After years of silence, the nighttime spectacular Fantasmic! is one step closer to making its triumphant return to the Walt Disney World Resort.
According to Disney Parks’ social media, Cast Rehearsals have finally begun at the amphitheater inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
At the time of this article’s publication, it is still unclear when exactly Fantasmic! will open the theater doors to Guests once again. One could also begin to speculate whether or not a special Lightning Lane section will be added.
Fantasmic! was shuttered along with the rest of the Walt Disney World Resort in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over two years later, it remains one of the few shows yet to return, while its counterpart at Disneyland Park has already made its return.
But this most likely will not be the same Fantasmic! Guests have seen in years past. We at Disney Fanatic recently covered that a new version of the show featuring more Disney Princesses will debut upon its return. Click the link below to read our previous coverage.
Disney World describes Fantasmic! on its website as the following:
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
The Little Mermaid
The Lion King
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
We at Disney Fanatic will continue to update our readers on Disney Parks news and stories as more developments come to light.