May 2013 – present
Fantasyland – Walk to the rear of Fantasyland, near It’s A Small World and the entrance to Mickey’s Toontown, and you’ll see the Fantasyland Theatre on your left. You can also take the Disneyland Railroad to the Toontown station, and you’ll disembark right next to the Fantasyland Theatre entrance.
Mickey and the Magical Map is a half-hour show that celebrates the best of Disney songs. Opened in 2013, the show is a high energy attraction designed to draw crowds in from neighboring Fantasyland and Mickey’s Toontown. While this area was previously underutilized as a princess meet and greet location, it is now one of the highlights of Fantasyland.
Single Rider Line – no
Fast Pass – no
Height Requirement – none
Duration – 25:00
The show begins in Fantasia wizard Yen Sid’s magical studio, where Mickey and the other mapmakers are putting finishing touches on Yen Sid’s magical map. When Mickey finds himself alone in the workshop, he accidentally leaps inside the map and has to navigate the magical worlds within it. Mickey wanders through the jungles of The Jungle Book, fairytale towns where Pocahontas, Mulan, Rapunzel, and Flynn Rider live, the ocean homes of Lilo, Stitch, and Sebastian, and the bayous of Princess and the Frog. In the end, Mickey makes his way back to Yen Sid’s workshop, having successfully completed the magical map along his journey.
MY RATING – ★★★★★
Mickey and the Magical Map is the best Disney show I’ve ever seen. The story is fun and entertaining, the featured songs are some of the best classics, and the amazing LED stage really brings the scenery to life. But for me, the best part of the show was watching the dancers; in true Disney form, every single one of them looked like they were having the time of their lives, and their energy was infectious. Watch this show at least once if you can, and you’ll definitely leave the park with an extra dose of Disney magic.
Crowd levels for the show depend entirely on crowd levels in the park. If you visit on a day during the off-season or with bad weather, you’ll have no problem finding great seats. But if you visit on a crowded day, you’ll have to plan ahead. Aim to wait in line up to 30 minutes before the show starts to ensure you’re close to the action.
Mickey and the Magical Map debuted in 2013, as part of the celebration of the new Disney Princess Fantasy Faire expansion in Fantasyland.
Before this show began its run in 2013, the Fantasyland Theatre hosted the Disney Princess Fantasy Faire, which now sits at the front of Fantasyland.