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A big disappointing change for Fantasmic! performances once it returns

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A big disappointing change for Fantasmic! performances once it returns
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Fantasmic! is set to debut next month. However, you may not even get to see it! Check out this big disappointing change for performances once the show returns.

Fantasmic! returns

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The Fantasmic! show has delighted Guests since 1992 (with its closure in 2016). This show has remained closed since the reopening of the parks. Guests visiting Disneyland have enjoyed Fantasmic! since May 28th. However, East Coast Disney fans have wondered when we will once again enjoy this nighttime entertainment. 

“The iconic “Fantasmic!” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will make its much-anticipated return later in 2022 with a new show sequence featuring Disney characters – Mulan, Elsa, Aladdin, Pocahontas and Moana – in heroic moments, as well as new technical enhancements.

Now, it’s official! Disney announced Fantasmic! will once again thrill guests in November 2022. No official date has been set yet.

Performance changes

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Perhaps they have not set a date yet because they are still working on the schedule. Before the historic park closure in March 2020, Fantasmic! ran every single night. During peak seasons, Disney even ran the show twice each night to accommodate the crowds.

However, we noticed something different on the Disney World website for Fantasmic!. It reads:

Fantasmic! is performed on select nights only. Be sure to check our Entertainment Schedule, the My Disney Experience app or the Times Guide at Hollywood Studios for showtimes.

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Fantasmic! is performed on select nights only. Be sure to check our Entertainment Schedule, the My Disney Experience app or the Times Guide at Hollywood Studios for showtimes.

Since the calendar is not updated with a date or performance times we are unsure what “select nights” is. Over at Disneyland, Fantasmic! only runs during the weekends during less busy times. For example, it ran twice every night until Labor Day, but then stopped weekday performances after.

It is possible Hollywood Studios may only run the show during the weekends. Or, maybe they have that as a “disclaimer” in case they need to close the show for some reason. Hopefully Disney will clarify in the coming days and weeks so we can all prepare to see the show during our vacations!

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  1. We are looking at coming to WDW in mid to late December. No tickets or reservations are set yet. I would hope that Disney announces the schedule so it can be a part of our planning.

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