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Massive Fire Shutters Disney Attraction, Closed Down Indefinitely

Fantasmic Disneyland
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A popular Disneyland Resort show has been removed from the schedule due to a fire. Will this show return to the Disneyland schedule?

Disneyland Resort is known as “The Happiest Place on Earth.” Being the happiest place, Guests from near and far travel to see and experience Disney magic. Disney World Guests get immersed in different lands, attractions, and shows.

sleeping beauty castle at disneyland with clouds and rainbow

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Guests at Disneyland Resort can meet different characters such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Winnie the Pooh, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Princess Tiana, and many more others. Disneyland is home to two theme parks: Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park.

Each Disney Park includes attractions for Guests of all ages and sizes. Guests ranging from 0-100 in age can enjoy Disney attractions. Guests heading to Disneyland Park can view Sleeping Beauty Castle, or enjoy different iconic attractions such as “it’s a small world,” Alice in Wonderland, Splash Mountain, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Autopia, Chip ‘n’ Dale’s GADGETcoaster, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean and many more attractions. Guests can also view thrilling shows such as Fantasmic!, Tale of the Lion King, Wondrous Journeys, and several more.

Mickey Mouse at Fantasmic

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Guests heading to Disneyland may have heard the recent news about the massive fire that took place on April 22, 2023. Disneyland theme park representatives confirmed that “during the final showing of Fantasmic at Disneyland park on Saturday evening, the dragon caught fire. Anaheim Fire & Rescue quickly responded and the fire was extinguished.” The Maleficent dragon is a central part of the Fantasmic! show Mickey Mouse must battle the forces of darkness in order to get through his dream.

With this fire taking place, Disneyland Resort has shut down parts of Disneyland Park, including Tom Sawyer Island, and now, Fantasmic! has been closed due to smoke and wind.

Fantasmic! has been taken off the schedule and will remain closed indefinitely.

Reporter Scott Gustin shared the news on Twitter:

No surprise – but Fantasmic! has been removed from today’s schedule. 

Fantasmic! is performed at both Disneyland Resort in California and Disney World In Florida. With the fire happening in California, Disney World shared a statement on how it would move forward with its show in Orlando.

Disney describes Fantasmic! as when “Dreams Come to Life.”

As darkness falls, dazzling special effects transform the Rivers of America into an epic canvas for this extravagant live show.

Fast asleep, Mickey dreams he is the Sorcerer’s Apprentice. With a wave of his hands, he conducts scenes from Fantasia across enormous screens of water while brilliant sparks burst overhead. Pink elephants, swashbuckling pirates, princesses and more—including memorable scenes from Disney classics such as Aladdin, The Lion King, Tangled and Pirates of the Caribbean—appear on and around the Rivers of America.

When Mickey is suddenly pulled into the Magic Mirror, his dream takes a dark turn. The Evil Queen from Snow White conjures up some of Disney’s most dastardly villains—including Maleficent as a 45-foot, fire-breathing dragon! Mickey must use the power of his imagination to vanquish his foes—and save the day.

Featuring a fantastical array of live performers, beloved Disney characters, enhanced special effects, state-of-the-art projections and superb pyrotechnics, this show will wow the entire family.

Will the closure of Fantasmic! affect your Disneyland trip?

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.