It has just been announced as part of the Destination D23 event, several important live entertainment experiences will return to Walt Disney World Resort during the most magical celebration in the world, and some of them will return with new additions and improvements!
A couple of months ago, we revealed that next year we’ll be bringing a reimagined version of “Finding Nemo: The Musical” to Theater in the Wild at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Today, we’re excited to share some additional details with you about this newly updated program, which we call “Finding Nemo: The Big Blue … and Beyond!” Our new show is set in the timeline of the movie “Finding Dory.” When you sit in the theater, you’ll find yourself at the Marine Life Institute.
When the show begins, we catch up with the fish from Dr.’s office. P. Sherman in “Finding Nemo,” they have crossed the ocean as far as California. They tell the story of Nemo and how they got there, incorporating many of the beloved songs and production numbers from the original show. The team is working hard to get “Finding Nemo: The Big Blue … and Beyond!” ready to open in 2022, and we look forward to sharing more with you soon.
As Josh D’Amaro, president of Disney’s Parks, Experiences and Products, announced today, “Fantasmic!” will also return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2022. When this amazing spectacular reopens next year, it will incorporate a whole new sequence with live performers, stunts, special effects and more!
We also recently announced the return of the DISNEY ON BROADWAY concert series, along with the EPCOT 2022 International Arts Festival, which will take place from January 14th to February 21st. Today we have revealed the fantastic lineup of talented artists who will be performing during the festival. Head to DisneyWorld.com for full details so you can start planning your visit.
At Magic Kingdom Park, we’ll be bringing live entertainment back to the Cinderella Castle grounds stage early next year, with a recently improved show for the 50’sth Birthday celebration. “Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire” will incorporate favorite scenes from the previous version of the show, with sequences inspired by “Frozen”, “Tangled” and “The Princess and the Frog”, as well as a new opening and a new ending with Mickey Mouse . and all his friends with their bright and EARidescent fashions. The show will also include a brand new original song titled “Where the Magic Feels Like Home.” “Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire” will be a wonderful addition to our live entertainment lineup for the 50’sth Birthday celebration.
Since we reopened our parks last year, we’ve been introducing Disney’s favorite characters in new ways, such as the cavalcades that run the route of the parade at Magic Kingdom Park. These rides have been very popular and will continue to be part of the park’s entertainment experience in the future. Mickey’s Celebration Cavalcade debuted on October 1 as part of the 50’sth anniversary, and later this winter, we will present a new cavalcade, the Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade, with an exciting line of characters embarking on a great journey through the park. The Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade will feature most characters from any cavalcade to date, such as Nick and Judy from “Zootopia,” Baloo and King Louie from “The Jungle Book,” Jose Carioca and Panchito from “The Three Knights.” Miguel de “Coco”, in addition to Mérida, Moana, Els Increïbles and many more!
And in early 2022, these cavalcades will be joined by the return of the Disney “Fantasy Festival” parade. This vibrant and joyful celebration of Fantasyland takes to the streets of Magic Kingdom Park dozens of beloved Disney characters and stories, from the Disney Princess Garden to a colorful carnival presided over by none other than Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.
All of this (and more!) Is on its way, adding to new experiences that debuted with the release of Walt Disney World 50.th Anniversary celebration, which includes “Disney KiteTails,” “Harmonious” and “Disney Enchantment,” as well as other favorites like “Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular.” Be sure to follow #DisneyWorld50 and keep reading the Disney Parks blog for all the news and updates during the celebration!