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

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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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Vinnie Mac1 day ago

Does anybody know if the Once Upon a Time is returning as well next year or?

Nick_A2 days ago

Almost anything would be an improvement over the lifeless, plotless, Friendship Faire. Just my opinion, of course, but I thought Dream Along was a significantly better show that had an actual story.

DKampy3 days ago

It would have to be 2 of those guys as Dusty Hill sadly passed away this year

JoeCamel3 days ago

I hope it's these guys, they can write a catchy tune, really get the joint moving

Disney Analyst3 days ago

I mean that was many years ago when the big break happened, it’s been pretty consistent since. I would assume if they wanted to do a new version for DHS they’d be able to without much worry.

jrhwdw3 days ago

Just my opinion here but as good as DL's Dragon is, IDK if DHS wants to take on That Project. Unless DHS has a New Dragon already ongoing of course. Wasn't the new Dragon at DL a Massive Project? Took at least half a year to build and it broke right before Summer and we didn't see it till Labor Day Weekend. DHS doesn't need that headache, IMO.

Cesar R M3 days ago

I still assume they won't improve the dragon.

Disney Analyst3 days ago

I would hope this means a full fountain upgrade like Disneyland.

BeentoallDParks3 days ago

I don’t expect the additions to Friendship Faire to be as charming. I hear Disney has hired different writers than the ones who wrote the existing song, the one that’s so sweet and catchy.

CaptainAmerica3 days ago

The artwork they published implies Moana and Frozen.

Vinnie Mac3 days ago

I don't have any insider information but considering how extensive this has been, I feel like I can almost guarantee it's gonna be more than projections they're updating.

ToTBellHop3 days ago

AFAIK this is a significant project.

Cesar R M3 days ago

Are they really improving the whole thing? I know there was extensive refurbishment of the boat and the track. But what else was changed apart from some scenes? I mean..I hope the updates aren't just in projections.

DCBaker4 days ago

New casting call out for the stage show -