Disney Junior Replacing Playhouse Disney

Disney has announced that the replacement for “Playhouse Disney – Live on Stage!” will open earlier than expected.

The new show, called “Disney Junior – Live on Stage!” will open on March 4 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

This new multi-platform brand, Disney Junior, will offer a lively new show. Fans of “Playhouse Disney – Live on Stage!” will thrill to this new production which brings back three audience favorites, including Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Handy Manny and Little Einsteins.

It will also introduce scenes from “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” based on Disney Junior’s newest series airing in February 2011. Jake, the main character, beads his young pirate pals in fun adventures. Stories from the show will come to life in the parks with colorful puppet versions of some of the most popular Disney Junior characters, with bright visuals, whimsical scenery and interactive moments.