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