Disney World Guests are certainly missing the nighttime entertainment that occurs in the theme parks. From the iconic Happily Ever After fireworks show at Magic Kingdom to Fantasmic! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Guests are counting down the days until they can once again see fireworks light up the night sky.
We have already seen certain shows make their return to Walt Disney World, including For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration, therefore, we know Disney can run these shows with safety guidelines implemented. So, is Disney getting ready to bring back nighttime spectaculars next?
Well, recent developments lead us to believe it’s possibly happening!
Is Fantasmic! Returning Soon?
For the past few months, the Fantasmic! lagoon at Disney’s Hollywood Studios has been drained as the theme park cannot currently host the nighttime show due to the pandemic. However, there are now some signs that may be pointing to the return of the show!
Disney recently filed a handful of permits for the Fantasmic! location in the theme park, which you can see below:
- 956 Cypress Dr — Provide labor, material and/or electrical for construction.
- 1051 Cypress Dr — Provide labor, material and/or electrical for construction.
- 951 Cypress Dr — Provide labor, material and/or electrical for construction.
Though the permits do not give much detail, these could have been filed in order to help Disney World prepare for the reopening of the nighttime show.
The theme park could be looking to add safety protocol into the amphitheater including social distancing measures, plexiglass, as well as other protocols that have already been implemented in other areas of the Walt Disney World Resort. We expect Disney to ensure that groups are separated by party and either safety measures are prioritized whenever Fantasmic! does make its return in the future.
More on Fantasmic!
In case you have never seen this nighttime spectacular, the Disney World website describes the show as:
A Legendary Tale
Featuring more than 50 live performers, massive sets, stunning effects, dazzling pyrotechnics and rousing music, this larger-than-life show is painted on a grand canvas of dancing water and light like nothing you’ve ever seen. Overflowing with silly and suspenseful surprises, it will leave your entire family smiling from ear-to-ear.
A Night When Dreams Come True
Fast asleep, Mickey Mouse dreams that he is a mighty sorcerer’s apprentice with the power to control water, color and magic. The Disney Villains—including Maleficent in the form of a towering, 40-foot-tall dragon—turn Mickey’s dream into a nightmare, but don’t underestimate the power of Mickey’s imagination!
The fantastic fantasy includes Disney Characters from some of your favorite animated classics:
Beauty and the Beast
The Little Mermaid
The Lion King
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
In the meantime, you can watch a short video of Fantasmic! at Walt Disney World here:
Do you miss Fantasmic!? Do you think they will bring this show back? Let us know in the comments below.