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Disneyland Makes Major Changes, Planning Fantasmic! Return

pirates of the caribbean ride Fantasmic at Disney's Hollywood Studios
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A beloved Disneyland show may be returning soon!

Disneyland is home to two theme parks: Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Each Disneyland park offers the family different attractions, shows, and excitement.

Disneyland Park is the brainchild of Walt Disney himself. Disneyland Park has different lands such as Tomorrowland, Frontierland, Adventureland and several other lands guests can visit and explore. Throughout these different lands, guests can visit different attractions such as Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Jungle Cruise, “it’s a small world,” Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, and several other thrilling attractions.

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Next door at Disney California Adventure Park, guests can explore lands such as Cars Land, Avengers Campus, Pixar Pier, Grizzly Peak, and several other lands. Guests can experience thrill rides with Incredicoaster, Radiator Springs Racers, WEB SLINGERS: A Spiderman Adventure, Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind, Goofy’s Sky School, and several other exciting attractions.

Disney guests have been waiting for details on a Disneyland Park fan-favorite show, Fantasmic!. Fantasmic! was closed indefinitely due to a fire that broke out earlier this year. This fire happened from the Maleficent Dragon during Mickey Mouse’s dream. During this fire, no guests or Cast Members were harmed. However, to prevent this accident from happening again, Disneyland has not reopened the show.

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Disneyland has replaced the show with the Jambalaya Jazz Band. Disneyland has high hopes that Fantasmic! is planning to reopen in the Spring of 2024.

Fantasmic at Walt Disney World with Steamboat Willie

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In this social media post, Disneyland guests believe they saw the beloved show Fantasmic! is being worked on and will open sooner rather than later. Disneyland guests spotted Cast Members wearing Fantasmic! shirts and other Cast Members who may be programming the show. While Disney Dining is not sure if Disneyland is testing Fantasmic!, we will continue to update Fantasmic! updates.

“While leaving the park around 12:15 last night after riding Haunted mansion, there were a couple of people with consoles (an MA2 and some other consoles) on tables connected to the main lighting tower (big one by queue of pirates). There were also some show techs over on Tom sawyers island. One of the people also had on a Fantasmic! shirt, so I’m pretty sure they are starting the programming.

In addition to that, I saw a Disneyland fire marshal walking through Adventureland in that direction (not exactly sure if they were going for the programming or something else), but if they were going for the programming that would most likely mean they are also programming pyro.”

Disneyland describes Fantasmic! as a dazzling special effects canvas for this extravagant live show.

This show features a fast-asleep Mickey Mouse, who dreams when he is the Sorcerer’s Apprentice. With a wave of his hands, he conducts scenes from Fantasia across enormous screens of water while brilliant sparks burst overhead. Pink elephants, swashbuckling pirates, princesses, and more—including memorable scenes from Disney classics such as Aladdin, The Lion King, Tangled, and Pirates of the Caribbean—appear on and around the Rivers of America.

When Mickey is suddenly pulled into the Magic Mirror, his dream takes a dark turn. The Evil Queen from Snow White conjures up some of Disney’s most dastardly villains! Mickey must use the power of his imagination to vanquish his foes—and save the day.

Featuring a fantastical array of live performers, beloved Disney characters, enhanced special effects, state-of-the-art projections and superb pyrotechnics, this show will wow the entire family.

Are you excited for Fantasmic! to back and running?

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.