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Getting Your Minnie Mouse Fix at Walt Disney World

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.

Stop by the Character Spot in Future World at Epcot and say hello to Minnie. She’s there with Mickey and Goofy too! FastPass+ service is available for this attraction and it’s a good idea to have a FastPass+ time for this meet and greet during peak seasons in the park.

7. Take a ride in a Minnie van.

The Minnie Van Service is nearing its one-year anniversary at Walt Disney World. Each vehicle in the 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. The cost is $25 per ride, and the service operates from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. everyday. 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!

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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 2019—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!

About Rebekah Tyndall Burkett

Rebekah grew up in Forney, Texas and lives just outside of Dallas. She’s been a Disney superfan since childhood, experiencing the magic at Walt Disney World for the first time at the age of 11. Journeys to Neverland are at least a yearly occurrence for her, her husband and her four children (the Fab Four). When they go to the parks, they stay in Florida for three weeks at a time. Rebekah loves exploring the history of the parks, the genius behind the Magic in the person of Walt Disney, and she is intrigued by all things Disney World and Disney Imagineering. When in the parks, Rebekah and her husband Scott make the most of their time by enjoying every minute with their Fab Four, by delving deeper into Walt’s vision for the parks and into the history behind the Walt Disney World Resort, and by photographing the many different types of architecture at Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and on the World Showcase at EPCOT. When she’s not in the parks, Rebekah is excitedly setting travel dates and planning her family’s next adventure to their happy place deep within the Sunshine State. On breaks from planning her next trip, Rebekah is a writer, journalist and children’s author, penning children’s books about kids with special needs that she affectionately calls “believement-achievement” stories. Her hobbies include creative writing, paper crafting and interviewing Imagineers. She is also an advocate for Autism Awareness and for children with developmental disabilities of all kinds.