iMickey or the Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival

Even before the advent of the  iPhone, iMac and iPad, there was a much bigger icon than Steve Jobs.  That is none other than Mickey Mouse.  I can hardly imagine anybody not growing up with this iconic cartoon character.  He, along with Donald, Minnie, and Goofy have influenced- and continue to influence- kids from 1 to 92.

I just had to have my M-I-C-K-E-Y fix, so my daughter and I excitedly hopped over to the Araneta Coliseum here in Metro Manila on a rainy Sunday afternoon to catch the Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival.

It was pretty much similar to the Disney on Ice shows- just without the ice!  The show was entertaining, the music infectious.  That- without a shadow of a doubt- outdid my home sound system by a mile! It was simply heartwarming to see my daughter’s- and mine too- favorite Disney characters come alive to sing their famous ditties on stage.  More than that, they jazzed up a few popular hits from the 80’s to today as well.  I especially liked Goofy dancing to “Who Let the Dogs Out” and the Mermaids of Triton shaking their booties to “Single Ladies” by Beyonce.  And I must say, I must find out Princess Jasmine’s workout routine, as her tanned and toned abs are to die for!

On more than one occasion, I felt the aching urge to get up on my feet and dance to the beat.   But even if the performers on stage tried to engage the audience in song and dance, only a few actively participated- mostly kids, of course.  Blame it Filipino culture, I guess!  We are admittedly quite a shy lot.

I believe the Mickey Mouse gang will be touring most of Asia and Australia in the following months.  If they happen to be near where you’re at, don’t pass up the chance to see them in action.  Disney never fails to bring out the kid in us.  When the show ended, I found myself craving for more.

As I was driving home in the pouring rain, I felt as if my daughter and I were “soaring, tumbling, free-wheeling on a magic carpet ride…” Disney will forever be a part of my life.

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  1. wow naman at andun din pala si woody and buzz!

  2. Kristy @PampersandPinot says

    We took our boy to Disney Live once. Now, I can’t wait to take him to Disneyland some day!!

  3. My son is a big Mickey Mouse fan, and he would have loved to see MM and his friends live, but his Dad and I had hectic work schedules, so we failed to watch this, maybe next time.

  4. I LOVE Disney =-)

  5. labubblychica says

    wow…I love mickey & minnie..I hope I can go to disneyland..really want to see and take a photo with them… :)

  6. My son loves Disney! Oh, I hope their tickets would not be expensive and hope I will be able to bring my son to watch them one day….

  7. That’s definitely exciting to hear about. They’ve been the best entertainers for children and the whole family.

  8. what a treat for the little one…I haven’t seen shows like this when I was a kid….:) how entertaining…thanks for sharing the photos!

  9. Disney – every kid’s dream :)

  10. alinush maru says

    wow, my son loves this

  11. iPod Repair says

    When i was a kid i used to imagine like was in Disneyland and when i turn 18 i still do it lol. i think every kids dream place is disneyland :D

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