The immortal Shakespeare once said “all the world’s a stage” and I can think of no man that embraced that sentiment more than Walt Disney. The visionary that created the first animated cartoon with sound was also known to commonly refer to his beloved amusement park, Disneyland, as a show. Recently I visited Disneyland for the first time and having seen what an important role live performances have throughout the park, I can’t help but think the description is an incredibly accurate one.
On May 24, Disneyland highlighted its love of live performances in a very special way: with the world premiere of the new live show Mickey and the Magical Map. The show also marked the grand reopening of the Fantasyland Theatre and being in the audience for that performance was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.