Free. Disney. Pop-up. It’s all the things we love in one.
Yes, those three words are music to our ears. Speaking of which, you can add musicals into the bargain, because this glorious confluence of lovely things is actually a musical affair too. Opening on July 23rd for six weeks, the Disney In The West End summer pop-up is an all-singing, all-dancing celebration of The House of Mouse, and there’s loads to enjoy here.
With Disney musicals (and remakes) very much in vogue right now, the returning Disney In The West End pop-up is a collaboration between four current and future West End musicals. The current duo, Aladdin and The Lion King, are both contributing a spectacular exhibit; The Lion King brings the masks, costumes, and puppets of the show for you to peruse, along with a nifty ‘Circle of Life’ VR experience – whilst Aladdin will provide a nostalgic ‘Cave of Wonders’ arcade that’s sure to be magical.
Meanwhile, the two future arrivals also have a presence. Mary Poppins, which makes a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious return to the West End in October 2019, will contribute a kite decorating workshop. Despite not arriving until autumn 2020, the West End production of Frozen will also be involved, with a photo experience aiming to build hype for the big arrival.
Disney In The West End will also feature puppetry demonstrations, music and movement tasters, and live performances and autograph signings from the cast of The Lion King (Thursdays) and Aladdin (Fridays) – see the full list of events here. And not to belabour the point, but it’s all free! Thankfully, there’s no possible way you’re tired of Disney at this point, so head on down for this magical experience.
Location: 21 Long Acre, WC2E 9LD. Nearest station is Covent Garden. See it on Google Maps.
Opening hours: open from July 23rd – September 1st, 2019. It’s open 10:30am-7pm (Mon to Sat) and 11am-5pm (Sun).
Entry: free (did I say that already?)
More information: on their website.
Featured image: @aladdin
Also published on Medium.