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

Nov 20, 2021 in "Fantasmic!"

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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Starship8249 days ago

It’s projected to go through WDW specially the EPCOT and Hollywood studios area

jrhwdw10 days ago

Let's make sure Ian doesn't hit DHS..........

Surferboy56710 days ago

Surprised we haven’t seen an announcement for Fantasmic yet. Surely it has to be announced soon?

SpectroBro14 days ago

Rehearsals are for F!, the change beginning Oct 9 is unrelated.

Starship82415 days ago

Disneyland does it cause they don’t have room backstage to house a parade in the area in town square and can’t bring it to the regular storage without going through the park again so they have to do two parades, Magic Kingdom doesn’t have this problem so they can do as many parades as they want.

jrhwdw15 days ago

How far in advance do we need for Gene+? Would be nice if we got a real Date(baring no problems of course)next week(end) to distract from Epcot's non 40th??????

wdrive15 days ago

No and I don’t believe it is coming back at all

DisneyDreamer0815 days ago

Is the Merida float back yet?

ToTBellHop15 days ago

Surely. They’ll need to announce a date soon. It should reopen in less than 6 weeks.

mattpeto15 days ago

We need a tick and tock update from @marni1971. I guess we are at Tick.

jrhwdw15 days ago

Great!!! So why the change starting Oct 9th?

SpectroBro15 days ago

Full rehearsals have been ongoing for 2 weeks now.

jrhwdw15 days ago

I can see that! It just that MK doesn't usually believe in 2 Parades a day unless it's a Holiday or a Night Parade. DL does it way more.

ToTBellHop15 days ago

I’d rather one FoF with a full cast!