The Return of Fantasmic: The New Go to Nighttime Spectacular

By Kristeen Garrity

With the return of Fantasmic to Disney’s Hollywood Stuidos, some avid Disney fan’s are asking themselves, is this the new “must do” nighttime spectacular? When it comes to nighttime shows, since the opening of the 50th anniversary celebration, many Disney fans have been feeling that the lack of that golden era of Disney is missing from the new shows such as Disney’s Enchantment and Harmonious. Now, its not that these shows are missing the beauty and awe that comes with Disney World’s nighttime spectaculars, but more that they lack that feeling of nostalgia so many of us became accustomed to with Happily Ever After and Wishes. However, with the debut of the reimagined Fantasmic at Hollywood Studios, after over two years of the shows absence, it seems Disney has listened to the community and brought back some of those classic Disney cinematic moments and characters to their nighttime entertainment.

With the upgraded sound, lasers, lighting effect and choreography Disney has really stepped this show up and given fans and families visiting the parks a true nighttime spectacular that is sure to have everyone feeling that special, magical, heartwarming excitement only Disney can truly produce. We are challenged through the show, to embark on a journey of courage, strength and imagination with some of our favorite characters such as Mulan, Aladdin, Elsa, Moana and more, as they are pushed to the limits by some of Disney’s most notorious villains like Hades, Maleficent and Jafar. Will the villains take over Mickey’s dreams and snuff out his imagination, or will his imagination be bright enough to expel out the darkness? 

This nighttime spectacular is something you don’t want to miss on your next visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It’s an evening you and your family will remember forever. 

Here’s the When and Where for Disney’s Famtasmic:

Where:Hollywood Hills Amphitheater at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Please note, if you have single park passes, you will need a reservation for Disney’s Hollywood Studios in order to see this show. If you have park hopper tickets you can make your reservations for any of Disney World’s four theme parks and make your way over to Hollywood Studios any time after 2pm. 

As of November 2022, there is not an option for a Lightning Lane or virtual que for Fantasmic. 

When: showtimes vary between 8pm and 9pm, be sure to ask your Straight Away Travel advisor to include showtime details in your daily itinerary. 

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