BREAKING: Fantasmic! Is Reopening NEXT MONTH in Disney World | the disney food blog (2023)

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Buckle up folks — the news you’ve all been waiting for is HERE.


Since the pandemic-related Disney World closures, Fantasmic! has not been available at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Last year, Disney shared that Fantasmic! would be returning in 2022and even announced some details about what it will look like when it returns. We then saw some things that might have indicated that construction at this spot was complete and the announcement that Cast Member rehearsals have begun was exciting as well. But Disney had not announced any more details about its reopening — until NOW!

Today Disney announced that 🎉 Fantasmic! will make its grand reappearance in Disney’s Hollywood Studios next month, in November 2022, and we CANNOT WAIT! 🎉 Disney hasn’t said yet specifically what day it will return, but it will be sometime in November.

Mickey Fantasmic! Sign

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If you’ve never seen it before, Fantasmic! is a nighttime spectacular that features live performers, some HUGE sets, special effects, pyrotechnics, music, and projections featuring fan-favorite Disney characters (including the main mouse himself, Mickey!).


But when Fantasmic! returns, it won’t be exactly the same as before. Disney has announced that one segment of the show will be entirely replaced. When it reopens, the show will feature some new characters, stunt performers, new animation, and more.

It’s coming back!

We can’t wait to see this show in all its glory once it makes its fantastic return to the park. We’ll be on the lookout for details about the specific return date and the potential return of Fantasmic! dining packages as well, though any details on that have yet to be announced. Be sure to check back with us for all the latest updates!

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  1. BREAKING: Fantasmic! Is Reopening NEXT MONTH in Disney World | the disney food blog (28)Robyn H says

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    Do we know if bluey and bingo are back for meet and greets at Hollywood studios yet?

  2. BREAKING: Fantasmic! Is Reopening NEXT MONTH in Disney World | the disney food blog (29)Sara says

    Do you think they will release an actual date by the end of this month? I hope so!

  3. BREAKING: Fantasmic! Is Reopening NEXT MONTH in Disney World | the disney food blog (30)Rob says

    Thank you! Have been waiting on news about this, I have never seen the show. Do you need special tickets or it’s just standby?? If standby do you need to get there like super early to be sure to secure a spot?? Also do they run multiple shows a night usually or it’s like the fireworks and you have to battle with the whole park lol. Thanks again!!

  4. BREAKING: Fantasmic! Is Reopening NEXT MONTH in Disney World | the disney food blog (31)Ken says

    Tough to top what has already been done, it was a grind breaking show/attraction pre-pandemic.

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Is Disney's Fantasmic Open 2022? ›

These Fantasmic has been standby-only since the nighttime spectacular's return, which will (presumably) continue to be the case until Fantasmic Dining Packages–which offer guaranteed seating in a reserved seating area–are available for performances of Fantasmic starting November 30, 2022 and beyond.

Is Disney bringing back the 2022 meal plan? ›

The Return of the Disney Dining Plan

As early as December of 2021, there were signs of meal plans at Disney World returning sometime in 2022. However, as we enter the last few months of 2022, the Disney Dining Plan has not yet been included as part of 2023 vacation packages.

Is Fantasmic open March 2022? ›

Oct 19, 2022 in "Fantasmic!" Disney has today announced the long-awaited return of Fantasmic! at Walt Disney World will take place on November 3 2022.

Will Disney World bring back Fantasmic? ›

It's FINALLY happening, people — Fantasmic! is BACK in Disney World! The show is returning to Hollywood Studios after being gone since the 2020 shutdowns. We've been waiting it out, checking on construction, getting updates from Disney, and learning about the new version of the show.

What date is Fantasmic coming back? ›

Disney has finally announced a return date for Fantasmic! at Disney's Hollywood Studios: November 3, 2022. Upon its return, it will feature a new sequence.

What date will Fantasmic return? ›

' Returning to Disney's Hollywood Studios Nov. 3. I know a lot of people have been waiting a long time to hear those iconic words again.

Will Disney buffets come back? ›

This change was recently reversed and we are now seeing buffets come back with 4 of them announced so far. Buffets currently operating in Walt Disney World include: Biergarten at EPCOT. Boma at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Will Disney dining go back to 180 days? ›

Disney Dining continues to allow Guests to make their advanced dining reservations 60-days prior to their vacation arrival date. At the present time, there haven't been any announcements about going back to the 180-day timeframe for advanced reservations.

What is going on at Disney 2022? ›

The first half of 2022 saw the opening of the "Guardians of the Galaxy"-themed roller coaster (which is Epcot's first coaster), the launch of the "Star Wars"-themed hotel and new, fancy rooms at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, among other highlights.

Is Hollywood Studios bringing back Fantasmic? ›

BAY LAKE, Fla. – Walt Disney World has officially welcomed back its nighttime spectacular “Fantasmic!” to Disney's Hollywood Studios. It's one of the longest-running shows at Walt Disney World Resort, and its return is something Disney fans and cast members have been waiting to see.

Is there a nighttime show at Hollywood Studios 2022? ›

Fantasmic returns to Hollywood Studios in November 2022, Disney announced on Wednesday, October 12. We still don't know an exact return date. The beloved nighttime spectacular hasn't been running since Walt Disney World's temporary closure in 2020 due to the pandemic.

Is Disney back up to full capacity? ›

As of 2022, Walt Disney World is at full operations and not putting in any capacity restrictions due to COVID-19.

Is Disney doing another Fantasia? ›

The 'Fantasia 3' That Never Happened: Why Disney Cancelled a Second Sequel. Plus, how some of the finished segments made their way into the world anyway. Fantasia was always meant to be a series of films.

Will Fantasmic be every night? ›

Fantasmic! may not occur daily and showtimes are subject to change. Please check our Entertainment Schedule or the Disneyland app for dates and showtimes. Theme park reservations and valid admission for the same park on the same day are required for park entry.

Will Fantasmic have a virtual queue? ›

Disney World will not be using a Virtual Queue or adding Fantasmic to Genie+ for the reopening period. This means that guests will have to line up the old fashion way in a standby queue, but Disney isn't allowing guests to line up whenever they want.

Is Fantasmic available? ›

Fantasmic dining packages will be released starting on October 26, 2022. These dining packages will only be available for performances of Fantasmic starting November 30, 2022 and beyond. Note that in some cases, the showtime for Fantasmic is at or even after the park closing time for Disney's Hollywood Studios.

How early to line up for Fantasmic Disney World? ›

How early do I need to arrive to view the show? Guests are allowed into the theater 90 minutes before showtime. We recommend arriving at least 60 minutes in advance, and closer to 90 minutes for a more centered view. Expect longer lines and waiting for the initial weeks.

How much are tickets to Fantasmic? ›

Price: Lunch is $62 per adult and $29 per child (ages 3 to 9) and dinner is $72 per adult and $29 per child (ages 3 to 9), tax and gratuity not included. Reserved seating at Blue Bayou Restaurant begins daily at 11:30 AM for lunch and 4:00 PM for dinner.

Is Chef Mickeys a buffet again? ›

As of April 18, 2022, Chef Mickey's is once again a traditional character meal. The meal will NOT be a buffet. It will be all-you-care-to-enjoy served family-style.

What happens to leftover food at Disney? ›

At Walt Disney World Resort, food waste is sent to an off-site commercial composting facility where it naturally breaks down and is recycled into a nutrient-rich soil product, often used for gardening, farming, landscaping, and more.

Will Disney hold groceries? ›

Though I recommend planning to have your groceries delivered the day you arrive, Bell Services will hold your groceries until you are able to pick them up at no cost to you. If you choose to have Bell Services deliver your groceries to your room, there will be a fee associated with this service.

What is the 120 minute rule Disney? ›

The "120-minute rule" allows you to book a Genie+ LL for later in the day -- but if it's more than 120 minutes away, you don't have to wait to redeem that LL. You simply wait 120 minutes and can book another Genie+ LL. Both MaxPass and FastPass+ had similar policies.

Can you do Disney dining if you stay off property? ›

All guests (even those staying off-site) can make Disney World dining reservations. Unlike some perks offered exclusively to those staying on-site at a Disney World hotel (such as the Early Theme Park Entry benefit), ADRs are available to all guests, regardless of where you're staying.

Will Disney after hours return in 2022? ›

I have exciting news to share: Disney After Hours events will return to Walt Disney World Resort starting January 2023! These fan-favorite experiences are scheduled to kick off January 4 at Disney's Hollywood Studios and January 9 at Magic Kingdom Park.

Is it worth going to Disney World right now 2022? ›

Is Walt Disney World Worth the Cost in 2022? No, we'd say at least not right now. Just the idea that a family of 4 would pretty much have to pay an extra $60/ per day for Disney Genie+ with the hopes that they can get 2-3 rides they want without waiting in long lines, is ludicrous.

What is Disney getting rid of in 2022? ›

Water Parks. Both Disney World Water Parks, Typhoon Lagoon, and Blizzard Beach have been closing on and off since March 2020. Blizzard Beach was the first to reopen, followed by Typhoon Lagoon in January 2022, then Blizzard Beach again in November 2022.

What is coming to Disney in June 2022? ›

Disney+: What's Coming in June 2022

Hollywood Stargirl premieres on June 3, a sequel to the 2020 film. Season 1 of the Wonder Years reboot will be available on June 15, and the Baymax! series will premiere on June 29. Love, Victor returns for a third season on June 15, as well as the Season 4 premiere of Grown-ish.

Is Jungle Cruise ride being redone? ›

Jungle Cruise at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World and Disneyland will receive a reimagining in 2021 with new characters, a continuous storyline, changes to show scenes, and more.

What rides are no longer at Hollywood Studios? ›

Former Disney's Hollywood Studios attractions
  • Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade.
  • Star Tours.
  • The Magic of Disney Animation.
  • Animation Academy.

What replaced Fantasmic Hollywood Studios? ›

Opening dateApril 28, 2011
Closing dateMarch 26, 2020
Replaced byBelieve! Sea of Dreams
34 more rows

Does Magic Kingdom have fireworks every night 2022? ›

Does the Magic Kingdom Have Fireworks Every Night? Yes, Disney's Magic Kingdom has a fireworks show on the schedule every night.

What time are the fireworks at Magic Kingdom 2022? ›

Magic Kingdom's nightly fireworks usually begin at 9pm, but check the schedule to be sure. Please note that parking at Disney's resort hotels is officially for guests with hotel and dining reservations only.

What day of the week is Hollywood Studios most crowded? ›

Busiest Days at Hollywood Studios 2022

We typically recommend staying away from Hollywood Studios on Fridays and Sundays as that is when Disney holds their extra magic hours. Weekend foot traffic in general has been up since the opening of Star Wars.

Is Epcot closing for good? ›

The Epcot Experience Is Permanently Closing In March 2022.

Is Tower of Terror still open 2022 Disney World? ›

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror billboard on World Drive - 2022. The famous Twilight Zone Tower of Terror sign on World Drive will be permanently removed with work to begin imminently.

Is the monorail running at Disney World 2022? ›

As of 2022, the Disney World Monorail is running on a regular schedule again. The monorail operates from at least 30 minutes before the earliest park's opening time until one hour after the latest park's closing time.

Is Disney genie plus worth it? ›

With park hopper tickets Disneyland Genie Plus is absolutely worth the extra money. We routinely ran out of park time, but only rarely ran out of Disneyland Genie+ Lightning Lane options. Disneyland Genie+ also includes PhotoPass downloads for each day you add the service.

How many people are allowed in Disney World? ›

Disney does not release capacity limitations, but most estimates put Magic Kingdom capacity anywhere from 85,000 up to 100,000 guests at a time before the park is closed to all new guests. If you've been inside the Disney World theme parks when they've reached full, pre-pandemic capacity, you know how busy it can be.

What happens when Disney reaches capacity? ›

Yes, Walt Disney World does close when it gets too full. Contrary to popular belief, you actually have some control here. Unlike the hours before the hard-ticketed party events, Disney Cast Members will not go through the parks and kick you out.

Was sunflower removed from Fantasia? ›

Sunflower is one of the minor protagonists from The Pastoral Symphony animated segment of the 1940 concert film Fantasia. Though she appeared in the film while it was in theaters she has been removed from all releases of the film since 1969 due to perpetuating a racist stereotype.

Why does Disney Plus have a warning on Fantasia? ›

“This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures,” the new label reads on the various films. Disney Plus has added a new content warning label on several classic animated movies, including "Peter Pan," "Dumbo," "Fantasia" and "Lady and the Tramp."

What is Moana replacing at Epcot? ›

Instead, the water maze will more or less replace half of Innoventions West, which was demolished as part of EPCOT's central spine redesign. Moana's Journey of Water will be part of the new World Nature neighborhood.

Will Disney bring back Fantasmic? ›

Disney has finally announced a return date for Fantasmic! at Disney's Hollywood Studios: November 3, 2022. Upon its return, it will feature a new sequence.

What Disney rides will be closed in 2022? ›

  • Chip 'n' Dale Treehouse – Permanently Closed.
  • Disneyland Forever – Return Date Unknown.
  • Donald's Boat – Closed through 2023.
  • Gadget's Go Coaster – Closed through 2023.
  • Goofy's Playhouse – Closed through 2023.
  • Indiana Jones Adventure – Closed November 14, 2022 through TBD.

Is the Fantasmic show running? ›

Fantasmic returns to Hollywood Studios in November 2022, Disney announced on Wednesday, October 12. We still don't know an exact return date. The beloved nighttime spectacular hasn't been running since Walt Disney World's temporary closure in 2020 due to the pandemic.

Can you walk through Cinderella's castle 2022? ›

The castle has an archway that you can walk through from one side to another, and I would highly recommend doing so. You'll be able to see some gorgeous mosaics that show special scenes from Cinderella's story. Unfortunately, there isn't a way to tour the castle in its entirety.

What is going on at Disney World 2022? ›

The first half of 2022 saw the opening of the "Guardians of the Galaxy"-themed roller coaster (which is Epcot's first coaster), the launch of the "Star Wars"-themed hotel and new, fancy rooms at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, among other highlights.

What rides is Disney getting rid of? ›

Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • Fantasmic – Returning in late October or early November 2022.
  • Frozen Sing-Along Celebration – Closed January 9 through January 27, 2023.
  • Jedi Training Academy: Trials of the Temple – Permanently Ended.
  • Star Wars: Galactic Spectacular – Permanently Ended.

Is there fireworks at Hollywood Studios 2022? ›

Disney's Hollywood Studios area – two shows

Hooray for Hollywood! This park is home to two nighttime spectaculars, once Fantasmic returns on November 3, 2022.

Does Fantasmic run in November 2022? ›

reopening night show - November 4 2022. In the latest Walt Disney World calendar update, more performances of Fantasmic! have been added during the busy holiday weeks at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Is there a secret room in Cinderella's castle? ›

Since then, it's become Disney World's best-kept secret. The Cinderella Castle Suite might just be Disney's most exclusive spot — and there is only one way you can win the proverbial lottery and spend the night in the magical bedchamber.

How much does it cost to get married in front of Cinderella's castle? ›

There is a $30,000 ceremony fee for this location. Disney chartered transportation is required for this venue. Events in outdoor locations may be moved indoors due to inclement weather. A decision will be made a maximum of 5 hours prior to the start time of your event.

Can you get married inside Cinderella's castle? ›

If you dream of a magical wedding straight out of a fairy tale, look no further than Disney. You can be a princess for a day with an intimate ceremony or grand celebration with Mickey on the guest list, Cinderella's Castle as your backdrop, and the crystal coach as your getaway car.


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