December 3, 2012

Waiting For Fantasmic (with Fish Heads & Crumbs)

Once it was Harper's Mill and now it's Lafitte's Tavern, but in both guises the rustic structure on Tom Sawyer Island has harbored Fantasmic's main stage.
Harper's Mill Disneyland Fantasmic Stage Mark Twain River day
It's hard to believe the gigantic Maleficent Dragon waits below, ready to rise up and set the Rivers of America afire...only to be fried by a dreaming mouse.  The thing I love most about the Disneyland version of Fantasmic is the way the show elements leap forth to take over the whole area -- and then when it's over and the lights go up, the old river has returned to normal in the blink of an eye.

It's a good thing the stage is so pleasant to look at, because a lot of die hard Fantasmic fans camp out for hours to secure a good spot for the show...and I believe that's a cue for Fish Heads & Crumbs...

Fish Heads Crumbs Disneyland comic walrus rabbit Fantasmic


  1. Rich! Hope you had a great weekend. Another great comment. I really need a tshirt with these guys on it. :)

    I never knew that Fantastic was done like that in DL. I can imagine it's a different experience for sure. It's one of my favorite shows. (Not sure I would wait 10 hours for it though... my mom might! ;)

  2. Eek. I meant "comic" not comment. :( MUST DRINK COFFEE.

    1. Thank you very much! :) Fantasmic's location in Disneyland is a blessing and a curse. It's got a very open, street-party atmosphere, and it's great to be able to walk over a minute before showtime and still get a decent view from farther back. But, once the show ends, the exiting mass of people makes walking anywhere on that side of the park a nightmare 'till it clears out. The crowd control cast members deserve combat pay for handling it all so well!


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