Disney Live!: Mickey's Music Festival is coming to Florida cities in March
The newest Disney Live! stage production, Mickey's Music Festival, returns to Florida in March, and some tickets already are on sale.
Mickey's Music Festival is an original story about -- what else? -- a music festival that features popular Disney songs remixed to rock, pop, reggae, hip-hop, jazz and country. More than 25 characters from "The Little Mermaid," "Aladdin" and Disney- Pixar's "Toy Story" join Mickey and his pals on stage for this performance.
On Saturday, March 2, the tour comes to the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, for one performance at 5:30 p.m. Tickets, which range from $15 to $50 plus service fees, go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 18.
The production then travels across the state to Orlando, where Mickey's Music Festival will be performed the next day at the University of Central Florida Arena. There are two shows on Sunday, March 3 -- at 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. Those tickets are on sale now and also have the same price range. As of this publication, tickets still were available for floor seats. Children under the age of 1 year do not require a ticket, but they must sit on an adult's lap.
Looking for a discount? Audience members who sign up to be a preferred customer at DisneyLive.com can receive advance notice of tickets and exclusive offers.
Mickey's Music Festival is a 90-minute production with a 15-minute intermission. Cameras and video-recording devices generally are allowed at this show as long as they do not interfere with other guests' viewing and the products are intended for personal use only.
Mickey's Music Festival debuted in 2010 in Spain, and the Feld Entertainment production has since toured the world. Feld Entertainment also produces the Disney on Ice shows, which also make an annual stop in Orlando, usually in September.
When my children were younger, we attended several Disney on Ice shows, but the stage production I remember best was one that spotlighted The Wiggles. We had excellent seats and my young son was completely mesmerized by the action. He sang every song and danced to many of them. When it came to an end, he clutched his gift bag and smiled the whole way home.
Here's a peek at what Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse have in store for upcoming audiences: