Fantasmic! will return at Walt Disney World with an all-new sequence in 2022

Nov 20, 2021 in "Fantasmic!"

Posted: Saturday November 20, 2021 2:25pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney announced earlier today that Fantasmic! will return in 2022, alongside several other major entertainment offerings.

Not announced yet, is that Fantasmic! will be updated with an all-new sequence. We don't have specifics, but the new sequence will include live performers, new animation, stunts and special effects using characters that have never been in the show before. The Pocahontas sequence is likely to be replaced, but this is not yet officially confirmed.

Work has been underway on refurbishing almost all areas of the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater, which includes new lighting system, new fountains, and a rebuild of Steamboat Mickey.

Fantasmic! is set to return in 2022, and although no dates are yet available, we expect to see its return in the first half of 2022.

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TTA9424 days ago

I’m sure they can grab some artist off Sirius XM BPM 🀣.

ToTBellHop24 days ago

Yeah I imagine he’d take their call. Maybe they could offer 3 nights performing at F&W to sweeten the deal. Not quite washed up enough for F&G.

π•΄π–’π–†π–Œπ–Žπ–“π–Šπ–Šπ–—9724 days ago

My dark horse pick here is Andy Grammer. He's faded enough into semi-obscurity to be affordable, probably.

jrhwdw24 days ago

Would be nice if The Whole MK Parade Department got TLC next year!!!!! Yes, I know it may not be at D23, but It Should Be, IMO!!!!!!!!!

ToTBellHop24 days ago

Not, it’s not. They don’t make things like that for MK and haven’t for years. The only question is: which B-rate pop star you kind of recognize will sing the theme song?

π•΄π–’π–†π–Œπ–Žπ–“π–Šπ–Šπ–—9725 days ago

Paint the Night was great at Disneyland, but it would feel really tired at MK. They deserve their own. If they're going to go through the operational hurdles of having a nighttime parade, they might as well do it right. They don't want another Harmonious. Obviously Paint the Night is NOT Harmonious, but if they don't do a good job with this, it's going to be very frustrating. I guess I'll take what we can get.

TTA9425 days ago

From what I’ve been gathering on here MK is basically getting PTN, or similar. Of course the question remains if it’s Disneylands, Hong Kong’s or WDWs own set of floats. Hopefully at least the latter and completely different floats.

π•΄π–’π–†π–Œπ–Žπ–“π–Šπ–Šπ–—9725 days ago

Not quite sure I understand this sentence. You mean the parade is NOT in line with the classic MK feel?

ToTBellHop25 days ago

I believe the parade is a go. So it would be on execution of future nighttime shows to be more in line with the classic MK feel many of us remember.

Comped25 days ago

Same as it has been for many, many, many, years...

Starship82425 days ago

Not sure if you can say, but if this is coming next year I would assume they're probably building the floats right now then?

TTA9425 days ago

Course correction on a parade? Or your mean where drones go next? Certainly hope they won’t change course on a parade in favor of a MK drone show.

PREMiERdrum25 days ago

Your point is on, I'll add that the new drone show does dip a bit into the more "classic" style compared to more recent efforts. This was done mostly to appeal to locals Disney die-hards, as the main goal was to increase foot traffic at DS to appease their high-paying tenants. However, if guest feedback (which they certainly be over-collecting) gave them the right signal, we could potentially see a course correction. As it stands though, the directive centers on a catchy, upbeat tune, dazzling visual presentation, and lots of characters.

TTA9425 days ago

Unfortunately from little bits here and there from the night parade thread it does seem like the general consensus is MK is not going to be getting a big grand nighttime parade and more something along the lines of a β€œparty” type cavalcade or PTN in some way shape or form. If so FoF in its current form will fit in πŸ™„. At least that’s the impression I’m getting. For example this post: