Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Disney made the decision to halt nighttime shows, including the fan-favorite Fantasmic!. The good news is that as we continue to move forward, Disney World did eventually confirm that Fantasmic! would return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios sometime in 2022.
Recently, Fantasmic! made major progress, as Guests could see one aspect of the show being tested in the middle of the day.
In a tweet shared by reporter and Disney fan Scot Gustin (@ScottGustin), you can see what appears to be a fountain being tested for the upcoming return of the fan-favorite Fantasmic! show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Fantasmic! fountain testing from earlier today? Or a tribute to the Imagination Pavilion? You decide.
Fantasmic! fountain testing from earlier today? Or a tribute to the Imagination Pavilion? You decide. pic.twitter.com/YRi4fzxt4r
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) September 1, 2022
This apparent fountain testing makes sense, as Disney recently confirmed that rehearsals had begun for the nighttime show.
As of the publication of this article, Walt Disney World has not released an official return date for this nighttime spectacular. However, we should be seeing the show return soon, considering the announcement of rehearsals as well as the water fountain being tested today.
More on Fantasmic! at Walt Disney World
The official Walt Disney World website describes this nighttime spectacular as follows:
Be there as the forces of good and evil battle it out in Mickey’s dream during this extravagant open-air nighttime musical.
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
Are you looking forward to the return of Fantasmic! at Walt Disney World?