Donald Duck steals the show and Mickey’s Sorcerer’s Hat in Mickey’s PhilharMagic, setting off an adventure through some of the most beloved musical sequences in Disney animation. Journey with Donald through a frenetic, multi-sensory 4-D experience, featuring a plethora of characters and music from various Disney movies, including Peter Pan (1953), The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast (1991), and Aladdin (1992).
Opening Day: October 8, 2003
Type of Ride: 4-D show
Age Recommendation: All ages. Young children may be startled by the volume and the 3-D objects popping from the screen.
Duration of Ride: 12 minutes
Typical Queue Time: Short. Less than 20 minutes, or one show, except on the busiest days.
Single Rider Line: No
Chicken Exit Available: No
Baby Swap Available: No
Type of Vehicle: None. Theater show.
Type of Restraint: None
Attraction Open During Extended Evening Hours: Yes. See our Extended Evening Hours page for more information.
Ride Photo Available For Purchase: No
Height Requirements: None
Flash Photography or Video Allowed: No
- May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV
- Audio Description
- Assistive Listening
- Handheld Captioning
Park Map of Magic Kingdom:
Other Rides/Attractions In the Area:
This attraction is located in the Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland.
Shopping: Souvenirs and general goods can be purchased among six stores in Fantasyland: Big Top Souvenirs, Casey Jr. RailRoad Mercantile, Castle Couture, Fantasy Faire, Hundred Acre Goods, and Sir Mickey’s.
Dining/Refreshment: Located near Mickey’s PhilharMagic, Pinocchio Village Haus offers a counter service menu of flatbreads, salads, and submarine sandwiches. Additionally, if Lumiere’s mention of the Grey Stuff during Mickey’s PhilharMagic indeed sounded delicious, be sure to make an Advance Dining Reservation for dinner at Fantasyland’s Be Our Guest Restaurant, where the Grey Stuff highlights the dessert menu!
Restroom: A pair of restrooms are located near Mickey’s PhilharMagic, one near the border with Liberty Square and the other near Pinocchio Village Haus.
Smoking Location: Smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas only. Disney parks are smoke free.
Did you know?
- The queue for Mickey’s PhilharMagic contains posters highlighting the theater’s “previous performers.” The most obscure of these “performers” is perhaps Willie the Whale from the “The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met” segment of Make Mine Music (1946). Make Mine Music was one of Disney’s “package films,” a series of flicks released during the 1940s that incorporated several shorts based around a common theme, in this case music, rather than a single plot-based story.
- The 3-D glasses for Mickey’s PhilharMagic are called “Opera Glasses.”
- The 2003 debut of Mickey’s PhilharMagic ended a 10-year period where the Magic Kingdom did not have a 3-D attraction. The previous 3-D attraction at the Magic Kingdom, Magic Journeys, utilized the same theater as Mickey’s PhilharMagic and closed in late-1993, to be replaced by a puppet-based stage show, Legend of the Lion King.
- In misusing Mickey’s Sorcerer’s Hat, Donald acts as Mickey himself did in the legendary “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” segment of Fantasia (1940).
- Versions of Mickey’s PhilharMagic debuted at Hong Kong Disneyland Park and Tokyo Disneyland Park on September 12, 2005 and January 24, 2011, respectively.
Pay attention to the The Little Mermaid segment of Mickey’s PhilharMagic, as Ariel tosses her “thingamabobs” a Hidden Mickey appears.
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Top 5 Tips for Mickey’s PhilharMagic
- Mickey’s PhilharMagic is among the best attractions at Walt Disney World for those who love classic Disney music.
- There are no bad seats at Mickey’s PhilharMagic, so do not worry about securing specific seats.
- A great experience to escape the harsh Florida heat and enjoy some air conditioning.
- Check out the posters in the queue as well as the general detail of the theater.
- If you enjoy Mickey’s PhilharMagic, consider checking out Walt Disney World’s other 3-D shows: It’s Tough to be a Bug at Disney’s Animal Kingdom , Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival at Epcot, and Muppet Vision 3D at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Be aware, though, that these shows may be more frightening to children than Mickey’s PhilharMagic.