Mickey to star in new show at Fantasyland Theatre

Finally, a new show is taking the stage at Disneyland’s Fantasyland Theatre which for the past few years had been home to the Disney Princess Fantasy Faire.

Mickey Mouse will be starring in "Mickey and The Magical Lamp," a new stage production set to debut this summer at Disneyland's Fantasyland Theatre. Photo by Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland

But little princesses in waiting, don’t fret. Princess Fantasy Faire closed in August, but is scheduled to reopen in Fantasyland in May as the “Royal Hall at Fantasy Faire,” offering plenty of opportunity to visit with your favorite Disney princess, be it  Cinderella, Snow White, Aurora, Belle, Jasmine, Ariel and, well there are just so many princesses, to name them all would be a blog in itself.

Taking the stage at Fantasyland Theatre is a live stage production of “Mickey and The Magical Lamp,” starring, of course, Mickey Mouse, as a sorcerer’s apprentice.

According to a blog by Shawn Slater, communications manager for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Creative Entertianment, the show starts with the wise sorcerer Yen Sid telling of a wondrous map – one unlike any other – with the power to take dreamers to any place imaginable. But when young apprentice Mickey Mouse attempts to paint the map’s one unfinished spot, he stumbles into a fantastic adventure through worlds of music, color and beloved characters, as he discovers the mystery of the map’s magic.

Disneyland plans to raise the curtain on “Mickey and the Magical Lamp” this summer.

Read more and see story board photos for the stage show at http://bit.ly/UofRJ4 

The blog also has a link to a blog about Royal Hall at Fantasy Faire with some storyboard photos for that planned attraction.