PHOTO: ‘Fantasmic!’ Has Disney World Packed Beyond Belief

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The beloved show ‘Fantasmic!’ officially opened to the public last night, November 3, and the crowds were back in full force to celebrate its return.

Fans of Walt Disney World Resort and its Theme Parks: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, have had much reason to celebrate. Theme Park Disney’s Hollywood Studios is once again home to the eagerly awaited “Fantasmic!” After a two-year-long hiatus, the show has returned to the Walt Disney World Resort to the delight of Disney Park fans. The show has been in the news a lot lately, getting rave reviews from Cast Members who got an early preview of the show.

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Read More: Disney World Cast Members Celebrate ‘Fantasmic!’ Return

The Central Florida Disney Resort first shut down in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and with it, “Fantasmic!” was not seen at the Amphitheater for two years. Disney World has been teasing the comeback of the show for months now, and eventually finally gave us a November reopening date, and show times, in October.

On November 3, “Fantasmic!” had its comeback, and how! Fans gathered in droves to see it; Disney Guest @DisneyDude_71 shared a photo on Twitter of the crowds.

Check it out:

Related: Celebrating Its Return, Disney’s ‘Fantasmic!’ Gets a Standing Ovation

Reportedly, even before the official lineup time for the show, Guests were clamoring for their spot. Disney World Cast Members were said to be turning Guests away from the entrance to the performance area and discouraging line-forming some 10 hours before show time. A tweet from Theme Park Express (@ThemeParkExpress) said:

Per Theme Park Express,

Guests are currently being told to not form any sort of line for Fantasmic. They do not have an estimate of when guests will start being allowed to form a line. Fantasmic is standby only for the first few performances. No lightning lanes are being offered.

Guests in the comments noted that the Genie+ and Lightning Lane systems were not in place for a show as beloved as this one and that Disney should have, at the very least, offered a virtual queuing system.

From Twitter user @Mickey_Moonpie, “A virtual queue should have been set up. Since park hopping is at 2 so if you reserved today to go to the park, you may not get to see it. plus it’s gonna cause a big road block in the area.” 

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Related: Disney Shares Glimpses of Characters in Revamped ‘Fantasmic!’ Show

Here’s what the Disney World website has to say about the new and improved show,

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 films:

  • Moana
  • Frozen 2
  • Mulan
  • Aladdin
  • Pocahontas
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • The Little Mermaid
  • The Lion King

We at Disney Fanatic will continue to report on all Disney news as it comes to light.

About Priyanka Kumar

Priyanka is a writer, artist, avid reader, and travel enthusiast based in Chicago. In her free time, she is probably walking by the lake, catching up on the latest releases on TV, or spending inordinate amounts of time rewatching Moana, Encanto, and her Disney Channel life-long favorites Zack and Cody wreak havoc on the Tipton.

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