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Robert Niles
Editor

Mickey Mouse moves into his new home at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom

Published: April 2, 2011 at 11:32 AM

Theme Park Insider reader TH Creative sent along some photos from the newly opened Town Square Theater meet n' greet at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

Marquee

The Town Square Theater, which reopened yesterday, is Mickey Mouse's new home at the Magic Kingdom, following the closure of Mickey's Toontown Fair earlier this year. You probably should try to get a FastPass for this one, but when you arrive, you'll see more than just the Big Guy - like at his old Toontown digs, you'll get to see his dressing room, and a few interactive surprises, too.

Mickey's suit

Magic trunk

Mickey and Minnie

Replies (5)

Will Chilcote

Published: April 2, 2011 at 12:36 PM

Why does Disney bother theming their character greeting areas? It seems like a waste of space and money to me. Economically, they would be better off using that space for retail or food service and have the characters out on the street thru out the park.

But, I'm an adult with no kids so, I skip the "meet and greet" areas. I will sometimes get a photo with a character if I see one with a short wait.

Terri Pierce
Writer

Published: April 2, 2011 at 2:30 PM

It provides a nice air conditioned building with stuff to do while you're waiting in line. Walking around in the hot park during June and July months is hard enough, I can't imagine wearing a suit in it. Overall it improves the atmosphere of the meet and greets for the cast members inside the suit as well as the guests. If I had kids I would be much more willing to wait inside that building than to stand outside on the street...
Stephen Hicks

Published: April 2, 2011 at 6:32 PM

We go to Walt Disney World almost every year and I am looking forward to taking my grandson to see Mickey in his new location. It's worth the wait for my wife and I to be able see the expression on my grandson's face when he gets to meet Mickey.
84.56.77.15

Published: April 3, 2011 at 11:15 AM

If Disney runs out of space to sell overpriced crap, they┬┤ll build more space to sell overpriced crap. No conflict there with space for attractions.
chris cona

Published: April 3, 2011 at 6:31 PM

Can't wait to visit this. Especialy because they have a fastpass. No more having to wait in long lines just to reiceve a autograph from the big man. CAN'T WAIT!!!

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