• On Oct 13, 2023
    Matt from TN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    The day I’m visiting Hollywood Studios, the park closes at 9 except for extended evening hours for deluxe resort guests. Can I stay for the 9:30 showing of Fantasmic even if I’m not staying at a deluxe resort?

    Welcome back to planDisney, Matt!

    We are thrilled to continue participating in your Disney vacation planning adventures. Your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation is just a few days away, and I am sure the countdown to the magic has already begun!

    No visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is complete without marveling at Fantasmic! at the end of the day. This stunning nighttime musical features magical effects, stunts, and pyrotechnics and is a Guest favorite. Guests are welcome to stay for the 9:30 PM show. Attractions will close for regular Guests at 9:00 PM, and that is when most Guests at the park who wish to see Fantasmic! will start making their way to the amphitheater to secure seating. You can actually arrive as early as 90 minutes prior to each show, depending on the time it starts. If you want to get good seats, I recommend buying a snack on Sunset Boulevard and arriving at the amphitheater early.

    planDisney tip: Did you know you can make reservations for a Fantasmic! Dining Package? When you make reservations for a dining package, you can select to dine at one of the participating restaurants and secure VIP seating for the show. Current participating locations include 50’s Prime Time Cafe, Hollywood & Vine, Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano, Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant, and The Hollywood Brown Derby.

    It was a pleasure answering your question, Matt. I hope this information is helpful and that you have a magical visit to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    Best Disney wishes,
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