New Seating Coming Soon For "Fantasmic" Show
"Fantasmic," one of the most popular attractions at Disney's Hollywood Studios, is slated to have more seating available in the near future. Disney is planning to install more benches at the show's amphitheater by the end of this month.
The plan to install the new seating stems from interviews by Disney with DHS guests. Says Dan Cockerell, vice president of DHS:
Lo and behold, we discovered that guests that were sitting have a significantly better experience than the ones that were standing. We're looking for more and more ways to kind of get a hassle-free experience for our guests, make it more comfortable for them, more convenient.
While the new benches will certainly add more seating room (they're to be installed in the "standing room only" section of the amphitheater), they won't add to the overall capacity of the show. Somewhere around 9,000 guests can enjoy each performance of "Fantasmic."
Guests can expect the fourteen-year-old nighttime show to largely remain the same, according to Cockerell. It is possible, though, that the Walt Disney World version of "Fantasmic" could see guest interactivity, such as the glow-with-the-show mouse ear hats currently found in the Disneyland version, incorporated into the show in the future.