Talking Mickey Debuts in New Show at Disney’s California Adventure

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Visitors to the brand new Disney Dance Crew show at Disney’s California Adventure Park in Disneyland Resort are not the only ones talking; Mickey’s on stage! The new version of Mickey is appearing in the show, which opened Friday.

“We are introducing and featuring Mickey in a brand new way,” said Randy Wojcik, the show’s director. Audiences and guests to the park will recall that Mickey’s features are usually fixed, but the new version of the beloved character includes a mouth that moves and blinking eyes.

Disney Dance Crew replaces the long-running show Drawn to the Magic, which had been delighting guests since 2004. Inspired by popular TV shows such as So You Think You Can Dance and America’s Best Dance Crew, the new Disney show features our favorite mouse bustin’ some moves while doing what he does best: bringing people together and inspiring them to reach for the stars.

The notion of a Mickey who talks and blinks might not seem so novel to guests of Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park; the popular Dream Along with Mickey show has featured the higher-tech version of Mickey for quite some time.

Disney Dance Crew features fresh arrangements, as well as “mash-ups” of Disney songs.

Look for new Mickey in Disney Dance Crew on the Hollywood Pictures Backlot stage. The show is performed six times daily, Wednesday through Sunday.


Updated based on feedback from Stitchkingdom. Our previous reporting that this was the same Mickey guests saw for the first time in Disneyland in May is incorrect.

2 responses to “Talking Mickey Debuts in New Show at Disney’s California Adventure

  • this is not *the* talking mickey of which you speak. this is the same tech that’s been used at WDW for years during the “Dream Along With Mickey’ and ‘Festival of the Lion King’ shows as well as Disney Live’s ‘Mickey’s Magic Show.’

  • Hi Brad — thanks for the correction. We’ve updated the post and linked to your post describing the difference between the two talking Mickeys.

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