“Mickey’s Mix Magic” Spins Nightly at Disneyland

This month “Mickey’s Mix Magic,” a new nightly spectacular, was introduced at Disneyland, taking the place of the perennial favorite “Remember… Dreams Come True.”

Mickey’s Mix Magic lights up the night at Disneyland Park with a new high-energy projection show celebrating the one and only Mickey Mouse. The nightly extravaganza creates a family-fun dance party throughout the park with DJ Mickey spinning the new celebration song, ‘It’s a Good Time’ along with new, fun takes on favorite Disney songs.(Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort)

As a switch from the nightly fireworks of the past, “Mickey’s Mix Magic” is primarily a projection show, currently viewable from Main Street and the “it’s a small world” promenade.  Projections will also be shown on water screens in Rivers of America in March, when “Fantasmic!” returns.  Fireworks are added on select nights, mostly weekends.

Mickey’s Mix Magic scene (Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort)

The original song that frames the show, “It’s a Good Time,” was designed to give it a dance party feel focusing on Minnie and Mickey Mouse as part of their “Get Your Ears On” 90th anniversary celebration.

Mickey’s Mix Magic at “it’s a small world” mall.

The center of the show is made of songs from both classical and renaissance Disney Animation, such as “Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat” from The Aristocats, and “Friend Like Me,” from Aladdin, to more contemporary numbers like “Let It Go” from Frozen, and “Un Poco Loco” from Pixar’s Coco.  The parks are also represented with “Grim Grinning Ghosts” from the Haunted Mansion.

Mickey’s Mix Magic scene (Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort)

Having had an opportunity to watch it from both sites recently, I would say that there’s clearly a better view of the projections at “it’s a small world” and it’s easier to find a location there than Main Street.  Main Street does have the fireworks centered around the castle, however, since the castle is currently walled off for “Project Stardust,” that may be less of a factor.  There does seem to be more in the way of special effects on Main Street, such as snow and lasers, and a better feeling of immersion in the show as it happens around you, so where you go depends on your priorities.

Mickey’s Mix Magic on Main Street

As an example of the difference in the views between Main Street and it’s a small world, here’s a small video of the show’s finale I cobbled together.  Now, before you say to yourself, “Jeanine, why does this look like a 3-year-old stole their family’s video camera and copy of iMovie?” I would only ask you to consider a) I didn’t realize I would wind up using the footage for this when I shot it; b) The night I saw it on Main Street the fireworks cut out half way through and never started up again; and c) As far as videography is concerned,

So if you’re ready to party, head on out to Disneyland to check out the new “Mickey’s Mix Magic,” now showing nightly.

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Jeanine resides in Southern California, pursuing the sort of lifestyle that makes her the envy of every 11-year-old she meets. She has been to every Disney theme park in the world and while she finds Tokyo DisneySea the Fairest Of Them All, Disneyland is her Home Park... and there is no place like home.

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  1. This whole thing smacks of a lazy, slapdashed attempt by Disney to justify their recent price gouges despite the fact that 30-40% of Disneyland is under HEAVY renovations and the major shows (Fantasmic, World of Color, etc.) on indefinite hiatus.

    While I’m being “that guy”, I must as well ask what genius thought it would be a great idea to jam up the ENTIRE PARK with viewing areas for the same show? Some families are there for several days and not interested to see the same show ad nauseam. While fighting through the insane crowds caused by all of this, my 10 year old son actually asked if we could go home on more than one occasion. Let me repeat that… a 10 year old child that loves Disney more than he probably even should, wanted to LEAVE Disneyland.

    Far be it for me to tell anyone how to spend their money, but, unless you’re passporting it, do yourself a favor, save your $$$ and wait until their done with this whole Star Wars land is finished. Otherwise, you’re paying full price for MAYBE 60-70% of the actual experience.