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6th Nov '13 5:33:50 PM StFan
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[[caption-width-right:350:"Some imagination, huh?"[[note]][[TechnologyMarchesOn This isn't the current dragon, by the way.]][[/note]]]]

->''Nothing is more wonderful than the imagination. For in a moment, you could experience a beautiful fantasy, or an exiting adventure. But beware, nothing is more powerful than the imagination. For it could also expand your greatest fears into an overwhelming nightmare.''
-->--'''Introduction'''

A nighttime show presented at the Ride/DisneyThemeParks, specifically Disneyland Park, the Disney Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World, and Tokyo [=DisneySea=]. It starts with WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse having dreams inspired by such pieces of the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon as ''{{Disney/Dumbo}}'' and ''Disney/PeterPan''. Eventually, the villains take over, and Mickey has to battle them in the center of his mind. What exactly Mickey dreams about, and how many villains he faces, differ depending on which theme park viewers watch the show at.

The show tells its story with help from people in Disney character suits, pyrotechnics, movie clips, and animatronics. The use of mist screens for projecting the clips felt especially innovative during the 1992 premiere at Disneyland. Only outranked by the Main Street Electrical Parade in fame, it still stands as one of the Disney Parks' most popular and beloved shows.

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!!This show contains examples of:
* TheArtifact: The elaborate ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' sequence in the Florida version. Ironically, the original California version, which has a ''Disney/PeterPan'' sequence, seems much less dated.
* AwardBaitSong: The Tokyo [=DisneySea=] version of "Imagination".
* BackForTheFinale: Belle, Ariel, and Snow White.
* BadassBoast: "You may think you're so powerful? Well, uh, this is ''my'' dream!"
* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: The last parts of the night show.
* BigNo: When Peter Pan and Hook are fighting aboard Hook's ship --
-->'''PeterPan:''' ''(referring to the Crocodile's ticking noise)'' Say, Captain, do you hear something?
-->'''Hook:''' No! NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
* DisneyAcidSequence:
** Particularly when Mickey dreams about [[{{Disney/Fantasia}} The Sorcerer's Apprentice]], [[Disney/{{Dumbo}} Pink Elephants On Parade]], and [[{{Disney/Pinocchio}} giant puppets.]] Chernabog's entrance also contains a Disney Acid Sequence.
** The version at Disney World replaces the pink elephants and puppets with floating bubbles containing various movie clips.
** The Tokyo [=DisneySea=] version has animals from ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' and ''Disney/TheLionKing'' sail around to the accompaniment of "Hakuna Matata" and "Circle of Life", [[Disney/LiloAndStitch Stitch]] assume control of lasers and fountains for a while, and [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Genie]] appearing in giant crystal balls.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: One of Mickey's dreams in the Disneyland and Disney World versions features [[{{Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast}} Belle]], [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel]], and [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Snow White]] dancing with their respective princes. Tokyo [=DisneySea=] has clips of Disney Princesses appear inside giant crystal balls.
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: What else to expect from a Disney show?
* FrickinLaserBeams: As the gratuitous fireworks in Disneyland's old finale caused huge clouds of smoke to drift out into the audience, today's incarnation relies much more heavily on lights, fountains, and of course, lasers.
* FluffyTheTerrible: Bucky and Murphy, the two incarnations of Disneyland's dragon.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons
* IntercontinuityCrossover
* LegionOfDoom: Key part of ''Fantasmic'', especially in the Florida version. The only villains (besides the Evil Queen) who actually do anything are Ursula (in the Disneyland and Tokyo Disney versions), Jafar (Hollywood Studios), and Maleficent (all versions). Though the inclusion of [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Frollo]] into a group including demons, witches and pagan gods is rather confusing...
* LongRunner: The original (Disneyland's) version turned twenty in 2012. Hoo, boy.
* MakeMyMonsterGrow: When Disneyland's dragon succumbs to malfunctions prior to a performance, the climax instead features Mickey slaying a giant version of Maleficent.
* MilestoneCelebration:
** The Tokyo [=DisneySea=] version opened during the park's 10th anniversary.
** During the 20th anniversary of the Disneyland premiere, Annual Passholders could attend an exclusive performance. It began with a video compiling behind-the-scenes footage, archival news reports hyping the show, and highlights from the premiere. Plus, the finale included cameos by characters who made appearances in the initial performances, but eventually got replaced by the stars of newer Disney movies.
* MoodWhiplash: In the Florida version, when [[spoiler:[[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} Monstro the whale]]]] appears directly after the Bubble Montage.
* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: Disney centered Disneyland's summer 2009 promotion, "Summer Nightastic!' around the replacement of the ''Fantasmic!'' dragon puppet with a full-bodied animatronic. Unfortunately, technical difficulties delayed the dragon's unveiling until September 2009, when the summer had long past.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The Tokyo [=DisneySea=] version has Mickey summoning the Magic Mirror to ask if he's "the greatest sorcerer of all", only to fall into the Mirror's trap when it invites him to look closer within.
* NoBudget: Aside from the fact Imagineering built a whole theater for it, the Disney World version seems cheaper to perform than the others. It relies much more heavily on projections, and its dragon and boats look less elaborate than those at Disneyland. The projections aren't even HD.
* SpiritualSuccessor:
** ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' contains scenes of Mickey fighting villains who did not face him in their respective movies.
** ''WorldOfColor'' features clips projected against mist screens, including one of Sorcerer Mickey. (Chernabog also had a sequence until 2011.)
** Recursively, the Tokyo [=DisneySea=] ''Fantasmic!'' seems like a SpiritualSuccessor of both Disneyland's ''Fantasmic!'' and ''World of Color'', retelling the basic concept of the former with technology on par with the latter (especially apparent if one tries to compare the fountains).
* SuddenlyVoiced: Chernabog does more yelling and moaning here than he did in ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''. However, he doesn't say any actual words.
* ThisWasHerTrueForm: [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Queen Grimhilde]] transforms from a hag back into her queenly self after Mickey slays the dragon.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Subverted. Mickey does use a sword [[Disney/TheSwordInTheStone (pulled from a stone)]] to defeat Maleficent, but instead of throwing it like [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Prince Philip does]], he ''shoots a plume of sparkles'' through it!
* TitleDrop: The hag from ''Snow White'' boasts that she'll turn Mickey's dreams into a "nightmare Fantasmic".
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Fantasmic_5020.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:"Some imagination, huh?"[[note]][[TechnologyMarchesOn This isn't the current dragon, by the way.]][[/note]]]]

->''Nothing is more wonderful than the imagination. For in a moment, you could experience a beautiful fantasy, or an exiting adventure. But beware, nothing is more powerful than the imagination. For it could also expand your greatest fears into an overwhelming nightmare.''
-->--'''Introduction'''

A nighttime show presented at the Ride/DisneyThemeParks, specifically Disneyland Park, the Disney Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World, and Tokyo [=DisneySea=]. It starts with WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse having dreams inspired by such pieces of the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon as ''{{Disney/Dumbo}}'' and ''Disney/PeterPan''. Eventually, the villains take over, and Mickey has to battle them in the center of his mind. What exactly Mickey dreams about, and how many villains he faces, differ depending on which theme park viewers watch the show at.

The show tells its story with help from people in Disney character suits, pyrotechnics, movie clips, and animatronics. The use of mist screens for projecting the clips felt especially innovative during the 1992 premiere at Disneyland. Only outranked by the Main Street Electrical Parade in fame, it still stands as one of the Disney Parks' most popular and beloved shows.

-------
!!This show contains examples of:
* TheArtifact: The elaborate ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' sequence in the Florida version. Ironically, the original California version, which has a ''Disney/PeterPan'' sequence, seems much less dated.
* AwardBaitSong: The Tokyo [=DisneySea=] version of "Imagination".
* BackForTheFinale: Belle, Ariel, and Snow White.
* BadassBoast: "You may think you're so powerful? Well, uh, this is ''my'' dream!"
* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: The last parts of the night show.
* BigNo: When Peter Pan and Hook are fighting aboard Hook's ship --
-->'''PeterPan:''' ''(referring to the Crocodile's ticking noise)'' Say, Captain, do you hear something?
-->'''Hook:''' No! NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
* DisneyAcidSequence:
** Particularly when Mickey dreams about [[{{Disney/Fantasia}} The Sorcerer's Apprentice]], [[Disney/{{Dumbo}} Pink Elephants On Parade]], and [[{{Disney/Pinocchio}} giant puppets.]] Chernabog's entrance also contains a Disney Acid Sequence.
** The version at Disney World replaces the pink elephants and puppets with floating bubbles containing various movie clips.
** The Tokyo [=DisneySea=] version has animals from ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' and ''Disney/TheLionKing'' sail around to the accompaniment of "Hakuna Matata" and "Circle of Life", [[Disney/LiloAndStitch Stitch]] assume control of lasers and fountains for a while, and [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Genie]] appearing in giant crystal balls.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: One of Mickey's dreams in the Disneyland and Disney World versions features [[{{Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast}} Belle]], [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel]], and [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Snow White]] dancing with their respective princes. Tokyo [=DisneySea=] has clips of Disney Princesses appear inside giant crystal balls.
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: What else to expect from a Disney show?
* FrickinLaserBeams: As the gratuitous fireworks in Disneyland's old finale caused huge clouds of smoke to drift out into the audience, today's incarnation relies much more heavily on lights, fountains, and of course, lasers.
* FluffyTheTerrible: Bucky and Murphy, the two incarnations of Disneyland's dragon.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons
* IntercontinuityCrossover
* LegionOfDoom: Key part of ''Fantasmic'', especially in the Florida version. The only villains (besides the Evil Queen) who actually do anything are Ursula (in the Disneyland and Tokyo Disney versions), Jafar (Hollywood Studios), and Maleficent (all versions). Though the inclusion of [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Frollo]] into a group including demons, witches and pagan gods is rather confusing...
* LongRunner: The original (Disneyland's) version turned twenty in 2012. Hoo, boy.
* MakeMyMonsterGrow: When Disneyland's dragon succumbs to malfunctions prior to a performance, the climax instead features Mickey slaying a giant version of Maleficent.
* MilestoneCelebration:
** The Tokyo [=DisneySea=] version opened during the park's 10th anniversary.
** During the 20th anniversary of the Disneyland premiere, Annual Passholders could attend an exclusive performance. It began with a video compiling behind-the-scenes footage, archival news reports hyping the show, and highlights from the premiere. Plus, the finale included cameos by characters who made appearances in the initial performances, but eventually got replaced by the stars of newer Disney movies.
* MoodWhiplash: In the Florida version, when [[spoiler:[[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} Monstro the whale]]]] appears directly after the Bubble Montage.
* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: Disney centered Disneyland's summer 2009 promotion, "Summer Nightastic!' around the replacement of the ''Fantasmic!'' dragon puppet with a full-bodied animatronic. Unfortunately, technical difficulties delayed the dragon's unveiling until September 2009, when the summer had long past.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The Tokyo [=DisneySea=] version has Mickey summoning the Magic Mirror to ask if he's "the greatest sorcerer of all", only to fall into the Mirror's trap when it invites him to look closer within.
* NoBudget: Aside from the fact Imagineering built a whole theater for it, the Disney World version seems cheaper to perform than the others. It relies much more heavily on projections, and its dragon and boats look less elaborate than those at Disneyland. The projections aren't even HD.
* SpiritualSuccessor:
** ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' contains scenes of Mickey fighting villains who did not face him in their respective movies.
** ''WorldOfColor'' features clips projected against mist screens, including one of Sorcerer Mickey. (Chernabog also had a sequence until 2011.)
** Recursively, the Tokyo [=DisneySea=] ''Fantasmic!'' seems like a SpiritualSuccessor of both Disneyland's ''Fantasmic!'' and ''World of Color'', retelling the basic concept of the former with technology on par with the latter (especially apparent if one tries to compare the fountains).
* SuddenlyVoiced: Chernabog does more yelling and moaning here than he did in ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''. However, he doesn't say any actual words.
* ThisWasHerTrueForm: [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Queen Grimhilde]] transforms from a hag back into her queenly self after Mickey slays the dragon.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Subverted. Mickey does use a sword [[Disney/TheSwordInTheStone (pulled from a stone)]] to defeat Maleficent, but instead of throwing it like [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Prince Philip does]], he ''shoots a plume of sparkles'' through it!
* TitleDrop: The hag from ''Snow White'' boasts that she'll turn Mickey's dreams into a "nightmare Fantasmic".
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30th Aug '13 2:38:56 PM Wyldchyld
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* FiveBadBand
** BigBad: [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Evil Queen]]
** TheDragon: [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Magic Mirror]]
** TheBrute: [[Disney/{{Fantasia}} Chernabog]]
** EvilGenius: [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ursula]]
** DarkChick: [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Maleficent]]
** SixthRanger: [[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Cruella]], [[Disney/TheLionKing Scar]], [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Frollo]], [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Jafar]], and [[Disney/{{Hercules}} Hades]].
15th Aug '13 1:04:56 PM dsneybuf
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* SuddenlyVoiced: Chernabog does more yelling and moaning here than he did in ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''. However, he doesn't say any actual words.
14th Aug '13 9:52:51 PM dsneybuf
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** On night of the 20th anniversary of the Disneyland premiere, the show began with a video compiling behind-the-scenes footage, archival news reports hyping the show, and highlights from the premiere. Plus, the finale included cameos by characters who made appearances in the initial performances, but eventually got replaced by the stars of newer Disney movies.

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** On night of During the 20th anniversary of the Disneyland premiere, the show Annual Passholders could attend an exclusive performance. It began with a video compiling behind-the-scenes footage, archival news reports hyping the show, and highlights from the premiere. Plus, the finale included cameos by characters who made appearances in the initial performances, but eventually got replaced by the stars of newer Disney movies.
14th Aug '13 9:37:48 PM dsneybuf
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* MilestoneCelebration: The Tokyo [=DisneySea=] version opened during the park's 10th anniversary.

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* MilestoneCelebration: MilestoneCelebration:
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The Tokyo [=DisneySea=] version opened during the park's 10th anniversary.anniversary.
** On night of the 20th anniversary of the Disneyland premiere, the show began with a video compiling behind-the-scenes footage, archival news reports hyping the show, and highlights from the premiere. Plus, the finale included cameos by characters who made appearances in the initial performances, but eventually got replaced by the stars of newer Disney movies.
14th Aug '13 9:09:54 PM rudyylily
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Added DiffLines:

* FiveBadBand
** BigBad: [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Evil Queen]]
** TheDragon: [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Magic Mirror]]
** TheBrute: [[Disney/{{Fantasia}} Chernabog]]
** EvilGenius: [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ursula]]
** DarkChick: [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Maleficent]]
** SixthRanger: [[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Cruella]], [[Disney/TheLionKing Scar]], [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Frollo]], [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Jafar]], and [[Disney/{{Hercules}} Hades]].
14th Aug '13 8:54:20 AM dsneybuf
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A nighttime show presented at the DisneyThemeParks, specifically Disneyland Park, the Disney Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World, and Tokyo [=DisneySea=]. It starts with MickeyMouse having dreams inspired by such pieces of the DisneyAnimatedCanon as ''{{Disney/Dumbo}}'' and ''Disney/PeterPan''. Eventually, the villains take over, and Mickey has to battle them in the center of his mind. What exactly Mickey dreams about, and how many villains he faces, differ depending on which theme park viewers watch the show at.

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A nighttime show presented at the DisneyThemeParks, Ride/DisneyThemeParks, specifically Disneyland Park, the Disney Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World, and Tokyo [=DisneySea=]. It starts with MickeyMouse WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse having dreams inspired by such pieces of the DisneyAnimatedCanon Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon as ''{{Disney/Dumbo}}'' and ''Disney/PeterPan''. Eventually, the villains take over, and Mickey has to battle them in the center of his mind. What exactly Mickey dreams about, and how many villains he faces, differ depending on which theme park viewers watch the show at.



* TheArtifact: The elaborate ''{{Pocahontas}}'' sequence in the Florida version. Ironically, the original California version, which has a ''Disney/PeterPan'' sequence, seems much less dated.

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* TheArtifact: The elaborate ''{{Pocahontas}}'' ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' sequence in the Florida version. Ironically, the original California version, which has a ''Disney/PeterPan'' sequence, seems much less dated.



** Particularly when Mickey dreams about [[{{Disney/Fantasia}} The Sorcerer's Apprentice]], [[Disney/{{Dumbo}} Pink Elephants On Parade]], and [[{{Disney/Pinocchio}} giant puppets.]] Chernabog's entrance also contains a Disney Acid Sequence. The version at Disney World replaces the pink elephants and puppets with floating bubbles containing various movie clips.

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** Particularly when Mickey dreams about [[{{Disney/Fantasia}} The Sorcerer's Apprentice]], [[Disney/{{Dumbo}} Pink Elephants On Parade]], and [[{{Disney/Pinocchio}} giant puppets.]] Chernabog's entrance also contains a Disney Acid Sequence.
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The version at Disney World replaces the pink elephants and puppets with floating bubbles containing various movie clips.



** ''WorldOfColor'' features clips projected against mist screens, including clips of Chernabog and Sorcerer Mickey.

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** ''WorldOfColor'' features clips projected against mist screens, including clips one of Chernabog and Sorcerer Mickey.Mickey. (Chernabog also had a sequence until 2011.)
7th May '13 10:25:24 PM FordPrefect
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* LegionOfDoom: Key part of ''Fantasmic'', especially in the Florida version. The only villains (Besides the Evil Queen) who actually do anything are Ursula (In the Disneyland and Tokyo Disney versions), Jafar (Hollywood Studios), and Maleficent (All versions). Though the inclusion of [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Frollo]] into a group including demons, witches and pagan gods is rather confusing...

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* LegionOfDoom: Key part of ''Fantasmic'', especially in the Florida version. The only villains (Besides (besides the Evil Queen) who actually do anything are Ursula (In (in the Disneyland and Tokyo Disney versions), Jafar (Hollywood Studios), and Maleficent (All (all versions). Though the inclusion of [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Frollo]] into a group including demons, witches and pagan gods is rather confusing...
2nd Apr '13 1:33:48 PM TVRulezAgain
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** The Tokyo [=DisneySea=] version has animals from ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' and ''TheLionKing'' sail around to the accompaniment of "Hakuna Matata" and "Circle of Life", [[LiloAndStitch Stitch]] assume control of lasers and fountains for a while, and [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Genie]] appearing in giant crystal balls.

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** The Tokyo [=DisneySea=] version has animals from ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' and ''TheLionKing'' ''Disney/TheLionKing'' sail around to the accompaniment of "Hakuna Matata" and "Circle of Life", [[LiloAndStitch [[Disney/LiloAndStitch Stitch]] assume control of lasers and fountains for a while, and [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Genie]] appearing in giant crystal balls.
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