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Meet Mickey Mouse!
DisneyDan  Sunday, July 22, 2012 7:14:33 AM
Hi all,
On our most recent trip to Disneyland Paris we got to meet Mickey Mouse in his new home, in Fantasyland.
The Fantasyland Theatre finally closed its doors last year to make way for the brand new meet 'n' greet experience, after nearly 20 years of service to the fans.
Fantasyland Theatre had previously showcased such shows as Winnie the Pooh and Friends (and it's Christmas version), as well as the Magic Music Days.
Mickey had never really had a real permanent position in the parks, and had spent many years at the Boarding House on Main Street USA (and even further back in time at Casey's Corner).
Of course, the parks are his home, and anywhere is good for Mickey, but he really needed somewhere warm and dry.
With Fantasyland Theatre so infrequently occupied in recent years, it became the obvious choice.
DLP had released a picture long before the new theatre opened, that depicted something that, without using too much away, looked a lot like the recent Town Square Theater make over in the Magic Kingdom.

When we visited last month we were suitably impressed with the transition.
The building still retains the feel of a theatre, and the concept is similar to the Magic Kingdom, with the idea of going backstage to Mickey's dressing room.
The difference though is that the queue line is much more interesting and builds the atmosphere up more into actually being a real theatre! (unlike the Magic Kingdom).

Building into the existing theatre does end the years of speculation that any future expansion may be accomplished by going under the tracks of the railroad by taking the theatre out.
It does also make me wonder what will happen at seasonal times of the year. Will Mickey continue to have seasonal clothing like he has in the past? I guess this Halloween and Christmas we'll know that for sure.

Instead of describing in intricate detail every nook and cranny, let's now take a photographic tour of Mickey's new place!

The tour begins as you approach the building at the back of Fantasyland.

The brand new Meet Mickey Mouse in Fantasyland

You check the wait time - oh look! No wait today! ;)

The brand new Meet Mickey Mouse in Fantasyland

You proceed inside and take a look at some of the posters from some of your favourite characters' careers.

The brand new Meet Mickey Mouse in Fantasyland

The brand new Meet Mickey Mouse in Fantasyland

As you enter the main show area, cartoons from Mickey's distinguished career are being played on the big screen, and you take in the details around the room.

The brand new Meet Mickey Mouse in Fantasyland

The brand new Meet Mickey Mouse in Fantasyland

The brand new Meet Mickey Mouse in Fantasyland

The brand new Meet Mickey Mouse in Fantasyland

The brand new Meet Mickey Mouse in Fantasyland

Then you head up the stairs to the next hallway, where you find a variety of posters depicting some of Mickey's most famous moments on the silver screen.

The brand new Meet Mickey Mouse in Fantasyland

The brand new Meet Mickey Mouse in Fantasyland

The brand new Meet Mickey Mouse in Fantasyland

Then it's nearly time to mee the Big Cheese himself! As you enter the room, you take in some of the neat details, props and costumes that Mickey has stored over the years.

The brand new Meet Mickey Mouse in Fantasyland

The brand new Meet Mickey Mouse in Fantasyland

The brand new Meet Mickey Mouse in Fantasyland

The brand new Meet Mickey Mouse in Fantasyland

Then it's nearly time to meet Mickey!

Meet Mickey Mouse

As we're in France, let's say Bonjour!

Meeting Mickey Mouse at his new location

After you've shared a magical moment with Mickey, and gave him a hug, take one last look around at some of the neat details in the room.

The brand new Meet Mickey Mouse in Fantasyland

Meet Mickey Mouse

Meet Mickey Mouse

The brand new Meet Mickey Mouse in Fantasyland

The brand new Meet Mickey Mouse in Fantasyland

As you head out down the hallway, there are a variety of backstage items to be found, including more props and posters.

The brand new Meet Mickey Mouse in Fantasyland

The brand new Meet Mickey Mouse in Fantasyland

Meet Mickey Mouse

Then finally, head down the hallway and take a look at your souvenir photo on the screens, before deciding whether you want to buy one at the desk.

Meet Mickey Mouse

Check out our official Meet Mickey Mouse page here on the site for ALL the pictures of this great new location! There are lots more!
Also, why not check out the Big Cheese's page too, and discover lots more about that loveable mouse!

Dan.
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