Disneyland has outdone itself with the new ‘Mickey and the Magical Map’ show, which opens today (May 25, 2013) in Disneyland’s Fantasyland Theatre. The show has something every kid will love, true to classic Disney imagination mixing innovation with whimsy, singing, dancing, and Mickey Mouse.
My family and I went to the world premiere of the show Thursday night – and what a show it was! Filled with characters and songs sure to please, including many classics plus a new song written just for this show, Mickey and the Magical map takes viewers on a journey that includes characters from Jungle Book, Little Mermaid, Mulan, Pocahontas, Tangled, Princess and the Frog and, of course, Mickey Mouse himself, starring as the apprentice to sorcerer Yen Sid (Disney spelled backwards) from “Fantasia” fame (with a feel that lovers of the Epic Mickey video game will also appreciate). Mickey and the Magical Map has Broadway style and flair, even better than California Adventure’s Aladdin show, which we really love too.
My three children (ages 3, 5, and 7) sat spellbound during the 22-minute show. My son, who is a huge Mickey fan, asked to see the show again the entire next day. He said it was his favorite thing at the park, after the Pirates of the Caribbean and Star Wars rides. My daughters liked seeing Mickey live on stage singing and all the princesses in the show together. “I liked seeing Mickey and all the princesses and the singing and pretty much everything. I want to go see it again and again,” my daughter Ava, age 7, said after the show. Parents will enjoy the show as much as the kiddos (both my husband and I did) and will delight in the innovative, ultimate in interactive map that features nearly one million pixels and more than 35,000 square inches of LED screen surface! It’s really cool to see how they’ve made the map a character of the show, “interacting” with the live characters.
‘Mickey and the Magical Map’ is a must see that everyone, any age will enjoy. Catch it in the newly refurbished Fantasyland Theatre, just behind Fantasyland – across from Its A Small World and in front of the Fantasyland train depot and Mickey’s Toon Town. It starts today! The show is scheduled to run five times per day, seven days a week this summer. Check the park schedule for showtimes each day and enjoy this magical experience. Disneyland “Just Got Happier” indeed!
For a taste of what to expect at Mickey and the Magical Map, check out my videos on Vine for quick snippets of the show to share with your kids:
- Waiting for Mickey and the Magical Map to start
- Mickey Mouse on stage with Disneyland Resort’s President Michael Colglazier
- Unveiling of the magical map on stage
- The first song in the show
- The innovative stage
- Under the Sea number
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