• On Mar 16, 2024
    Jeanette from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will be @ Hollywood Studios 4/8/24 and noticed the park closes at 9:30. The phantasmic show is showing at 10 PM. How is that or is the show at a different time?

    Hi there, Jeanette!

    Welcome to planDisney! I'm sure you are counting down the days until your magical vacation begins! Can you believe it is less than a month away? Spring is my absolute favorite time of the year to visit Walt Disney World Resort! I hope you'll make time to explore (what I consider) the best EPCOT festival, the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, during your vacation. While the iconic topiaries are definitely worth checking out, be sure to immerse yourself in the beautiful gardens and tasty Outdoor Kitchens scattered throughout the theme park as well. 

    If you're planning to park hop between EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios, don't miss the Disney Skyliner just outside EPCOT's International Gateway and Hollywood Studios' main entrance. You might be park-hopping, but when traveling via Skyliner, there's no physical hopping required. You'll soar high above theme parks and Disney Resort hotels, and since the Skyliner is doing all of the work, you can focus on taking in the incredible views. This must be how Jane feels when she tags along with Tarzan - a true passenger princess!

    I love wrapping up a theme park day filled with park hopping, tasty treats, and magical methods of transportation by taking in one of Walt Disney World Resort's nighttime spectaculars, and I'm so glad you're planning on enjoying Fantasmic! at Disney's Hollywood Studios. It's my favorite! The sights and sounds of Mickey's imagination instantly transport me back to the little girl who sat in the same amphitheater and dreamed anything was possible, and as I reflect on the dreams fulfilled in the years since then, I am never not brought to happy tears. Meanwhile, my husband simply enjoys taking in the music and the pyrotechnic displays. Whichever Fantasmic! vibe you choose to embrace, you're sure to love being surrounded by all of the magic it has to offer!

    I just verified park hours and showtimes for April 8, and it appears that the Hours & Events Calendar has been updated since you last checked. Currently, Disney's Hollywood Studios is scheduled to close at 9 PM with Fantasmic! beginning at 8:30 PM. Although Fantasmic! is not currently scheduled to begin after the Hollywood Studios closes for the day, this does sometimes happen. On those dates, lines for attractions will close for entry at the time of official park closing, but Guests will be permitted to linger and make their way to Fantasmic! for its scheduled performance. Because Fantasmic! is such a popular show, it is recommended to arrive at least 30 minutes before it begins to secure a seat if you aren't guaranteed seating through the Fantasmic! Dining Package

    I hope this was helpful, Jeanette, and that your vacation is better than even Mickey could imagine. If you have any additional questions before it begins, feel free to stop back by! I'm always happy to help!

    Some imagination indeed, 
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Hi y'all! I'm Lizzie, a happily married teacher, coach, and proud dog mom of three from Georgia. While I loved the magic of Disney as a child, it wasn't until my twenties that pixie dust became a defining characteristic of my personality (and my wardrobe). I can't wait to answer your Walt Disney World Resort vacation questions so that you can embrace your inner 'hakuna matata' as you stroll through The Most Magical Place on Earth with your favorite Mickey-shaped snack in hand.  Learn More About Lizzie

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