Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jul 21, 2010
    Marlene from HI 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 will be in WDW 9/8-9/17, we hope to see Fantasmic. Where is the best viewing point? How early should we arrive?

    Hi, Marlene! Fantasmic! is my favorite show in all of WDW, and it's definitely one of those not-to-miss events that I suggest for anyone and everyone. It's a 25-minute show at Disney's Hollywood Studios which features Mickey against almost every known Disney villain and includes many other characters...of course, with a triumphant ending. The show features great special effects including pyro- and hydro-technics and fireworks. The Hollywood Hill Amphitheater -- where Fantasmic! is shown -- can seat almost 7,000 guests with standing room for another 3,000. It's a very popular show which is not shown every night, and for some nights, it is shown twice.

    The theater usually opens as much as two hours before the show. However, I recommend designating a "sitter" to reserve seats for your traveling party maybe one hour in advance of the show. Also, I suggest seeing the 2nd show -- if two are offered -- which probably will be the least crowded of the two performances. As with any theater, the best view will be in the center about 1/3 of the way up. If you're too close, you may get sprayed from the water effects.

    DHS offers a Fantasmic! Dinner Package which provides reserved seating 30 minutes before a performance at no extra cost by booking a dinner package with one of three DHS restaurants -- the Hollywood Brown Derby, Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano and Hollywood & Vine.  You can call 407-WDW-DINE or book it online with your other Advanced Dining Reservations.

    Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation!
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