Construction permits filed for live show venues at Disney's Hollywood including Fantasmic!

Feb 18, 2021 in "Fantasmic!"

Posted: Thursday February 18, 2021 4:17pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has filed a number of permits in the last couple of days relating to live show areas at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Specifically, three permits have been filed for Fantasmic!, including for the performance island itself and backstage areas. (Thanks to @danlb_2000) on the WDWMAGIC Forums for spotting the permits.)

Elsewhere at the Studios, permits have been filed for work at the Theater of the Stars, and at the EPIC Stunt Show theater. Each of the permits is assigned to Buena Vista Construction Company, which typically handles small routine maintenance work. So while these permits do not suggest any significant work, it may mean smaller changes are being made to the areas to allow the shows to resume in some format.

All major live shows at Disney's Hollywood Studios have been on hold since the park reopening from the COVID-19 shutdown in 2020. Keeping performers physically distanced backstage has been a significant issue for many shows, as well as issues with moving large numbers of guests in and out of the theaters.

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WondersOfLifeFeb 01, 2022

Lion King?

ToTBellHopFeb 01, 2022

Stand your ground. You are a paying guest and deserve entertainment. Chapek:

SquishyFeb 01, 2022

I went last night for the previews but there was no one there other than a youtuber who was telling me to not alert security?? /s

ToTBellHopFeb 01, 2022

Alright. February is here. Who is going tonight?!?!

HauntedMansionFLAFeb 01, 2022

I forgot about entertainment being displaced into attractions

Disney AnalystFeb 01, 2022

I am not entirely sure what constitutes a trampoline wall. Only thing I can think of would be Tumble Monkeys or something Indy, or Cirque 😅

MadTeacupFeb 01, 2022

There are no trampoline walls in their act. Just flat trampolines. Regardless, their act doesn't fall under stunt actors. It falls under gymasts.

MadTeacupFeb 01, 2022

Not sure what that proves this early in development. The show is not done yet. There could still be set pieces we don't know about. I don't remember any trampoline walls in their stunts, but... maybe? They've just never advertised it that way in the past.

celluloidFeb 01, 2022

I think the Social Distancing will be a lot less than some are thinking. The spread is not much different whether you are standing or sitting for a night-time spectacular.

DznyGrlSDFeb 01, 2022

tumble monkeys for FOTLK that NEEDS to be re-staged again?

Disney AnalystFeb 01, 2022


MisterPenguinFeb 01, 2022

Do you see trampolines in the aerial photos?

MadTeacupFeb 01, 2022

@SplashZander & @mm52200 Not entirely. They have to cast the contracted stunt performers. Anyone remember those casting calls that went out for stunt performers with trampoline wall experience? Anyone else wonder where there was a show with trampoline wall stunts?

SplashZanderFeb 01, 2022