with many photoflash shells. The finale itself had quite an impact for a French firm, and had a good amount of intensity that built and built with many shells and ended of with a barrage of titanium salute terminated serpents. An enjoyable display indeed but did not have enough impact to beat the Canadian display, and might not be a contender for the Jupiter, nonetheless, I agree this display was a well presented display with somewhat good selections of music. The largest calibre of shells used in the display were 8 inches in diameter (40 shells of that calibre were used), when some people thought they were 10 inch shells. It was quite disappointing to not see 12 inch shells to add much more of a wider effect upon the display below.
The video & photo's below were taken with a my cell phone, due to the fact that the quality was much better than the quality on my camcorder. View the montage here.