Description And Comments
Clearly inspired by the Mad Men-sparked boom in mod nostalgia, this modest but charming stage show features a trio of Pan Am-style stewardesses singing aviation-themed tunes from the 1940s-60s. The soaring Frank Sinatra standard "Come Fly With Me" starts the song list, which also includes a medley of international anthems from Ireland to Israel, a musical tribute to Rosie the Riveter, and a retrospective of flight-related Disney songs such as "Let's Go Fly a Kite" from Mary Poppins. Minnie herself comes in for a landing at the climax, dressed in a snazzy pilot suit; the character costume is one of those newfangled models that can blink and lip-synch in an eerily lifelike way. The dialogue isn't Shakespearean, but it is peppered with welcome references to Walt Disney as an actual person (not just a corporate icon). A wonderful upgrade from the tween-centric Disney Channel shows that used to dominate, this is the kind of entertainment that grandparents and grandkids alike can get into.
Performances take place in Condor Flats across from the Soarin' Over California attraction.