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‘Glow With the Show’ Debuts at Fantasmic! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Tonight

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Happy 15th anniversary, Fantasmic!
‘Glow With the Show’ Ears Coming to Walt Disney World Resort This Fall

I personally can’t think of a better anniversary present for this nighttime favorite at Disney’s Hollywood Studios than tonight’s debut of the addition of “Glow With the Show” ears.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the first park at the Walt Disney World Resort to debut “Glow With the Show” ear technology. Beginning on October 19, the ears will also enhance the magic of “Wishes” fireworks and the “Celebrate the Magic” nighttime projection show at Magic Kingdom Park. Stay tuned for more updates on how these amazing ear hats will brighten the holiday season guests at The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and at Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season fireworks at Magic Kingdom Park.

Are you making a special trip out to the park to watch the “Glow With the Show” debut? If so, tell us in the “Comments” section below!

For more on “Glow With the Show,” be sure to check out the posts below:


  • Will these ears work for HalloWishes at MNSSHP after 10/19?

  • We will be arriving at WDW on November 3rd. I would love to purchase these Glow with the Show ears for my 4 year old granddaughter. Is there any way to purchase these online before we arrive?

  • I know when i got my ears at DCA they dont allow you to get your name Embroidered…i would imagine its still the same as the Material is thicker

    • Correct.

  • I bet it looked spectacular. Would be great to see a video of it.

    • Stay tuned, Julian. We’ll have a video to share later today.

  • Yay! I was hoping WDW would be getting these!

  • Will there be enough glow with the show “ears”in stock when I visit for November 1st?

    • Yes – we’ll be selling these on an ongoing basis.

  • Fantastic news! We have our GlowEars from out west and are excited to use them next week at Fantasmic and MK! Bringing extra AAA batteries if we “over-Glow”!

    • Sounds like a great plan!

  • HalloWishes?

  • I will be there tonight! So excited 🙂 I got my ears from a trip I made to Disneyland couple years ago so I am very excited that they will be working here in Florida as well.

    • Have a great time tonight! 🙂

  • They’ll be available starting today at Hollywood Studios at Mickey’s of Hollywood, Head to Toe, Once Upon A Time, Theater of the Stars cart, Beverly Sunset cart, and within the theatre for Fantasmic (and most likely outside at the line before showtime) on a special Glow With the Show Ears cart.

  • Have been looking forward to this since the ears debuted in CA!!!! Will be there for the 7:30 show…. hope tons of people have their ears on and that it’s not as crowded as the Villains event was on 9/13

    • I hope you have a great time, Debra.

  • Fantasmic! Is THE BEST SHOW IN ALL OF DISNEY HISTORY!!! I wish Fantasmic a Magical Anniversary with all My Heart. I wish I could make it to the big show tonight, But I’m going to make up for it by watching both the 7:30 and the 9:00 showings on the 27th! Happy Anniversary Fantasmic!

    • 🙂

  • WE ARE!!! Heading to DHS in just a bit! My family is so excited about this, but we HAVE NOT seen the ears anywhere since we got here to WDW Sat! Really hope that LOTS of folks have ears on tonight so we can see the full effect!!! WHERE CAN WE GET EARS??? We have a crew of 7 going but are earless!

    • Just confirmed with Merchandise that the following locations will have Glow Ears for sale tonight:

      – Disney Truck Shop at Fantasmic!
      – Mickey’s of Hollywood
      – Once Upon a Time
      – Beverly Sunset
      – Celebrity 5&10
      – Sunset Ranch
      – Theatre of the Stars Cart
      – Fantasmic! Cart

  • I have my ears…just waiting to head back to the parks!

    • Sounds great!

  • We purchased our GWTS Ears in Disneyland this summer and they were $25 each. I assume they will be the same price at WDW. GWTS is such an amazing experience. I can’t wait to see it in WDW in 45 days.

    • Those hats will work at WDW locations as well. 🙂

  • Will you be able to have your name sewn on the back?

    • Unfortunately no. These ear hats are thicker than normal ear hats.

  • We are going to be in Hollywood Studios this coming Saturday, were we can purchase the ears? How much will they be? are they going to be working on both shows?

  • Where do you purchase the Glow With the Show ears? Will they be available only at the Parks? At Downtown Disney? Online? How much will they be? Thank you! Donna

    • They will be available at several locations at Disney’s Hollywood Studios tonight, and at Magic Kingdom Park in just a few more days!

  • Jennifer, will the Glow to the Show Ears be used at both the 7:30pm and 9:00pm shows tonight? Also will these Ears be given out tonight or do they have to be purchased?

    • Yes, the Glow Ears will be used at all performances tonight.

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