VIDEO: Talking Mickey Mouse Meet-And-Greet At Walt Disney World “Magically” Debuts

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We have been talking about talking Mickey Mouse for a long, long time on WDWNT and we’re happy to report that the meet-and-greet experience finally permanently installed on October 22nd! We took a trip over to the Magic Kingdom last night to see Mickey in action and it was honestly everything I thought it would be and more. This video of Mickey interacting with other guests and our kids needs to be seen to be believed:

Eventually Mickey will know the guest’s name and more information about them once they walk in with their MagicBands, but until then he is still talking up a storm and delighting guests daily at the Magic Kingdom in Town Square Theater.

In my opinion, talking Mickey is one of those things that will stun every guest and may even become the highlight of their vacation. The time Mickey now spends with the guest is so much more meaningful since he can reach into a bag of tricks and truly personalize the interaction he has with them. The “tea cup” experience we had is just one of a countless number of “bits” Mickey can utilize to interact and I expect it will very rare to get the same experience twice. Our kids have met Mickey countless times, so as you can see in the video, they were practically stunned silent when he spoke to them. This isn’t a negative however as when we asked them if they liked talking to Mickey after we had exited, they had clearly thought it was very cool and enjoyed it immensely. We will for sure keep going back to see more of what Mickey can do!

So, what do you think? Is this something that will forever change the Walt Disney World Experience? Do you like the idea of talking to your favorite character?

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  • This Mickey talks via, as you put it, a "bag of tricks" of prerecorded things to say, but there are videos (like this one

    of them testing another system which seems to rely instead on voice modulation to sound like Mickey and say anything in real time. Personally I find this one to be so much more realistic and satisfying… to me the prerecorded one seems very fake. I think it's unfortunate that they seem to have decided on that system instead of the other.

    • Hopefully, it'll only be temporary and that the "say anything in real time" version of Mickey will be implemented at some point in the near future as well.

  • No voice modulator is going to work 100% of the time so this prerecorded Mickey is the only one you will see and yes it does seem fake. But the "other system" is more of a scam.

    That other system will never hit the parks since it uses a very special CM ;-) to voice Mickey in real time and there is only one (maybe 2) of those special CM's. Disney is very protective of that voice and only lets a select few do that voice.

    What Disney has done is to try to control the interaction. In one test it was more of a magic trick skit where the guest had to play along and didn't allow the guest to ask open ended questions

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