Mickey’s PhilharMagic Is Receiving a ‘Coco’ Update

in Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World

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Mickey’s PhilharMagic is certainly a classic attraction at both Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida and in Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. The incredible 3D adventure stars some of our favorite classic Disney characters including Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck as they get ready to put on an incredible orchestra. However, Donald decides to put on Mickey’s sorcerer hat and things get a little out of hand.

Donald ends up going through some of the most beloved Disney animated films as he finds himself stuck right in the middle of some Disney classic song scenes. These include “Be Our Guest” from Beauty and the Beast, “A Whole New World” from Aladdin, “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King” from The Lion King, “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid, and more.

Now, Guests will be taken into a Pixar film for the first time ever as Mickey’s PhilharMagic at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort will soon include a new scene — Featuring Disney and Pixar’s Coco!

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The new scene will take Guests into the iconic song, “Un Poco Loco”, and will debut at Disneyland’s version on July 17 and at Walt Disney World’s version later this year in time for the 50th celebration, which will kick off on October 1.

From the concept art, we expect to be taken into the Land of the Dead, the same place Miguel visits in the film, as he sings “Un Poco Loco”.

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Disney Parks Blog shared additional details about the new scene:

We can’t keep this news under Mickey’s sorcerer hat much longer. Fans of “Mickey’s PhilharMagic” will soon be tapping to a new song with the debut of an animated scene based on Disney and Pixar’s “Coco.”

The musical number “Un Poco Loco” will anchor the new scene when it opens to guests at Disney California Adventure park and Disneyland Paris on July 17, before being added to Magic Kingdom Park later this year during the Walt Disney World Resort 50th anniversary celebration.

The film’s fun, upbeat music and characters combined with the humor of Donald Duck marks the first time Disney and Pixar animators have worked on a creative endeavor where characters from both animation studios will be seen together on screen.

Because music is such an integral part of the show, we were also fortunate to tap one of the film’s original composers – the world-renowned Germaine Franco – to produce a “Coco” score unique to “Mickey’s PhilharMagic.”

Guests will enjoy this new scene alongside all of the show’s current fan-favorite musical numbers. Now it’s time to put on those opera glasses and let the show begin!

More on Mickey’s PhilharMagic

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Walt Disney World describes this attraction as:

Put on your 3D “opera glasses” and take a seat in the Concert Hall in front of the 150-foot-wide, 180-degree seamless wraparound screen.

As the lights dim, we find Donald Duck fast asleep. When he dons Mickey’s Sorcerer’s Hat and decides to try his hand at conducting the concert, he’s suddenly plunged into a 3D dream world of classic Disney animated musical sequences.

Classic Songs

Experience “Be Our Guest” from Beauty and the Beast, “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid, “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King” from The Lion King and “You Can Fly” from Peter Pan—plus many more—presented for the first time in stunning 3D.

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Disneyland describes this attraction as:

Head over to the Sunset Showcase Theater in Hollywood Land to catch this spectacular 3D fantasy adventure featuring many beloved Disney characters!

As the lights dim, we find Donald Duck fast asleep. Mickey Mouse appears with music in hand and wakes Donald before rushing offstage to ready the show. As Donald warms up the orchestra, he spots the conductor’s baton and Mickey’s Sorcerer’s Hat. Deciding to try his hand at conducting the concert, he’s suddenly plunged into a 3D dream world of classic Disney animated musical sequences.

Iconic Songs in Unforgettable Settings

Experience “Be Our Guest” from Beauty and the Beast, “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid, “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King” from The Lion King and “You Can Fly” from Peter Pan—plus many more—presented for the first time in stunning 3D.

Some Very Special Effects

In addition to 3D, Mickey’s PhilharMagic features child friendly, in-house special effects throughout the presentation. These effects, created to further immerse you in the adventure, include light splashes of water and other fun surprises.

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Are you excited to see Coco be added to Mickey’s PhilharMagic? Let us know in the comments below.

If you want to visit Disneyland or Disney World to see the new Coco scene on your next vacation, start planning today!

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