I saw Fantasmic! three times last week. Let's go over what is wrong.
Right off the bat, there is a horrible bug problem with little tiny bugs everywhere in that stadium. It is not usually like that. Pest control must have had its budget cut or something, because it is really bad this year. And the bug problem extends to other areas as well, but when you're sitting in one place with bright lights down on you, it's more noticable.
Fantasmic! started 15-20 minutes late every single time. I think it's because the show is scheduled for 8:30 and it's still too light out. But then they should be scheduling the show for 9... but anyway...
The show began. The comets didn't go off. In any of the shows. Big let down.
In the flower segment, the cast was letting the pedals go too far down, revealing their bodies, and totally ruined the effect of a flower.
In the Lion King/Jungle Segment, Rafiki's cauldron rock thing had no steam coming out.
During the long mist screen segment after Lion King, the laser was not projecting bubbles on the mountain. (this effect hasn't been working in a long time, and this is the same laser that also used to project Grandmother Willow on to the mountain during the Pocahontas segment) After that segment was over, and the Pocahontas segment began, there was no cannon fire during one of the shows. In every show, at least one canoe was entirely without flames on the torches.
In the transformation scene, Maleficient's pyro did not go off during two of the shows, and in one show, she did not elevate at all. In one show, Jafar the snake was entirely stationary except for his head. In the other two shows, the parts of his... well, does a snake have a body? They were moving too far apart and it didn't even look like a snake. I mean, this thing looked like it was splitting apart in 5 places.
In the finale scene with the boat, well, the boat looks like it is going to fall apart. Half the rope lights aren't lit on the boat, the thing has paint chips everywhere, and parts of the wood are actually becoming loose and starting to hang off to the sides.
Now, normally I'd say that they were just having a bad night. But the fact that I saw it three times within a week shows that the show is in very bad condition, and the person managing it needs to seriously re-evaluate what is going on. I noticed new bumpers were installed to prevent the rafts from becoming stuck... now, all the thing needs is a major rehab to shut down for a month.
I highly suggest doing a fireworks show for guests for a month's time while Fantasmic! goes under serious rehab. It really needs it.
And perhaps they can add more "up front" pyro elements while they're at it. The five minutes of pure mist screens kind of gets to people. And they should take a cue from Disneyland for the finale, and shoot all the fireworks up front. Coming up from the back is honestly too far away.