This Mickey Mouse dance craze is getting out of hand!
Entire theme parks are coming to an almost complete standstill as kids, “Disney Adults”, Guests, Cast Members and even older folks pause everything to dance the hottest new craze to hit the clubs and national television (we’re not joking, it’s worse than the Macarena), Tokyo Disney Resort‘s super-popular Jamboree Mickey! song and dance.
As reported earlier, this sensation sweeping through the Tokyo Disney Resort and its theme parks Tokyo DisneySea and Tokyo Disneyland all started back in 2019 when the Tokyo Disney Resort initiated a stage show with an easy-to-follow song and dance, aimed at kids. Eventually, “Disney Adults” caught wind of it and the rest is history — as the entirety of the Tokyo Disney Resort now stops in its tracks to dance along, after the Jamboree Mickey! Let’s Dance! show returns after the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions.
@harurun43 posted this TikTok video of one impromptu Jamboree Mickey! dance party, as Cast Members and Guests alike drop everything to dance:
The sensation has hit even the older generations (and the young at heart!) in this clip of a “Disney Uncle” dancing along to Jamboree Mickey at the Tokyo Disney Resort’s Tokyo DisneySea, recorded by @aim3301:
Look at the number of people all stopping in their tracks to dance!
Yet another video was recorded by @bell2620, who titled this phenomenon “Guerilla Jamboree Mickey” in their TikTok post.
It shows Cast Members (and what appears to be an older Custodial Cast Member) all pausing to dance with Guests on the bridge between the Lost River Delta, Mermaid Lagoon and Arabian Coast “Ports of Call” at Tokyo DisneySea in the Tokyo Disney Resort:
And all these “guerilla” instances have led to what appears to be the Tokyo Disney Resort deliberately playing the music in other areas of the Disney Park to allow Guests and Cast Members to dance.
This video shows Tokyo Disneyland’s Tomorrowland area coming to almost a complete standstill as Jamboree Mickey! plays and Cast Members start encouraging Guests to join in on the fun:
The tide of this new dance sensation continues to sweep non-stop through the Tokyo Disney Resort!
In fact, Jamboree Mickey’s popularity seems to be pushing The Walt Disney Company and Oriental Land Company into making concerted efforts to curb unwanted Guest dancing at the Tokyo Disney Resort, by scheduling cathartic “dance times” for excited, jitterbug Guests.
Looks like Jamboree Mickey! is here to stay for the foreseeable future.
What do you think of this new Jamboree Mickey! dance craze? Do you think it will spread to other Disney Parks? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Unlike other entirely Walt Disney Company-owned Parks like the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, the Tokyo Disney Resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan exists as the Walt Disney Company’s first-ever international Disney Park and is owned and operated by the Oriental Land Company. Located just beside the JR Maihama Station, Tokyo Disney Resort comprises two theme parks – Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, connected by the Disney Resort Line monorail. The other two Disney Parks in Asia are the Hong Kong Disney Resort and the Shanghai Disney Resort. The upcoming Tokyo Disney Resort Fantasy Springs expansion will open in 2023.
Tokyo Disneyland resides just a short distance from the Tokyo Disneyland Hotel and Toy Story Hotel, and features a similar castle to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, with their own Cinderella Castle. Tokyo Disneyland offers more than one unique attraction, including the Tokyo-exclusive, trackless Winnie the Pooh ride, Pooh’s Honey Hunt, plus Monsters, Inc. “Ride & Go Seek!”. Familiar favorites from other parks include Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, Haunted Mansion, Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, It’s a small world and Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blaster.
Tokyo DisneySea is a truly unique Disney Park themed after the Society of Explorers and Adventurers (S.E.A.), it boasts seven themed lands, or “Ports of Call” – the Mediterranean Harbor, American Waterfront, Lost River Delta, Port Discovery, Mermaid Lagoon, Arabian Coast, and Mysterious Island. Equally unique are DisneySea’s exclusive and one-of-a-kind attractions – Soaring: Fantastic Flight, Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Crystal Skull, the S.E.A. storyline-themed old New York-style hotel Tower of Terror: Hotel Hightower, Jules Verne-inspired 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and star attraction, Journey to the Center of the Earth, located within the Park’s looming icon — giant volcano Mount Prometheus. Most unique of all is the on-property official Disney Hotel (that basically redefines “on-property”) — the luxurious Hotel MiraCosta, built right into the buildings of Tokyo DisneySea’s Mediterranean Harbor itself.