Monday, March 28, 2011

Disney giving Mickey a Houdini makeover

Our friends at the Magic Newswire report that Walt Disney World in Florida will convert their Town Square Theater on Main Street, U.S.A., into the new home of Magician Mickey Mouse. Guests can go backstage to visit Magician Mickey in his rehearsal room along with the Disney princesses. The new attraction is set to open in early April.

But here's the part I really like. According to a Disney Imagineer, various posters featuring Mickey’s magic acts will be placed throughout the queue line and are designed to enhance the experience even more:
“You will recognize the poster style as that of turn-of-the-century magicians such as Houdini, but these posters carry Mickey’s magical touch that can bring them to life and interact with you while you wait.”
This makes the second Houdini/magic themed feature to hit the Magic Kingdom recently. In 2009, "Houdini's Magic Shop" took control of the historic Main Street Magic Shop at the original Disneyland park in California. It now displays authentic Houdini artifacts from the Geno Munari collection.

Looks like it's time for a trip to Disneyland!


  1. Hi John,
    I have been trying to find out if Houdini used an eagle or a hawk. Ive been told by several people that Houdini called it an eagle, but it was really a hawk.

  2. Thanks, Dorothy. I think you meant to post this on a different story? I will move it for ou.