Whether you prefer the sprawling expanse of Walt Disney World Resort or the classic Disneyland Resort, you’ve probably heard the word ‘Fantasmic!’ thrown around.
We’re Willing to Bet You’ve Heard of Fantasmic!
For anyone who doesn’t know, Fantasmic! is one of Disney’s most fan-favorite, beloved nighttime spectaculars around.
From pyrotechnics to water fountains (sometimes called “dancing water”) to projections to live-action stunts, this nighttime show has it all! The fire effects and special effects alike are thrilling, the music is incredibly moving, and, best of it all, this show stars Mickey Mouse himself!
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The recurring theme of Fantasmic! is the power of a dream! After all, Walt Disney himself said, “If you can dream it, you can do it,” and Fantasmic! proves it.
Throughout the show, Mickey Mouse defeats various Disney villains as they attempt to turn his dream into a nightmare. It goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyways: this nighttime spectacular is beloved for its awe-inspiring visuals and the appearance of multiple beloved characters.
It’s a Real Who’s Who of Walt Disney World!
Even Steamboat Willie and Sorcerer Mickey make an appearance!
However, the magic of Sorcerer Mickey was undermined when everything went wrong in this video:
In this video, we can see that Mickey is busy defeating the Disney villains as projections and other special effects go off without a hitch around him.
But in this video, Mickey’s head comes off for a few moments, exposing the performer underneath! This is a huge no-no for Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort’s commitment to preserving the illusion!
When and Where Guests Can Find Fantasmic!
In Walt Disney World, guests can find Fantasmic! in Hollywood Studios, along Sunset Boulevard. Shows are usually held at 9:30 p.m., but are subject to change at any time due to the fickle Florida weather.