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Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista
  • Christopher W.
    "Wonderful light and laser show with all of Mickey's friends."(12 Tips)
    Jonathan Y.
    "Great seats with the dining package, right in the center."(18 Tips)
    Chris C.
    "Best bet is to stay late and attend the second show if available."(14 Tips)
    "fastpass section for the best view"(9 Tips)
394 Tips and reviews
  • live music
  • mickey
  • package
  • second show
  • scenic views
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  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithJuly 12
    Make sure you look for Frollo, the villain from "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." This is perhaps the only remaining reference to "Hunchback" left in the Disney parks.
  • Scott C.
    Dinner package seats are now in the middle rather than the sides. If not, Fast Pass it but whatever happens, don't miss it! You also may get a little damp depending on wind direction!
  • Ailie C.
    Ailie ChangNovember 12, 2015
    Use a fast pass on this one. Well worth it to not stand in that long line. You'll end up getting a great seat in the middle. The water screen is impressive! Really brings back your childhood memories.
  • Pat H.
    Pat HartMay 24, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The first show has a pre-show to get the crowd pumped up and excited. It's pretty fun. The downside is that it gets really crowded. I recommend the second show. Fewer crowds, more seats & more magic.
  • Susanne U.
    Susanne UhligAugust 15
    Been here 5+ times
    BEST show at Disney. It makes me cry every time and is the reason why I wanted to work for Disney in the firsr place. Make sure to come at least 3p mins early to get good seats
  • M A.
    M ALDossaryAugust 18, 2014
    My favorite show in Disney, I watched it 6 times, and i still enjoy watching it. They add more more colorful bright lights which made more joyful to watch 👍
  • Sean L.
    Sean LebAugust 7, 2014
    One of the best live shows on property. See a large array of Disney characters in this show about Mickey's imagination. Watch as he faces off with dragon Maleficent, snake Jafar, and the Evil Queen.
  • Shanna B.
    Shanna Bowman~GlassOctober 3, 2012
    Do the Fantasmic Dinner Package at The Brown Derby! You Can Order whatever you want, you get a 3 course meal, alcoholic drinks are extra but worth it! The priority seating for Fantasmic is awesome!
  • Rose H.
    Rose HemanFebruary 14, 2013
    Great show but it rained I mean down poured and it cost $18. For plastic ponchos. We did get a great seat cuz so many wimpy people left. If u come around 6:15 you won't have to at for parking.
  • Benjamin B.
    Benjamin BobierMarch 18, 2013
    If you don't mind spending some money for a meal or have a Disney Dining package, call Disney Dining and get the Fantasmic/Dinner package. Totally worth it. You get reserved seating at the show!
  • Lisa R.
    Lisa ReamsOctober 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you happen to be visiting on a 2 show night, do yourself a favor and enjoy the rides until the park closes and then make Fantasmic your last stop. The second show is ALWAYS less crowded.
  • Alexandra A.
    Alexandra AlvesJune 17, 2013
    There's no doubt Fantasmic is the best show in WDW, much better then Wishes or any other. Get early in line or you will miss it. If it rains a lot, the show won't happen.
  • Flávia D.
    Flávia DinizFebruary 19, 2013
    Beautiful show, surprisingly more beautiful than Magic Kingdom's fireworks... But make sure not to sit on the first 10 rows, especially during the winter, because you can get wet!
  • Mitty C.
    Mitty ChangAugust 12, 2014
    Definitely get a fastpass for this, and arrive at least 10 minutes before tour fastpass time slot begins, to secure awesome seats. Or just buy a dinner package ahead of time; get better seats that way
  • J A.
    J ArmsFebruary 11, 2015
    Very cool, I'm 23 and I almost cried watching all my favorite princess with their princes, Mickey Mouse fighting villains, and hearing the music from my happy childhood!
  • Bethanne B.
    Bethanne BabbsMay 11, 2015
    Favorite night time show at Disney! Make sure to get seated at least an hour in advance. Usually shows two times a night, and the later time is much less crowded.
  • Michael L.
    Michael LegerDecember 6, 2012
    It's Mickey,pyro,dragons,water screen,lasers,fireworks, and a woman with fins for feet! Don't get much better than that unless you buy some of the roasted almonds! A must do @ WDW!
  • Chris C.
    Chris CornwellOctober 10, 2014
    Get there early on nights with one show. Best bet is to stay late and attend the second show if available.
  • Dave G.
    Dave GAugust 14, 2014
    Just the two of you? Go ahead and walk up & down the aisles in the better viewing areas. You will find some selfish people who are taking up WAY more space than they need. Just ask if the spot is free
  • Hunter K.
    Hunter KnepshieldMarch 29, 2013
    Pro tip: at the end of the show, go to the very bottom (closest to the water) of the amphitheater first and go to the very right. Easiest and fastest way to leave!
  • Clarissa M.
    Get in line early or get a dinner package to get good seating. Sitting too close to the water can result in you leaving the show wet. Great show.
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MorrisonMarch 5, 2013
    Hands down my favorite show at WDW. Beware the idiots who think it's kosher to "reserve" 2 rows of prime seats for their way-too-big family (stop having kids). It's not. Tell a cast member.
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel ChandlerOctober 25, 2013
    Its really a great show if you love the characters also you may get a slight mist and the glow with the show ears really enhance the experience
  • Brad C.
    Brad ConwaySeptember 16, 2013
    question IS... W/ the magicbands & only 3 fastpass allowed, do you chose Fanrasmic?? I say yes along with TSM and Rock & Roller Coaster. ToT usually will have wait times drop to 15-20 mins around 4pm
  • Björn B.
    Björn BobachMay 20, 2012
    Don't be tempted by all the "smart" people leaving once the Steamboat Sequence starts - you are going to miss the best at the very end!!
  • Dave A.
    Dave AlbertsonAugust 26, 2011
    Show is over the top awesome. Did the dining package but wasn't happy my "reserved" seats were in the corner & had to walk a mile to get to my already crowed seating area. Shouldve waited online.
  • Curran
    CurranAugust 5, 2012
    The dining meal plan is a very good deal. Also the preshow hosted by Heather, Hunter, and Garrin is a fun, albeit a little campy, way to pass time while waiting in your seat.
  • Jason L.
    Jason LarameeFebruary 19, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Amazing live show to close out a day Studios! Pyrotechnics, water, and laser effects, and live performers bring one of Mickey's incredible dreams to life!
  • James D.
    James DobbsNovember 16, 2011
    People never sit in the very front rows as they don't want to get wet. You want a great view and great experience ? Go to the front you won't regret it!
  • Greg H.
    Greg HespMay 7, 2014
    Do yourself and everyone around you a favour. Turn your cameras flash OFF! Your pictures will turn out 100x better and you won't annoy those around you!
  • Tom S.
    Tom StoffelSeptember 23, 2012
    Make a dinner/lunch reservation that includes VIP seating. You can show up 30 minutes before the show and still get a seat!
  • Rob C.
    Rob ClarkMarch 17, 2013
    Really a hodge podge of Disney scenes projected onto a wall of mist. Some nice moments but not as spectacular as Magic Kingdom fireworks show.
  • Marc Andre R.
    Marc Andre RoyAugust 18, 2015
    Just get a dinning experience tied to your schedule and you can enjoy the Fantasmic show, 15 minutes prior, on the front row!
  • Sarah K.
    Sarah KentJanuary 9, 2011
    awesome show! they will cancel or delay based on weather (which is a lot during a florida summer). be prepared to wait. special effects are better here than epcot but the music is better at epcot
  • Christopher H.
    Christopher HoeyDecember 5, 2011
    Here is your plan: 1. Stay Chill (have a few cold ones if need be) 2. Walk in casual 3. Go to second show 4. Eat before and finally 5. Make your damn kid use the legs nature gave him!
  • Connor
    ConnorJanuary 28, 2013
    Getting a seat can be very stressful. Just stay calm and remember where you are. Oh and get here early if you want to avoid a little stress.
  • Diego P.
    Diego P AlvarezDecember 30, 2012
    It is packed tonight! December definitely not the best time to come, so cold! But definitely worth paying the dinner package for the reserved seats
  • Larean W.
    Larean WallaceJune 13, 2012
    Great seating in the back for ECV, but getting in here is tricky as people like to step in front of the chair. Then they get mad if their ankles get hit. Think about it people...
  • Robyn H.
    Robyn HuxterJanuary 17, 2013
    Get here early for good seats. They have a fun preshow starting a half hour before fantasmic so it won't seem like a long wait!
  • Matt
    MattDecember 17, 2011
    Entrance commonly opens up to 1.5 hours before the show begins. Arrive early for center seats (benches). Amphitheater features concessions and restrooms.
  • Sasha N.
    Sasha NaomiJanuary 22, 2015
    As soon as Mickey comes out, leave the auditorium to beat the crowd and you can watch the fireworks from the parking lot.
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MorseOctober 1, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Go to the second show if you can. Much less busy. You can arrive about 30 min before show and get in even if the line is still down the street.
  • André D.
    André DeVineMarch 6, 2014
    Get yourself a "Glow with the Show" ear hat and be part of the show. It also works with the fireworks at Magic Kingdom.
  • Regina J.
    Regina JonesSeptember 8, 2013
    It's too bad they blocked out large sections for "dinner club" and "fast pass". This essentially ruins the best seats in the house for the average visitor.
  • Lisbet C.
    Lisbet CrawfordApril 4, 2012
    If you use a wheelchair and are deaf their is only one space for reflective captioning available. This needs to be changed. Have 3 deaf friends who also use wheelchairs
  • Cindy D.
    Cindy DatheNovember 11, 2011
    Get there an hour early to get prime seats! It gets crowded fast! Make sure to check what nights it on. Not on every night.
  • T D.
    T DJune 24, 2013
    Go to the second show, much less crowd, your seating will be more spaced out. A breeze compared to the first show.
  • Ron H.
    Ron HerdyFebruary 23, 2015
    Very nice show, beyond fireworks, real theater design. Get early for good seat and enjoy !
  • Donna H.
    Donna HaddadSeptember 9, 2010
    Use the Fantasmic dinning plan. You don't have to get there as early for good seats because you sit in a reserved area. 45 minutes before the show put us in the Sebastian section.
  • Puu K.
    Puu KampolratanaSeptember 1, 2014
    Out of all the shows at Disney, I would recommend this one. Get your beer and churros, enjoy the show.
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