• On May 30, 2024
    Sondra 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.

    Going to Hollywood Studios on Wed June 19th. We’d like to see Fantasmic and see its scheduled for 9:30pm, but the park closes at 9pm that night and Extended Evening Hours ticketed event starts at 9:30pm. Can we still see Fantasmic that night?

    Hi there Sondra, I'd like to welcome you to planDisney!

    There's a special place in my heart for Disney fans who enjoy the parks after darkness falls, and with more and more specially-ticketed events popping up throughout the year there can seemingly be a little bit of murkiness if you're one of the guests already in the theme parks when these occur. Whether it's your first time ever watching Mickey face off against Maleficent or are among the devoted fans eager to spot them "bagging the fish", I'm absolutely happy to help you with a few insights from our Cast Member friends:

    • I recently watched Fantasmic! on an evening when Disney After Hours at Disney's Hollywood Studios was also taking place, and since guests with these tickets can begin entering as early as 7:00 P.M. many of them will choose to watch the show and can make it a bit more competitive for seating. From my personal experience observing how quickly they reached capacity, I highly recommend making sure that you're already in line for Fantasmic! well before 9:00 P.M. if you're aiming at having a better viewing spot, especially since there's only one showtime compared to select dates throughout the year when two showtimes may be scheduled and spread out the crowds of spectators. 

    Standby queues for rides and attractions will close to day guests promptly at the posted park hours and only permit those with Disney After Hours admission beyond that time, however it isn't uncommon for guests to be able to remain within the theme parks after closing time. This could be due to those hopping into a queue right at the very end of their day, spending some time shopping or dining - or like in your case, watching a nighttime spectacular. Perhaps one day you'll be among the Disney After Hours folks roaming the parks well into the night but we hope to see you back at planDisney again for any other tips or tricks until then!

    Here's to making your Late nights into some Great nights!

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