A few lucky guests at the Magic Kingdom may get to meet Mickey Mouse in an all new way


A few lucky guests may get to meet Mickey Mouse in a new, interactive way over the next couple of weeks at the Magic Kingdom. Disney will periodically be running tests by having Mickey talk to the guests he meets.

While Mickey has talked to guests before during tests at Disneyland in May 2010 and the D23 Expo a few months ago, this is Mickey’s first time talking to guests at Walt Disney World. Reports say he talked with guests for about 30 minutes during his Not So Scary Halloween Party last night, and that he may be talking to guests periodically for the next week or two in his regular Town Square Theater location.

While Mickey usually “saves his voice” when meeting guests, as many other characters do, during this test, Mickey may personally call guests by name and interact with them, or if he feels not so talkative, he may just answer with one of many standard answers. We met the talking, but less talkative Mickey Mouse during the D23 Expo. Here’s our video:

Mickey Mouse dancing and talking with guests at D23 Expo 2011

Here’s a video Disney recorded of a talkative Mickey meeting three boys at the Magic Kingdom:

Mickey Tests Some Magic Words | Walt Disney World

There’s no word on when or if talking Mickey Mouse will permenently start meeting guests at the Magic Kingdom or any of his other greeting spots. In the comments below, let us know what you think about this new way to meet characters. What would you ask Mickey Mouse if you had the chance?


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jackie November 4, 2011 - 10:10 am

this is GRRREEAATTTT!!! what a difference it will make to the experience for kids. Hope it stays. it would be great for all characters

Adina Swan November 5, 2011 - 5:22 pm

I love it….makes it more realistic, and personable….which is what makes Disney so special and memorable…always adding that personal touch that gives you the feeling that u are their number one….

Norman November 7, 2011 - 7:33 am

This is great, it’s so much better to be able to talk to Mickey than just get a nod!

Brendan November 17, 2011 - 10:06 am

Okay, sorry, y’all, but that’s just CREEPY. The eyes, the moving mouth, the voice — I’d be creeped the heck out if I saw that at Disney World. If you guys like it, more power to you. Me, I’m just gonna steer clear of creepy Mickey.

Besides, it’d be SO much cooler were it Donald.


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