Disney Parks Experience and Consumer Products Chairman Bob Chapek has been dropping many fascinating new details this morning at D23 Destination D: Celebration Mickey Mouse. One particular shared detail features the “Big Cheese” himself. So, how do the big wigs at Disney plan to celebrate Mickey moving forward? Easy! New Mickey Mouse inspired experiences are coming to Disney Parks and other Disney properties.
Here’s a closer look at the new planned events:
“Wonderful World of Animation”
90 years of Disney animation should be celebrated, right? Well, Chapek announced this morning, that a new show entitled “Wonderful World of Animation” is coming to Hollywood Studios just in time for the park’s 30th anniversary. The new show will feature state-of-the-art projection technology, and will celebrate all 90, wonderful years of Disney animation. Of course the show will feature Mickey Mouse himself! This new event is set to begin May 2019.
“Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway”
This one isn’t as much of secret. Replacing the beloved Great Movie Ride, Hollywood Studios will be home to a new real-world experience. The attraction will turn popular “Mickey Short” cartoons into a 3-D exploration for guests! This, first of its kind, ride-through attraction will feature Mickey Mouse in an original story line developed specifically for the attraction.
“Mickey Mouse Offerings at Disneyland Park”
Get Your Ears On: A Mickey and Minnie Celebration is a brand-new celebration coming to Disneyland Resort. Complete with new merchandise, entertainment, and of course, food! As part of the celebration, the night sky will light up on January 18th for “Mickey’s Mix Magic.” The nighttime show will feature all new music, projections, and lasers all coordinated to host an amazing dance party experience. This party will be even better starting in January 2019 as Mickey will take center stage on a new float premiering the return of Mickey’s Sensational Parade to the resort.
“Disney Cruise Line Is Getting In On The Fun Too”
Celebrate Mickey and Minnie on the high seas! Mickey and Minnie’s Surprise Party at Sea is a high-energy dance celebration coming to the Disney Fantasy next summer!
New Mickey and Minnie experiences for guests are only part of the fun that Chapek announced this morning at the D23 expo. In addition, Chapek also shared an inside look into the recently opened Mickey: The True Original Exhibition in New York City. On the heals of an in depth report released yesterday regarding Disney’s expansion plans for the coming years, the D23 news this morning goes to show that we can expect much more magic as Disney parks continue to provide new features and experiences to their guests.