Last updated on July 26th, 2020 at 11:16 am
The Fantasmic! Dining Package offers a meal at a participating restaurant in Disney’s Hollywood Studios AND reserved seating for a showing of the popular Fantasmic! Nighttime Spectacular!
On our latest trip Walt Disney World, we had a few too many bucket list items for Hollywood Studios and didn’t feel the need to wait 2+ hours in the standby queue for a seat at this incredible show.
Since we already wanted to take the kids to as many character meals as possible, and we were covered by the Disney Dining Plan, we decided to go with the less well-known option of Fantasmic! Dining Package.
If you are planning on seeing Fantasmic!, then it still makes sense to book the Package on the Dining Plan because it costs the same one credit as eating a la carte.
Why Purchase a Fantasmic! Dining Package?
Most nights people begin lining up for Fantasmic! Up to two hours in advance to ensure getting a seat for the show. Despite seating capacity approaching 8,000, the theater often fills up, including the additional standing room at the back of the theater. The Fantasmic! Dining Package includes reserved seating
Seeing Fantasmic can be a bit of an unpleasant experience that isn’t a major departure from the herding of cattle. With a few thousand FastPass+ experiences up for grabs, it’s relatively easy to secure FP+ later in the day as people are constantly cancelling and changing their plans, making their selections available for anyone else to book.
FP+ guarantees a seat to the show, much like the Dining Package, but the Dining Package section is front and center and much less congested leading up to the start of the show. It’s also located closest to the main exit, which makes departing at the conclusion of the production much easier. One tip if you do find yourself in the corner of the FP+ section furthest from the exit – walk along the bottom of the theater closest to the water instead of trying to push through the crowd exiting at the top. With the Dining Package, your seat should be better and it should be easier to get in and out of the theater.
Fantasmic! Dining Package Information
Read more about the Fantasmic! Nighttime Spectacular here.
Fantasmic Dining Package Entrance
Instead of using the standby queue, guests with reserved seating use the special fastpass entrance a little further up, closer to Tower of Terror. From there, provide the Cast Member with your Dining Package ticket (no, they are not digital yet), and you will follow the crowd up the hill.
Once at the top, this is where the 3 groups separate; Dessert party on the left, Dining Package straight ahead and Fast pass to the right. There is a special section for each group, the dining package being the most centre since we paid so much more for these seats.
Each restaurant choice includes a voucher for reserved seating for a Fantasmic! evening show.
Hollywood and Vine is both a Character Meal and a Buffet, and the meal includes a non-alcoholic beverage. (Guests participating on the Disney Dining Plan will receive the regular inclusions for one Table Service Credit.) The Disney Junior Play ‘n Dine Breakfast features Disney Junior characters such as Jake from Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Doc McStuffins, and Sofia the Princess. Minnie’s Seasonal Dine for Lunch and Dinner features Minnie, Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and Daisy in a meal themed for the current season.
The Hollywood Brown Derby is Signature Table Service restaurant, and the package includes an entree, dessert and a non-alcoholic beverage. (Guests participating on the Disney Dining Plan will receive the regular inclusions for two Table Service Credits.)
Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano is a Table Service restaurant and the package includes an entree, dessert and a non-alcoholic beverage. (Guests participating on the Disney Dining Plan will receive the regular inclusions for one Table Service Credit.)
Visit the Disney World Fantasmic! Dining Package Page to see available Reservation and meal times.
Hollywood and Vine (Buffet, Character Meal)
Breakfast: Adult $42.00/ Child $25.00
Lunch: Adult $58.00 / Child $35.00
Dinner: Adult $58.00 / Child $35.00
OR one Table Service Credit on the Disney Dining Plan
Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano (Table Service)
Lunch: Adult $43.00/ Child $18.00
Dinner: Adult $43.00/ Child $18.00
OR one Table Service Credit on the Disney Dining Plan
The Hollywood Brown Derby (Signature, Table Service)
Lunch: Adult $63.00/ Child $22.00
Dinner: Adult $63.00/ Child $22.00
OR two Table Service Credits on the Disney Dining Plan
- Admission into Hollywood Studios is not included.
- Showtimes may not be determined until approximately three months prior to date, and booking for the Dining Packages is not typically open until showtimes are determined.
- Guests will receive seating vouchers for Fantasmic! at their meal.
- For days with multiple showtimes, Dining Package guests will attend the first showing.
- It is advised to arrive at the Fantasmic! Theater 20 to 30 minutes prior to showtime.
- Dining Packages will not be refunded in the instance of show cancellation.
- Should the show be cancelled due to inclement weather, arrangements will be made for a viewing of an alternate performance of Fantasmic within 5 days (admission into Hollywood Studios not included).
Book online or call (407) WDW-DINE.
NOTE: Prices and inclusions are subject to change. Please visit the Disney World Fantasmic! Dining Package Page to confirm information prior to booking.