Fantasmic! (Disney’s Hollywood Studios)

*Sung lyrics in bold.

NARRATOR
Welcome to Fantasmic! Tonight, our friend and host, Mickey Mouse, uses his vivid imagination to create magical imagery for all to enjoy. Nothing is more wonderful than the imagination—for in a moment, you can experience a beautiful fantasy or an exciting adventure! But beware… nothing is more powerful than the imagination—for it can also expand your greatest fears into an overwhelming nightmare. Are the powers of Mickey’s incredible imagination strong enough and bright enough to withstand the evil forces that invade Mickey’s dream? You are about to find out. For we now invite you to join Mickey and experience Fantasmic!—a journey beyond your wildest imagination.

(Music begins and grows.)

CHORUS
Imagination. (Imagination).
Dream a fantastic dream!

(MICKEY MOUSE appears.)

CHORUS
Use your imagination!

(MICKEY dances and conducts the dancing fountains to the Fantasmic! theme. Mist projection screens show scenes from Fantasia as music changes to “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.” Projections change to flowers as music changes back to main theme.)

FEMALE SOLOIST
See it in your mind,
And you can find
In your imagination,
Mysteries and magic,
Visions fantastic,
Leading to strange and wondrous dreams.

(Large flower dances onstage. Music changes to something tropical and then comes to life with the introduction to “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King.” Animals dance on the main stage, and barges sail by with dancing monkeys and Rafiki. Projection screens show scenes from The Lion King.)

(Music changes again to the Bubble Medley. Characters appear on the projection screens as their music plays. Songs include: “Hakuna Matata,” “I Wanna Be Like You,” “Pink Elephants on Parade,” “Heigh Ho,” “I’m Late,” “Zero to Hero,” “I’ve Got No Strings,” “Friend Like Me,” “I’ll Make a Man Out of You,” “The Work Song,” “He’s a Tramp,” “Dance of the Hours,” “Little April Shower,” “Be Our Guest,” and “Under the Sea.” JIMINY CRICKET appears in a bubble.)

JIMINY CRICKET
(Bringing his hat inside the bubble with him.) Wha? Ho, there! (His bubble fills with water and pops. He notices fish swimming.) Huh?

(MONSTRO appears on screen and scares away all the fish. Music turns threatening as MONSTRO creates splashes. MICKEY MOUSE appears on screen in the vortex of water created by the brooms in Fantasia.)

MICKEY MOUSE
Help! Whooooaaaa! (He is swallowed up by darkness, and only his eyes are visible on screen.) Uh, hey—what’s going on? Uh-oh!

(The silhouette of a ship is visible on the projection screens. At the climax of the music, a cannon fires, and lights come up on the SETTLERS from Pocahontas.)

GOVERNOR RATCLIFFE
I hereby claim this land in the name of His Majesty King James I!

(Lights out on the SETTLERS and low lights come up on several canoes carrying NATIVE AMERICANS and POCAHONTAS.)

NATIVE AMERICANS
Hega hega ya-hi-ye-hega,
Ya-hi-ye-ne-he hega.
Hega hega ya-hi-ye-hega,
Ya-hi-ye-ne-he hega.

(Lights come back up on SETTLERS, who are now digging for gold. Music changes to “Mine, Mine, Mine.”)

GOVERNOR RATCLIFFE
Dig! Dig! Dig!

SETTLERS
Dig and dig and dig and diggety,
Dig and dig and dig and diggety!

GOVERNOR RATCLIFFE
Dig!

(Music changes back to chant as NATIVE AMERICANS dance around a fire.)

NATIVE AMERICANS
Hega! Hega!

GOVERNOR RATCLIFFE
Ready?! Ready!

SETTLERS
Dig and dig and dig and diggety…

(Music changes to “Savages.” NATIVE AMERICANS sound war cry, and one sends a flaming shot from up above toward the SETTLERS. The SETTLERS arm their cannons and begin climbing toward the NATIVE AMERICANS.)

GOVERNOR RATCLIFFE
Arm yourselves! Shoot men! Fire!

(Mayhem breaks loose as shots are fired from both sides. Two SETTLERS fall off the wall with long cries.)

SETTLER
Look! It’s John Smith!

(JOHN SMITH appears atop a wall and swings on a rope toward one of the NATIVE AMERICAN fighters. Just as he is about to be hurt with an axe, POCAHONTAS appears and stops the action. The projection screens show GRANDMOTHER WILLOW.)

GRANDMOTHER WILLOW
What a dream! All around you, there are spirits, child. They will guide you!

(Spotlights on JOHN SMITH and POCAHONTAS as music changes to “Colors of the Wind” and the projection screens show scenes of the two lovers. Their scene dissolves away and is replaced by other PRINCES and PRINCESSES dancing together on screen.)

FEMALE SOLOIST
See it in your mind,
And you can find
In your imagination,
Tales of enchantment, 
Beauty and romance,
Happily ever after!

(Barge appears, carrying BELLE and THE BEAST. They dance.)

MALE SOLOIST
Tale as old as time,
True as it can be.
Barely even friends,
Then somebody bends,
Unexpectedly.

Certain as the sun,
Rising in the east.

MALE AND FEMALE SOLOISTS
Tale as old as time,
Song as old as rhyme,
Beauty and the Beast.

(Their barge crosses paths with one carrying ARIEL and PRINCE ERIC.)

FEMALE SOLOIST
What would I give
If I could live
Out of these waters?

MALE SOLOIST
In your imagination!

FEMALE SOLOIST
What would I pay
To spend a day
Warm on the sand?

MALE SOLOIST
Dream a fantastic dream!

FEMALE SOLOIST
Betcha on land,
They understand.
Bet they don’t reprimand their daughters.

MALE AND FEMALE SOLOISTS
Bright young women,
Sick of swimmin’…

FEMALE SOLOIST
Ready to stand!

MALE SOLOIST
Ready to stand!

(Their barge crosses paths with one carrying SNOW WHITE and THE PRINCE, who are also dancing.)

FEMALE SOLOIST
Someday, my prince will come.

MALE AND FEMALE SOLOISTS
Someday, we’ll find true love!

FEMALE SOLOIST
Tale as old as time…

MALE SOLOIST
Song as old as rhyme…

(Music turns ominous as the EVIL QUEEN appears on stage and watches SNOW WHITE’s barge exit.)

EVIL QUEEN
Slave in the magic mirror, come from the farthest space! Through wind and darkness, I summon thee. Speak!

(A crash of thunder, and the MAGIC MIRROR appears on the projection screen.)

EVIL QUEEN
Let me see thy face!

MAGIC MIRROR
Famed is thy beauty, Majesty. But hold: three lovelier maids I see. And here, in Mickey’s imagination, beauty and love will always supplieth.

EVIL QUEEN
No! (Begins casting a spell over her cauldron.) A magic spell in the black of night! With a scream of fright. (A terrible scream is heard.) And a bolt of light! Turn my hair to white.

(EVIL QUEEN transforms into the OLD HAG. She cackles.)

OLD HAG
Now I’ll turn that little mouse’s dream into a nightmare fantasmic! Imagine this! (Cackles.) Magic mirror, on the wall, all the forces of evil I call. (Cackles.) 

(MAGIC MIRROR appears on the projection screen.)

MAGIC MIRROR
You have the power…

(MAGIC MIRROR morphs into OLD HAG.)

OLD HAG
To control his mind!

(She cackles and morphs into URSULA.)

URSULA
Oh yes! It’s so exciting! I’m happy!

(Evil laugh as she morphs into CRUELLA DE VIL.)

CRUELLA DE VIL
Tonight! Let’s do the job and take his spirit tonight!

(On the last word, she morphs into SCAR.)

SCAR
Yes. Perfect. Yes!

(He morphs into FROLLO.)

FROLLO
It’s too late, coward.

(He morphs into JAFAR.)

JAFAR
It’s time to say goodbye to Mickey! Enter the Cave of Wonders!

(The projection screen shows the Cave of Wonders, and MICKEY MOUSE falls onto the Magic Carpet. He flies through the cave.)

MICKEY MOUSE
Oh! Oh, whoa. Oh gosh! Look out, look out! Oh! Ohhh, whoa! (Cries out as he falls.)

(JAFAR appears on screen again and begins turning into a snake.)

JAFAR
And now you’ll see how s-s-snakelike I can be.

(On stage, large SNAKE appears and moves threateningly around MICKEY MOUSE. Its eyes are bright lights. MICKEY tries to get up his strength and courage to fight the SNAKE. MICKEY discovers the magic lamp on a stone.)

MICKEY MOUSE
Oh look—a magic lamp. Maybe if I just rub it and wish…

(He holds up the lamp. GENIE JAFAR is released and grows on the projection screens.)

MICKEY MOUSE
Oh no!

GENIE JAFAR
Power! Mickey’s universe is mine to command! To control!

(HADES appears on the projection screen.)

HADES
Hades rules! (Laughs maniacally. He calms himself down.) Okay, I’m cool. Fine… So, Mickey’s thoughts are oh so noble. Oh, you’ll love this—one more thing.

(HADES’ eyes transform into those of CHERNABOG, who appears on the screen and controls skeletons around him as music changes to “Night on Bald Mountain.” After the climax of the song, the screens disappear to reveal MALEFICENT and MICKEY standing on stage.)

MALEFICENT
Now you will deal with me—and all the powers of my imagination!

MICKEY MOUSE
Oh no!

(MALEFICENT sends spells at MICKEY as she rises into the air cackling maniacally. On the projection screen, she changes into a DRAGON and breathes fire at MICKEY. The OLD HAG appears on screen, cackling.)

OLD HAG
Imagination! (Cackles.)

(The villains appear again, one by one, laughing evilly. First URSULA, then CRUELLA, then SCAR, then FROLLO.)

FROLLO
Yes.

(Next comes JAFAR, then HADES.)

HADES
Yeah!

(Next comes CHERNABOG, and then the DRAGON appears again, laughing with MALEFICENT’s laugh. On stage, a giant version of the DRAGON has appeared, and it breathes fire, which spreads to the water.)

MICKEY MOUSE
Uh, you may think you’re so powerful. (Laughs feebly.) Well, uh, this is my dream!

(MICKEY summons various fountains and then marches over and pulls a sword from a stone. He points the sword at the DRAGON and sparks fly out. MALEFICENT begins screaming. Scenes appear on the projection screen, showing the villains being defeated one by one: CHERNABOG, then HADES, then JAFAR, then FROLLO, then SCAR, then CRUELLA.)

CRUELLA DE VIL
What is this?!

(Next, URSULA is destroyed, then the OLD HAG, then the EVIL QUEEN. Finally, the DRAGON is vanquished. Lights flash as the music becomes more hopeful. TINKER BELL appears on screen and casts a spell. A large ship emerges on the water, piloted by STEAMBOAT WILLIE MICKEY. Other characters dance with ribbons aboard the boat, including ALADDIN, JASMINE, LILO, STITCH, DWARFS, BELLE, THE BEAST, PLUTO, CHIP ‘N’ DALE, BALLOO, GEPPETTO, PINOCCHIO, MEG, DONALD DUCK, MINNIE MOUSE, GOOFY, RAFIKI, POCAHONTAS, JOHN SMITH, MEEKO, MARY POPPINS, BERT, ARIEL, PRINCE ERIC, SNOW WHITE, THE PRINCE, and others. Music changes to the Fantasmic! theme.)

CHORUS
See it in your mind,
And you will find,
In your imagination,
Mysteries and magic,
Visions fantastic,
Leading to strange and wondrous dreams!

Dreams are make believe,
But could they all come true ?

Aaah, aaah, aaah,
In your imagination!
Aaah, aaah, aaah,
In your imagination!

Here in your mind,
It’s magic you’ll find.
When out of the night,
Dark forces ignite
To blind you with frightening speed,
You use your might
To brighten the light,
Creating a night of wondrous deeds!

(SORCERER MICKEY appears on the highest level of the stage and conducts the fountains and fireworks. At the climax of the music, he disappears from the top of the mountain and reappears on the main stage, wearing a sparkling version of his main outfit.)

MICKEY MOUSE
Some imagination, huh? (Chuckles.)

(MICKEY disappears again as the music and fireworks perform their finale.)

(Exit music begins.)

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