• On Feb 13, 2024
    Christina from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Searching available times for Fantasmic Dining Package - Hollywood Derby (1st Showing appears at top of page), but when I select a time and confirm, the next page says 9:30 Showtime. How do I know what's available for 1st showing (Feb 28th)?

    Hi Christina!

    I'm so glad you stopped by planDisney so we can chat about one of my favorite tips - booking a Fantasmic! Dining Package!  

    In my opinion, Fantasmic! is the best nighttime spectacular at Walt Disney World Resort.  The storytelling is incredible on its own, but when you combine it with the music, characters, and show elements, you quickly realize that the Disney Imagineers have truly created something magical.  The Fantasmic! Dining Package allows you to enjoy a delicious dinner plus grab a voucher for reserved seating to the show that evening.  Guests often start lining up well ahead of the start time for Fantasmic! so knowing you have a reserved seat can put your mind at ease and allow you to spend a little extra time enjoying all Disney's Hollywood Studios offers!

    Christina, I checked the listed showtimes for Fantasmic! on 2/28 and currently, I only see one showtime - 9:30 PM.  This would explain why you see "first showing" listed on the website as it's the only showing that day.  There are some evenings that the park will offer two showings of Fantasmic! which is why that additional wording may be included on the dining package reservation page.  

    You've made an excellent choice in your restaurant selection for the dining package with The Hollywood Brown Derby.  My personal favorite on the menu is their Famous Cobb Salad. When it comes time for dessert, I know most people opt for the Grapefruit Cake, but I can't pass up the Decadent Chocolate Cake!   If you have purchased the Disney Dining Plan as part of your vacation package, you'll be happy to know that you can use your dining plan at The Hollywood Brown Derby with the Fantasmic! Dining Package.  Dining here will redeem two of your Table-Service meals, but trust me when I tell you it's worth it!

    While you're visiting Disney's Hollywood Studios, I'd also recommend stopping by Walt Disney Presents.  Many people walk right past this hidden gem, but I find myself drawn to this attraction which tells the story of Walt Disney himself through a collection of artifacts and even a short film!  Recently, guests have even been able to say hi to Ariel from the live-action movie, The Little Mermaid, here as well!

    Christina, I'm sending pixie-dusted wishes that you enjoy a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort!  Please feel free to stop by and visit us again at planDisney if there is anything else we can help you with as you prepare for your vacation!

    See ya real soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Kristi, Maryland

Hi! I'm Kristi and I've been making magical memories at the Walt Disney World Resort since my first visit in 1989. While I cherished my childhood visits, my favorite memories have come sharing all of the excitement and wonder of a Disney Parks vacation with my husband and three boys. Whether you're planning a runDisney racecation, a trip with little ones, a land and sea adventure, or anything in between, I'm ready to help you make some bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful plans for your next Disney Parks vacation! Learn More About Kristi

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