The Forces of Good vs. Evil Return In Fantasmic! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Fantasmic! is performed nightly at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Fantasmic! Returns To Disney's Hollywood Studios

Matt Stroshane, Photographer

Forces of good and evil will once again battle it out in Mickey’s dream as the long-awaited return of Fantasmic! debuts Nov. 3 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort. The legendary nighttime spectacular invites guests into Mickey’s imagination for a larger-than-life show painted on a grand canvas of dancing water overflowing with silly and suspenseful surprises.

The elaborate 29-minute spectacular takes place nightly–a kaleidoscope of entertainment featuring thrilling stunts, dazzling special effects and a rousing score based on classic Disney animated films. Fantasmic! is just one of many new and returning live-entertainment experiences guests can enjoy during the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration.

The return of Fantasmic! will include the debut of an all-new sequence that will bring to life heroic moments from Disney stories such as “Moana,” “Mulan,” “Aladdin,” “Pocahontas,” and “Frozen 2.”

Eye-Catching Visuals, Immersive Storytelling

Fantasmic! Returns To Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Matt Stroshane, Photographer

The show combines live performers with stunning special effects, colorful pyrotechnic explosions, animation and dancing waters synchronized to the melodies of timeless Disney classics.

“It was extremely exciting to take advantage of technological enhancements that didn’t originally exist when the show opened in 1998,” says Katrina Mena Rick, broadcast creative producer for Disney Live Entertainment. “So, we [worked] with other disciplines such as special effects, lighting, lasers and music to ensure that our visual content was as exactly seamless and as beautiful as it could be.”

Tips for Guests

Fantasmic! Returns To Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Matt Stroshane, Photographer

Fantasmic! is performed nightly at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Guests can enter the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater up to 90 minutes prior to the show’s start. Since it is an outdoor venue, the show is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. Showtimes are subject to change.

To experience Fantasmic! guests need both a valid park admission and a park reservation for Disney’s Hollywood Studios on the same date. Visit for more information about planning their visit.

Categories: Art & Entertainment