First Look at Replacement of Controversial ‘Pocahontas’ Scene In Fantasmic!

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Moana holding up a glowing green orb while fountains go off in front of her. The Fantasmic! logo has been added over the photo.

Late last month, we confirmed that Fantasmic! would return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort on November 3. But the show’s long-anticipated revival is bringing some changes.

Mickey Mouse performing during Fantasmic! at Walt Disney World Resort
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Fantasmic! will now feature all-new scenes, including never-before-scene stunts inspired by Aladdin (1992), a powerful scene starring Elsa set to “Show Yourself” from Frozen 2 (2019), and “stirring moments” inspired by Pocahontas (1995), Mulan (1998), and Moana (2016).

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Today, Walt Disney World Resort shared a first look at the new scenes coming to Fantasmic!. From Nexstar reporter Scott Gustin:

Disney has shared a first look at the new scenes added to Fantasmic! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The show makes its official return on Nov. 3.

The first images feature Moana, Mulan, and Pocahontas in her all-new scene, replacing the decades-old scene many considered controversial for its depiction of Native Americans. Gustin also shared four more images from the Disney Park:

Here are some other Fantasmic! promo images released by Disney earlier today:

These promo images feature the scenes we all know and love, such as Mickey Mouse shooting fireworks out of his gloves and Maleficent looming over her cauldron.

More on Fantasmic!

Mickey Mouse and Maleficent dragon in Fantasmic! at Disneyland Resort
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Fantasmic! has been a beloved part of the Disney Parks experience for decades. It’s changed over the years, but one thing has remained the same: the magic. From Disney:

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
  • Aladdin
  • The Lion King
  • Pocahontas
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Are you excited for Fantasmic! to return? 


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