Fantasmic
  • On Sep 28, 2017
    Linda from IN Asked

    Do I really need to use a fast pass for Fantasmic and Illuminations or can I see the show without one?

    Hi Linda!

    This is a great question as we all wish we could have more FastPasses in each park. Deciding on what three attractions to reserve with a FastPass is so difficult.

    I personally never use a FastPass for any of the night time shows. Each one will have a standby line or seating area. Illuminations: Reflections of Earth is a show that can be seen from almost any location around the Epcot lake. There isn't reserved seating for this unless you book a dessert party. These are offered on certain evenings throughout the year. There is a FastPass location as well but I have found you can find just as good of a spot on your own if you don't wait until the last minute.

    The Fantasmic! Show does have seating for all guests whether you have a FastPass or are a standby. The difference is that when using the standby line it is recommended you line up quite early to get in and have a decent seat. If you don't mind this (and I don't) then it's is the way to go so you are not using a FastPass that you could use on another attraction throughout the day.

    You can also see the new Rivers of Life nighttime show in the Animal Kingdom Park as a standby guest although it also is a FastPass option. You might want to consider doing a dining package that will include a special seating area for several of these events. That way you are not having to use up a FastPass selection and you get your dining reserved for the day as well.
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