Top 10 Fantasmic Bloopers, Secrets & Malfunctions | Disney Fail -Fantasmic

Top 10 Fantasmic Bloopers, Secrets & Malfunctions | Disney Fail -Fantasmic

Welcome the TPMvids Disney Beat where we talk about all things Disney. Fantasmic is a popular nighttime spectacular that originated and opened at the Disneyland park in California in 1992. After the success of Fantasmic at Disneyland a second version that featured some new scenes opened at Disney Hollywood Studios. (formerly known as Disney MGM studios) in 1998 Now Fantasmic is a very impressive technical show that includes everything from pyrotechnics, to music synchronized to water fountains and screens, 50-plus live performers, moving barges and all the Disney Magic you can think of. It’s truly a spectacular For the sake of this video. We’ll be referring to Disneyland Fantasmic prior to the update in 2017 Now both shows are very technically complex So there’s bound to be technical glitches but as they say in the theater, “The show must go on.” And that’s exactly what happens. The cast and crew at Fantasmic are prepared with alternate sequences and Plan B’s if problems do happen. So today we’ll be looking at Fantasmic, sharing some show secrets, and counting down the top ten fails malfunctions and bloopers from the show But we’re going to do this countdown a bit differently and go in the chronological order of the events that take place in Fantasmic from the beginning of the show to the end. For we now invite you to join Mickey and experience Fantasmic, A Journey Beyond Your Wildest Imagination Starting our list off at number ten is Mickey’s Pyro Misfire Fantasmic at both parks opens up with Mickey Mouse Dancing and orchestrating the show by bringing a series of colorful water fountains to life. And only a minute and 30 seconds into the show audiences get their first glimpse at some magical pyro that shoots out of Mickey’s fingers Now that’s how it normally goes, but this time it doesn’t go to plan at Disneyland There are times when the pyro doesn’t go off at cue and Mickey just goes on with the show like usual And that’s what Mickey does here thinking it wasn’t going to go off But he reacts very quickly and lifts his hands back in the air This was a close call, but a great save by the Mouse himself Now let’s switch coasts and head on over to Walt Disney World for number nine and take a look at John Smith Stunt Mishaps The Pocahontas segment in Fantasmic is packed with action and features various stunts. One stunt involves John Smith swinging on a rope from one side of the Mountain to the other landing on a set of very small steps Now there’s times when the stunt isn’t performed. It’s usually when John Smith isn’t able to untie the rope in time and make his cue But there’s also times when the stunt is performed, and it doesn’t go to plan like this clip here During the blackout he was probably able to just slide down the rope onto the stage like nothing happened and continue on with the rest of the show For number eight we’re staying at Walt Disney World passing by the princess segment and moving right on to the Evil Queen from Snow White The evil queen summons the Magic mirror, then with much determination heads to the cauldron, but it seems like her cape gets in the way But like a real professional performer she gets right back up and continues on with the show Next on our list at number seven we’re going to head on over to Disneyland where the Evil Queen is now at the cauldron She cast her spell And after a lot of smoke and pyro she turns into the old witch there’s times when the transformation into the witch can’t happen as planned most likely due to technical issues with the trapdoor through the cauldron, but there’s a Plan B that’s ready at a moment’s notice Now she did say to turn her hair to white So the Evil Queen always wears a white wig under the hood and crown just in case this way the show can continue on seamlessly without any interruptions, a great example of how the cast and crew of Fantasmic are always on the ball Coming in at number six on our list we’ll be heading back to Walt Disney World. This segment of Fantasmic is probably one of the most technically complex parts of the show But it’s very impressive. Not as impressive as the 45-foot animatronic fire-breathing Dragon at Disneyland But still impressive. So the Maleficent and dragon sequence at Disney World goes a little something like this In a plot to destroy Mickey, Maleficent, who was summoned by Turner Boggs, threatens Mickey as she transforms herself into an enormous dragon. Looks cool, but the dragon doesn’t always cooperate. It has a lot of hydraulics operating it and they do malfunction from time to time. In this clip its head starts to move then decides to take a little break and freezes well right there, and then in this clip the dragon doesn’t even fully get up before it freezes But like the Evil Queen situation there is also a Plan B. They quickly switch gears into Plan B which has Maleficent rising on a rock again to light the river and fight Mickey Mouse Now let’s just head to Disneyland quickly. Sometimes they know ahead of time if a dragon is going to be out of a show which has happened in the past when Disneyland upgraded their dragon, to the one that’s currently in the show today Plan B also goes into effect in this situation as well It happens almost seamlessly, and you’d never even know that the dragon was supposed to be there Next at number five we have the Steamboat Willie Dopey Mishap. The finale of Fantasmic is one of those classic Feel-Good Disney moments You have dozens of your favorite Disney characters on the Steamboat Willie if you’re watching the show in Walt Disney World or on the Mark Twain River Boat if you’re watching the show at Disneyland. Now the show is all magical and going according to plan at Walt Disney World when…. This is an intense fall and it’s pretty ironic that the characters involved are Dopey and Goofy and as bad as the situation is you can’t help but laugh There’s been some speculation that Dopey knew something was wrong because he stopped to look down but if you look at this clip here from another performance you can see that Dopey and Sleepy usually have some sort of business that they do while they walk along the platform So it looks like it was really just an unfortunate misstep But fortunately both performers were okay and didn’t really suffer any major injuries Now to avoid this happening again, Disney did take Steamboat Willie out of the show after the accident for a quick little refurb to install a higher kick plate on the bottom of the platform… Which leads us right into number four, The Fantasmic Finale without a boat. In a situation such as Disney pulling the boat out of the show for a refurb Fantasmic still needs its finale so both Disneyland in California and Hollywood Studios in Florida have an alternate finale where instead the characters come on stage Now a major difference that we’ve noticed between the two versions of the show as a whole is that The Disneyland Performers always seem to have much more energy than the Disney World performers. Just take a look at this comparison The Disneyland Performers on the top are very animated and are filled with tons of energy which then translates to such an epic finale, even with no boat. Whereas the Disney World version lacks the energy Disneyland has. Not to mention that some of the performers are little loose on the choreography which always seems to be the case Next on our list at number three is the Bagging of the Fish. So the boat passes the audience. Lights go out the performers leave the boat. Sorcerer Mickey appears on the top of the mountain and a bunch of fireworks go off Now the performers leave the boat for two reasons. One, their parts finish and two, they need to be in a covered and protected area to stay clear of the fireworks. Well this is a problem for one character, especially Ariel. Right. She has a fin and can’t just get up and walk away, so what do they do? Yep, you just saw she gets covered with a flame-retardant blanket to protect her from any pyrotechnics Next at number two we’ll take a look at Disneyland’s alternate Mickey Mouse ending So once Sorcerer Mickey is done conducting the fireworks he magically appears on the lower level of the stage in his usual outfit and says the famous line In some cases there are circumstances that prevent Mickey from appearing at the lower level of the stage such as an issue with the hydraulic lift or Murphy the Dragon getting stuck on stage, but like many other segments in the show there’s an alternate version for this, too Although Sorcerer Mickey doesn’t switch back into his classic outfit, he still disappears which is almost as magical as the original I think Let’s shift back over to Walt Disney World and take a look at the number one spot on our list Which is sort of the reverse of number two. So sometimes the hydraulic lifts in the mountain malfunctions and Mickey can’t appear. The audience always expects Mickey to show up judging by the applause this moment gets when he doesn’t but he should So in the event that the top list isn’t working the audience is left to be entertained by the water fountains and fireworks, which are pretty cool, to then have the closing moment finish on the Mouse himself going out with a bang Have you seen Fantasmic before? If you have which version did you see – the one at Disneyland or Disney World? And if you have an opinion on which one you prefer leave a comment below Thanks so much for watching Click the TPM icon on the screen to subscribe to this channel and check out some of these other videos which we’re sure you’ll like

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100 thoughts on “Top 10 Fantasmic Bloopers, Secrets & Malfunctions | Disney Fail -Fantasmic

  1. TPMvids says:

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  2. Matthias Abate says:

    Thats awesome

  3. PowerRangersFan says:

    Can't find #8 and #1. Also, I've only been to Disney World, but have NOT seen Fantasmic.

  4. LegoWormNoah101 says:

    What would happen if both trapdoors malfunction in the finale?

  5. MinnejLove love says:

    good job goofy for not letting dopey fall in the water. omg image if he did how different of a story that would be

  6. vianca olivares says:

    Why can’t a cast member just grab Ariel not just leave her there

  7. Just Random says:

    so thats all from one show

  8. Just Random says:

    what is the difference betwen disney world and disneyland ?

  9. Hanna Shofner says:

    I saw the one is Disneyland it was kinda bright but I t was great

  10. Caleb Rimer says:

    Is that dragon Eddie Murphy's cousin? 9:39

  11. Shima Hatusi says:

    Theory confirmed:Disney World’s employees hate their jobs.

  12. Conner Rudishauser says:

    I’ve seen both

  13. John 8:58 says:

    Legend has it that Ariel is still on the boat, covered in a blanket…

  14. Hannah Mueller says:

    I really hope they don't "update" the Disney World show. The new one in Cali is WAAAAAY too technical and overwhelming.

  15. Fabe Tape says:

    Disney 2019 fantasmic is back at Disneyland 😊😊😊

  16. Ozzy Eli says:

    I prefer Disneyland Disneyland Disneyland Disneyland Disneyland

  17. Gary Boruck says:

    I saw the 60th anniversary version of fantastic

  18. Landan Connolly says:

    yes onmy bday

  19. Janet Jongebloed says:

    This video was awesome just for the sole fact that I learned Murphy the Dragon has a name! 😀

  20. Joshua Gonzalez says:

    I haven't seen fantasmic but I wanted to share this story at the show Rivers of light we are one in animal kingdom when all the animals on floats come out it kept on shutting down and it never got to finish but we got to see what the park looks like after closing

  21. playita says:

    El que está ahorita en el 2019 está genial!!!! Vale la pena hacer fila con una hora y media de anticipación para tener un buen lugar. Esta espectacular !!!!!

  22. Jackie G says:

    I'm actually shocked that the Columbia malfunctions of Disneyland didn't make it into the list. That poor boat is always going down and has a little speedboat with it 😂

  23. Matthew Hill says:

    My daughter loves your vids

  24. Juan pablo play games says:

    you suck

  25. Ol Smohkey says:

    People from California have more energy? I wonder sniiiiiiiiiifffff wipes nose why.

  26. Blanche Keen says:

    I have seen Fantasmic twice only in Disney World since I live in Florida. But I would love to see the one in California since it looks so much more alive and energetic than the one in Orlando.

  27. kitty and oreo says:

    I have seen fantastic and it wad at Disneyland

  28. Laly Rodriguez says:

    Yes at disneyland

  29. olga perez says:

    Disney world

  30. Amy Marks says:

    I've seen Fantasmic!
    The one in Disneyworld. There was no fails.

  31. Martin Hernandez says:

    wanted to but couldn't I'm little

  32. Simmie Hoofard says:

    Disneyland, the original. But I was VERY little!

  33. PopsicleCat says:

    I saw the one at Disney world and I remember how amazed I was that the water caught fire, I literally turned to my mom and said “mom it’s water how is it on fire.”

  34. Gabriela Ramirez says:

    disny land

  35. MegaSoulHero says:

    When I saw Disneyland’s Fantasmic recently, Sorcerer Mickey’s lift at the top wasn’t working so he had to do the choreography at the bottom.

  36. Man0fMeans says:

    I live in Southern California and have been to Disneyland many times but have NEVER seen Fantasmic. Why would I? The lines for the rides shrink dramatically during the show. It's the best time to go on rides!

  37. Infinity Insanity says:

    I remember when i was waiting for it there was a lot of “hip” music playing 😣

  38. Haziq Hakimi says:

    The steamboat mishap the guy or kid could get injured

  39. Aleisha Meier says:

    the ariel made me CACKLE

  40. Hyper Magno says:

    Someone puts bomb under mickey 0:56. 20 minutes later u dont see sorcerer mickey appear

  41. jerichodaboi says:

    Mickey: Ahuh! BOOOOOMMM

  42. Brodiddy Hambrick says:

    Can we talk about goofy putting is neck back to normal

  43. Ruben Farias says:

    Evil queen: turn my hair into white
    (After turning)
    Queen: ahahahahaha
    Me: ah, mam, i don't know if your ingredients are messed up, you still younger, but your hair is white!!!!
    Queen: SHUT UP, you mumbling fool, and…..yeah that happens all times

  44. Masaya Jansen says:

    Went to the one at Japan disneysea but I think Disneyland dragon is awesome it’s huge

  45. Meg’s Stuff says:

    Thank God for goofy or else dopey would fall in the lake

  46. The Showdown Bandit 2019 says:

    I have never seen Fantasmic before in my life tho I really want to!!!

  47. Nuggets Spilled says:

    I believe Disney world overall has better rides but Disney land has way better shows.

  48. Frank Garrido says:

    I have and I went to Walt Disney world in Disney MGM studios

  49. Aurora Rowley says:

    Saw the new version at Disneyland in 2018.

  50. HeyItsMeeTee says:

    sorry but disney world's fantasmic is SOOOOO much better than disneylands and the crowd is so much louder in disney world too

  51. 5.0 squip Neo says:

    In Disneyworld I could not take the heat so I was sick

  52. Katelyn Cave says:

    I have seen the Disneyland version and I like it better.

  53. ThatWeirdOne XD says:

    When I watched fantastic for the first time this month (September) we literally got the best view, in the middle and in the front and that barely happens to us when we watch a performance or show. And it was our first time at Disneyland

  54. { Lilac Blxxsmz } says:

    Murphy the Dragon…I didn't know my brother was a dragon!

  55. Gotta Draw FAST says:

    I saw the better one, the Disneyland one. I think it was 1,2, or 3 years ago 😁

  56. Linet Perry says:

    Disneyland’s newer version is really the better one. Thanks for the awesome video!!

  57. Diego Ramirez says:

    I did see Fantasmic, it was the new one at Disneyland.Beautiful ending.Absolutely Beautiful.

  58. David Mahon says:

    I was at Disneyland for a February performance of Fantasmic a few years ago, making it one of the first shows of the year. Even before Mickey could shoot pyrotechnics, they had to cancel the show; there was no recovering from the technical difficulty. So to this day, I haven't actually seen the show.

  59. Patrick Bruderle says:

    they should have a staircase to the top so mickey can still go up there when the lift isnt working

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  62. Weeb trash Maddi says:

    Omg last year in March at Disneyland they used a projecter on a screen an I got so sad SO THEN WE CHARGED TO PIRATES OF THE CARRIBIAN WHEN THERE WAS NO LINE

  63. Weeb trash Maddi says:

    Prince Eric: IlL sAvE yOu
    Ariel gets covered with blanket

  64. Amy Edwards says:


    It really is Fantasmic, My favourite show Disney performs. The Dragon, All the characters. I’m really interested in technology so this really fascinated me when I went to Disney World.

    Fantasmic job Disney! 😉

  65. Angel Covarrubias says:

    9:48 the better version

  66. Drew White says:

    When I was 10 I was at fantasmic and at the start the water fountain went off and they had to reset it

  67. Rene Guerra says:

    Ariel is regretting all her life decisions that lead up to the moment where she has to cover herself in a blanket in the hopes to not catch fire

  68. Little Elena says:

    I remember I got the "Fantasmic!" With the white wig and I got no dragon, I never even knew the difference. Considering I was 7 and it was my first time going. Performed great, never even knew. Disney works magic

  69. Dan Wynne says:

    I personally think the dragon in the festival of fantasy is superior to the Disneyland fanstasmic version

  70. Dan Wynne says:

    Not a fan of this show

  71. CrazyBoyT says:

    Disney wold

  72. Nick Johnson says:

    Disneyland Fantasmic is better

  73. Laken Litton says:

    Walt Disney World

  74. TheTon1789 says:

    Performers at Disneyland tend to be a bit better than at Disney World in general. Perhaps the weather and location is a large part of this?

  75. Melinda Russell says:

    I've seen both versions but I haven't seen the new version yet I have seen the one that played during the 50th anniversary of Disneyland though (who else grew up with the 50th anniversary here?)

  76. kitchensinkchronicles says:

    when i went this past time the dragon must have not been working because it was just projected over the water, it still looked cool and i’m sure if you didn’t know you wouldn’t be able to tell but i was so looking forward to the giant dragon 🙁
    still a really good show though

  77. Alan Lin says:

    Edna: NO CAPES

  78. cavaliers60 says:

    Fantastic has been and always will be my favorite show. And I was fortunate enough to get a backstage tour of the Disney World show while I was in the College Program. The amount of work that goes on for each show is truly amazing and it was cool to hear some funny and scary stories that have happened back stage.

    Also, I learned a fun fact. They spent about $1500 per show JUST on pyrotechnics.

    Also, the projected images were on a film reel that was synced to the show music, and had to be set up by hand for each show. If it messed up and they had to restart the show for any reason, there would be a long delay for them to reset the film as there was no way to rewind it.

  79. Leslie Tyler says:

    At Disneyland, back in 1996, when the dragon actually looked believable and real menacing. I love dragons, especially when I was 6-years old. Seeing the original dragon just filled me with excitement and it was the segment that I looked forward to on our second day at the park. Seeing videos of the new dragon…my mouth just dropped in shock at what they turned my most favorite scene into. It looked ridiculous, low budget and extraordinarily low quality for Disneyland, nowhere near as impressive as I remembered it.

  80. haley w says:

    I once saw Mickey’s glove catch on fire during that beginning sequence. It was very scary!!

  81. Corina Macias says:

    Disney land for life and we had no technical difficulties

  82. Roderick Macjohnson says:

    80 p.m.

  83. rvtoyo72 says:

    The an ouch for goofy

  84. Freddy Fazbear says:

    Who remembers pirates of the Caribbean in fantastic

  85. Sencilia says:

    I felt so bad for laughing at Dopey falling on Goofy.

  86. 무서운 트랜스 젠더 says:

    the poor furries…..

  87. 분홍토끼 says:

    Like always!

    The Show Must Go On!

  88. Ken D. Arbasa says:

    ariel you poor soul leaving you like that thats hazardous you guys

  89. Brittany Burns says:

    I've seen the dragon fail at wdw. I think it was due to high winds.

  90. Maddox Lion says:

    The one at Disney World

  91. Diana_ Official says:

    9:05 i was expecting prince eric to carry her or smth but thats so cute she just gets a blanket! Im melting rn

  92. Eva Jazani says:

    I went in 2016 and one of the fountains malfunctions and knocked a princess over with it's powerful squirt 😂

  93. Noah Thompson says:


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  95. Grace L says:

    everyone – gets into bomb shelter when fireworks appear

    Anddddd here's a blanket Ariel, hope you survive

  96. Pvzfan24 says:

    I saw the latest one from Disney land and you probably won’t believe it when I say I got to start the show!

  97. Niki Allen says:

    The day I see Fantasmic for myself will be such a magical day

  98. Matthew Grenillo says:

    Yes at Disneyland

  99. Shield Darkness says:

    Tbh the last one scared me,him saying "Going out with a bang" and the screen cutting to black after the explosions,sounds like Mickey got shot XD

  100. The gamer god 20091 says:

    I saw the Walt Disney world one but sadly I’ve never been to Disney land😀

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