Inside the Ride

Inside Fantasmic at Hollywood StudiosDreams really do come true at Walt Disney World ®. And if by some chance your dreams don’t come true during your day trip to one of Disney’s ® four parks they certainly will once the sun goes down and you watch the spectacular fireworks and water extravaganza Fantasmic! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios ®.

Fantasmic! is a breathtaking 30-minute fireworks and water show that brings together all of your favorite Disney ® characters, in one fantasmic display! Join Mickey Mouse as he transforms into the Sorcerer’s Apprentice and summons the characters of such Disney ® classics as Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Aladdin, and The Lion King.

But just when all seems right in the world of Disney ®, the Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs gathers her villainous cohorts including Ursula from The Little Mermaid, Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmatians, Scar from The Lion King and a larger-than-life Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty to turn Mickey’s dreams into a nightmare. In the end, Mickey’s power of imagination saves the day and results in a lavish musical extravaganza with shimmering laser lights, one million gallons of dancing water, explosive pyrotechnics, 50 costumed performers singing popular Disney ® songs and classic animation projected onto walls of water.

Fantasmic! is performed once or twice a day, so be sure to check the Times Guide at Disney’s Hollywood Studios ® for the schedule and show times because you really don’t want to miss this incredible show. When Fantasmic! is showing you’ll want to arrive early to ensure you get a good seat. The Sunset Boulevard themed area, where the show is performed begins seating 90-minutes prior to each performance. If you do manage to get there early and snag seats in the first couple of rows be aware that you might get a little wet from all of the fountains in the performance, especially if there is a lot a wind.

And since the fireworks and water show usually fills up fast, you can ensure you get a seat with the Fantasmic! Dinner Package. This dining package requires you dine at one of three restaurants in Hollywood Studios in order to reserve VIP seating for the show. The restaurants include The Hollywood Brown Derby, Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano and Hollywood & Vine.

If you’re a last minute kind of person, don’t fret! The theater is really large and you don’t have to be in the center to enjoy the show. Sometimes you can still manage to get close seats, albeit a bit to the side. This is especially true if you have a small party; you can usually find an opening somewhere nice. For the chance to see your dreams come true and see all of your favorite Disney ® characters, both good and evil perform in one incredible fireworks and water show look for discounted Walt Disney World ® tickets right here on Orlando Fun Tickets.