On June 23, 2015, David Lightbody, Director of Entertainment and Costuming at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, says, "As the heart and soul of a theme park, Disney’s entertainment and shows have played an integral role in creating fond memories for guests at Hong Kong Disneyland in the past 10 years. We are committed to bringing more Disney stories to life and creating more excitement and appeal through a variety of new entertainment and shows for our guests for decades to come." To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the new stage show will be offering an all-new experience of Disney stories and it will broadcast on the 10th anniversary of the theme song "Happily Ever After".
The show will also premiere at Shanghai Disneyland under the title Mickey’s Storybook Adventure at the Walt Disney Grand Theatre on June 16, 2021, as part of its 5th-anniversary celebration but with slight differences.
This 28-minute musical show is set in a magical library, where the adventurous hero Mickey and his trusty sidekick Goofy (both with articulated heads) discover a magical book that can bring stories to life. When curious Mickey opens the book, the comical snowman Olaf (represented as a puppet) from Frozen falls out. While trying to get Olaf back inside, Mickey is magically drawn into the book.
This is the third Disney parks stage show where three different Disney characters sing the songs of hope and yearning together, the first is Disneyland's former stage show "Animazment - The Musical", and the second is its current stage show "Mickey and the Magical Map".
Each story in the Wondrous Book except Frozen, features at least one to three characters carved into each corner, listed below:
The show has put the elements of local culture in Hong Kong to play, when translated from the original English script into Chinese, to make performances more authentic, they added a few Cantonese slang words, such as Mickey calling King Louie “阿叔” ("sir") after his performance, and Goofy chasing Olaf's body without his head and calling it "Pat Pat" ("butt") before the performance of Aladdin and the finale.
Jasmine's redesigned costume made its first appearance in Disney Parks.
When Mickey used the fastest way to find Olaf's story (in the twenty-eighth page) after the performance of The Princess and the Frog, the guests can see that Mickey had passed a few pages of Pocahontas (The Colors of the Wind in the fifth page) and Alice in Wonderland (The Cards in the fifteenth page) in the Wondrous Book.
When Olaf tries to help Mickey out of the page in the final scene, he tells Mickey to think about summer, he references a few lines of his song "In Summer", such as "Bees'll buzz", "the burning sand", & "A drink in my hand".
In the reprise of "Happily Ever After" featuring the "other" six stories in the Wondrous Book, this is the first appearance of the Beast with an articulated head and redesigned costume in the Beauty and the Beast page.