If you’re visiting Walt Disney World Resort in the next few weeks and make your way over to Magic Kingdom Park, you’ll notice the classic Fantasyland attraction, Mickey’s PhilharMagic is now closed for refurbishment. While refurbishments can always be a little nerve-wracking when it comes to Disney fan-favorite attractions, this refurb seems to have Guests excited about what’s to come!
We previously shared the big news that Disney and Pixar’s Coco is joining the fun over at Mickey’s PhilharMagic! The classic Disney Park attraction is getting a new Coco scene featuring one of our favorite songs on the Coco soundtrack, “Un Poco Loco.” Disney decided to keep the attraction open for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary on October 1, 2021, but as of October 11, has closed Mickey’s PhilharMagic to begin refurbishment. No worries however as Disney has already announced the attraction will reopen next month with the new scene.
Disney previously announced: “The musical number “Un Poco Loco” will anchor the new scene when it opens to Guests at Disney California Adventure Park and Disneyland Paris on July 17, before being added to Magic Kingdom Park later this year during the Walt Disney World Resort 50th anniversary celebration. The film’s fun, upbeat music and characters combined with the humor of Donald Duck marks the first time Disney and Pixar animators have worked on a creative endeavor where characters from both animation studios will be seen together on screen. Because music is such an integral part of the show, we were also fortunate to tap one of the film’s original composers – the world-renowned Germaine Franco – to produce a “Coco” score unique to Mickey’s PhilharMagic.”
A follow-up announcement about Mickey’s PhilharMagic attraction revealed via Disney Parks Twitter shared: “You will be able to see the “Un Poco Loco” scene from “Coco” in Mickey’s PhilharMagic in Magic Kingdom Park starting Nov. 12!”
The great news is that if you’re a huge Mickey’s PhilharMagic fan and really don’t want to see changes to the attraction, Disney has said Guests will enjoy this new scene alongside all of the show’s current fan-favorite musical numbers. It sounds like “Coco” will simply be another PhilharMagic scene to adore! How do you suppose Donald Duck will handle this new scene as he searches for Mickey’s Sorcerer’s Hat? We’re sure it will be as troublesome as always! Mark your calendars for November 12 when the theater reopens and “Un Poco Loco” from Disney’s Coco debuts at Mickey’s PhilharMagic.