After missing the very first showing of the We Love Mickey! on Thursday 15th March, I was thrilled to finally see it! Carla, James and I were supposed to go see it on its opening day but I arrived too late from a debate competition. We only realisedthat we were too late and had already missed it when we were on the Disneyland train! Slightly embarrassed and dejected, we remained on the train and headed back home.
This Saturday I finally got around to watching the new nighttime projection show for the first time! By 7:00PM (15 minutes before showtime), Main Street USA was already filled with people ready to honour Mickey. Wanting to be right in the middle of all the action, my friend and I took up a nice spot right smack in the middle of the street. Since we knew it was a projection show, we weren't too worried about the sea of people. As long as you can see the buildings, the magic is in full view!
You could feel everybody's excitement once the lights dimmed. The entire street filled with a chorus of
"ooooooh"s before the music even started! I loved how the show began with Walt Disney's voice booming throughout Main Street with his famous quote,"it was all started by a mouse". On the buildings, we can see our favourite mouse being drawn and coming to life. I realised at this point that the show is an entire timeline of Mickey's development through the years. We start with Steamboat Willie and move on to Sorcerer Mickey all the way to modern Mickey Mouse with a fantastic techno remix of his famous song. It's extremely hard to stop yourself from bobbing and dancing to music, especially with the original We Love Mickey song that plays for the finale!
I loved every moment of this show; even the happiest Mickey music somehow managed to make me tear up. I have to say that my favourite part of the show is when Mickey himself appears. Although I don't understand what he's saying because he speaks Cantonese, I still felt the same amount of excitement as everybody else when he came and began to hype the crowd.
If what I heard is true, Hong Kong Disneyland will continue to run this show until 2020 when the newly transformed castle reopens. I'm looking forward to two years of throwing a surprise party for Mickey every night!
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