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When Will Fantasmic Return to Disney World?

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One of the most frequently asked questions recently among Disney fans is, “When will Fantasmic return to Disney World?” The iconic show, a favorite among Disney park visitors, had a brief hiatus due to scheduled maintenance. But the good news is, Fantasmic has made a triumphant return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios on November 3, 2022.


Fantasmic, the beloved nighttime show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, returned to Disney World on November 3, 2022, after a brief hiatus due to scheduled maintenance. The show now features several new updates and additions, making it a must-see spectacle for all visitors.

What is Fantasmic?

Fantasmic! is an unforgettable nighttime show at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It features a combination of fireworks, characters, live actors, water effects, pyrotechnics, lasers, music, audio-animatronics, searchlights, decorated boat floats, and mist screen projections. The show takes the audience on a magical journey through Mickey Mouse’s imagination, culminating in a battle against the Disney Villains. It originally debuted at Disneyland in 1992 and was revamped and reintroduced at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2022.

Why Was Fantasmic Temporarily Closed?

Fantasmic! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios stopped its operations on May 1, 2023, due to a scheduled maintenance closure. The closure came after an issue caused Disney to cut the show early on a Sunday night. The maintenance was initially planned for May 1-2, 2023.

What’s New in the Return of Fantasmic?

Upon its return, the Fantasmic show unveiled several changes and upgrades. Some of the notable changes include:

  1. Removal of the Maleficent dragon figure and the addition of a new battle scene between Sorcerer Mickey and Maleficent with new special effects.
  2. A completely new sequence in the show, taking viewers on a “journey with our heroes,” featuring new characters, stunt performers, animation, and more.
  3. Upgraded special effects, including lasers, lighting, and sound.
  4. A new Disney Heroes scene, showcasing heroic moments from Disney stories such as “Moana,” “Mulan,” “Aladdin,” “Pocahontas,” and “Frozen 2”.
  5. A high-energy Aladdin chase with stunts never before seen on the Fantasmic stage.
  6. A powerful scene with Elsa set to the song “Show Yourself”.
  7. Upgraded lighting and audio systems.

How to Get Tickets

Spectators can view the Fantasmic show at Disneyland Park, with the best viewing spots located in Frontierland and New Orleans Square. To get tickets for the show, you need to have theme park tickets for Disneyland Park, as the show is included with park admission.

Precautionary Measures Amid the Pandemic

The return of Fantasmic amid the pandemic has seen the implementation of various precautionary measures to ensure the safety of guests and staff. Some of these measures include park reservations, physical distancing, mask requirements, and health checks.


The return of Fantasmic at Disney World significantly enhances the overall experience for guests. Its updated features and additions make it a must-see spectacle for all Disney World visitors, promising a magical and unforgettable end to your day at the park.

So, if you’ve been wondering, “When will Fantasmic return to Disney World?” – the answer is, it’s back and better than ever!

Frequently Asked Questions

What time does the Fantasmic show start?

The show times for Fantasmic can vary, but generally, the show starts after dark to fully showcase the special effects. Be sure to check the official Disney World website or app for the most accurate and up-to-date showtimes.

Is the Fantasmic show available every day?

Yes, the Fantasmic show is available every day, barring any unforeseen circumstances or maintenance closures.

How long does the Fantasmic show last?

The Fantasmic show typically lasts around 30 minutes.

Is the Fantasmic show suitable for all ages?

Yes, Fantasmic is suitable for all ages. However, it does feature some scenes with villains and pyrotechnics that might be scary for very young children.

Are there any special seating options available for the Fantasmic show?

Yes, Disney offers a Fantasmic! Dining Package that includes a meal at a select Disney restaurant and guarantees a reserved seating area for the show. Be sure to check the official Disney World website for more details and to make a reservation.

Is there a FastPass option available for the Fantasmic show?

Yes, FastPass+ is available for Fantasmic, allowing guests to reserve access to the show in advance and enjoy a shorter wait time.

Can I bring my own snacks and drinks to the Fantasmic show?

Yes, guests are allowed to bring their own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages to the show, as long as they comply with Disney’s park rules and regulations.

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