Hello friends! I hope that your day is going well, and that you’re finding little moments that lift your spirits here and there.
Jackie and I had the chance to experience the new Mickey Shorts Theater on March 4th, just after getting to ride Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway for the first time. As you might imagine, Disney’s Hollywood Studios was packed that day. It’s usually quite busy, and the addition of it being the opening day of a new headliner attraction ramped it up even more. There was an air of anticipation and energy, and it was incredibly exciting.
After grabbing a bite of lunch at ABC Commissary, Jackie and I made our way over to the Mickey Shorts Theater. The building that houses the Mickey Shorts Theater is next door to the Frozen Sing-Along, and is in the location that used to be the home of Path of the Jedi. The theater is on the smaller side, as opposed to the theater used for the sing along.
Guests wanting to enter the Mickey Shorts Theater must wait in an outdoor queue area, and enter as a group. Jackie and I waited for 8 or so minutes, which wasn’t a big deal at all. The queue area has been transformed from being themed to Hollywood Studios to being themed to Mickey Mouse. The columns are no longer teal and blue, but now sport Mickey’s colors of red and black, with yellow neon rings at the top. The refreshed paint scheme gave the area an elevated and classic feel.
The theater itself has been reimagined, and now features walls clad in deep red. The backs of the seats now have a plastic component made to look like Mickey’s shorts, complete with his classic yellow buttons. I appreciated the attention to detail used throughout the space.
Guests who stop by the theater will be treated to an original Mickey cartoon short entitled Vacation Fun. I don’t watch the Mickey cartoon shorts on a regular basis, but if you do, you’ll notice a few nods to other Mickey shorts sprinkled throughout Vacation Fun. Even if you’re not someone who regularly watches the shorts, you’ll still enjoy the show.
As guests leave the theater, they’ll have the chance to grab a pic or two at several Vacation Fun-themed photo ops.
Jackie and I jumped on The DIS’ Facebook page to share our thoughts after experiencing the new show. If you’d like to hear our thoughts, click here. My initial thought was, and, upon reflection, still is, that the Mickey Shorts Theater show is the perfect complement to Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. The use of the new Mickey cartoon style of animation is utilized in both the attraction and the show, and both are experiences that have been crafted for the entire family to enjoy.
Will a stop at the Mickey Shorts Theater be on your must-do list for your next Walt Disney World vacation? Do you watch the Mickey cartoon shorts? If so, please let me know in the comments section below what your favorite short is so that I can add it to my growing must-watch list. Thanks!