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  • On May 28, 2010
    Julie from IN Asked

    Doug, Need some Hoosier common sense. What are your feelings on Fantasmic in general and the dinner pkg in particular? I'm traveling Sept, weighing shorter line wait verus better seats&asking kids to be good in longer line vs good while eating. Thanks

    Julie,

    Always glad to impart some Hoosier sensibility!

    Fantasmic is not a bad show. I prefer the fireworks at Epcot and the Magic Kingdom, but Fantasmic has it's appeal. As to the dinner package, it used to be such a great lock on getting a shorter wait time, but the benefit is diminished now that they don't get their own separate line.

    So weigh my words with a grain of salt. I don't go out of my way for this show. I certainly don't eat somewhere I don't really want to go, just to get a semi-guaranteed seat. And I don't camp out extra early to get a better seat either. My order of preference is this;

    1. If the Hollywood Brown Derby meets your budget, go there, and consider the Fantasmic 'pass' as a nice perk to an expensive (but great) meal.
    2. After that, 50s Prime Time Cafe is my favorite, but it is not a package option. I would not go elsewhere just to get a 'pass', and would just get in the regular Fantasmic line afterwards.
    3. I would not make my family wait in line for over 45 minutes for this show.  
    Have a magical (and delicious) vacation!
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