Mickey's PhilharMagic to close for month-long refurbishment

28 days ago in "Mickey's Philharmagic"

Posted: Tuesday September 21, 2021 1:23pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Walt Disney World's Mickey's PhilharMagic will be closing for a refurbishment during October to install a new digital projection system.

The 3D movie in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom will close October 11 through November 11, reopening to guests on November 12 2021.

As reported earlier, the new Coco scene will also make its debut on reopening November 12 2021.

View all current and upcoming Walt Disney World refurbishments.

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Fe Maiden27 days ago

Hope the upgrades help. I couldn't even watch it when we were there in August. I had to take the glasses off it was so bad.

ToTBellHop27 days ago

On my list, Disney+ Day is option 73. Somehow that won!

tcool12327 days ago

Four dates that would have been better imo to launch this segment: - October 1st: 50th Anniversary duh - By October 15th: Last day of Hispanic Heritage Month - October 31st to November 2nd: Typical Day of the Dead timeline - The same day as Disneyland and Paris 🙄

insert name here28 days ago

Glad to hear about the projector upgrades! I'm hoping this means it will be permanently restored to its former glory.

Magicart8728 days ago

Even if it's some type of nagware version. Seems a missed opportunity for sure. Can't believe the mouse is not promoting it. Think of all the potential subscribers. Must have slipped Bob's mind.

TrainChasers28 days ago

Am I imagining it or was this announced at one time?

ToTBellHop28 days ago

I am continually shocked that Disney+ isn’t free in the resorts. You can’t watch everything during your stay. It would be a brilliant way to hook people.

MisterPenguin28 days ago

The press release makes it sound like all aspects of the corporation are required to celebrate D+ in some way... In honor of the second anniversary of Disney+, subscribers will have access to promotions and experiences across the Company. Disney Parks and Resorts around the world and Disney Cruise Line will roll out the blue carpet for Disney+ fans with some surprise and delight moments including photo opportunities, character moments and more; shopDisney.com will have special offers; popular network shows and syndicated series will join in the celebration along with talent and series across ABC, Disney Channel, ESPN and ESPN+, Freeform, FX, Hulu, National Geographic in the U.S., and on owned channels abroad. https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/the-walt-disney-company-celebrates-disney-day-on-november-12-to-thank-subscribers-with-new-content-fan-experiences-and-more/ Just imagine Simba at the beginning of the Lion King being held up for all the animals to bow down to. Simba is D+. The animals are the other operating segments of Disney.

Magic Feather28 days ago

I know nothing of anything like this happening, but what if Philhar became "Presented by Disney+" or had some kind of Disney+ branding integrated into it.

ToTBellHop28 days ago

I noticed that, too, but that must be coincidental, as you say. Unless Chapek plans to require a Disney+ membership to see PhilharMagic. Always possible…

Thelazer28 days ago

It's a tech issue, has better days and worse days.

MisterPenguin28 days ago

Coincidentally (?), Nov 12 is Disney Plus day on which a slew of content is premiering.

ppet28 days ago

especially graphics cards.

Wendy Pleakley28 days ago

At least it's still an attraction of decent quality. Nothing like Sounds Dangerous. In its' final years I was shocked they were still running it. It was embarrassingly bad, not just overdue for an upgrade.