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‘Fantasmic!’ Returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios Nov. 3

Joey McElroy

by , Communications Manager, Disney Live Entertainment

“Welcome to Fantasmic! …” 

I know a lot of people have been waiting a long time to hear those iconic words again. That’s why I could not be more excited to share that “Fantasmic!” returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Nov. 3.

Back and better than ever, the larger-than-life, open-air nighttime musical will boast the live performers, stunning effects, rousing music and dazzling pyrotechnics you know and love – complete with a brand-new show sequence! 

“Through this entire sequence, we go on a journey with our heroes. We see them faced with a decision, and how hard that can be for them, then watch as they find that strength within themselves to push through in a truly spectacular way,” says Disney Live Entertainment Show Director, Matthew Hamel. 

And spectacular it is. The new heroes sequence features a high-energy Aladdin chase with stunts never before seen on the “Fantasmic!” stage, a powerful scene with Elsa set to the song “Show Yourself” that is sure to thaw the most frozen of hearts, and stirring moments with Pocahontas, Moana and Mulan. Fun fact: To help choreograph the authentic Chinese martial arts you’ll see in Mulan’s scene, the creative team brought in Mimi Chan – the original muse and model animators used when bringing the character of Mulan to life for the 1998 animated film.

“We know this show means so much to people, and we’ve kept that in mind every step of this journey.” says Disney Live Entertainment Producer, Laurice Marier. “Even beyond the new scene, we’ve taken this time to upgrade the lasers, the lighting, the sound, all to bring this show back even more beautiful than it’s ever been. We’re all really just so excited for guests to see it.” 

And not just our guests – our cast members are also thrilled about the return of “Fantasmic!”. To celebrate the homecoming of this beloved show, Walt Disney World cast members will be among the first to see “Fantasmic!” with special previews … so, to all my cast member friends, stay tuned! We’ll share more about that later.

So, will the powers of Mickey’s incredible imagination still be strong enough, and bright enough, to withstand the evil forces that invade Mickey’s dreams? We are about to find out. See you there!

And don’t miss out! Beginning Oct. 26, “Fantasmic!” dining packages for select restaurants at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be available for performances Nov. 30 and beyond.


  • I love when martial arts are included in movies and stage performances. I loved practicing martial arts as a kid and it’s a great way to get the younger generation excited about it. Please continue promoting martial arts at Disney.

  • When will Fantasmic Dinner packages open for February 2023?

  • Is there not going to be a show Dec 4th?

  • Really excited to see the new stuff. Disneyland’s original Fantasmic has gotten many updates and upgrades over the years, especially with all the lighting and sound and even a new dragon. The Studios has needed some tender love & care for a while, I’m anxious to see the renewed show! Will there be a new finale boat too?

  • Hi!
    If we already have dining reservations at Hollywood and Vine will we be able to change these to the Fantasmic dining package?

  • This is great news! As soon as I heard I went to the Disneyworld website to find the hours the show will be performing and was unable to find any schedule at all, not even for the first night – November 3rd. Do you where I can look to find the performance schedule?

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