Disney’s popular and longest-running nighttime spectacular “Fantasmic!” returned to the Rivers of America in Disneyland Park with enhanced special effects, state-of-the-art projection technology and new storytelling elements. The celebration began in the morning with thousands of fans in Town Square singing Happy Birthday to Disneyland, marking its 62nd anniversary. “Fantasmic!”, a spellbinding night-time spectacular whisks the audience into Mickey Mouse’s imagination, as Mickey conjures dreams of beauty, adventure, romance and even danger. Some of the new magic includes a beautiful scene with Aladdin and Jasmine on their flying carpet floating over a bed of fog, and Rapunzel and Flynn Rider from “Tangled”.
Fantasmic! Fun Facts
- Fantasmic! premiered at Disneyland on May 15, 1992. 2017 marks the show’s 25th anniversary.
- Approximately 9,000 fans can view the show during each performance.
- The wicked Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty turns into a dragon and rises to a height of 40 feet in less than a minute.
- More than 100 cast and crew bring “Fantasmic!” to life in the 23-minute performance.