Posts Tagged ‘Fantasmic!’

Top Five Ways to End Your Day at Disneyland Park

by on April 25, 2013

Fireworks Over Sleeping Beauty CastleIn recent weeks, I’ve shared some my favorite ways to begin my day at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure, as well as top picks for finishing a DCA visit, and even places to pause at mid-day around the Resort.

Today, I’m concluding this series with a look at the best options for ending your evening at Disneyland Park. While Disneyland is magical at any time of day, there is something particularly special about those final hours before closing at the original Magic Kingdom. Any one of the following activities (or combination thereof) should guarantee a fitting finale to your day at the Happiest Place on Earth.

Fireworks and Fantasmic!

No one does explosive spectaculars better than Disney, and there is no better one-two punch among theme park pageants than Disneyland’s fireworks and Fantasmic! Whether the show is Remeber…Dreams Come True, Magical, or one of the special seasonal displays, Disneyland’s pyrotechnics are not-to-be-missed. And Disneyland’s Fantasmic! is the ultimate assemblage of animated characters, action stunts, and enormous animatronics. On nights when both shows are performed,first watch the fireworks from the hub near Frontierland, the head immediately towards the river for a seat. Alternatively, stake out a spot early for Fantasmic and you’ll still have a fine view of the overhead sky bursts (though not effects on the castle or Tinker Bell’s flight).

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Last Week at Disneyland Resort (4/29/2012 – 5/5/2012)

by on May 8, 2012

Welcome to the first weekly installment of Last Week at Disneyland, TouringPlans.com‘s regular round-up of recent events and operations in and around the Anaheim resort. This column will be your weekly refresher of what’s new at the Happiest Place on Earth.

In addition to Disneyland.com and the Official Disney Parks Blog, much of the following news and photography comes courtesy of our friends at MousePlanet and MiceAge. Visit those sites for more images and up-to-the-minute updates.

Crowd Calendar

Attendance was seasonably slow at the resort this week, but look for crowds to build as Memorial Day approaches.

  • Quietest Days: Resort attendance was lowest on May 3 (Predicted 1 out of 10, Actual 2).
  • Busiest Days: Resort attendance was highest on April 29 (Predicted 6 out of 10, Actual 5).

Subscribe to the Touring Plans Disneyland Crowd Calendar for full details on predicted attendance for the next 30 days.

Special Events

Opening, Closures, and Refurbishments

Disneyland

Disney California Adventure

Downtown Disney

  • The large LEGO Imagination store reopened on May 1 after a major refurbishment. The temporary LEGO store in the former home of Island Charter is now transforming into the WonderGround art gallery which will open on June 9.
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Fantasmic 3x a week

by on February 8, 2009

A quick note, Disney is bumping Fantasmic at the Studios up to 3 nights of showings per week – up from the 2 nights a week they’ve been trying since the New Year. Guest complaints are apparently getting pretty bad.

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Fantasmic gets trimmed

by on July 20, 2008

Beginning in January, Fantasmic will routinely be shown only 2-times per week at Disney’s Hollywood Studios park. Check dates and times if you wish to see the show.

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Fatasmic dark 1/28/08-2/1/08

by on November 29, 2007

There will be no showings of Fantasmic 1/28/08-2/1/08.

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MGM adds Fantasmic! show 6/16/07

by on June 14, 2007

The Disney-MGM Studios park will have an additional showing of Fantasmic! on the night of June 16th, 2007. The park is apparently going to be busier then Disney originally anticipated.

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Fantasmic! gets new backdrops

by on June 16, 2006

A small update. Fantasmic! at Disney MGM Studios has gotten a small upgrade on its set in the form of new backdrops. The new backdrops look like a quaint forrest setting – like something from Bambi – and replace the army-camo mesh that once adorned the sides of the giant rock.

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Fantasmic! Refurbishment Nov. 1-8

by on June 1, 2006

Fantasmic! at Disney-MGM Studios will be closed for refurbishment November 1-8, 2006. There will be no showings of the nighttime spectacular during this period. Shows will resume on November 9th.

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