One of Disney Parks’ most popular shows is Fantasmic!, which runs in the United States in both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort.
The fan-favorite firework spectacular features a huge assortment of characters, special effects, and a heart-warming story of Sorcerer Mickey vanquishing evil. However, sometimes real-life mayhem can take over the entertaining spectacle, as is what happened in this resurfaced video!
Fantasmic! is currently back operating in Disneyland Park at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Southern California, but fans are still eagerly awaiting the show’s comeback at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Theme Park in Central Florida’s Walt Disney World Resort.
Sure, Guests visiting the Disney theme parks in Orlando can pick from Harmonious at EPCOT or Disney Enchantment at Magic Kingdom Park, but Fantasmic! is a beloved, historic show, and its return to Disney World is much-awaited. Chances are the nighttime show will return with changes, like Disneyland’s version did, with many speculating that the Pocahontas section will be reworked or even completely replaced at the Disney Park. In a world of Disney Genie and Lightning Lane, it wouldn’t be the first major change at Walt Disney World.
When Fantasmic! does return to the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater, hopefully, the Fantasmic! Dining Package will too. At Disneyland Resort, Guests can book the River Belle Terrace or Blue Bayou Restaurant as part of the Disney experience.
And speaking of Pocahontas, one resurfaced video sees the character’s love interest, Captain John Smith — voiced by Mel Gibson — in Walt Disney Studios’ Pocahontas (1995) animated film — encounter difficulties during the climactic rope swinging scene, leaving the Cast Member slipping from the mountain and struggling to hold on.
In a TikTok video shared by @expertoenorlando, John Smith can be seen swinging across the mountainous backdrop. Where the character usually holds onto the ladder and resumes his part in the show, this John Smith misses his grip and ends up swinging continuously above the sequence happening onstage.
While Disney Parks aim to retain the magic as much as possible in their Parks and Resorts worldwide, mishaps do happen, often disrupting the Guests’ Disney experience, but as should be reminded, the health and safety of Cast Members during performances, shows, parades, and cavalcades, is paramount.
Disney fans have witnessed Ariel lose her top at Disney World and over in Disneyland Paris, Minnie Mouse got too excited during a performance that she sadly lost her bloomers. It is not just in the Parks either, a resurfaced video of Mickey Mouse aboard the Disney Cruise Line shows the famous Disney character losing his eye before running offstage.
As for Fantasmic! at the Walt Disney World Resort, the show hosted at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Sunset Boulevard is making its comeback this year, however, as to when Guests will be welcomed back to the amphitheater, is still unknown.
More on Fantasmic! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
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
The Little Mermaid
The Lion King
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
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