Mickey's PhilharMagic to close for month-long refurbishment

Sep 21, 2021 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.

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doctornickNov 12, 2021

Yeah, I don't have a problem with film based attractions but now with digital they should really lean into that and add some variability to attractions. There's a bunch of rides and films that could be easily enhanced by providing different footage options.

ToTBellHopNov 12, 2021

They did a nice job on this. Should have been 10/1, but we dare not suggest 10/1 is a bigger deal for WDW than Disney+ Day…

ThelazerNov 12, 2021

All Digital.. THANK GOD!

Cmdr_CrimsonNov 12, 2021

Still would be neat to see different versions of the show similar how Star Tours does the different destinations..

DCBakerNov 12, 2021

Mickey's PhilharMagic has reopened with the new Coco scene today -

Fe MaidenSep 22, 2021

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.

ToTBellHopSep 22, 2021

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

tcool123Sep 22, 2021

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 🙄

PizzaPlanetSep 21, 2021

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

Magicart87Sep 21, 2021

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.

TrainsOfDisneySep 21, 2021

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

ToTBellHopSep 21, 2021

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.

MisterPenguinSep 21, 2021

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 FeatherSep 21, 2021

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.