Disney has been pretty coy about just how many changes are coming to the cherished Fantasmic! show when it returns later this summer but they recently released some concept art that gives a peek at one new addition featuring Aladdin and Jasmine floating over a bed of fog on their flying carpet during “A Whole New World.”
Upon its return, Fantasmic! will feature even more new magic including new mist screens that will combine with innovative, state-of-the-art projection technology for brighter and more vibrant visuals than ever before.
Disney has also confirmed that the show will maintain it’s original fanfare and theme song. Other changes hinted at officially include Mickey Mouse in more scenes than ever before and new roles for Genie from “Aladdin,” “Rapunzel,” “The Lion King” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Rumors abound for changes to the show including Rapunzel replacing Snow White in the iconic princess segment and Jack Sparrow and crew replacing Peter Pan aboard the Sailing Ship Columbia.
More to Explore
The big SUMMER OF HEROES marketing push launches on May 27, 2017 and lasts through September 10, 2017. The campaign will celebrate the opening of Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT and include dance parties, character meet and greets, and more.
The return of Fantasmic! is just a small taste of changes coming to the Disneyland Resort this summer. There’s also the upcoming SUMMER OF HEROES campaign which will launch new, year-round experiences:
- Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Dance Off! – Don’t be surprised if you run into the Guardians of the Galaxy on their way to the Milano, with Star-Lord firing up his old-school boom box to get the party started. Gamora may prefer to stand back and observe, but everyone else is bound to get in the groove and show off their moves during this awesome rock ‘n’ roll bash!
- Super Hero Encounters – For the first time, citizens of Earth will come face-to-face with Groot, one of the Guardians of the Galaxy! You can also step up to meet the First Avenger, Captain America, along with everyone’s favorite web slinger, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
And for a limited time, step up to the challenge with these new adventures during Summer of Heroes:
- Avengers Training Initiative – Black Widow and Hawkeye assemble young recruits for a series of tests to see if they have what it takes to join the ranks of the Avengers.
- Heroic Encounter: Black Widow – Black Widow will arrive on the scene several times throughout the day in an armored Avengers vehicle for her heroic encounter with park guests.
- Grab a Piece (or Bite) of the Action – All that heroism making you hungry? Want a token as proof of your adventures when you get home? Special themed merchandise and food will be available throughout Hollywood Land.
See it for Yourself!
The Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! launches as part of the SUMMER OF HEROES which takes over Disney California Adventure from May 27 – September 10, 2017.
Fantasmic! is expected to return “later this year.”