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|At A Glance
||Great live action show with
lighting, lasers and fireworks, all held in a giant semi circular
bowl with seating for 6,500 and standing room for a further
Fantasmic is a relatively new show at the Disney
MGM Studios, first previewing towards the end of 1998, and is
held in the Hollywood Hills Amphitheatre - a large seated area
holding 6,500 seated guests, with room for a further 1,500 standing,
that slopes down towards a semi-circular lagoon located towards
the side of the Tower of Terror at the end of Sunset Boulevard.
The show lasts for approximately 25 minutes, and is
shown nightly at 6:30 PM, with a second earlier showing during
selected days in the winter months.
The show takes you into the imagination of Sourcerer
Mickey, as he and some of his friends confront several of the
notorious Disney villians in a good vs evil kind of battle.
Music, Fireworks, dancing fountains, movie clips projected
onto curtains of water, and special effects all combine into an
excellent show that really shouldn't be missed.
You don't get a great deal of choice over seating,
because the amphitheatre is filled from right to left working
from the front of each section to the rear. Depending on the dirction
the wind is blowing, if you're near the front you stand a good
chance of getting wet, mainly from the spray from the various
fountains in use.
There are three simultaneous projection system running,
one centrally, and one off to either side, all of which are synchronised.
The best place(s) to watch from is probably between the rear and
the middle of a section, directly in front of one of the three
Note: during the run up to Christmas, although the
end of the later Fantasmic presentation coincides with the time
the park closes, it is still possible to head for Residential
Street after Fantasmic, and take in the Osborne Family Lights.