Disney is now starting testing on Fantasmic!

One of the most popular Disney experiences is about to return.

After nearly two years of closure, Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort have announced that Fantasmic!, the popular nighttime spectacle at Disneyland Park in California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, will be making a comeback in 2022.

While Disney has yet to give an official date on when the attraction will reopen or if it will be accessible through Disney Genie+ or Lightning Lane for visitors to either park, we have some good news to report.

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Disneyland Resort has officially started testing on Fantasmic!

Twitter user @DrewDisneyDude shared a video from @IamChrisRodgers in which the projections can be seen lighting up the night sky.

Fantastic ! testing has started at Disneyland as the show is set to return this spring! Video @IamChrisRodgers on Instagram

Disneyland official description of Fantasmic! bed:

As night falls, dazzling special effects transform America’s rivers into an epic canvas for this extravagant live show.

Deep asleep, Mickey dreams that he is the Sorcerer’s Apprentice. With a wave of his hand, he directs scenes from Fantasia onto huge screens of water as brilliant sparks fly overhead. Pink elephants, swashbuckling pirates, princesses and more, including memorable scenes from Disney classics such as Aladdin, The Lion King, Tangled and Pirates of the Caribbean, appear on and around the Rivers of America.

When Mickey is suddenly pulled into the Magic Mirror, his dream takes a dark turn. The Evil Queen from Snow White conjures up some of Disney’s most dastardly villains, including Maleficent as a 45-foot fire-breathing dragon! Mickey must use the power of his imagination to defeat his enemies and save the day.

Featuring a fantastic array of live performers, beloved Disney Characters, enhanced special effects, state-of-the-art projections and spectacular pyrotechnics, this show is sure to wow the whole family.

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The attraction is getting ever closer to the possibility of opening and that’s great news for visitors visiting this spring and later in 2022 as well.

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, we also have some good news to share.

The theater at Walt Disney World Resort has undergone major renovations, and with the attraction also slated to open in 2022, we should hopefully receive an update on its official return soon. At last glance, water had not been added, but major rigging and updated technology had been accomplished.

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Disney World official description of Fantasmic! bed:

With over 50 live performers, massive sets, stunning effects, dazzling pyrotechnics and upbeat music, this larger-than-life show is painted on a grand canvas of dancing water and light like you’ve never seen before. never seen. Full of silly surprises and suspense, it will leave your whole family smiling from ear to ear!

A night when dreams come true

Deep asleep, Mickey Mouse dreams that he is a powerful sorcerer’s apprentice with the power to control water, color, and magic. Disney villains, including Maleficent as a towering 40-foot-tall dragon, turn Mickey’s dream into a nightmare, but don’t underestimate the power of Mickey’s imagination!

Fantastic Fantasy includes Disney characters from some of your favorite animated classics:

  • The beauty and the Beast
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • The little Mermaid
  • Aladdin
  • The Lion King
  • Pocahontas
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
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Until Fantasmic! returns, guests of Disney’s Hollywood Studios will still be able to enjoy incredible entertainment and shows, including Beauty & The Beast Live on Stage, For The First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration, Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!, Disney Movie Magic and wonderful world of animation. There are also rides like star wars: Rise of the Resistance, Toy Story Mania, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Slinky Dog Dash, Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, and many more.

Are you excited about Fantasmic! back at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort this year?

Let Academy Travel’s team of experts help you plan your next magical vacation at Walt Disney World Resort’s four theme parks – Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios – and the shopping and dining district of Disney Springs! Or how about a trip to Disneyland Resort to experience the Avengers campus at Disney California Adventure?

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