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    Re: Mickey's Not-So-Magical Map ...Ugh!

    I've only seen it on youtube, but I thought it was okay. It's probably true that it's much better live. I didn't care for the costumes that the dancers were wearing. While well designed, they seemed really out of places in some scenes. I definitly though the Sebastian puppet was strange looking, was very distracting. And I was excited about the Lilo & Stitch scene, but no Stitch or Lilo characters out? i just wish they had more characters in each scene.

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    Re: Mickey's Not-So-Magical Map ...Ugh!

    The former king of Broadway, David Merrick, and current Broadway super-producer, Mike Isaacson, both had (in Isaacson's case "have") shows tour the U.S. before they appeared/appear on Broadway. This gives productions a chance to be improved from city to city. Hopefully Disneyland's entertainment will improve this show with Stitch, costume changes, etc.

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    Re: Mickey's Not-So-Magical Map ...Ugh!

    I've only seen it through Youtube and I thought it looked really great for a theme park show. The sets look amazing! Also I'm sure the presence of Ariel and Lilo and Stitch aren't there because the cast is already so big and it would cost them a lot more money. The fact is. shows like this generate little revenue for the company, so the less they can do the better. I thought the screen was clever, and it's definitely something that has been overtaking Broadway for some time now.
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    Re: Mickey's Not-So-Magical Map ...Ugh!

    Like most here I haven't seen it in person. Only photos and video. But reading these posts it's clear that there are areas of the show that need tweaking and I'm imagining that Disney is watching these first performances very closely. They just need to be careful not to "...throw out the baby with the bath water". A lot of the production is very good and worth keeping. I personally like that there's no plot and I can enjoy some basic variety show style singing and dancing live on stage. I also think the costumes look great and the dancers wear them well. I like how the designer blended Renaissance with Contemporary and maybe a little Steampunk thrown into the details which are hard to see on the video. Obviously with some guests liking elements that other guests don't like it'll be tough for the entertainment department to come up with a way to make everyone happy. I wish them well with this show and will be stopping in to see it on my trip to the resort on Labor Day weekend.
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    Re: Mickey's Not-So-Magical Map ...Ugh!

    Am I the only one who feels like this show and the theater experience itself would be much more...exciting (I don't think that's the right word, but still) if it was presented at night time?
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    Re: Mickey's Not-So-Magical Map ...Ugh!

    I'm on the fence about this show. I have a feeling though that we will see more characters be added that perhaps weren't ready to go on time. That Hawaiian RollerCoaster Ride portion was missing something. Like a Uklele playing Stitch.

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    Re: Mickey's Not-So-Magical Map ...Ugh!

    I would have much rather seen them recreate one of their musical films with a fresh take on the material like they did with Pocahontas years ago. THAT was a great show that made the film fit the theatricality of the stage. Even if they had done Princess and the Frog, it would appeal to all with the many fun male characters and I'd love to see them solve the problem of the magic and animal characters theatrically.
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    Re: Mickey's Not-So-Magical Map ...Ugh!

    It looks like a cute show, it was never intended to blow your mind like World of Color or Fantasmic.

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    Re: Mickey's Not-So-Magical Map ...Ugh!

    I saw it in person yesterday, and I enjoyed it. The plot was weak, but it was very entertaining. The dancing/choreography was really good, and I appreciated the creative little details like the bubble dancers. The opening day, not-entirely-APer crowd roared when each segment started. The princess segment elicited the biggest cheers yet, and from my seat in the third row, I saw a couple of people wiping away tears at that segment. I never saw Animazement so I thought it was fresh. I also liked that they featured princesses not featured in WoC (Rapunzel, Tiana, Mulan) or Fantasmic (all of the above, plus Pocahontas). And I really liked that Flynn sang with Rapunzel.

    The King Louie segment was fantastic, of course. I didn't need Lilo or Stitch in the Hawaiian Roller Coaster segment, as I feel little emotional connection with that movie (it came out when I had lost interet in "kid" movies), but I do like the song. The Mickey popping in and out of the map effect was cool, and elicited lots of cheers. The ending was the "same ol' same ol'" Disney ending, and could have been written better.

    Still, I really enjoyed it and was glad that it wasn't a simple rehashing of one of the movies, ala Aladdin (which is really only popular because the genie is hilarious). I'll definitely see it again.

    Also, I like the way the show could be flexible, and changed occasionally to depict other destinations on the map. Pride Rock is on the map, and so is the Hakuna Matata bridge scene. I'd love to see a Lion King segment someday.

    Oh, and I agree with the person who said the Sebastian puppet was a bit awkward.
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    Re: Mickey's Not-So-Magical Map ...Ugh!

    Quote Originally Posted by NineteenTwenty8 View Post
    It looks like a cute show, it was never intended to blow your mind like World of Color or Fantasmic.
    Then it fails as a stage show. The whole point of Broadway is to take you out of reality. Aladdin thrives at doing that. There's no justification for a mediocre show.


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    Yes, I couldn't agree with you more on this one!!

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    Re: Mickey's Not-So-Magical Map ...Ugh!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rave View Post
    I think the biggest issue with the show isn't te story or the organization but the fact that the dancers keep the same costumes throughout the entire show. It just becomes so elementary and primitive seeing those garish brown and green orange costumes in the under the sea number. Maybe they shouldn't have spent so much money on the giant LED map and invested in some necessities to any quality production, like costumes.
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    Re: Mickey's Not-So-Magical Map ...Ugh!

    Looking at the show on YouTube, it has great potential but fails to deliver. Its a bit of a hodgepodge and the weak story line is unable to being it together cohesively. They have some real talent with the dancers and singers. I agree with previous comments, that the dancers in the same costumes throughout the show, pull you out of the scene each time they appear. How little it would take to change up the costumes to fit the scene they are in each time, which in turn would help bring the scene more to life. This would also make up for missing characters within a scene. (like Ariel or Lilo and Stitch, etc. ) I think they are using the dancers as the tie in, in addition to the map and mickey, but for me it fails and just makes it look like a rehearsal instead of the show. As much money, time, and effort that I am sure went into this production, well these things would have only been a bit more time and money. And it would have definitely made this a much better production. A musical review is fine, but tie it all together better. Two scenes attributed to the Princess and the Frog, while three other princesses and one escort share a short scene together. This piece meal fashioning causes a breakdown and inhibits this show from being what it could be.

    On a technical note, the map is fun, but it does not seem to be made compatible with multiple views. The video I saw was shot off center, and the compass and some other aspects of the map don't line up as intended. That is another HUGE fail in my book. They have the money and technology to ensure that isn't the case. One of the Disneyland Show features, is that in all it's theaters (Captain EO, Aladdin etc), every seat in the house has a great view of the production. But this main technological component of this show fails unless viewed dead on it seems. I cannot imagine the show designers or imagineers sat in the various seats to see how this viewed. If they did and presented it this way, then this is the cheap show it seems.

    No show in Disneyland earns additional money, so that is no excuse for not showing a first class production. Especially when they have shown first rate productions in this theater previously and still do so in other park areas. The entertainment factor that Disney uses in part to justify the high cost of admission, is meant to include such productions. At this time, this production does not live up to that.
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    Re: Mickey's Not-So-Magical Map ...Ugh!

    I was able to see the show during the AP event on 5/24, and over-all, I thought the show was really good and entertaining. But in my opinion, there were a few disappointments. For starters, I don't like the idea that the dancers are pretty much in the same dance attire throughout the show. Although the costumes look amazing, I just feel that with each musical number, they should be wearing something more colorful and themed more appropriately for that particular dance number. In short, there's just too much brown & orange for my taste!

    Also, even though there is a storyline to this musical, it seems rather weak to me. It's like the original version of DCA's "Steps In Time", where the big musical numbers were amazing, but the smaller scale singing numbers really lacked something and didn't flow well into the next big musical number. And here, in MMM, all the musical numbers are awesome, but each time Mickey and the Map do there thing, it really slows the show down.

    This show reminds me a lot of Animazement...The Musical, but at least that show really flowed from one number to the next, in addition to having wonderful (colorful) costumes to compliment each musical number and what they were representing.

    Also, when I go see a big musical stage production, I like when there's a curtain that opens up when the show begins. Walking into the Fantasyland Theatre and seeing the stage set-up before the show even starts was lack-luster for me.

    And finally, that Sebastian puppet in the "Under the Sea" number needs to be altered. It's just looks a little too suggestive. What would be nice is to see Ariel come out (perhaps on an elaborate rock) with a Sebastian puppet next to her singing. They don't necessarily need a live actor singing that song. Because in the Lilo and Stitch number, the performers are just dancing to that song, so it can be done. And side bar, they need to add Lilo and Stitch in that Hawaiian number, if only to make a quick appearance.

    Now, with all that being said, I want to give KUDOS to all the dancers and singers in the show, cuz they do an awesome job!!! If Disney can just tweak the show a bit, it will be amazing! But please, do NOT tweak it to the degree you did with, "Steps In Time"...I couldn't take another dose of some odd looking Fairy-Godmother and two screaming brats throughout the show!

    Remember, all these feelings and thoughts are just my humble opinion.

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    Re: Mickey's Not-So-Magical Map ...Ugh!

    Why the show is not.....bad its also not as great as Aladdin and the reason is that everything in Aladdin from the dialogue, design and songs work with one another this is like....a watered down version of Fantasmic

    I'd rather this then a meet and greet but I hope next time they stick with just music from the movies....or really come up with a better theme and better dialogue

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