Photos Show Fantasmic! May Not Return For Quite Some Time

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Guests are anxiously waiting for Disney’s Hollywood Studios to bring back nighttime spectaculars — specifically, Fantasmic!

Related: Should Disney Reimagine Fantasmic! Before It Returns?

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Due to the ongoing pandemic, Disney World paused fireworks and nighttime shows for safety reasons. Therefore, for the last year or so, the Fantasmic! lagoon at Disney’s Hollywood Studios has been drained as the theme park has not been able to host this show. However, as we continue to move forward, Disney World is modifying its health and safety protocols, including bringing back fireworks at Magic Kingdom and EPCOT.

This gave many fans hope that Fantasmic! may also return soon. Unfortunately, there has been no announcement for the return of fireworks or nighttime spectaculars at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and new aerial photos show this may not happen for some time.

mickey mouse in fantasmic!
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Bioreconstruct (@bioreconstruct) took to Twitter to share an updated look at the Fantasmic! lagoon from high in the sky. Not long ago, we shared photos that showed Fantasmic!’s lagoon collecting rain water, however, now new photos show the lagoon is once again completely drained. Per bioreconstruct:

Aerial look at the Fantasmic stadium.

On the right hand side of the photo, you can also see the iconic ferry boat, in which Disney characters come out on at the end of Fantasmic!, docked.

At this time, Disney has not announced a reopening for Fantasmic!, but Inside the Magic will update you as we get information.

More on Fantasmic!

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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
Sleeping Beauty
The Little Mermaid
The Lion King
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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