Opened: New characters arrived in March, 2008.
Location: On the right side of Animation Courtyard
Extra Magic Hours: No.
Show Length: 25 minutes.
Type: Live theater show.
Similar To: Unique in that it caters mostly to preschool age children.
Scary Factor: Zero.
When To Go: Disney Jr. Live on Stage occurs throughout the day at scheduled times. There’s usually one show per hour with the first show beginning around 9:40am and the last show beginning around 5:40pm. If you have preschool age children and they’re your focus then you may want to catch an early show and then return later for a second show. The seating area is limited and this is a popular attraction since it caters to an age group that (surprisingly) doesn’t have a lot of other attractions geared towards it. If this show is a major part of your day, then I would go to one of the first two shows because they are the least crowded and won’t require as much of a wait. If you’re planning to ride the major rides and see the headlining shows then you’ll want to save this for the afternoon or evening.
What to Expect: Disney Jr. Live on Stage is a theater show featuring characters from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Handy Manny, Little Einsteins, and Jake and the Never Land Pirates. There is no conventional seating in the theater except for in the very back where there are several benches. Parents and kids are expected to sit on the floor throughout the show – at least until the singing, dancing, and clapping start. There is a lot of audience participation throughout and little ones really get into it.
Where to Sit: With seating on the floor, there isn’t necessarily an outstanding place to sit. One adult may want to sit with the child(ren) while the other adult(s) or non-interested members in the group hang in the back.
FastPass+: Yes, low priority. The return window is 20 minutes to 5 minutes before the start of a show, or 4:30pm to 4:45pm on a show that begins at 4:50pm. FastPass+ users are typically led into the theater first and sit in the very front of the seating area, where it can be more difficult to see the stage without craning your neck. Most people will prefer the general seating area.
What You Miss Using FastPass+: Nothing.
Total Average Experience Time with FastPass+: Assuming you arrive 15 minutes before showtime, about 40 minutes.
4th FastPass+ Availability:
Exit: Simply exit out the back in the same way you entered.
Rating: 10/10 for preschoolers. Not necessarily anything to see here for anyone else.
Commentary: Disney Jr. Live on Stage is an excellent show for preschoolers and young children. Disney has few attractions that are geared exclusively towards the very young set, so this will probably be one of their favorite experiences from your Disney vacation. Be sure to get here if you have young children, but you aren’t missing much if you don’t.