If you are planning on attending Fantasmic on your upcoming Walt Disney World vacation, you might want to consider booking a Walt Disney World Fantasmic Dining Experience to reserve priority seating for the show. Three restaurants located in Hollywood Studios participate in the Fantasmic dining experience, but they only offer specific reservation times and tables that are part of this experience. Your meal costs the same as other patrons, but you receive a Fantasmic priority seating voucher for everyone in your party.
Fantasmic Dining Packages are only available on the days when there is a Fantasmic show scheduled. If there are multiple shows, priority seating is only available for the first show. Fantasmic Dining Packages are only offered at select times and you must specify that you want to reserve a Fantasmic Dining Reservation. You can reserve your reservation up to 180 days in advance. To book your reservation, visit MyDisneyExperience or call 1-407-WDW-DINE or contact your Disney Travel Agent (I recommend Destinations in Florida).
While you will receive a voucher for priority seating for your entire party, you must still arrive at least 30-45 minutes before the show is scheduled to begin. It has been reported that about 15 minutes before the show opens that they open up the priority seating area to everyone.
The following restaurants offer the Fantasmic Dining Package:
The Hollywood Brown Derby Lunch or Dinner ($65 for adults; $22.00 child)
Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano Lunch or Dinner ($45.00 for adults; $18.00 child)
Minnie’s Seasonal Dining at Hollywood & Vine Breakfast ($39.00 adults; $24.00 child), Lunch ($52.00 adults; $32.00 child), Dinner ($57.00; child $35.00)
We reserved our Fantasmic Dining Package at Hollywood & Vine when we took our anniversary trip in June. We enjoyed a delicious meal at 4:30 in the afternoon and grabbed ice cream before making our way to our priority Fantasmic seating at 8:15 that night. By the time we made it to our seat, the theater was already 80% full. No telling how long those people had to wait for their seats. We definitely felt like the Fantasmic Dining Package was worth it.
Learn more about Walt Disney World Dining and get suggestions for where to eat, how to use the Disney Dining Plan and more.