More Signs Point to Fantasmic! Returning to Hollywood Studios

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It’s safe to say that Guests are missing nighttime spectaculars at Walt Disney World. Though there is currently no word from Disney as to when shows such as Happily Ever After fireworks show at Magic Kingdom or Fantasmic! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will return, there is one sign that may get some Guests excited.

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For the past few months, the Fantasmic! lagoon at Disney’s Hollywood Studios has been drained as the theme park is not currently hosting the nighttime show due to the pandemic. However, there is now another sign that may be pointing to the return of the show!

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According to a new permit, which you can view here, Disney is preparing to work on the Fantasmic! performance island. Though the permit doesn’t give many details aside from “provide labor, material and/or electrical for construction”, it is clear that Disney is getting ready to do some sort of work on the performance island.

This could be just generalized maintenance that Disney wants to do to ensure the area is in its best shape and appeals to Guests. However, since the island is not currently visible to Guests, we are suspecting that the permit was filed to prepare to reopen the show in the near future. The construction work could be to ensure that the island is ready to go for when the theme park does decide to bring Fantasmic! back, as the performance island has not been in use for over a year.

Again, we are unsure of what exactly the permit was filed for, but Inside the Magic will update you as we get information.

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Disney has also filed some other permits recently, which Inside the Magic has written about. Check out some of our other articles here:

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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.

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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
Sleeping Beauty
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 want to see Fantasmic! return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Let us know in the comments below.

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