Disney World's Top Ten Live Shows


#10: Main Street Electrical Parade

Main Street Electrical Parade

Featuring advanced lighting technology and special effects, the Main Street Electrical Parade in the Magic Kingdom is a must-experience for any parade-lover. Witness classic Disney characters, all in dazzling light. Be sure to check out the new Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs float.

#9: The American Idol Experience

The American Idol Experience

Have a chance to sing for a Golden Ticket in this daily American Idol competition at Disney Studios. Or if you don't have the pipes, just watch as other Disney Guests compete. This show is usually very entertaining, with everything culminating in a finale that is broadcast outside the theatre in the evening. However, the performances aren't quite to the caliber of the TV Show, and there is no Simon Cowel, which was kind of the most fun part about American Idol.

#8: Beauty and The Beast

Beauty and The Beast

The longest running stage show at Walt Disney World tells an abridged version of Beauty and The Beast. While the production values show their age, the show is still well performed and very entertaining. A definite must for kids who love the movie. For more information, click here.

#7: Fantasmic


This show features a giant cast of great Disney characters and an array of light, laser, and water effects. The show is entertaining enough, and a good way to spend half an hour on an evening in Disney Studios. However, the massive crowds and somewhat thin storyline leave a little bit to be desired. Definitely worth checking out! For more information, click here.

#6: Illuminations


Located in the World Showcase Lagoon, this fireworks spectacular has a message of world peace and equality. Illuminations is one of the longest running fireworks shows at Disney World for a reason. It's great, and it offers many great spots to watch it around the World Showcase. One of the best parts are when the lights go out in the World Showcase and the torches come on.

#5: Wishes Nighttime Spectacular

Wishes Nighttime Spectacular

Gather 'round Cinderella's Castle and see one of the best fireworks shows that Disney has ever put on. The show features beloved characters and songs from the long history of Walt Disney movies. Be sure to come early to grab a good spot

#4: Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular

Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular

Witness some of the best scenes from Raiders of the Lost Ark recreated live before your very eyes. This show is a thrilling watch for any Indiana Jones fan. Worth checking out to see the giant boulder alone. For more information, click here.

#3: Festival of the Lion King

Festival of the Lion King

No one should miss this creative retelling of the Lion King. This show features acrobatics and dance performances that are really top notch. A great, popular show. For more information, click here.

#2: Lights, Motors, Action!

Lights, Motors, Action!

A MUST SEE for any fan of action. The car stunts they perform really are stunning, and a little bit insane. While catching a glimpse of how stunts work behind the scenes in movies is neat, the real draw are the fast cars and the big explosions. For more information, click here.

#1: Finding Nemo: The Musical

Finding Nemo: The Musical

This really isn't close. This show is by far the best live action show at Walt Disney World. Featuring a score by the Tony-Award winning writers of Avenue Q, Finding Nemo The Musical has production values that rival some Broadway shows. The puppetry is spectacular, the performances are solid and funny, and the show is utterly charming. While it doesn't have the depth (or the budget) of a big show in New York, it's as close as you're going to find at Walt Disney World. For more information, click here.