• On May 27, 2018
    Dana 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 are a large family (4 adults and 5 children), and we will be visiting this July 2018. We want to see both the Happily EA show at 9:15 and the Fantasmic show at 10:30 pm. Is this doable? If so, how? We have park hoppers. Best advice please!

    Hi Dana!

    One of my favorite parts of a Disney Parks day is enjoying the amazing nighttime entertainment. Both Happily Ever After and Fantasmic! are incredibly unique and beautiful nighttime experiences that you and your family would love to enjoy has you wrap up your theme park day. However, since these two experiences are located in two different theme parks, it would be quite challenging to experience both of them in one night, even with the Park Hopper Option added to your theme park tickets.

    The Fantasmic! theater has limited seating, so Guests should plan on arriving at least 30 to 60 minute in advance of the show to ensure they get a good seat. Plus, I always recommend allowing one hour to travel between the theme parks when using complimentary resort transportation. So if Happily Ever After begins at 9:15 p.m. and Fantasmic! begins at 10:30, I think the timing is too close for you to enjoy both of them on the same night. While you might make it to Disney's Hollywood Studios in time, you may not make it all the way to the theater and there is a good chance that the Fantasmic! theater will be filled to capacity by the time you arrive.

    There are so many amazing things to do at Walt Disney World Resort during this year's 'Incredible Summer' that no one can do all of them. So I recommend that you plan on choosing one of these nighttime experiences to enjoy so you can make the most of one of it and ensure you have the best possible viewing experience.

    Please let us know if you have any additional questions as you finalize your plans! T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!


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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to three little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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