Sneak Peek: Mickey and the Magical Map

| April 28, 2013 | 2 Replies

Recently I was able to get a sneak peek into the creation of the new live show coming this Summer to the Fantasyland Theatre in Disneyland Park.  No video was allowed, but I was able to get a peek at the stage, get a sample of what the set can “do”, plus take a look at one of the dance numbers that’s currently in rehearsal.  Disney Creative Entertainment is very excited about this show and looking at just a few pictures, you can see why.

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Michael Jung, Vice President of Creative Theatrical Development, and Mike Layman, Technical Director, showed off the 28 foot by 20 foot screen and told us a little about the new show.

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Mickey and the Magical Map, stars Mickey Mouse as the sorcerer’s apprentice to Yen Sid.   Yen Sid directs his (singing and dancing) Mapmakers to paint a wondrous map, capable of taking dreamers to any place imaginable.

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Of course, Mickey’s curiosity gets the better of him and he stumbles upon the map’s magical powers.  The map takes Mickey on several adventures, including a princess medley featuring Pocahontas, Mulan and Rapunzel.

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Other films featured include “The Little Mermaid”, “The Princess and the Frog”, and “The Jungle Book”.  You’ll notice something a little different about King Louie.

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We were told that the trumpeter in the picture above will be performing live during “I Wan’na Be Like You”!  The show features a cast of about 24 singers, dancers and characters.

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Mickey and the Magical Map is scheduled for five performances per day in the 1,830 seat Fantasyland Theatre deep in the heart of Fantasyland beginning (officially) May 25, 2013.


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I'm a married, father of one son and Disneyland fan. I'm a Contributing Editor for The DIS and host of the DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast.
  • Elizabeth

    What are those big lines in the screen?

    • http://www.facebook.com/ImTooExcitedToSleep Tom Bell

      They’re platforms/walkways for the cast to perform on.