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Vote of the week, royal wedding edition: Should Mickey and Minnie Mouse get married?

By Robert Niles
Published: April 28, 2011 at 7:11 PM
Here's a vote of the week in honor of the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Elizabeth 'Kate' Middleton (royal title TBA as of the time of writing - Update: It's the Duchess of Cambridge).

First, let's note that a royal wedding provides a stunning example of themed entertainment, a topic near to our hearts here at Theme Park Insider. At this point, thankfully, there's not much left for the British royal family to do except to provide inspiration and entertainment for their nation. The theme here is a celebration of English patriotism, for Britons and Anglophiles around the world. (And if you'd like to celebrate the occasion with party supplies from a certain UK company, I'm sure the bride's family would appreciate that. My gratitude to readers who get that joke, BTW.)

Hundreds of thousands [will gather/are gathering/gathered - pick a conjugation, based on when you are reading this] on the route between Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace to greet the future king and queen of England. It might be/have been the largest gathering of Britons since the opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. (I kid, I kid.)

At this point, many of you might be sick of the hype. But I can think of one other celebrity marriage that would stir up enough buzz to make the marriage of Wills and Kate look as significant as a Vegas wedding chapel hook-up.

The wedding one of Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

Mr. and Mrs. Mouse?

For those of you who hadn't realized, the first couple of Disneydom aren't actually hitched. (Didn't you notice that they had separate homes in Toontown?) Disney managers have kicked around for decades the idea of marrying off Mick and Min. The company easily could stretch the occasion into another year-long festival at all its theme parks, highlighted by a worldwide media event for the actual wedding, followed by a daily "renewal of vows" ceremony for theme park visitors.

Imagine the merchandise. Imagine the hype. Imagine getting a FastPass for a wedding ceremony. (Thousands of Britons today are now nodding and grumbling to themselves.)

But should it happen? I can't imagine the legal fees for writing the pre-nup. And what about kids? Will Mickey and Minnie both be able to greet park guests if they have to haul the little ones off to soccer practice? Heck, is a marriage between two mice even legal in either California or Florida?

On the plus side, though, Minnie wouldn't have to change her name. ;^)

Let's put it up for a vote:


What do you think? The comments await.

Readers' Opinions

From Jack Curley on April 28, 2011 at 7:19 PM
Mickey and Minnie will never get married, because marriage implies consummation of their relationship, and Disney isn't going to go there.

Ever.

Seriously.

EVER.

From 74.214.118.143 on April 28, 2011 at 7:20 PM
Probably will not happen. Most kids wouldn't understand.
From TH Creative on April 28, 2011 at 7:22 PM
Ya wanna talk about being CONFLICTED? Do you?!!! Thanks Niles. I don't know if there's a therapist who can break down the Baruch de Spinoza, domino chain thought process that your poll question just kicked off in my head.
From Eric Malone on April 28, 2011 at 7:38 PM
Didn't they consider this a long time ago, as well? Like, seriously consider it? Then decide that it was a bad idea 'cause of the kiddies?
From Terri Pierce on April 28, 2011 at 7:54 PM
Minnie and Mickey getting married? But then... Then they would have to! *turns head* NEVER!
From Brian Emery on April 29, 2011 at 6:29 AM
Epic Mickey is a swinging Single….. No Mouse can tie down the world’s most eligible bachelor….

On the Other hand Mini Mouse is quite a catch… Not to mention she never ages and look really good..

You should have had a Can’t Decide button…

From Jeff Elliott on April 29, 2011 at 7:31 AM
I don’t think this is going to happen.

First of all with both having the last name “Mouse” and being roughly the same age and from the same neighborhood, there is a very good chance that they are cousins and in the state of California you are not allow to marry your cousin. There are other states where they do, but not California.

Second, Minnie Mouse is known for being extremely sweet and nice. This is a sure sign of someone who is dating. She is trying her very best to impress the man of her dreams and be the perfect woman…and let’s face it, Mickey is worth a fat wad of cash. But after the wedding, that is when things will go downhill quickly. Since she now has a binding contact and owns half of what he owns, Minnie will no longer have to try to be Mickey’s favorite. Sooner or later, Minnie is going to start complaining about Mickey hanging out with a certifiable moron and someone with anger management issues. Once Mickey is no longer able to blow a little steam off with the guys, he is going to be forced to sit at home and watch Dancing With the Stars with Minnie....but there is only so much of that a man can take before he can no longer bottle up his true feelings. Late at night, when the theme park is closed and no one is around, the arguments will start. Before you know it, Minnie will be casting a much larger silhouette, have some sort of snit with the neighbors, and refuse to leave the house unless it is for a resupply run to the liquor store. Mickey will start showing up to work with deep bags under his eyes from arguing with Minnie all night and not wanting to meet the kids in the park. Before you know it, Mickey will only be seen staggering around in his undershirt, Pluto will have run away, and mysteriously overnight, broken bottles and cars on blocks will start showing up in front of Mickey’s house.

From 76.123.97.161 on April 29, 2011 at 6:54 AM
GEE; I THOUGHT THEY ALREADY WERE................look at all the "stuff" that has been made for years in their wedding clothes............they are rich.......having two houses is nothing to them..........But the rich can have big big "lets do it again" weddings,can't they???
From Formula 40 on April 29, 2011 at 7:29 AM
Aren't they siblings?
From TH Creative on April 29, 2011 at 8:27 AM
I know for a fact that they are both married to the same person.
From 70.105.223.22 on April 29, 2011 at 8:41 AM
You know what happens to long-time couples that finally wed, don't you?
From Jeff Elliott on April 29, 2011 at 9:29 AM
If they were married, I don't think Minnie would ever put up with Mickey keeping a large castle filled with hot young "princesses" while she is hidden away in a small house at the back of the property...
From KJ Simpson on April 29, 2011 at 9:34 AM
Mickey and Minnie are anti-Prop8. They will not wed until there are equal marriage rights for ALL characters!
From Rod Whitenack on April 29, 2011 at 9:37 AM
No, because my heart couldn't take the divorce 10 years later.
From TheAmericanMedley ღ on April 29, 2011 at 12:06 PM
Nah. They don't need to.
From 64.237.249.24 on April 29, 2011 at 12:08 PM
Noooooo!!!

Don't ever do it. If they had a (Royal) Wedding they'll probably have a (Royal) divorce. You couldn't have that! Imagine poor Walt's ashes turning in that Memorial Park. Imagine "POOR" Mickey in the split, being awarded only Disneyland Paris and Animal Kingdom... LOL.

Imagine what Disney would do merchandise wise, selling us all those little "forever young" Mouses they'll have. Nooo! Don't do it Disney! Don't do it...

-Francisco

From 64.237.249.24 on April 29, 2011 at 12:16 PM
If they did get Married. Would Disney have to change that line: "Happiest Place on Earth"? Cause it won't be that anymore!! LOL

-Francisco

From brian lochridge on April 29, 2011 at 1:37 PM
Can't have them living in sin can we?
From Anon Mouse on April 29, 2011 at 2:14 PM
Think of all the marketing opportunities of the Mickey and Minnie Wedding and Honeymoon packages and their 100 kids and their millions of descendants. You'll also have to deal with off-color humor, which comes with the territory of wedding bliss. I can imagine some Mickey/Minnie knockoffs with sexual innuendo. I'm not sure Disney want to deal with this.
From chris cona on April 29, 2011 at 9:18 PM
I think they should get married. They defently have the space to have the wedding and the fans to come and observe. This would be a crazy event just like the Royal Wedding but only much more magical!!!!
From Brandon Mendoza on April 30, 2011 at 6:25 AM
I'm with Rod... somewhere down the line, these two would more than likely get divorced... because unfortunately, that's the American way right? =(

I don't think they should even touch that with a 10 foot pole.

From Mike Gallagher on April 30, 2011 at 1:45 PM
Brandon said: "I don't think they should even touch that with a 10 foot pole."

I never knew Mickey was that well....

Never mind :)

From Anthony Murphy on May 1, 2011 at 12:10 PM
I could have sworn that they are already married (in some cartoon)
From 94.173.9.23 on May 1, 2011 at 2:57 PM
It's not the 'Queen of England' as you so put it Robert, but the Queen of the United Kingdom. Please don't forget Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland - 10 million people shouldn't be forgotten... Thanks.
From Joshua Counsil on May 2, 2011 at 6:46 AM
Only if they agree to pre-nups.
From 129.71.204.146 on May 2, 2011 at 9:52 AM
Disney has a great opportunity to revive Mickey & Minnie's cinematic careers with a feature film in which they get married... it could co-star the usual cast (Donald, Goofey, Daisy) as well as bringing forward a long-time background supporting character: MRS. Goofey (did anyone remember they were married?) The film would climax with the wedding at WDW, and after the credits roll would end with a scene in which Mr & Mrs Mouse are watching the wedding video, and Minnie leans close to Mickey and whispers in his ear. He does a "take" and exclaims, "We're having a WHAT?"... and fade to black.

Whaddaya think?

From 141.248.3.2 on May 2, 2011 at 2:31 PM
I see divorce and failure all around me, couples unwilling to commit, unwilling to bargain or meet each other halfway. I know there's been divorce in all the generations prior but nowhere near what I've seen the last few decades. It would be nice to see a sort of cornerstone relationship, even if it is fiction. Something to set a nice example and maybe a "happily ever after" for the rest to aspire to.
From 208.181.21.193 on May 4, 2011 at 2:30 PM
this would have to be a last ditch effort if they had nothing to promote and attendance was down.

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