The After Dark Tour
The Electric Fountain by Night .... from the 1907 booklet:
Yet the supreme surprise, the vision paramount in fascination kept by WGP in reserve for the appreciative pleasure pilgrim, is undoubtedly the Electric Fountain whose displays take place at certain hours during the afternoon and evening, and may be witnessed from the walks about the Lake, and also by those seated in the music pavilion. The daylight effects are beautiful, but it is at night it excels when it bursts forth in dazzling and enchanting beauty.
...from the 1904 booklet: This fountain, costing over $100,000, is charming by day, but simply grand at night. The daylight effects are those of sparkling crystal and of the rainbow; at night every jet and spray is brilliant with color from concealed electric lamps, and the water-forms change as frequently as the colors do.
Every jet and spray is illuminated by colored electric lights, making the water appear as if tinted with rainbow tints, while clouds of iridescent mist float from the dancing, splashing streams.
We stop and take a final good look at the fountain before continuing around the now well lit park.
Further around the lake we glimpse the lighted Music Pavilion and Casino across the way, framing the fountain. We read from the booklet:
As we stroll around the lake, we catch a glimpse of the well lit Ferris Wheel in the distance, and the Lakeside Cafe.
Of immediate interest is the beautiful Electric Fountain, now colorfully lit up and performing a variety of designs.
Intermission at the concert! The sun has set and it's evening here at the park - let's take a quick look around at the now well lit park.
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