The rumours were true; the Royal Fireworks have been replaced with Ye Olde Laser Light Show™. Details here: http://bit.ly/nM747A
Sarcasm aside, I am glad they have come up with a show of some kind to end the festival. I remember the days before there the fireworks, and the festival just kind of faded to an end. Having a definite finale to the day has always been better in my opinion.
Trying to reserve judgment on the laser thing, but I’m going to need some convincing.