Walt Disney was once quoted as saying that he hoped no one ever lost sight of one thing—“that it all started with a mouse.” And we diehard Disney fanatics are as loyal to Mickey as peanut butter is to jelly. But we also know that behind every good man, or mouse, there’s a good woman…or lady mouse. (Lady mouse—is that right?) Whatever we call her, Minnie Mouse makes Mickey all the more lovable, and some Disney fans are bigger Minnie fans than they are Mickey fans. If you happen to be one of them, you’ll want to try these 8 experiences the next time you visit Walt Disney World—and get your Minnie fix!
8. Meet Minnie at Epcot.
Epcot’s Future World is currently under refurbishment. This has caused a relocation of the former Character Spot to the back side of Innoventions. Stop by the relocated Character Spot in Future World at Epcot and say hello to Minnie. She’s there in her traditional outfit ready to say hi! Just be sure to check your My Disney Experience App in advance as locations and times may change due to the refurbishment.
7. Take a ride in a Minnie van.
Each vehicle in the Minnie van fleet is a six-passenger Chevrolet Traverse, painted red with white polka dots to honor Minnie Mouse. This personal ride service is powered by Lyft, which means you can reserve a vehicle and pay for your ride all through the Lyft app. Ride in style—in a Minnie van!
6. See Minnie in her Hollywood glam.
Say hello to Minnie and have your picture taken with her at Hollywood Studios Red Carpet Dreams character encounter near the entrance to the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant. Minnie is dressed to the nines in a beautiful pink evening gown, and she greets Guests all day long, so don’t miss her!
5. Buy a pair (or two) of Minnie ears.
At Disney World, there are several different styles of Minnie ears for purchase at shops all over the resort. You can by a classic pair of ears that are black with a red bow—all sequins. Or you can purchase a pair of blue Minnie ears with white stars on them and a pink bow—again, all sequins. You can even buy a pair of Rose Gold Minnie ears, if they aren’t all sold out when you visit!
4. Enjoy a Rose Gold Minnie Ears cupcake.
Speaking of Rose Gold Minnie ears, this delightful cupcake celebrates a couple of wonderful things—rose gold and Minnie Mouse! It’s a marble cupcake—vanilla and red velvet swirled—piled high with rose gold buttercream and topped with an edible pair of Rose Gold Minnie Ears. Find it at the Main Street Bakery at Magic Kingdom for around $5.50 or one snack credit on the Disney Dining Plan!
3. Go on safari with Minnie!
You can visit with Minnie and Mickey at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on Discovery Island at Adventurer’s Outpost. The mousy duo is dressed in their safari best, and the outpost is decorated with memorabilia from their travels all over the world! Don’t miss this special character encounter opportunity and remember to use the FastPass+ service so you won’t have to wait too long!
2. See Minnie from afar!
You can see the lovely Minnie Mouse every day during Mickey’s Friendship Faire show at Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom. You can also wave to her every afternoon during the Festival of Fantasy parade at Magic Kingdom. She and Mickey are at the end of the parade, high up in a balloon. She has a great vantage point, so be sure to wave to her as she passes by!
1. Runaway on the Railway with Minnie (and Mickey) soon!
Coming in 2020—for the first time ever—Minnie (and Mickey) will finally have an attraction in their honor at Walt Disney World. The Great Movie Ride closed at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in August of 2017 to make room for the new “2 ½-D” attraction called Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, which promises to be a wild and crazy ride that feels like 3D, minus the need for 3D glasses. Hmmm. Wonder what that will be like! It sure sounds fun!