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Boat Crash Accident Occurs at Disney World’s Fantasmic!

pirates of the caribbean ride Fantasmic at Disney's Hollywood Studios
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Disney World is a destination that captures the hearts and imaginations of millions of Guests each year. With its iconic Parks, world-class entertainment, and unrivaled attention to detail, it offers an escape from reality into a realm of magic and wonder. From young children to the young at heart, Disney World is a place where dreams come true, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Walt Disney World is known as “The Most Magical Place on Earth.”

Disney World is home to four theme parks: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Each Disney Park includes something for Guests of all ages and sizes. Disney World is also home to two water parks, Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon.

Disney World Changes

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Guests head to Disney World to watch the magic happen, meet their favorite characters, or ride thrilling attractions. Guests who like excitement but are not into riding attractions can experience different Disney World shows such as Beauty & The Beast Live on Stage, Festival of the Lion King, Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond!, Happily Ever After, and Fantasmic!

Beauty and the Beast - Live on Stage

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Recently, Fantasmic! in Disneyland was forced to shut down due to a fire breaking out during the show. Now, Maleficent the dragon does not breathe fire at either Park due to the fire. A viral TikTok shows Disney World’s Fantasmic! having issues. During the show, the boat– which held Snow White and Prince Charming– almost collided with another boat that held Ariel. These boats did not collide however to miss the other boat, Snow White’s boat hit the wall.

@brennan_dornan The boat almost collided with the Ariel boat and it ended up hitting the wall. #fail #disney #fantasmic #florida ♬ original sound – Brennan Dornan

Disney describes Fantasmic! as “Mickey Mouse is fast asleep and in his dreams 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!”

Fantasmic at Walt Disney World with Steamboat Willie

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The fantastic fantasy includes Disney Characters from some of your favorite animated films:

  • Moana
  • Frozen 2
  • Mulan
  • Aladdin
  • Pocahontas
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • The Little Mermaid
  • The Lion King
Fantasmic at Walt Disney World with Moana

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Tips Before Heading To Fantasmic!

Disney includes a list of information for Guests heading to Fantasmic!

For showtimes, please check Disney’s App, The My Disney Experience App. The amphitheater curves around the lagoon, so wherever you’re seated, you’re perfectly situated to experience the action. Guests sitting in the first couple of rows may get wet during the performance.

Please have your entire party together before entering the amphitheater. Guests may arrive as early as 90 minutes prior to each show. Be sure to arrive early to get a seat! Since this is an outdoor show, it is also subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. Showtimes are subject to change.

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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.