Two fan-favorite productions at both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure are reportedly going dark due to the impact of mass layoffs and the ongoing closure of the resort’s theme parks. Performers were informed via email late last night about the show closures.
The “Mickey and the Magical Map” and “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion” attraction pages are is still available on the Disneyland Resort website, however it seems these pages have not been updated at all since the COVID-19 closure. Both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure remain shuttered due to ongoing back-and-forth between state officials and Disney executives regarding reopening dates and guidelines. No reopening date has been identified or announced as of yet.
At Walt Disney World, many shows remain shuttered, like “Finding Nemo – The Musical” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and “Voyage of The Little Mermaid” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. However, we’ve seen the return of one Broadway-style show with the reopening of “A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration”, complete with physical distancing measures like staggered seating.
“Mickey and the Magical Map” premiered at the Fantasyland Theatre in Disneyland on May 25, 2013. “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion” brought the magic of a full-fledged Broadway production to Disney California Adventure, debuting on May 27, 2016. Our hearts go out to all performers and Cast Members affected by these layoffs.