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Readers Enjoy ‘Mickey and the Magical Map’ and More During Disney Parks Blog Magical Meet-Up at Disneyland Park

posted on June 3rd, 2013 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


Readers Enjoy ‘Mickey and the Magical Map’ and More During Disney Parks Blog Magical Meet-Up at Disneyland Park

Friday was a magical evening here at Disneyland park, as hundreds of Disney Parks Blog readers gathered at the Fantasyland Theatre for their own showing of the new “Mickey and the Magical Map”!

Readers Enjoy ‘Mickey and the Magical Map’ and More During Disney Parks Blog Magical Meet-Up at Disneyland Park Readers Enjoy ‘Mickey and the Magical Map’ and More During Disney Parks Blog Magical Meet-Up at Disneyland Park

It was a beautiful afternoon for a meet-up as guests entered Disneyland park on the way to the theatre.

Readers Enjoy ‘Mickey and the Magical Map’ and More During Disney Parks Blog Magical Meet-Up at Disneyland Park

And I was excited to find someone else in a Sorcerer Mickey-inspired outfit!

Readers Enjoy ‘Mickey and the Magical Map’ and More During Disney Parks Blog Magical Meet-Up at Disneyland Park

What did they find when they arrived at the theatre? Popcorn, of course!

Readers Enjoy ‘Mickey and the Magical Map’ and More During Disney Parks Blog Magical Meet-Up at Disneyland Park Readers Enjoy ‘Mickey and the Magical Map’ and More During Disney Parks Blog Magical Meet-Up at Disneyland Park Readers Enjoy ‘Mickey and the Magical Map’ and More During Disney Parks Blog Magical Meet-Up at Disneyland Park

After the show, we surprised guests with five magical giveaway prizes, inspired by Mickey Mouse and Disneyland. A few lucky guests came away winners, but the rest just got to practice their exasperated groans. If you were there, say it with me for old times … 6 – 4 – 0 – “aaaaarrrrrggggghhhh!!!”

Readers Enjoy ‘Mickey and the Magical Map’ and More During Disney Parks Blog Magical Meet-Up at Disneyland Park Readers Enjoy ‘Mickey and the Magical Map’ and More During Disney Parks Blog Magical Meet-Up at Disneyland Park

Then I was joined onstage by some of the people who brought “Mickey and the Magical Map” to life: Tracy Halas, show director and choreographer; Mike Layman, technical director; and Scott Auerbach, art director; for a panel discussion on each of their roles in the show.

At the end of the event, guests were welcomed to enjoy the rest of the evening at Disneyland park! Were you at the Disney Parks Blog Magical Meet-Up? Tell us about it in the comments!

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Dan on June 3rd, 2013 at 6:44 pm

That was the funniest part of my day! Especially the, “6 – 4 – 0 – AAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!”

 

Erin Glover on June 3rd, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Yes! One of my all-time favorite meet-up moments, now. Second only to this.

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Oleg from CA on June 3rd, 2013 at 6:48 pm

I hear there was a luggage tag and rice krispie treat as well. Is there a pic of the luggage tag? I missed the event and am bummed!

 

Erin Glover on June 3rd, 2013 at 8:39 pm

You missed a good one! Check out the gift here.

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Michael on June 3rd, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Yes i was!! it was a great Event. Disney parks blog always takes care of their guests at a meetup. The Show is so good! My family all loved it! Thank You So much!

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Daniel from CA on June 3rd, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Had a great time. The singing was wonderful, and I loved the trumpet! The treats were nice, too. Thank you!

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Jason on June 3rd, 2013 at 6:59 pm

Erin it was a blast! Wonderful new show and it was so awesome meeting you finally (by the check-in area). Those groans during the prizes were funny :D

 

Erin Glover on June 3rd, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Great to meet you, too, Jason!

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jonathan on June 3rd, 2013 at 7:01 pm

so glad to be apart of this event, i had such a great time

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Jo on June 3rd, 2013 at 7:11 pm

This was an awesome event and the very reason why we all love Disney. Keep all the good ideas and events coming we appreciate them. As an AP holder for the past 3 years, these are the kind of things that make out passes worth their weight in gold.

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Gabriela on June 3rd, 2013 at 7:27 pm

It was one of the most memorable Disney experiences I have ever had! As my guest, I took my 11 year old niece who had no idea where we were going when I picked her up unexpectedly. The look on her face as we entered the parking structure was absolutely priceless. The show was amazing, the treats were delicious and being able to spend the afternoon in the park afterwards just the two of us was a gift she and I will always treasure. Thanks guys!

 

Erin Glover on June 3rd, 2013 at 8:41 pm

What a wonderful memory, Gabriela!

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KristinLong on June 3rd, 2013 at 7:43 pm

I followed the live updates via twitter! Looked like so much fun!!

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Jean on June 3rd, 2013 at 7:50 pm

OMG THERES ME AND MY FRIEND WITH THE POPCORN! Haha, that meet up was too fun and awesome!

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Dan on June 3rd, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Erin: I never realized that you both were wearing Sorceror Mickey inspired attired as I walked both of you! :)

 

Erin Glover on June 3rd, 2013 at 8:42 pm

I suppose it was kind of subtle. :)

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Emmanuel on June 3rd, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Had a great time at the event! Exciting to be able to ask a question at the end of the show! And the raffle tickets were a blast! I was close to winning one of the prizes twice!

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Fred from CA on June 3rd, 2013 at 9:02 pm

I really enjoyed the event. Thanks for the popcorn and rice krispie treats!

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Dinah on June 3rd, 2013 at 9:12 pm

what a fun event! thank u for the opportunity. my friends and i had a blast, and all the surprises were awesome. what a great way to introduce “mickey and the magical map” to all of us. can’t wait for the next meet-up.

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Roger on June 3rd, 2013 at 9:21 pm

Thank you for putting on this wonderful event. The show was great and the discussion panel afterward interesting. I didn’t win a raffel prize, but watching everyone enjoy themselves as you were calling out the numbers was entertaining. You really know how to work a crowd! ;)

Besides all the amazing performers of the show, many thanks to you and your assembled staff for putting on yet another awesome Disney Park Blog event at Disneyland Resort.

 

Erin Glover on June 6th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

Thanks, Roger! Glad you enjoyed it!

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Jessica on June 3rd, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Thank you all for such an amazing event!!! What a happy coincidence that we were both “Disneybounding” as Sorcerer Mickey! Great to meet you, Erin!

 

Erin Glover on June 6th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

Thanks for taking a photo with me, Jessica!

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Dennis on June 3rd, 2013 at 11:04 pm

Thx for taking a picture of me!! just like i ask you to on the other blog post. im the top pic left pic, the boy with the blue Dland shirt entering the park. AMAZING MEET UP. I bought my Mother, she really enjoyed the show with Smiles through the ENTIRE show.
Also Erin, You are such a funny host. :-)

 

Erin Glover on June 6th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

Thanks, Dennis. :)

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Evelyn on June 3rd, 2013 at 11:55 pm

i am so upset that i didnt hear about this. i come on here everyday and i didnt see the post

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Brandon on June 4th, 2013 at 12:30 am

This was an awesome event! Had a Wonderful Time Erin! Thanks for the Picture Afterwards! :D

I can’t wait until around the D23 expo come August 2013. You’ll know why because who knows I may get to see you again! :D

 

Erin Glover on June 6th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

See you there!

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Brittney from AL on June 4th, 2013 at 7:19 am

I absolutely wish I could’ve been there! But, it’s a far drive from Alabama :)

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Julie on June 4th, 2013 at 10:23 am

My 4 year old son and I had the best time at our first meet-up! We loved the show. Thank you for the wonderful surprise popcorn buckets, drinks and yummy gift too. We also had the pleasure of meeting you Erin while we were in the registration line. What a sweet person you are. We discussed the new way the registration was done and I appreciate you asking my opinion about it. You also waved to my son as you walked by at the show and he though that was great. Oh, and the raffle was a lot of fun. We were only 2 numbers off from winning the watch…so exciting! The reaction from the crowd was priceless. Thanks again and we hope to attend another meet-up in the future.

 

Erin Glover on June 6th, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Great to meet you, Julie! I appreciated your feedback.

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Brian on June 4th, 2013 at 11:55 am

This was our third (I think) Meet Up and as usual the event was fantastic! We really enjoyed the show and Erin did a great job as our hostess!

 

Erin Glover on June 6th, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Glad you could join us again!

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Aline on June 4th, 2013 at 12:29 pm

thank you for everything, we had a great time and really enjoyed the experience!

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George on June 4th, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Thanks for a great event! Was so happy to get out and see the new show, and all the goodies were a great bonus!

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Jocelyn on June 4th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Erin, thank you so very much for a great event! I am so glad I was able to attend. DisneyParks Blog is a wonderful asset to the Resort experience. Thank you :)

 

Erin Glover on June 6th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Thanks for reading, Jocelyn!

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Jeffrey on June 4th, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Thanks for the opportunity to attend a great event! My friends and I appreciated the awesomely sweet popcorn, the beverage and rice-krispie treat in the shape of Mickey. The show was amazing and the prizes were a reason to stay longer. I thought it was hilarious how the moans and groans happened every two numbers(I was only 50 numbers away from winning that blueprint prize:P ). I think the number one highlight of the day was seeing that little girl during the Q&A session with the designers, asking her question about how Mickey “got into the map”. Of course in true Disney fashion, we all knew it was because of “Mickey’s Magic”. :)

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Wendy on June 4th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

My little R2D2 loved winning the Mickey watch and was so happy to ask his question about Mickey. Thank you for such a magical time and for creating memories of a lifetime!

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Cynthia on June 4th, 2013 at 6:03 pm

Oh! We had such an amazing time! I took my Mom as my guest, it was such an awesome experience, you all treated us so well. My mom won the first prize, the Mickey watch, she was so shocked all day! Thank you so much for a great time, and a great show! Mickey and the Magical Map was AMAZING!! I can’t wait to take my girls to see it, I cried when Rapunzel came out and I realized my girls weren’t there to share that with me. So, I owe them a trip now! Thanks again!

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Daniel on June 5th, 2013 at 7:10 pm

It was a great event and show and the treats were a delightful bonus! Afterwards I got to chat a little bit with Paul Hiffmeyer about his photography. Awesome sauce!

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Jaime on June 7th, 2013 at 11:13 am

It was the best night ever!! We loved the show and every moment of our visit to Disneyland!!

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Royce on June 7th, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Erin, One of the prizes that was given away was like a print or something of the Disneyland castle. Is that available in stores anywhere? A link would be helpful. Thanks.

 

Erin Glover on June 10th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Yes! It hurt to give that one away. :) It is available in the Disney Gallery/Disneyana in the Bank of Main Street building. I was not able to find a link to it for sale online.

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Lauren on June 14th, 2013 at 9:35 am

We had a great time!! It was a blast to hear all about the show! We also loved the luggage tags as they were perfect for the rest of our honeymoon trip (aboard the Disney Wonder to Alaska!). Thanks for a great time!

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julie on June 14th, 2013 at 4:19 pm

I had such a great time and I can’t wait to bring my entire family to see the show! Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of the Disney magic!

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