Got back from Florida a couple of weeks ago, speaking to someone at work about the trip and he said: “Did the kids talk to Mickey?” “No,” I said “They just kept quiet as the characters didn’t speak, of course” At which point he told me all about the fact that Mickey (Magic Kingdom) talks now. Well, he didn’t for us …
I gather that a new, talking Mickey debuted in 2013, so did they pull it after a while? Or was it a trial thing? Anyone know?
I have to say I thought it was potentially quite confusing for kids to see:
- Mickey talking when on screen (e.g. Philharmagic)
- Mickey silent/gesturing when doing meet/greet (town hall Magic Kingdom, explorer Animal Kingdom, sorcerer Mickey at Disney Studios)
- Mickey talking on stage on Disney Jr Live show, Fantasmic
Kids must be wondering why they’re getting the silent treatment, ha!