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

Erin Glover

by , Editorial Content 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!

Comments

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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.

    • 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.

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

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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”. :)

  • 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 :)

    • Thanks for reading, Jocelyn!

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

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

  • 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!

    • Glad you could join us again!

  • 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.

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

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

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

    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! 😀

    • See you there!

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

  • 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. :-)

    • Thanks, Dennis. :)

  • 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!

    • Thanks for taking a photo with me, Jessica!

  • 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.

    • Thanks, Roger! Glad you enjoyed it!

  • 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.

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

  • 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!

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

    • I suppose it was kind of subtle. :)

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

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

  • 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!

    • What a wonderful memory, Gabriela!

  • 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.

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

  • 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 😀

    • Great to meet you, too, Jason!

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

  • 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!

  • 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!

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

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

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

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