14 Rookie Mistakes at Disney’s Hollywood Studios


8. Rookies don’t stay to enjoy Fantasmic!

After a fun-filled day at Hollywood Studios, Disney World rookie families often decide to leave the park early and forgo seeing Fantasmic! (Just the thought of that makes me sad!) They think of the show as “just another show,” and they choose to head back to the resort over experiencing this fantastic production! Disney World pros know that Fantasmic! is not your ordinary nighttime show. After all, when you mix water fountains, projections, pyrotechnics, live entertainers, a terrible nightmare, Steamboat Willie and the Sorcerer’s Apprentice, you get an out-of-this-reality spectacle that is unforgettable! The show is all about the power of imagination—and Mickey shows the audience that he has a very vivid one indeed as he draws Guests into his terrible nightmare from which he just can’t wake up. There are scenes from over 17 Disney feature films shown as projections against screens of mist, and all the Disney villains are there too! Maleficent even morphs into a huge fire-breathing dragon—4 stories tall—and Mickey must battle her. No spoilers here, but Disney World pros knows that Guests find themselves wondering whether Mickey will wake up from his nightmare before it’s too late! The ending is out of this world! Guests can’t contain their excitement at the finale—all of the most loved Disney characters of all time and all in one place! Don’t miss Fantasmic! Repeat—don’t miss Fantasmic!