Mickey Shorts Theater at Disney's Hollywood Studios closing for refurbishment

Apr 18, 2024 in "Mickey Shorts Theater"

Mickey Shorts Theater overview
Posted: Thursday April 18, 2024 1:23pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

According to the latest Walt Disney World operating calendar, the Mickey Shorts Theater at Disney's Hollywood Studios is closing for a month-long refurbishment later this month.

The closure begins on April 29, 2024, through to May 24, with a planned reopening on May 25, 2024. There is no word yet on whether there will be any changes to the show or updates to the theater itself.

View all current and upcoming Walt Disney World refurbishments.

The Mickey Shorts Theater currently shows Vacation Fun, which celebrates Mickey and Minnie's favorite vacation memories, with never-before-seen animation mixed with clips from favorites like Panda-monium, Couples Sweaters, Potatoland, Croissant de Triomphe, Entombed, Dumb Luck, Al Rojo Vivo, Yodelburg and Outback at Ya!.

After the show, you can step into life-sized recreations of Mickey's world and pose for a vacation photo with family and friends.

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PREMiERdrumApr 19, 2024

My oldest daughters are 15 and 14 and the three of us absolutely did the Potatoland Tiktok at the exit photo op last month. It was one of that day's highlights for them.

PizzaPlanetApr 19, 2024

Plus they could use an actor tied to the latest ABC or Hulu show to satisfy the IP mandate

Cmdr_CrimsonApr 19, 2024

We're getting Smell-a-phants through Scentsy..They could do something for the studios

Dr.GrantSeekerApr 19, 2024

I loved Sounds Dangerous as a kid as well. I think something similar to that would actually work well in that space again. Something sensory that actually gets peoples attention.

PizzaPlanetApr 19, 2024

Let’s get a real attraction in here. Something small like Sounds Dangerous would be perfect, I enjoyed that a lot as a kid

Cmdr_CrimsonApr 18, 2024

Gut the theater to make more M&G's for the section....

π•΄π–’π–†π–Œπ–Žπ–“π–Šπ–Šπ–—97Apr 18, 2024

This is such a waste of space, but I genuinely don't know what you put in here. Movie previews? At least that would allow them to leave One Man's Dream alone.

Marc Davis FanApr 18, 2024

When I think about this space, I think of DreamWorks Theatre at Universal Studios Hollywood. Rather than just seats and a screen, DWT features slightly/mildly-moving seats, simple in-theater effects such as "wind" and mist, and projection-mapping. It's not a major attraction, but those relatively minor upgrades make it vastly more popular than it would otherwise be, pulling crowds out of the walkways on busy days. Something of that sort seems like a no-brainer for this space...

Cmdr_CrimsonApr 18, 2024

Woah...That Sounds Dangerous!!

aladdin2007Apr 18, 2024

Its another waste of space, baffles me that they cant use it better. Looks nice inside but c'mon already. How far/lazy we have fallen. especially the exit photo space,,,that could be a really cool merch location if they aren't going to do anything else. They have cut the stores in this park by more than half....it wouldn't hurt to have another.

Andrew25Apr 18, 2024

Shows you that decision makers don't really visit the park lmao Every time I pass it I'm surprised with how few people are interested in it... if I were an executive I'd cut it to reduce costs lmao

Cmdr_CrimsonApr 18, 2024

It's amazing to see that this theater hasn't gone to seasonal since it's just a recap of what you watched in your hotel room before coming into the park..

PREMiERdrumApr 18, 2024

Seat cushions, carpet, and drapery? They've been doing that all across DHS over the past few months.