Fantasmic!, Festival of Fantasy Parade and Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire to return to Walt Disney World

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Posted: Saturday November 20, 2021 10:32am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Walt Disney World will welcome back major entertainment in 2022 at Magic Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios.


At Disney's Hollywoods Studios, Fantasmic! will make its return following extensive refurbishments to the theater.

Festival of Fantasy parade will return to Magic Kingdom, along with a 50th anniversary edition of Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire on the castle stage.

No specific dates beyond 2022 have been announced, although our sources suggest some will return early in the new year.

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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 -