New entertainment experiences that honor two of Walt Disney’s original creations are coming to the Magic Kingdom in 2019. The fun begins Jan. 18 when Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Celebration kicks off at Magic Kingdom Park celebrating Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse with new entertainment, merchandise and specialty food and beverage. This limited-time magic is expected to last through the Summer season until around Sept 30.
A highlight of the celebration will be the new “Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party.” Several times daily, this colorful procession will parade up Main Street, U.S.A. toward Cinderella Castle, where guests will be invited to join in the energetic dance party. Singing hosts will keep things hopping with modern remixes of favorite “Mickey Mouse Club” melodies and more. Joining Mickey and Minnie in all the fun will be a bevy of beloved Disney characters, including Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, Pluto, Max, Chip ’n Dale and others.
I’m a big fan of the “Move it! Shake it!” series of dance parties. It’s a chance for guests to see and interact with some of the most popular Disney characters. Not everyone wants another photo with Mickey, but a chance to dance in the streets with him, that’s cool. Speaking of dancing in the streets, actually inviting guests out to participate in the show was a great innovation when the parade debuted.
Main Street, U.S.A. residents are all part of the Surprise Celebration. From Jan. 18 to Sept. 30, the Dapper Dans, the Casey’s Corner piano player and others will honor Mickey and Minnie with special musical moments throughout the day. And during the celebration, guests will be delighted to find other surprise, limited-time magical experiences popping up all around Magic Kingdom.
Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Celebration is also a great time for guests at Magic Kingdom to remember why they fell in love with Mickey and Minnie in the first place: Experience the 4D fun of Mickey’s PhilharMagic, see Mickey and Minnie glide down Main Street, U.S.A. as part of the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade or meet Mickey at the Town Square Theater.