For more than two years, Guests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort have had to walk by the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater, which is the home of the popular nighttime show, Fantasmic!. Fantasmic! closed when the theme parks were forced to shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic and, during the shutdown, Disney announced that the show would be undergoing a major refurbishment. Photos shown during the refurbishment showed the entire area drained and massive work being done.
Well, it’s been a long two and a half years, but Fantasmic! is finally ready to reopen, and will do so on November 3! And now we have a first look at some of the new scenes, courtesy of Disney. The new scenes will replace the controversial Pocahontas scene that had been a part of the show for years.
Let’s take a look!
Theme park insider Scott Gustin also shared a promotional video that highlights the new scenes.
NEW: Here is promo video of the new Fantasmic! show sequence. pic.twitter.com/auo4enxj7z
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) November 1, 2022
Here is more information on Fantasmic! from the Walt Disney World Resort website:
A Legendary Tale
Featuring stunning effects, thrilling stunts, dazzling pyrotechnics and rousing music, this larger-than-life show is painted on a grand canvas of dancing water and light. 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 films:
- Frozen 2
- Beauty and the Beast
- The Little Mermaid
- The Lion King
Beginning November 3, Fantasmic! will show at the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater nightly, weather permitting. If you would like to see Fantasmic! during your theme park day, check your My Disney Experience for showtimes.