Mickey and the Magical Map World Premier

Mickey and the Magical Map is officially open at Disneyland! 

I had the opportunity to be at the Mickey and the Magical Map world premier on Thursday, May 23rd and watch it in all its glory. It was absolutely fantastic!

sorcerer mickey mouse

The show features King Louie from The Jungle Book, Pocahontas from Pocahontas, Mulan from Mulan, Rapunzel and Flynn Rider from Tangled, and Tiana from The Princess and the Frog. Through it all, Mickey, as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice, narrates the show and follows an unpainted dot on the enormous screen that he is looking to paint with his magic paint brush.

At 22 minutes long, Mickey and the Magical Map is long enough to tell us a comprehensive story without overwhelming the kids in the amount of time they have to sit still. The show features six choreographed dance numbers to classic Disney songs, including one original song that was written just for this show. Of course, you will also hear classic numbers including, “Under the Sea” and “Reflection.”

Disney princess tiana

You can see Mickey and the Magical Map in the newly refurbished and remodeled Fantasyland Theatre, with new lighting and audio systems, a new tech booth, enhanced wheelchair access and improved guest flow. Even the seating has been updated! The new benches will allow 1,800 guests to enjoy the show. It’s a great way to take a break in during all the excitement of your day, especially since it’s an amazing show! It’s also situated in a great location (with lots of shade) and truly one of the best shows that Disney has created for the park.

Mickey and the Magical Map will run five times per day, seven days a week, during the summer. The Fall schedule will adjust. Check the Disneyland and Disney California Adventure entertainment schedule for complete listings.

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Mickey and the Magical Map World Premier Slideshow


Interview with David Duffy, Creative Director of Entertainment

I also had the opportunity to talk to David Duffy, Creative Director of Entertainment at Disney, about the new show. He gave us some insights on the show, the Fantasyland Theatre and why you should see it.


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This is not a sponsored post. I was invited to the premiere as a member of the press. All thoughts and opinions remain my own.

12 comments on Mickey and the Magical Map World Premier

  1. theweekendmom
    May 28, 2013 at 8:42 pm (1 year ago)

    OMG! Just saw it on Sunday. I LOVE it! Totally sold! Wanted to go right back and see it again -but my friend didn't like that idea :( Reminded me of Animazement. Do you remember Animazement? That was my favorite show of all times – and this is sort of the modern version of it. So excited about it! Will become a staple for every Disney visit!

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  2. Jill
    May 28, 2013 at 10:32 pm (1 year ago)

    I love Disneyland….so excited for this addition.

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  3. FaVe Mom
    May 28, 2013 at 4:07 pm (1 year ago)

    I will be singing M I C K E Y M O U S E for the rest of the day. I forget too often how much I love Mickey Mouse. Can't wait to see this.

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  4. Cupcakes and Cutlery
    May 29, 2013 at 2:54 am (1 year ago)

    I haven't been to Disneyland in years but I have fond memories of watching all the shows as a child. We used to have annual passes and would go every day after school (I grew up in Anaheim). On rainy days we would go from show to show. I bet they are even more magical now!!! Can't wait to see this one.

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  5. trina
    May 29, 2013 at 6:15 pm (1 year ago)

    Wow that looks like fun! No Disney visit for me again for awhile. It's overwhelming with a young baby. lol

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  6. Yvonne Condes
    May 29, 2013 at 6:53 pm (1 year ago)

    Excellent interview, Pattie!! Great questions.

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  7. Shannon Bradley-Colleary
    May 29, 2013 at 7:33 pm (1 year ago)

    Thanks for the info Patti we look forward to getting back into the Disneyland loop this summer!

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  8. SoYouThinkYouCanMom
    May 29, 2013 at 9:39 pm (1 year ago)

    I love the new Fantasy Faire at Disneyland Resort and all the wonderful new features!!! Disney never disappoints!

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  9. Linsey Knerl
    May 30, 2013 at 2:53 am (1 year ago)

    So fun! We aren't big princess or fairy fans with all the boys in the house, but one day, we hope to meet Mickey!

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  10. Anonymous
    July 17, 2013 at 5:56 am (1 year ago)

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