Fantasmic is finally coming back to Walt Disney World! The return of Hollywood Studios’ nighttime spectacular arena show was announced this weekend at Destination D23. When the show comes back to Hollywood Studios in 2022, it will look a little different. That’s because Fantasmic will feature a new sequence.

Per Disney Parks Blog:

“As Josh D’Amaro, Chairman, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, announced earlier today, “Fantasmic!” will also be returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2022. When this incredible spectacular reopens next year, it will incorporate an all-new sequence featuring live performers, stunts, special effects and more!”

What will the new sequence be? Will it be the Pirates of the Caribbean sequence that was added to the Disneyland version of the show a few years ago? Or something entirely new? We have a theory, bolstered by the art that Disney shared when they made the Fantasmic announcement.

Make way, make way for a new Fantasmic sequence

Disney World Fantasmic Moana Sequence Hinted

If you look at the bottom center of the Fantasmic art, you’ll distinctly see Moana’s oar. Moana had not been previously part of Fantasmic before, so it’s a pretty safe bet to say that this sequence will include Moana in some way. Also, if you look at the top right of the art, you’ll see part of a snowflake fractal in the corner, which is very reminiscent of Queen Elsa in Frozen. As Fantasmic has sequences that mash up different songs and movies, it would make sense that the new sequence would use some of the more modern Disney heroes. Could Mickey be going Into the Unknown? Will Maui be telling him You’re Welcome? We’ll find out when Fantasmic returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World next year.

What do you think the new Fantasmic sequence will be? Let me know in the comments below!

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James is a lifelong Disney Parks fan. While at the parks, he loves finding new details, learning more about Disney World history, and taking pictures. His favorite WDW attractions include Spaceship Earth, Tower of Terror, and Star Tours.
James is a filmmaker and writer based in Los Angeles.

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