Aerial View Reveals Current State of Maleficent’s Dragon at Fantasmic!

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Both Images: Credit @bioreconstruct

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Disney made the decision to halt nighttime shows, including Fantasmic!. The good news is that as we continue to move forward, select nighttime shows have returned to the theme parks.

The bad news is, Fantasmic! remains closed with no opening date in sight.

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Thanks to bioreconstruct on Twitter, we can see the current state of Maleficent’s dragon, an iconic part of Fantasmic!, from a bird’s eye view. The dragon has come out of hiding and is currently receiving some refurbishment, just like the rest of the stage.

Per bioreconstruct:

Aerial look at refurbishment of Fantasmic. Ship is stripped to the frame. Zoom in to see the dragon.

Bioreconstruct shared a closer look at the Maleficent dragon during refurbishment, which you can see below:

Aerial look at the Fantasmic dragon during show refurbishment.

In regards to the refurbishment of the stage itself, bioreconstruct shared some new images showing the current state of the stage, writing:

Aerial overview of refurbishment of Fantasmic.

Again, 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!

mickey mouse in 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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