Fantasmic! Rehearsals Have Finally Begun!

Disney World Fantasmic
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For more than two years, Guests visiting Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort have had to walk past the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater on Sunset Boulevard that houses the popular nighttime show, Fantasmic!. Fantasmic! was forced to shut down when Disney World had to close its gates due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During that time, Disney drained the water around the Fantasmic! stage and announced that the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater would be undergoing a major refrubishment. Since then, the lights have been dimmed and Guests have been wondering when the popular show will return.


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Well, unfortunately, we still don’t have an opening date, but we do have some big news to report. Disney has taken to social media to share that Fantasmic! rehearsals have started! Disney Parks shared an exciting video announcement, and you can watch it below:

We’ve been waiting for this one…Cast rehearsals have begun ? #Disney #DisneyParks #DisneyWorld #HollywoodStudios #DisneyCastLife #Fantasmic


We’ve been waiting for this one…Cast rehearsals have begun 👀 #Disney #DisneyParks #DisneyWorld #HollywoodStudios #DisneyCastLife #Fantasmic

♬ original sound – Disney Parks

Here’s more information on Fantasmic!, which is one of the most in-demand shows at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort.

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
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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When Fantasmic! finally does reopen at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, there will be several changes that Guests are sure to notice. Prior to its closing, one of the climactic scenes was when Governor Ratcliffe from Pocahontas came out with his men and fought the Native Americans. That scene has been scrapped a new scene will debut, featuring Disney characters, including Mulan, Pocahontas, Elsa, Aladdin, and Moana.

For those on the West Coast, Fantasmic! is currently shown at Disneyland Park nightly, weather permitting.

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!