Disney Attraction Suffers From Major Design Flaw

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Recently, one Disney Guest shared some inside details on one Disney World attraction and its major design flaw.

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While Disney may seem like an engineering master, perfecting its storytelling craft with each new attraction, sometimes things can still go wrong when it comes to planning and executing a specific ride or experience. We have seen numerous examples of this in the past with attractions like Expedition Everest and its infamous broken Yeti animatronic or the fabled KiteTails show, a show that Guests hate to love (or love to hate!).

While rides like Flight of Passage in Pandora – The World of Avatar and Rise of the Resistance in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge are truly jaw-dropping experiences, Disney also has a history of more lackluster experiences.

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One example of a design flaw in a Disney attraction can be found right in Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom. While many Guests enjoy the wacky and music-filled 3d movie that is Mickey’s Philharmagic, we have to admit that the queue and seating can feel a little cramped. Turns out this feeling is justified as the actual queue was not built to accommodate the amount of seating in the actual theater. This is shown in a TikTok posted by @disneycicerone which you can check out below:

Which is why the Mickey Mouse Revue never ran at full capacity 🙈 #disney #disneyparks #disneysecrets #disneyworld #disneytiktok#wdw


Which is why the Mickey Mouse Revue never ran at full capacity 🙈 #disney #disneyparks #disneysecrets #disneyworld #disneytiktok #wdw

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As you can see, the queue for the pre-show can actually hold more people than can fit in the theater, creating some cramped and awkward situations. The poster of the TikTok also claimed that Bill Justice, a Disney Imagineer also claimed that this was simply a design mistake when constructing the ride. That being said, this has not been confirmed by Disney.

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More on the attraction below:

An Animated 3D Experience

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.

Some Very Special Effects

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 surprises.
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Do you enjoy Mickey’s Philharmagic?

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