CONCEPT ART: New Scenes To Debut in Fantasmic When It Returns to Disneyland This Summer

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It’s hard to believe that Fantasmic! is 25 years old tomorrow. The show premiered at Disneyland’s Rivers of America on May 13, 1992 and quickly became a guest favorite. While the show has undergone upgrades over the years, including a new sound system in 2007, and a completely new lighting package in 2008.

However, the show is currently undergoing its biggest makeover yet. When it returns this summer, the show will still retain its storyline, fanfare, and theme song, but quite a bit will be new. The mist screens will be upgraded and coupled with state of the art projectors to provide brighter, more vibrant visuals with better clarity than ever before. What may be the biggest change, however, is the addition of brand new show scenes featuring Aladdin, The Lion King, Tangled, and Pirates of the Caribbean.

The concept art above shows one of the dazzling new scenes, where Aladdin and Jasmine are floating over a bed of fog on their flying carpet during “A Whole New World.”

A return date for the show has not yet been announced, but stay tuned to WDW News Today for more information about the show’s premiere in the coming weeks.

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Jason has been a lifelong fan of the Disney parks since his first visit at age 2. His biennial pilgrimages during his childhood accelerated into semi-annual visits by the year 2000, when he also Joined the Disney Vacation Club. Luckily, Jason’s bride-to-be was also a Disney fan, which allowed his infatuation with the Disney parks to continue, and ultimately culminated in their wedding at Disney's Wedding Pavilion in September 2003. Early in 2007, Jason began his involvement with the planning for what became Celebration 25, the unofficial fan gathering to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Epcot®. Soon thereafter, Jason met Tom Corless at a pin trading meet in New Jersey, and became part of the WDW News Today podcast starting with Episode 17. Jason has been involved with the WDWNT Network ever since, and can't seem to escape no matter how hard he tries.
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