Friday, May 11, 2012


One of the things that Disney does best is their nighttime entertainment.  From the classic, Spectromagic parade to the new The Magic, The Memories and You show using incredible projection technology, Disney has no shortage of shows that will entertain you until the very end of the day.

My favorite nighttime show that Disney puts on is Fantasmic! at Hollywood Studios.

Fantasmic! tells the story of Mickey as he drifts off to dream world.  We get to see his dreams, many of which are scenes from classic Disney movies like The Lion King and Pocahontas.  All is well in dream world until the evil queen from Snow White makes her way into Mickey's dreams.  All of his dreams are good and have happy endings and the queen can't have that, so she enlists the help of the rest of the Disney villains in an attempt to turn Mickey's dreams into a "nightmare fantasmic."

Will good triumph over evil?  I'm sure you know the answer (it is Disney after all) but it is a lot of fun to watch.  The setting is a mountain surrounded by water and the combination of characters, water effects and fire effects (including, but not limited to, fireworks) makes this show a must see.

Even though this show has been around since 1998, its popularity is still so great that it is encourage in all the guide books to be in line at least an hour and a half early in order to get good seats.

Also of note, you can buy the soundtrack in the parks as well which has the complete score for both the Disneyland version and the Disney World version.

Have you seen Fantasmic? What did you think?

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