attraction may be familiar to fans of Disney World in Florida who have
been around for awhile. The Mickey Mouse Revue was originally located in
the Magic Kingdom at Disney World, but was packed up and shipped to Japan
for Tokyo Disneyland's opening in 1983. Along the way the soundtrack was
re-recorded—this time in Japanese.
The Mickey Mouse Revue is a two part show, each part taking place in its
own theater. The first, a "pre-show," is a short movie on the history of
Disney animation. The second part is a musical revue of classic Disney
songs performed by Audio-Animatronic characters from the original movies.
As mentioned above, this attraction was originally in Disney World and
other than a language change the attraction is identical to the original
American version. Because the attraction is over three decades old, the
songs and movies represented here are traditional Disney classics like
"Snow White" and "Alice In Wonderland"; you won't find "Beauty and the
Beast" or "The Lion King" in this show.
One of the things I love about this attraction is hearing the classic
Disney songs performed "live" by the original characters. Thrill seekers
might want to pass this one by, but if you love classic Disney music like
I do you should stop in and see this show, particularly because Tokyo
Disneyland is the only place in the world that's got it. This attraction
is never very crowded, and the only waiting you'll do is for the next show
cycle to begin.