A favorite aspect of Walt Disney World vacations is the nighttime entertainment offerings families can enjoy — including Fantasmic! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
We know that the Disney World theme parks are not currently offering nighttime shows as Disney navigates operations amid the pandemic. But as more people become vaccinated, and as cases continue to go down across the country, many hope to soon see the return of these entertainment offerings, as well as the return of the entertainment Cast Members who bring these shows to life.
When looking at Fantasmic! specifically, for the past several months, the show’s lagoon at Disney’s Hollywood Studios has been drained as the show has remained suspended. Disney recently filed a handful of permits for the Fantasmic! location in the theme park, but the company still hasn’t indicated when the show will come back.
Bioreconstruct took to Twitter to share a recent aerial view of the Fantasmic! lagoon, which you can see is still devoid of water. The lagoon is located in the top right corner of the image, behind The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
Aerial look across Disney's Hollywood Studios. No water yet at the Fantasmic stage. pic.twitter.com/smNTfRxk2S
— bioreconstruct (@bioreconstruct) April 5, 2021
At this time, Disney has not announced a reopening date for Fantasmic!, but Inside the Magic will continue to update you as we get information. Until then, Guests can enjoy For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration, which recently returned to Hollywood Studios with social distancing measures in place inside the theater.
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
If you’re missing this nighttime show, you can watch a short video of Fantasmic! at Walt Disney World here:
Do you miss Fantasmic!? When do you think they will bring this show back? Let us know in the comments below.