Now that all of the refurbishment work that has been going on around the forecourt of the Castle has been completed, Disney has announced that a brand new show is coming and taking centre stage at Cinderella Castle.

Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire

Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire

The new show will feature Mickey Mouse and the gang as well as characters from some of Disney’s most recent movies including Frozen (surprise surprise),  Tangled and Princess and the Frog.

Disney had this to say on the new show:

“In “Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire,” Mickey and his troupe of Merry Makers have been preparing to host a joyous festival and have ventured far and wide to invite friends from other lands to join their celebration. From the Land of the Bewitching Bayous, Goofy has invited Tiana, Naveen and Louis to add a little spice of New Orleans jazz to the party. From the Land of the Enchanted Woods, Donald Duck brings some new friends he met at the Snuggly Duckling, and Daisy introduces us to her special guests, Rapunzel and Flynn Rider. Finally, Mickey shares a surprise with Minnie, as he has traveled to the Land of the Mystic Mountains to invite Olaf, Anna and Elsa, who contributes a blast of her icy magic. It all culminates in a grand dance, as the Merry Makers invite all their special guests to join in the fun on this special day in Magic Kingdom Park”

This means that Dream Along With Mickey is coming to an end. Dream Along with Mickey has been showing since 2006 and while I love the show, it will be interesting to see a brand new show taking centre stage of the park.

What is really interesting here is that Disney are completely ruling out all classic characters outside of Mickey and the Gang and are just focusing on the new movies. I didn’t think that Princess and the Frog was that popular but I am not surprised to see Tangled and Frozen making an appearance here.

No news on when Dream Along with Mickey is closing and being replaced but I am seeing strong rumours pointing towards April.

What are your thoughts on this new show, are Disney pushing too much focus on their newer characters? Who would you like to see in the show?