May 22, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Mickey Mouse and a cast of beloved Disney characters will embark on a series of musical adventures through the magical powers of a sorcerer's map in
"Mickey and the Magical Map,"
the all-new live show coming to the Fantasyland Theatre in
Created by Disney Creative Entertainment, "Mickey and the Magical Map" was conceived for children of all ages and represents the return of Disney storytelling to the newly refurbished Fantasyland Theatre, a venue that merges the tradition of live outdoor performances with theatrical technology.
"We're very excited to welcome guests to the
this summer to enjoy all the entertainment and attractions that make this a world-class, family vacation destination," said
, President of the Disneyland Resort. "We're particularly thrilled to debut our captivating new show 'Mickey and the Magical Map' and to invite guests to experience
, a new themed area with Disney Princess encounters and two live shows based on favorite princess stories."
"Mickey and the Magical Map," which can be experienced only at Disneyland, where the magic began, opens just in time for the family travel season. The
weekend launches a Monstrous Summer of fun at the Disneyland Resort, which also features Disney Princesses at the new Fantasy Faire in Disneyland, and the spectacular new Cars Land and Buena Vista Street in the newly expanded
Disney California Adventure Park
Performed in the most magical of lands, Fantasyland, the new show reveals a mischievous
"Each new show we create is a chance to push storytelling in a new direction," said
, Theatrical Development executive, Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment. "At Disney, we love the challenge of continuously looking at our classic tales and most recent stories to see how we can bring live entertainment and excitement to today's audiences."
"Mickey and the Magical Map" presents Mickey in his timeless role as the sorcerer's apprentice. Wise sorcerer
directs his Mapmakers, a singing-dancing ensemble cast that paints a wondrous map – capable of taking dreamers to any place imaginable and so large it spans the entire stage of the outdoor Fantasyland Theatre.
Apprentice Mickey lets his curiosity get the better of him and he stumbles upon the map's magical powers, which take him, along with the audience, on a fantastic journey of imagination in the company of the Mapmakers. The journey, presented through theatrical stage wizardry, unveils wonderful worlds of music, color, adventure and beloved characters with each new direction – all set to an original song, "Journey of the Imagination," and music from classic Disney films.