I am participating in run. geek. run(disney) and Adventures by Katie’s Mickey Monday linkup again this week. Please visit their blogs to read other Disney focused blog articles!
Adventures by Katie: http://www.adventuresbykatie.com/carnation-cafe-disneyland/
In my childhood years, Mickey and Minnie ruled Walt Disney World.
Mickey and Minnie had the longest lines. If you wanted to get an autograph or a photo, you expected to wait at least an hour. You might have waited outdoors in the sun in Epcot for Mickey or Minnie when they got off of their Double Decker bus. Or you might have waited in the nice air conditioning of the Sorcerer Mickey set up in Hollywood Studios. Or you might have gone to a Magical Gathering with your entire extended family (future post coming on this) and had little barely any wait!
All of these lines are now gone though, along with Toontown. Mickey and Minnie used to have their own houses in Toontown with pumpkins shaped like their heads at Halloween time! (Please ignore my weird face)Pal Mickey came out and he was the hottest new, must have Disney item. A talking Mickey plush that synced to rides and attractions when you visited the parks?! That was amazing technology! Keep in mind this was before smartphones and apps were around so asking Pal Mickey for parade times was pretty neat for a 90’s kid. And yet, he hasn’t been sold for years and the program was just discontinued for his software. Pal Mickey is in the picture below.
As Elsa and Anna try to take over the World and as children these days grow up with the princesses as the “must see” characters during their trip, make sure you help keep Mickey and Minnie in their minds. I thought Frozen was a great movie but I do miss seeing Mickey and Minnie around Walt Disney World like they were when I was younger. The one thing that has stayed Mickey and will always stay (I hope!) is the Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar! Elsa and Anna cannot compete with this favorite WDW snack!