ARCHIVES: Disney Junior – Live on Stage! – Animation Courtyard – Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney Junior – Live on Stage! closed Sept. 2, 2018, to make way for a new show.

The all-new Disney Junior show is coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Fall 2018. “Disney Junior Dance Party!” will be a high-energy, live show experience that takes its inspiration from the most popular Disney Junior shows on TV, including “Mickey and the Roadster Racers,” “Doc McStuffins,” “The Lion Guard” and the newest hit series “Vampirina.” “Disney Junior Dance Party!” will be a musically infused, interactive concert, hosted by Finn Fiesta and a DJ named Deejay, who involve you in all the fun, including live appearances from some of your favorite characters, fun music from Disney Junior and much more.



Disney Junior -Live on Stage! replaced “Playhouse Disney – Live on Stage!” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on March 4, 2011. It was updated again as of February 2013 with the addition of two new characters: Doc McStuffins and Sofia the First. The show brings the stars of the Disney Channel’s Disney Junior television shows, geared to preschoolers, together to entertain Walt Disney World guests with music, songs and stories of friendship. This attraction is housed in Soundstage 5 in the Animation Courtyard.


Jake and the Neverland PiratesDisney Junior -Live on Stage! — Stars of the Disney Channel’s popular “Disney Junior” (formerly known as Playhouse Disney) programming block, geared to preschool audiences, take the stage in this fun-filled show, with sing-alongs and dance activities.

The stage show features visits to characters of each of the shows, hosted by a live cast member, Casey. The scene starts in Mickey’s colorful clubhouse, and continues with the characters trying to make the best birthday party ever for Minnie Mouse. Characters highlighted in the show come from the following shows: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Jake and the Never Land Pirates (also featured in video below), and the new Doc McStuffins and Sofia the First.

In addition to the fun special effects (bubbles and confetti rain down on you at various points of the show), youngsters in the audience can join the gang in singing along with catchy tunes and dancing.

Jake and the Never Land Pirates Segment of Disney Junior – Live on Stage!





Disney Junior Live! is definitely geared to the preschool set, although young school-age children (and their grown-up escorts) will find it a pleasant show.

Guests are seated on the floor during this show, although there is a line of benches at the rear right side of the soundstage.

To be seated near the stage, arrive at the Soundstage at least 10-15 minutes prior to showtime.

This show is approximately 22 minutes long.

This attraction is wheelchair/ECV accessible.

Assistive Listening Devices from Guest Services Can Be Used Here.




The Disney Junior Live! Characters are available for Meet and Greet opportunities outside in Animation Courtyard. In addition to the Disney Junior characters, Pluto is now appearing at this location.

Check your daily Times Guide for times.

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There is no place to dine in the immediate vicinity of this show.

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Immediately upon exiting the Soundstage, there is an outdoor stand selling related Disney Junior merchandise. The Animation Courtyard Shops and the Animation Gallery are located across the Courtyard from the Soundstage.




Before Disney Junior Live on Stage opened, this soundstage was home to Playhouse Disney Live! which opened October 1, 2001. (A revamped version of Playhouse Disney Live! opened in January 2008, with new characters.) That show replaced the Bear in the Big Blue House stage show, which closed August 4, 2001.

Disney Junior Live on Stage retired the characters of Handy Manny and the Little Einsteins when it revamped the show in February 2013.

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