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‘Fantasmic!’ returns November 3 to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

by Matt Roseboom

Walt Disney World has announced the beloved nighttime musical “Fantasmic!” will return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios starting November 3, 2022.

Fantasmic! returns to Disney's Hollywood Studios on November 3.

By Jacqueline Dole

The iconic show’s return will include a brand new sequence featuring an “Aladdin” chase scene, a new portion with Queen Elsa set to the song “Show Yourself,” and moments with Pocahontas, Moana, and Mulan.

“We know this show means so much to people, and we’ve kept that in mind every step of this journey,” says Disney Live Entertainment Producer Laurice Marier. “Even beyond the new scene, we’ve taken this time to upgrade the lasers, the lighting, the sound, all to bring this show back even more beautiful than it’s ever been. We’re all really just so excited for guests to see it.”

Cast members will be the first to see the updated show during special previews in the coming weeks.

Fantasmic!” fun facts:

  • “Fantasmic!” originally opened at Disney-MGM Studios, now called Disney’s Hollywood Studios, on October 15, 1998.
  • The show features animation and characters from more than 25 films.
  • The moat surrounding the “Fantasmic!” island stage contains 1.9 million gallons of water.
  • Maleficent, in dragon form, is the final villain that Mickey Mouse battles, and she stands 40-feet tall.
  • In addition to Maleficent, 10 other villains appear in the show.
  • In the finale, Mickey Mouse and 35 other characters appear on a steamboat inspired by the animated classic, “Steamboat Willie.”
  • Located off Sunset Boulevard, the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater seats 6,900 guests with additional standing room for about 3,000 guests.

Tips for guests

“Fantasmic” is performed nightly at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Guests can enter the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater up to 90 minutes prior to the show’s start. Since it is an outdoor venue, the show is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. Showtimes are subject to change.

Beginning Oct. 26, dining packages for select restaurants at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be available for dining starting on Nov. 30, 2022.

To experience “Fantasmic!” guests need both valid theme park admission and a theme park reservation for Disney’s Hollywood Studios on the same date. Guests can visit DisneyWorld.com for more information about planning their visit.

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