The stunning inferno that engulfed the fire-breathing dragon in “Fantasmic” has put the venerable nighttime spectacular on hiatus throughout the summer as Disneyland scrambles to come up with alternate entertainment experiences during the busy vacation season.
Disneyland has put “Fantasmic” on hiatus through at least Labor Day, according to Disneyland officials.
“Our goal is to always deliver the best possible show for our guests,” according to Disneyland officials. “With that in mind, we’ve made the difficult decision to put ‘Fantasmic’ on hiatus through at least Labor Day.”
The 45-foot-tall “Fantasmic” animatronic dragon caught fire during a performance of the nighttime spectacular on April 23 at the Anaheim theme park.
Impacted “Fantasmic” performers and support employees have been notified. Disneyland plans to redeploy the workers and offer cross-training opportunities.
The Disneyland entertainment team is actively looking for new ways to entertain visitors this summer during the “Fantasmic” hiatus. Additional information is “coming soon” on Disneyland’s plans for alternate entertainment experiences this summer.
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The “Fantasmic” prop fire forced Disneyland to temporarily suspend fire effects in the “Wondrous Journeys” fireworks show and the “World of Color — One” water show.
The return date for “Fantasmic” could change as Disneyland crews continue to assess the damage to the dragon and the show infrastructure.