Last Friday evening, Disneyland through their Disney Parks Blog invited 750 of their fans to come experience their new show at the FantasyLand Theatre, “Mickey and the Magical Map.” It was a very MagicalMeetup.
I was one of those lucky 750 to experience this fun #magicalmeetup at Disneyland, and believe it or not, it was my first evening back to Disneyland since moving to California nearly 2 1/2 years ago.
Growing up watching the Disney movies, and experiencing a very magical trip when I was in 3rd grade to Walt Disney World, the land of Disney has always had a very special place in my heart, so when the opportunity came for a special night the little kid in me came out.
Mickey and the Magical Map is a cute little show at the theatre that follows Mickey on an amazing journey with a magical map as your guide. Live music, dancers, and special characters from your favorite Disney movies come to live before you on stage.
Come along as the magical map brings Mickey to new worlds, and as he unlocks new discoveries. The theatre has recently been renovated to incorporate the latest theatrical technology in a live outdoor setting.
After the show, Jaime from Polka Dots on Parade and myself explored the theme park, and lived my dream of being a kid again.
One of my favorite rides growing up was “It’s a Small World.” Had great memories with my grandmother on this ride during my first visit to Walt Disney World.
Other rides we went on that night included Captain EO, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Haunted Mansion, Splash Mountain and the Teacups.
Memories flooded through my head as I went on these rides again. Memories from Walt Disney World from previous trips, and memories from my first visit to Disneyland back in college. Disneyland is really the happiest place on Earth.
And of course, I had to get a picture of myself in front of the castle:
We were even fortunate to capture the fireworks when we got out of The Haunted Mansion, a bit afraid we were going to miss them while we were on that ride:
And by the end of the night, I truly remembered why I fell in love with the Disney Theme Parks in the first place.
What’s your favorite ride in Disneyland?
Disclosure: I was provided with complimentary tickets to Disneyland to see Mickey and the Magical Map.