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Mickey and the Magical Map

The new Mickey and the Magical Map show will debut at Disneyland's Fantasyland Theatre on May 25, 2013, with the first reviews already appearing online.

The show stars Mickey Mouse in his Sorcerer's Apprentice persona, and features a range of musical numbers. Disney has offered up an official video looking at the two-year-long creation process behind it (embedded below), while MiceChat has posted a detailed critique.

The plot of Mickey and the Magical Map revolves around "wise sorcerer" Yen Sid, who tells Mickey of a mysterious map that has the power to transport dreamers to any place they can imagine. Mickey attempts to paint an unfinished spot on the map, triggering a dramatic adventure through a range of exotic, imaginary worlds.

An enormous version of the "magical map" plays a key part in the show. Mickey travels east to meet the "coolest of jungle beasts", King Louie, before heading west to meet storybook heroines Pocahontas, Mulan and Rapunzel. In the south, he heads under the sea to meet characters from The Little Mermaid, while the north hosts a "Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride".

The Fantasyland Theater previously hosted meet-and-greets with Disney Princesses, but was vacated when they moved to a new home in the Fantasy Faire area. The theater has not hosted a Broadway-style musical since 2006, when the Princess Fantasy Faire moved into the location.

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