One of the most popular shows at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland is Fantasmic! During the busiest seasons, guests will start waiting up to 2 hours before the show to watch this 25-minute spectacle. But waiting for a long period of time is not the only way you can see this amazing show. For those guests headed to Walt Disney World, there is another option to ensure your seat in this show - Disney’s Fantasmic! Dining Package.

Disney’s Fantasmic! Dining Package is a limited package. Those guests with this package will dine at their reservation and at the end of their meal they will receive tickets allowing entry into a designated seating section for the Fantasmic! show held that night. With park admission and your meal, there is no additional cost to have the show option added, however, the meal itself will be at a fixed price. But is the package worth it? That answer depends on your family and the time of year that you are visiting Hollywood Studios, the theme park where this show is held.

Fantasmic! dining is limited in the restaurants that offer this package. Guests can choose to dine at Hollywood & Vine, Mama Melrose Ristorante Italiano, or Hollywood Brown Derby (this option costs 2 dining credits) for dinner. Dinner times start as early as 3:30 pm with the last seating at 6 pm. Your VIP show tickets will be handed to your dining party at the end of the meal. The package can be used with plus dining and deluxe dining plans. On nights that Disney offers 2 Fantasmic! showings, your tickets will be for the first performance. You will still need to head to your seats at least 30 minutes before the show begins to guarantee they will be saved. If, for any reason, Fantasmic! is canceled that night, your tickets will not be reissued.

If your heart is to eat at Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater or 50’s Prime Time Café during your stay at Walt Disney World or if you will be at Hollywood Studios during a non-peak time, enjoy your preferred meal and head to the Fantasmic! show early. Alternatively, if there are two showings of Fantasmic! on your night at the park, the second performance will be less busy, easier to find seats, and a great option for families that are willing to stay a few extra hours.

For families where watching Fantasmic! is a high priority attraction, consider talking to your travel agent about booking the dining package. With reserved seats in addition to a delicious meal, you’re in for a great treat at Hollywood Studios!

Michelle Browne 

Travel Specialist