Last weekend I took my 6yo friend Matthew and his parents to Tampa to see Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival. You may remember I told you about the show coming to the Tampa Bay Times Forum last month. They only use about 1/3 of the forum for the Disney Live! shows, which makes it a fun and intimate setting. We had greats seats, just about center stage in the risers, not on the floor.
The show started with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and the dancers performing an up beat “Rock the Mouse” opening number. Adults and children alike were up out of their seats dancing along with the performers. Since the theme of the show is Mickey’s Music Festival the characters shared how lots of things can make music, like an old jug, a saw and other household items.
The Aladdin section was next and began with Mickey rubbing a magic lamp. of course, Genie appeared and later Aladdin and Jasmine joined him. Jasmine and Aladdin even floated around the stage on a magic carpet while they performed “A Whole New World.
Mickey and the gang returned with some congas and a shell and played a shell game as they introduced Sebastian and the Little Mermaid section of the show. Before intermission this section was focused of Sebastian and Flounder, Ariel made her appearance after the intermission as did Prince Eric.Toy Story was the next movie to be featured and this included the Green Army Men, Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie and Bullseye!
The music and dancing in the entire show was great. There were a lot of quick changes for the cast of 25 to keep up with. When I asked Matthew what was his favorite part of the show he answered, “All of it.” There was truly something for everyone, boys, girls, young old-everyone enjoys some Disney magic and it is nice that it tours the country bringing the magic to people who need it.
Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival is traveling to Alabama, Illinois, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Florida this spring. Visit Disney Live! for dates and locations.
Disclosure: I received 4 tickets to the show in exchange for hosting the giveaway and writing the review. All opinions are 100% mine.