How would you rank the following night time shows? Are any an absolute must in your opinion? We will only be able to do one or maybe two evening shows so I want to pick the best ones. Fantasmic!, Star Wars or Epcot forever. Thanks!
I know that you didn't mention HEA but I'm with Art Vandelay (aka George) on that one. Disney really did a great job with it. As for Epcot Forever, we didn't stick around for it when we were there last month even though we had a FP. It's ironic that it's named Epcot Forever even though it's only temporary.
My kid really enjoyed Epcot Forever in October. He especially loved the kites. Next would have to be Fantasmic. Unlike Star Wars which has 1 theme, Fantasmic covers lots of iconic characters that kids can relate to.
No. There is nothing anywhere at WDW that is worth your overall vacation happiness.
Of the ones you list, I haven't seen Epcot Forever yet, so it's hard to say. Between the other two, it may depend on if you have a "Star Wars Fan" or a "Disney Animation Fan." Fantasmic is great for the latter, and Star Wars is pretty good for the former. For my money, I'd rather do Fantasmic. I like the show better, and you can wait on benches rather than having to stand/sit on concrete, which is nice.
For my trip next week, we may spend more of our nights riding something at close rather than seeing a night-time show. We'll see how that unfolds.
HEA is much better live in front of the Castle than from a distance, i .e., from the Poly beach or California Grill. It’s very projection-heavy, which isn’t a bad thing if you can actually see the projections. And the soundtrack is really good too.
We in this house are not Star Wars Fans so we have not seen that one. So besides that HEA, ROL, Fantasmic, Epcot Forever (only seen nee show once but did enjoy it). I think it is all based on your likes and dislikes. We really live the movies and animals so those are not surprising are our favorites! My 7 year old loves ROL. We have seen it 2x each visit bc he wants to be a zookeeper so it rings true to him.
HEA for sure favorite, but of what you have listed.... Fantasmic, Star Wars and then Epcot Forever. Wasn't impressed with Epcot Forever and although the kites will fly half the time depending on wind, my personally opinion.... it cheapened the show. Ready for HarmonioUS!