October 15, 1998 – The New Version of Fantasmic! Opens at Walt Disney World
“The power of dreams blazes before you in this breathtaking 30-minute fireworks and water extravaganza.”
On October 15, 1998, the nighttime show Fantasmic! opened at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios park. The original version of the show opened at Disneyland on May 13, 1992 and underwent a major refresh starting in 2007. The Walt Disney World version has not undergone any such change, save for some minor upgrades and technological updates. The show is located in Hollywood Hills Amphitheater of the Hollywood Studios park, and is 27 minutes in length. The stage for Fantasmic! is much larger than the Disneyland version, and the amphitheater can seat about 8,200 guests. The show weaves together a tale from several Disney classics, including Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Aladdin, The Lion King, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and 101 Dalmatians.