Could Fantasmic! see its final bows or just a couple of updates? what I'm hearing Fantasmic might be replaced by 2020 or will see SEVERE updates (SIMILAR TO DLR) Besides Pirates of course.
You've obviously never worked a demolition job. That entire theater could be leveled and ready for construction inside of 4 months. That said,I don't think the theater is going anywhere. There might be a new show developed for the theater and they might tweak the entry/exit pathways to open things up a bit but for now the theater is safe. If you want to look at a theater that has a questionable future look to theater of the stars which hosts beauty and the beast currently.While I am no insider, this is what I know:
1.) It is not possible for DHS getting World of Color. I am going by what different insiders on this site mentioned in the past. I believe that is caused by size it.
2.) It is not possible for Fantasmic being turned into a land or a new attraction that isn't a show before 2020. My reasoning is the amount of time to get a rid of the bleachers and the land area of the show.
3.) If DHS is getting a new show, it would be something original that isn't in any other Disney theme park.
4.) It would make sense for Disney to do upgrades to Fantasmic since they have the Star Wars Fireworks show.
Yet it still hits capacity every night that it's open.If anything happens to the show in the future, Update is waaay more likely then a full replacement. Of course, we're talking about something that has had no meaningful change in almost 20 years of operation outside a few clips switched out on the bubble montage filler.
It's also a possibility that WDW will explode into flames tomorrow and never be rebuilt.
Once SWL is up and running the shows really should be the next priority for renovations and/or replacement to some of the older shows. I'd also love to see an IJ ride next to the stunt show especially since the next movie got pushed back to 2020 meaning if they re wanted to they could have something open by 2021 riding off of the (hopeful) success of the movieI noticed for Indy and now for Fantasmic the whole "the shows hit capacity" ... that's great and all but that doesn't mean they don't need updates. All the shows at DHS are beyond 20 years old. The park needs things to do. Of course they hit capacity.