Changes Confirmed For Fantasmic!, Disney Fans React

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It has been quite some time since Guests were able to watch the iconic nighttime show, Fantasmic! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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, Disney World has confirmed that Fantasmic! will return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2022.

But that’s not all because once Fantasmic! does return, Guests will be able to witness brand-new scenes highlighting some of our favorite movies!

Fantasmic new poster
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Disney Parks Blog confirmed the changes coming to Fantasmic!, writing:

As Josh D’Amaro, Chairman, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, announced earlier today, “Fantasmic!” will also be returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2022. When this incredible spectacular reopens next year, it will incorporate an all-new sequence featuring live performers, stunts, special effects and more!

Though they did not confirm which films would be represented in the new sequences, if you look closely at the new poster above, it seems this new sequence will involve characters and scenes from Disney’s Moana (2016), Frozen (2013), and Aladdin (1992).

With all of this being said, we were curious as to how Disney fans felt about the changes coming to Fantasmic!. For starters, Inside the Magic fan Kevin L. commented:

No more Pocahontas please!

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And Lori W. is happy to see changes coming as she writes:

It’s been in need of an update for awhile.

ITM reader David W. also expressed how the show is in need of changes, commenting:

It’s a good show but does need updating

However, other fans are not happy to see changes coming as one Twitter user, Maggie March, said:

Why would u fix/change something that’s not broken #fantasmic

All in all it seems as though Disney fans are excited for the new changes coming to Fantasmic!, though some feel the show should remain untouched. At this time, we do not have a set opening date for Fantasmic! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, 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

Credit: Disney

Are you excited to hear Fantasmic! will return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios next year? How do you feel about the changes coming? Let us know in the comments below.

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