Disney Park and Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro appeared at the Destination D23 2021 event at Disney’s Contemporary Resort yesterday as he revealed exciting Parks news — including the return of Festival of Fantasy, Fantasmic!, opening dates for Avengers Campus in Disneyland Paris and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in EPCOT, and more.
Fans were especially ecstatic when D’Amaro confirmed Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire would be returning in 2022!
Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire is an iconic and fan-favorite stage show that takes place in front of Cinderella Castle. The official description reads:
It takes a whole enchanted kingdom to put on this show—and you’re cordially invited. Look for Tiana and friends from The Princess and the Frog and Rapunzel and Flynn from Tangled. Mickey even recruits Olaf, Anna and Elsa from Frozen to join in!
Watch as classic and contemporary Disney Characters interact in a magical, musical extravaganza featuring lively dancing, dazzling effects and music from the films.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, Disney World has not hosted Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire, but as we continue to move forward, Disney has adjusted its health and safety protocols, even bringing back select entertainment offerings. And now, we will once again get to see Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire return to Cinderella Castle’s stage — but with changes.
For starters, Disney Parks Blog shared that fans will be able to not only see a new opening and a new finale, but also will hear a brand-new song called “Where the Magic Feels Like Home”.
Additionally, the stage show will have a new name. Instead of Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire, it will be called Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire. Per Disney Parks Blog:
At Magic Kingdom Park, we’re bringing live entertainment back to the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage early next year, with a show newly enhanced for the 50th Anniversary celebration. “Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire” will incorporate favorite scenes from the previous version of the show – with sequences inspired by “Frozen,” “Tangled,” and “The Princess and the Frog” – plus a new opening and a new finale with Mickey Mouse and all his friends in their sparkling, EARidescent fashions. The show will also include an all-new, original song entitled “Where the Magic Feels Like Home.” “Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire” will be a wonderful addition to our live entertainment lineup for the 50th Anniversary celebration.
Are you excited to see this stage show return to Disney World? How do you feel about the new changes coming? Let us know in the comments below.
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