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Disney's Hollywood Studios - Fantasmic!

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Fantasmic!

Disney's Hollywood Studios is once again offering "The Taste of Hollywood Winter Holiday Grab n Go" boxed meals for the busy holiday season, from 12/24-12/31/14.  The meals are $16.99 each and also include reserved seating for Fantasmic! Your receipt will serve as your ticket to the show.  (Based on availability, you choose which show you wish to attend - shows are 6:30 and 8:00)  Call 407-WDW-DINE up to 24 hours in advance to make a reservation for the meal, which can be picked up at Min & Bill's Dockside Diner from 11:00am-8:00pm.  Choices for the meals include:
Vegetable Sandwich - ginger-marinated tomatoes and cucumbers, quinoa salad, chocolate cake
Shrimp salad - fresh pita, ginger-marinated tomatoes and cucumbers, mandarin orange cheesecake
Golden fried chicken - roasted garlic mashed potatoes, sweet corn and carrots, warm apple crisp
Cold-cut roast beef sandwich - creamy horseradish, classic potato salad, grilled asparagus, chocolate cake
Kids meal includes turkey and cheese (American) wrap, apples, carrots with ranch dip, strawberry yogurt, seven-layer cookie bar OR strawberry yogurt, apples, carrots with ranch, Goldfish and apple cinnamon and oatmeal bar.

Opened: October 15, 1998
Attraction length: 26 minutes

Overview/History:

 

Fantasmic! takes place in the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater located near "The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror" and "Beauty and the Beast-Live On Stage". Watch Sorcerer Mickey battle Disney Villains in this sensational laser and light show.

The amphitheater opens 90 minutes before the show begins. You can bring in outside food or purchase snacks inside. If you want to take advantage of priority seating and skip the usual long wait to get into this show, book the Fantasmic Dining Package

There are long rows of metal benches that are banked for easy viewing. The theater is designed after the famous Hollywood Bowl and can accommodate 11,000 guests. While it's tempting to run down to the front, the "water screens" used in a lot of the sequences often produces a light mist that could head right in your direction.

Fantasmic! originated in Disneyland. While parts of the show are similar, there are differences. (It's rare for those who have seen both to prefer the Disney World version.)

Tip: It's rare that a performance doesn't have a parent scrambling out with their terrified child.  The Disney Villains can be pretty scary, especially when it's dark and they're larger than life.  If your little one is sensitive, think twice about going until they're older and can better understand what's going on.

The finale is a lot of fun. An 80-foot replica of the ship from "Steamboat Willie" features 26 Disney characters waving and singing as they go by.

Fastpass: Yes

Handicapped Accessibility: Guests may remain in their wheelchairs/ECVs for this attraction.

Fun facts:
- The moat surrounding the show contains approximately 1.9 million gallons of water.
- The mountain stands approximately 57.5 feet above the water.
- The fire-breathing dragon rises 50 feet into the air and has a wing span of 50 feet.


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