fantastic! – The Hollywood Studios Fantastic Show

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Written By Carlos Braga

If you go to Disney's Hollywood Studios park, you can't miss the show that brings together many visitors daily. Fantasmic! is the name of overproduction.

In addition, it is highly technological when using numerous special effects, fireworks, water and light games.

The night show has more than 50 artists who perform live and in color, literally, rocked by a soundtrack well known by Disney lovers and by scenarios beyond incredible.

Initially, Fantasmic! emerged and was presented at the Disneyland parkin California in 1992.

Later, in 1998, it was Hollywood Studios' turn to receive the attraction, albeit with some changes.

fantastic! Hollywood Studios Show and Ride
fantastic! Hollywood Studios Show and Attraction

In this way, perhaps it can be said that Fantasmic! be an attraction that competes, on an equal footing, with the fireworks of the Magic Kingdom (the show Happily Ever After).

And one thing is certain and indisputable, after all: Disney knows how to put on real shows, which leave everyone immersed in the created universe and always asking for more.

Fantasmic! at Hollywood Studios

For at least 22 years in the park, the attraction takes place practically every day. Always at night, it's sort of the closing of the park's schedule.

The duration of the show is approximately 30 minutes.

And, as mentioned above, it leaves your eyes wide open and fixed on what is presented. There's no time to miss anything because it's so impressive that you can't even think of looking away.

Basically, Mickey Mouse is the main character of the show. He is sleeping and ends up dreaming that he is a sorcerer, who, in turn, manages to control the water and turn it into something magical.

Fantasmic - Best Attractions at Hollywood Studios
Fantasmic – Best Attractions at Hollywood Studios

In those first few moments, Mickey is on top of something that looks a lot like a mountain. You can see it well in the distance, as it is almost 20 meters high from the stage.

The highlight, therefore, is on account of the lighting and the costumes.

As a villain, for example, Maleficent comes as a 40-foot (over 12 meters) dragon. The Evil Queen, Snow White's witch, also appears, with the aim of going after Mickey and many other villains unite to capture the hero Mickey!

Other characters are also present in the attraction, these very famous from some Disney classics, such as: Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Lion King, Pocahontas, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

fantastic! Hollywood Studios Show and Ride
fantastic! Hollywood Studios Show and Attraction

Towards the end of the presentation, however, all of them and Mickey come inside the Steamboat Willie, a boat that takes them aboard for yet another incredible greeting to the public.

In addition to the villains, other changes are very noticeable, such as Mickey's costume change.

There are a total of five costumes, one prettier than the other, which reflect different moments in the animated character's history.

Fantasmic schedules!

It is always important to look at the programming in the application My disney experience or in the Hollywood Studios Timetable Guide before defining the best day to go, since, depending on the season, nights are selected.

At discharge, for example, there may be two shows per night.

As it is a very disputed attraction, it is necessary to enter with a little time in advance.

An hour and a half before starting, the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater opens the doors and you can now select a place that best serves you.

The importance of arriving early is to get a seat with a privileged view. So never leave it for the last minute!

The Fantasmic! allows the use of Fastpass +. Therefore, if necessary, use it.

Location in the park

As soon as you settle down inside the amphitheater, you will notice that there are several sellers circulating between the rows and showing the most varied products.

There's food for sale too, in the theater cafeteria. However, the best thing to do is to enter the place with snacks, as there are always queues.

And you don't want and don't need to miss the show, do you?

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After all, there are almost 10,000 seats, counting seats and those standing. At a certain point, it scrolls to “HELLO”, incredible as it may seem.

Hollywood Hills Amphitheater still empty. An hour before the show starts and the magic happens. Photo: reproduction

Ah, depending on the season you go, remember to bring a sweater, because the temperature can drop sharply and, with that, it is more than necessary to wear something to contain the cold and even splashes of water. Here's our tip!

To locate yourself inside the park, have the map and also the Disney app.

But don't worry, it's very easy to find the place. He is next to Twilight Tower of Terror, to the right of the entrance, and it's pretty big.

Hollywood Studios Map
Hollywood Studios Map

Also, be sure to check out this presentation. It is one of the most beautiful and useful things to do on the Hollywood Studios tour and, to be honest, one of the most beautiful attractions in all of Orlando's parks, which we've even talked about a bit here on blog.

Finally, enjoy!

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About the Author Carlos Braga:

Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.

My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.

During these six years of existence, we have continued to offer quality and updated content, being the reliable source for all those looking for essential information to plan their trip to Disney and Orlando. With my vast experience and passion for this magical destination, I am here to guide you every step of the way towards the most incredible Orlando and Disney experience!

I hope again that this post helped you in your research for your trip to Disney or Orlando.

As a way to help us keep the blog going, we just ask you to help us by sharing this publication and subscribing to our social networks as Facebook, Instagram or Youtube channel.

In addition to helping us, we are sure that there you will find hundreds of useful posts for your trip!

About the Author Carlos Braga:

Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.

My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.

During these six years of existence, we have continued to offer quality and updated content, being the reliable source for all those looking for essential information to plan their trip to Disney and Orlando. With my vast experience and passion for this magical destination, I am here to guide you every step of the way towards the most incredible Orlando and Disney experience!

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