Ride History – Mickey’s PhilharMagic
Author:Mark Plante | Published: June 23, 2021
Mickey’s PhilharMagic is a 4D Magic Kingdom dark attraction located in Fantasyland and directly across from the “It’s a Small World” attraction. Not everyone realizes that Mickey’s PhilharMagic was not an Opening Day attraction in Magic Kingdom.
On opening day, the building that currently hosts Mickey’s PhilharMagic was originally The “Mickey Mouse Review” and featured animatronic Disney Characters. The animatronic characters formed an orchestra that was lead by the top mouse himself, Mickey Mouse.
In 1980, Mickey Mouse Review closed and was shipped to Disneyland in Tokyo, Japan. After closing, the building was host to a couple of short-lived attractions such as “Magic Journeys” and also “Legend of the Lion King”.
Mickey’s PhilharMagic officially opened in Magic Kingdom in 2003 and has been running daily since.