Disney Reveals More Details About Big Changes Coming to Fantasmic!

Disney World Fantasmic
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There are few shows at Walt Disney World Resort that are more iconic than Fantasmic! — which is shown in its very own amphitheater at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. From the incredible music to the amazing, colorful scenes, and the large number of characters you can see in one show, Fantasmic! is one for the ages. Sadly, the show has been closed for more than two years, but — on the happier side — it is set to return sometime this year!

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One of the most well-known scenes in Fantasmic! is when Mickey finds himself in the middle of a fight that has broken out between Governor Radcliffe and his fellow Englishmen and the Native Americans who live in the area. The fight reaches a climax when Pocahontas appears at the top of the mountain and “Colors of the Wind” plays. That scene has been a part of Fantasmic! since it opened in 2011, but when the show reopens this year, that scene will be gone, replaced by multiple new scenes.


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While we knew that Disney would be replacing the Pocahontas scene, not many details were shared at the time. However, theme park reporter Scott Gustin shared on Twitter that Disney has finally given us a little more detail about what is to come.

When “Fantasmic!” returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios later this year, it will feature “a new show sequence featuring Disney characters – Mulan, Elsa, Aladdin, Pocahontas and Moana – in heroic moments, as well as new technical enhancements.”

The new sequence will replace the existing Pocahontas scene. The scene will feature multiple characters – and each will have their own moment during the new scene. It will also replace the scene at that specific slot in the show. Also, it’s a bit longer than the current scene.

Even though Pocahontas will not have her own scene as she did originally, she will still be there for all of her fans to see, along with even more Disney Princesses.

Here is more information on the popular Hollywood Studios show:

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 [to be removed]
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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Are you excited to hear that new scenes will be coming to Fantasmic!?

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!