When it comes to live performances at Disney, anything can happen. Disney hires the best of the best, and they are truly talented people. Disney stage performers transport us to magical places where we can sing and dance along and have a great time. But they are just regular people, and sometimes things happen that are beyond their control. Like when there is water on a stage and their feet come out from under them. Slip and falls can happen, but one Disney Cast Member showed that an incredible recovery can add to the magic.
Fantasmic! at Disneyland Resort, takes place on a small stage along the Rivers of America. The show uses water effects that can make the stage a little slippery, which can make it hard for the performers. Recently, Mickey Mouse was dancing on the stage and took quite the fall. Thankfully, he recovered quickly, as fireworks were set to come out of his gloves whether he was ready or not. Ever the professional and star, Mickey acted as though nothing had happened and Guests were glad to see that he was okay.
A video of the fall was shared by Scott Gustin on Twitter, and you can watch it below.
It’s like Mickey always says: If you get knocked down, get back up before you shoot fireworks out of your hands.
It’s like Mickey always says: If you get knocked down, get back up before you shoot fireworks out of your hands. pic.twitter.com/j8MD9jLeI0
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) June 4, 2022
Fantasmic! returned to Disneyland Park just about one week ago. It is also shown on the East Coast at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but that show does not currently have a return date. Here is more information on the fun and popular show from the Disneyland Resort website:
As darkness falls, dazzling special effects transform the Rivers of America into an epic canvas for this extravagant live show.
Fast asleep, Mickey dreams 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—including Maleficent as a 45-foot, fire-breathing dragon! 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.
Fantasmic! is shown daily, weather permitting. To find out showtimes, you can check your Disneyland Resort mobile app.