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Not To Miss Shows at Walt Disney World

Part of what makes the magic at Walt Disney World is the fantastic shows. Guests can experience amazing shows at all four Disney Parks. These shows are moving, entertaining, and so much fun. Even though you might want to focus on the rides at each Disney Park, we highly recommend visiting the shows.

Which shows shouldn’t you miss? We have an excellent list for you to consider during your next Walt Disney World vacation. Add this to your touring plan, and you won’t be disappointed.

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Magic Kingdom

Dapper Dans

The great barbershop is one main show you want to see in the  Magic Kingdom. This talent quartet takes beloved Disney songs and brings them to the streets of the Magic Kingdom using chimes, tap dancing, and even some humor.

You can find them performing on Main Street, U.S.A., and running across them is a joy.

Mickey's Magical Friendship Faire
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Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire

Another show you won’t want to miss out on at Magic Kingdom is Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire. This show occurs in front of Cinderella Castle multiple times a day and is part of The World’s Most Magical Celebration for the 50th.

The whole kingdom joins this show filled with our favorite Disney friends and princesses. Tiana, Rapunzel, Anna, Elsa, Mickey, and Minnie join together for this musical extravaganza. Don’t miss out on this exciting, upbeat show.


Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Known for amazing shows, there are a handful of great performances you want to have on your touring plan for Disney’s Hollywood Studios.


We are thrilled to hear that the nighttime spectacular Fantasmic will be returning to Walt Disney World in November. This show is a fan favorite and has been greatly missed during the evenings at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

This show includes so much magic that Guests will be amazed. Starting with great music, a giant dragon, live performers, fireworks, and projections that bring this show to life. We know there will be some updates to the show, but we can’t wait to see it again.

Some movies included in the show are Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and so many more. Make sure you stay late one evening at Disney’s Hollywood Studios so you can enjoy this fantastic show.

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Beauty and the Beast: Live on Stage

Join the lovely Belle and her Beast, as well as all their friends, during this live performance of Beauty and the Beast.

Be amazed at how the characters come to life on stage in front of you. Enjoy seeing how Belle and Beast learn to love each other, thus transforming him magically on stage into the prince we knew he could be. The costumes used to bring the story to life are truly unique.

This outdoor theater can make it a little warm during the middle of the day, so plan accordingly if you want to see it during your Hollywood Studios day.

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For the First Time in Forever- A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration

One of our all-time favorite shows in Walt Disney World is the Frozen Sing-Along at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. A live-action show that brings the story of Elsa and Anna to life with singing and the beloved characters.

The historicals tell the story of the lovely Arendelle sisters stealing the show. Together these two outstanding Cast Members work to tell the story of Elsa and Anna- although not always as we remember it. The humor that these two historical bring to the show is something that all grown-ups will appreciate. Little ones will love singing all their favorite Frozen songs.

This show is a fantastic way to get out of the heat and crowds during your day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. You will have a great time together no matter what age you are.

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Festival of the Lion King

Festival of the Lion King is a fantastic show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom that brings this beloved movie to life. Excellent songs and lively entertainment all work together to make a not to miss show.

The Cast Members bring beauty, passion, and magic to this show every time, giving Guests a Broadway-like performance. Have your breath taken away by the fantastic talent that you will experience in this show.

Because this is so popular, you will want to get there early. The theatre area is large but often fills up, so have a plan.

Finding Nemo the Musical

Finding Nemo- The Big Blue and Beyond!

This popular show was upgraded this year and reopened as Finding Nemo- The Big Blue and Beyond. Even though this show is slightly changed, it still includes our favorite songs and the breathtaking puppets.

This show is breathtaking, with outstanding animated backdrops and beautiful puppets. Make sure you travel on this undersea adventure with Nemo and all his friends during your next Walt Disney World vacation.

Voices of Liberty
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Voices of Liberty

A very different show, the Voices of Liberty is a group of the most talented singers you can find at Walt Disney World. Together they sing inspiring vocal performances that celebrate Walt Disney World and America.

Even though this is an extremely short performance, it will indeed move you. The performers’ talent and the songs’ beauty are something that shouldn’t be missed.

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Another non-traditional show, but one we think is fantastic, is the JAMMitors. This show will have you clapping and stomping to the music as they bring the funk.

This group uses a variety of non-traditional items, such as garbage cans, to make music throughout the day. Don’t miss out on them while in EPCOT.

The shows at all four Disney Parks add to the magical experience at Walt Disney World. Don’t skip out on these during your next vacation.













Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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