This Fall, the original Mickey’s Philharmagic at the Magic Kingdom should be closing to receive a long-needed digital film upgrade.
While no exact dates are known as of yet, the attraction has finally been given a budget to add digital projectors and a remastered version of the beloved film. Mickey’s Philharmagic has been running on old-school film projectors since it opened back in 2003. Kids, ask your parents what film is.
Digital versions of the Philharmagic film were recently developed for Disneyland Paris and Disney California Adventure. Sadly, the film was horribly cropped to fit in the preexisting theaters in both of those parks. While those digital films were bering produced, time was also taken to digitize the Magic Kingdom film version at the full, intended resolution.
These upgrades are part of rolling refurbishments happening at the Magic Kingdom leading to the park’s 50th anniversary in 2021. More are coming, and we’ll talk about those at a later date. Stay tuned!