by Fred Hazelton on June 16, 2011
Before January 2009 the Hollywood Studios hosted its nighttime spectacular Fantasmic! nightly at the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater. Since then, the performances have been a few nights a week. This change in schedule caused the single greatest impact in crowd flows at the Studios that we had ever seen. Guests flocked to the Studios on days with a scheduled Fantasmic! show and left the park virtually empty on days without. Well, the days of nghtly performaces of Fantasmic! have returned … at least for a while.
We have changed the schedule and re-calculated our crowd calendar and we were surprised to see that overall, the changes aren’t as significant as we expected. The affect is a slight increase to crowd levels on days when Fantasmic! was not originally scheduled and a slight decrease to days when it was scheduled. Make sure to double-check your travel dates, the calendar may have changed.
This means that when planning your touring at the Studios you don’t have to be as concerned about the Fantasmic! schedule as in the past. Still, keep an eye out for how many shows are planned how they relate to other factors like the extra magic hour schedules.
Fantasmic! performances will move to a nightly schedule from July 2 through September 30.