Disney Characters Actually Get Hit With Fireworks Debris During Fantasmic!

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Featuring over 50 live performers, stunning effects, beautiful fireworks, and more, Fantasmic! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a fan-favorite nighttime spectacular. 

This show is nothing like you’ve ever experienced before, for both Guests and Cast Members. What we mean by that is Fantasmic! actually has one of the most dangerous jobs for character performers on property.

Warning: The following video may ruin Disney magic for some. Proceed with caution.

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If you’ve ever seen Fantasmic!, you know that towards the end of the show, a boat with various Disney characters comes out as fireworks light up the night sky. Well, what you didn’t know is that these Disney character performers actually have to run for cover after the boat goes backstage in order to avoid being hit by fireworks debris. However, there is one character that cannot run because she doesn’t have legs. Of course, we are talking about Ariel.

Since Ariel is a mermaid, she does not have legs, and for her safety, she is tethered to the boat. Once the other Disney characters take cover, Prince Eric has to give Ariel a fireproof blanket so that she can protect herself from falling fireworks debris.

You can see Prince Eric covering Ariel with the fireproof blanket in the TikTok video below:


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At this time, Fantasmic! is not running at Disney’s Hollywood Studios due to the ongoing pandemic. However, the good news is that Disney recently 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!

Inside the Magic will update you as we get more information regarding the return of the popular nighttime spectacular.

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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Did you know that Ariel had to cover up using a fireproof blanket in Fantasmic!? Let us know in the comments below.  

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