September 30, 2003 – The Magic Kingdom Attraction Mickey’s PhilharMagic Opens in Walt Disney World
“Disney magic meets Disney music in this spectacular 12-minute 3D fantasy adventure starring Donald Duck.”
On September 30, 2003, the Magic Kingdom attraction Mickey’s PhilharMagic opened in Walt Disney World. The attraction is located in Fantasyland, right next to Peter Pan’s Flight, and replaced The Legend of the Lion King. The attraction itself is a 12-minute 3D film, with guests given special 3D glasses in the lobby before entering the theater. There are also special in-house effects that draw the viewer into the film’s adventure. The plot of the film is that Mickey is getting ready to conduct a magic orchestra, but Donald takes Mickey’s Sorcerer’s Hat and decides to take over. Things spin wildly out of control, and Donald is plunged into scenes from beloved Disney films, from Beauty and the Beast to Aladdin. Mickey’s PhilharMagic had a grand opening ceremony on October 8 2003. Similar versions of the attraction were opened in Hong Kong Disneyland on September 12, 2005, and Tokyo Disneyland on January 24, 2011.