“Now It’s Time To Say Goodbye”

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An opening day Magic Kingdom park attraction will be closing forever on May 25, 2009. The Mickey Mouse Revue show that opened with Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom on October 1, 1971 and then moved to Tokyo Disneyland in 1983 will be closed down and replaced with the 3rd incarnation of the popular “Mickey’s Philharmagic” 3-D show. After almost 38 years in operation, the classic audio-animatronics Disney character show will be ripped out to make way for an attraction that was inspired by what it replaces.

While Tokyo is often known for spending a ton of money on attractions, it is worth noting that this is the first Fantasyland attraction being replaced in the park. They even still have the older version of the Dumbo attraction with fewer elephants and a very plain design.

While the show has been away from WDW for decades and only lasted 9 years in Orlando, I’m still a little saddened that I won’t be able to see this attraction whenever I manage to get over to Tokyo Disneyland. The official attraction page can be viewed HERE and the press release regarding the replacement HERE.

About the author

Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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