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Dance Party, Disney Style: The Jabbawockeez and Mickey Mouse Join for Some Amazing Dance Moves at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on October 3rd, 2012 by Gary Buchanan, Social Media Managing Editor

It’s not odd to see guests often dancing through our Disney Parks. The parks just have that effect on many people (including me). That’s one reason I was excited to hear the Jabbawockeez dance crew was on vacation at Walt Disney World Resort. Since I’ve tried to dance in previous videos at Raglan Road and also with Barbara, the dancing cast member at Magic Kingdom Park, I jumped at the chance to learn from these world-famous pros.

The Jabbawockeez, a name inspired from the pages of Lewis Carroll’s classic literature, exploded onto the scene by winning the first season of MTV’s dance competition series, “America’s Best Dance Crew.” Known for their signature, expressionless mime masks and high-energy moves, the Jabbawockeez star in stage shows in Australia and Las Vegas (an original show called “MÜS.I.C”), and have guest-starred on shows like the dance-driven comedy series “Shake It Up” on Disney Channel and “Dancing with the Stars” on ABC-TV.

During their visit, I asked the guys to stop by the America Gardens Theatre at Epcot for a quick (and unmasked) interview. I also asked Mickey Mouse to drop by and showcase a few of his newest hip-hop moves. And as you’d probably expect, Mickey does some pretty magical dancing. Take a look and let us know in the comments what you think of this all-star dance party. (Plus, give yourself some bonus points if you remember — like I do — the famous “Mickey Mouse Disco” record. To my delight, Mickey was kind enough to show me off-camera some of his famous disco steps. It’s good to know he still appreciates the classics.)

And keep an eye out for Rob, our always-concerned bystander. It’s been a while since we’ve seen him. I guess he’s been practicing his dance moves as well.

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5 Comments 3 Replies


Amy from NC on October 3rd, 2012 at 5:51 pm

The hammer pants are KILLING me. So 80’s fabulous!!


Gary Buchanan on October 4th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

The 80s decade definitely left an impression on “style,” didn’t it? :)


Paul from OH on October 3rd, 2012 at 10:00 pm

This video is funny awesome. I love Disney and Mickey can dance!!!


Denise from KS on October 4th, 2012 at 10:55 am

Once again, Gary, you make me smile and laugh! “Go Mickey..go Mickey…go go go Mickey!”


Gary Buchanan on October 4th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Thank you Denise!


Jessica on October 4th, 2012 at 11:24 am

This video was awesome! I love Jabawokees and voted for them to win season 1 of America’s Best Dance crew. And, of course I love Mickey Mouse so the 2 together, one word – AH-MA-ZING!!


Gary Buchanan on October 4th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Thanks for watching and commenting, Jessica. It was great to see the guys watching Mickey Mouse dance. They were really impressed! The Jabbawockeez are so very talented and have a lot of fun on stage. And well, Mickey – he always has fun anywhere he is!


Andy on October 5th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Donald Duck could dance way better!