• On Jan 18, 2018
    Meredith from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have the dining with preferred fantasmic seating. We want to see the Star Wars projection show. How does this work!

    Hi Meredith, and welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Fantasmic! is hands-down my favorite show at Walt Disney World, and getting a delicious meal and preferred seating with the dining package is fantastic (see what I did there?).

    Your first step is to check the park hours. In my experience, Fantasmic! and Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular are frequently (but not always) scheduled so that there really is no way to enjoy both shows in full on the same night. My advice, if you can swing it, is to visit Disney’s Hollywood Studios on two separate nights so you can see both shows; I think both are fabulous and absolutely worth it. Plus, Disney’s Hollywood Studios is gorgeous at night, with the neon and palm tree vibes.

    Some people plan to attend Fantasmic! and leave at the 20-minute mark, but I really don't recommend doing that. The finale to Fantasmic! is truly spectacular; I don’t want to spoil it, but it’s an “audible gasp from the audience” kind of ending. Secondly, getting up and leaving partway through the show can be disruptive to other guests, and the theater is dark, so it’s not very safe to do so unless in an emergency. Finally, there will already be crowds gathered for the Galactic Spectacular, meaning you won’t get a great view of the special effects that really make the fireworks show dazzling.

    Meredith, at certain times of year you might find that the park hours are pixie dusted and you have time to see both shows in one night. Otherwise, a return trip for the Star Wars show is your best bet to enjoy both amazing shows.

    Wishing you a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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