Orlando attractions


The 25 minute long Fantasmic can be enjoyed inside the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater, which is at the end of Hollywood Boulevard and near to 'The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror' and 'Beauty and the Beast, Live on Stage.' At this show, guests enjoy watching as Sorcerer Mickey battles it out with Disney Villains. This show is made spectacular by its awesome laser and lights show, which also includes fireworks and water animation – all of which is set to famous Disney music. The show can be quite loud at times and some of the scenes a bit intimidating, which can be too intense for some children and adults. By the end of the show, Disney characters come out from behind the mountain riding on a decorated ferryboat.


It is best to get a seat at this show early because it is very popular and it is generally only shown once or twice each night. Music is piped into the theater to assist with passing time as guests wait for the show. As the show begins, Mickey is seen on a darkened island where he acts as a conductor. Music fills the air and the water around the island begins to dance. From there on, guests are treated to a multitude of scenes from famous Disney movies with a combination of movie theatrics and live performers.


Doors open two hours before showtime and it is a good idea to get there one hour ahead of time to get good seating. There are concession stands located at the rear of the amphitheater, so many guests choose to purchase food from the concession stand and eat in their seats while waiting for the show to begin. Guests who sit at the front of the amphitheater are like to get wet from the mist that is sprayed during the water scenes.


Recently, Disney-MGM Studios has added a special show entitled 'A Taste of Fantasmic.' This nearly 4 minute show is shown in place of the show during non-electrical storms, when the show would have been otherwise completely cancelled. This show still allows guests to enjoy all of the pyrotechnic elements of the show, as well as a few musical excerpts.


In addition to the snacks and souvenirs that are brought around by vendors before the show, a Villains Carts is located at the exit of the amphitheater. Here, Fantasmic! merchandise can be purchased, including clothing and CD's.


The show is wheelchair and ECV accessible. Guests in wheelchairs or ECV's have the option of sitting at the bottom row or the top row of the theater. Assistive listening devices can be obtained from Guest Services for guests who are hard of hearing. In addition, restrooms can be found at the back of the amphitheater.