A return date for Fantasmic! has been shared by Disneyland officials. The show, which has been hiatus since last spring when the dragon went up in flames, was known to be returning sometime in the spring of 2024. Now an exact date for this iconic show’s return. The show will be returning on May 24, 2024. Not much else is known about the return of this show at this point.
In July when it was announced that Fantasmic! would be returning in the spring of 2024, the Disneyland Resort confirmed that there wouldn’t be a dragon upon its return. It doesn’t appear this is changing. At the time, Disneyland Resort said the show “won’t include the dragon figure, but it will feature new special effects and a thrilling new battle scene between Sorcerer Mickey and Maleficent.” Presumably more details about this climactic scene will be shared between now and the opening of this nighttime spectacular.
Fantasmic! is a nighttime water spectacular at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California that premiered on May 13, 1992. It is one of the longest-running nighttime shows at any Disney park. The show is a celebration of the power of imagination, and features Mickey Mouse dreaming that he is the Sorcerer’s Apprentice from Fantasia. Mickey battles Disney villains such as Maleficent, Ursula, and the Evil Queen, and uses his imagination to bring his favorite Disney characters and stories to life.
The history of Fantasmic! at Disneyland can be traced back to the early 1990s, when Disneyland Entertainment was asked to create a new nighttime spectacular involving water and fireworks. The team at Disneyland Entertainment worked with Walt Disney Feature Animation and Walt Disney Imagineering to create a show that would celebrate the power of imagination and showcase the best of Disney storytelling.
The show was a critical and commercial success when it premiered in 1992. It quickly became one of the most popular attractions at Disneyland, and has been seen by millions of guests over the years.
Fantasmic! has undergone several updates and enhancements over the years. In 2009, the show was updated with new digital projections and a new fire-breathing Maleficent dragon. In 2017, the show was updated again with new scenes, lighting, choreography, and costumes.
The most recent update to Fantasmic! was in 2022, when the show was given a new special effects package, including new clouded lasers and searchlights in the viewing area.
This is a show that is loved by Disney fans who will undoubtably be eager for its return in May 2024. Are you one of them? Are you excited for this show’s return? Do you have any predictions about what it will be like when it does return? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!