Mickey and the Magical Map Fantasyland Disneyland
Mickey and the Magical Map stars Sorcerer’s Apprentice Mickey Mouse and a magical map with the power to transport dreamers to all of the places they imagine.
In a series of musical numbers featuring Disney characters and the talented Mapmaker dancers, Mickey gets to experience some of these worlds, as he travels to jungle, forest, bayou, and even under the sea. Most of the music is from more contemporary Disney movies, like “I See the Light” from Tangled, “Reflection” from Mulan, and “Dig a Little Deeper” from The Princess and the Frog. Some selections might not be as familiar, such as “Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride” from Lilo and Stitch, and “I Wanna Be Like You” from The Jungle Book.
The map itself plays a role in the show, providing an animated background appropriate to each scene. And some interesting effects as Mickey pops into and out of the map.
This 22-minute production takes place in the Fantasyland Theatre, located across Small World Way from “it’s a small world.” It is presented several times a day — check the Disneyland Times Guide for more details.
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The theater seats about 1800 people; seating is first come, first served. The theater is opened about 20 minutes before show time, but many people line up prior to that. The theater rarely fills up, and seats are usually available in the back sections for those who walk in just minutes before the show begins.
Strollers are not allowed in the theater, and must be left in the stroller area off to the right — Cast Members will direct those with strollers appropriately.
The theater has two seating areas — floor level and bleacher seating. The floor level seating is closer but the seats are all at the same height. The bleacher seating is further away, but each row is higher than the row in front of it, making the viewing a little better. There are no individual seats — all seating is rows of aluminum bleachers with backs.
Special seating areas are available for wheelchair/ECV users and their parties. Assistive listening devices are also available.
The closest restrooms are to the left of the entrance to the theater area.
This is an entertaining show for the entire family.
Troubadour Tavern is located just inside the entrance to the theater area, and offers a bratwurst sandwich and snacks like pretzel bites, Nestle ice cream Dibs and apple slices. Food and drinks may be brought into the theater’s seating area. Before the show, vendors walk the aisles selling drinks and popcorn.
“it’s a small world” — Toy Shop is located across from the theater’s exit. It offers Mattel toys including Disney dolls and park attraction playsets.
Fantasy Faire Gifts – Disneyland souvenirs and plush characters
The show opened on May 25, 2013.
The map is an innovative LED screen which features nearly 1 million pixels and 35,000 square inches. It moves in sections, on wagons that weigh more than 9,000 lbs each.
The musical numbers are:
I Wanna Be Like You – from The Jungle Book
Just Around the Riverbend – Pocahontas
Reflection – Mulan
I See the Light – Tangled
Under the Sea – The Little Mermaid
Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride – Lilo and Stitch
Dig a Little Deeper – The Princess and the Frog
The area occupied by the Fantasyland Theatre was originally called Videopolis, which opened in 1985 with a 5,000 square-foot dance floor.
Previous shows presented in the Fantasyland Theatre include One Man’s Dream, Dick Tracy in Diamond Double-Cross, Beauty and the Beast, The Spirit of Pocahontas, Animazement, Mickey’s Detective School, and Snow White: An Enchanting Musical.
After “Snow White” closed in 2006, the Fantasyland Theatre became Princess Fantasy Faire.
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