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Even though the title is "Mickey's" PhilharMagic, Donald Duck is the star of this 12-minute 3D movie musical review, which plays in the Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland Theater. As the movie begins, Donald is unpacking the instruments for Mickey's orchestra, when he decides to try on the Big Cheese's famous sorcerer's hat from the movie Fantasia. The instruments spring to life, Donald loses control and soon we're flying through a musical medley of famous songs and scenes from top Disney animated films. Eventually, of course, Mickey returns to retrieve his hat and save the day. And Donald? Well, he gets his with a tuba blast into the theater's back wall.
Directed by Oliver and Company and The Prince and the Pauper director George Scribner, Mickey's PhilharMagic debuted in 2003 and represents the first time that Disney created computer-animated versions of many of its classic characters, including Mickey and Donald. Disney used archival recordings for much of the dialogue in the film, with some of the characters' original voice actors returning to supply the remaining dialogue.
Favorite 3D theme park show. Has the most iconic Disney characters with a few of the most iconic Disney songs and scenes. It's great for all ages, I will watch this every time I go to MK. 9/10
EXCELLENT: Even though it takes a little while to get adjusted to the mildly fuzzy 3D, this is one of the most underrated attractions in the park. It rarely has a long wait, and the orchestration of the medley is so beautiful. The show overall is charming--dare I say, art!--and is definitely worth checking out.
This attraction is in my top tens. 1: Splash Mountain, 2: Space Mountain, 3: Big thunder Mountain, 4: Peter Pan's flight, 5: The Many adventures of Pooh,6: Haunted Mansion, 7: Mickey's Phillarmagic, 8: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, 9: Pirates of the Caribbean, 10: Buzz Lightyears Space Ranger Spin. This show gets 10/10.
6/2015 - Still a fun show, but it could be updated. Seems like it was almost made to have certain portions taken out and replaced with something new. Wouldn't it be great to see Donald in the snow with Olaf?
One of my favorite indoor shows.
One of my favorite attractions at MK, was sad when they removed Lion King from this theater but so glad they did now! One of the best modern day attractions Disney has added. If you are a fan of the music of the Animated films this is the show for you; it puts you right in the middle of the best songs and scenes from many of the films.
Absolutely love this show, some of my favourite Disney songs in there. Magic Kingdom can make for a tiring day, particularly in the height of summer, but this show always makes me feel happy. It's great for the whole family
This is the hidden gem of WDW. It's a fun show for the whole family. Don't miss it!
One of the best attractions in Walt Disney World. A truly unique, fun, original show!
Love the show. Great music and visuals. Last year I would have given it an outstanding rating.But this year we saw it three times from different vantage points and the 3D effect seemed out of sync a bit. So I've lowered the rating to commendable.