Fantastic ! Testing is officially underway at Hollywood studios!

It seems hard to believe, but it’s been over two years since guests have been able to venture into the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater and enjoy a performance of Fantasmic! at Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort. Fantastic ! closed when theme parks were forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the theme parks reopened after a few months, Disney announced that Fantasmic! would be undergoing a major renovation.

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Fans were eagerly waiting for Disney to announce the return of Fantasmic! at Walt Disney World and, in late August, Disney announced that cast member rehearsals had begun.

Now we are getting closer to the return of Fantasmic! Twitter user Drew (@DrewDisneyDude) shared a video from Fantasmic! auditorium test! Although the video has no sound, Drew told subscribers that music could be heard and it looked like at least some footage from the show was playing.

You can watch the video below.

When the show finally returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, it won’t be the exact same show Disney fans have grown accustomed to. Earlier this year, Disney announced changes to Fantasmic!. Mainly, that the Pocahontas scene would be changed to a scene featuring a number of princesses.

Fantastic Pocahontas

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Since it’s been a while since you’ve seen Fantasmic!, here’s more on the popular nighttime show.

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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While rehearsals are underway and Fantasmic! is now in the testing phase, we still don’t know when the show will return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Disney Dining will let you know when we learn an official opening date!

Herman C. Harkins