Fantasmic! returns to Disneyland on the park's 62nd birthday
July 17, 2017, 9:44 PM ·
Disneyland's night-time spectacular Fantasmic! officially returned to the Rivers of America in Frontierland tonight, following an extended downtime while Disney rerouted the northern side of the river to accommodate the construction of the upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge land.
Disney took the opportunity provided by the extended downtime to rework and refurbish the show, which now includes new scenes with characters from Tangled, Aladdin, The Lion King, and Pirates of the Caribbean, as well as new mist screens and projection technology to improve the animated sequences in the performance.
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Fantasmic! ran over the weekend in soft open mode, mostly for people who'd attended the Disney Parks presentation at the D23 Expo and were given reserved viewing passes. Now that the show is open officially, you can pick up Fastpass reserved viewing passes near the riverboat dock in Frontierland, or by buying one of the park's Fantasmic! dining packages. Disney no longer allows the all-day camping for prime viewing spots that clogged foot traffic around the New Orleans Square riverfront in past years. Here's a full show video from a fan who recorded one of the soft open performances.
The show returned on the park's 62nd birthday, so happy birthday to Disneyland!