My daughter Lily and I just returned from our trip to Disney World. One of our favorite attractions is Mickey Mouse’s house in Mickey’s Toontown Fair, so we always have to stop by for a visit. I took some photos for those of you who haven’t seen this cartoon house come to life.
Check out all those stroller’s lining the walk in front of Mickey’s house–it’s always crowded with little lookiloos:
Did you know that they’re in the process of expanding Fantasyland? They were working on it while we were there, and I was told that Mickey’s Toontown Fair is going to be demolished to make room for it. They want to incorporate Disney Princesses and Fairies, as well as a big three-ring circus for Dumbo.
They say they’ll relocate Mickey and Minnie’s houses, but no word on where yet–at least not to me! (If you know anything about it, fill us in!)
Mickey’s front door:
His Bedroom is right off the entry:
Mickey’s Living Room–where he stores his bike, even though he has a garage outside:
Here’s Lily standing in front of Mickey’s fireplace (if you lean over that blue half-wall behind her, an alarm goes off–learned that the hard way!):
Here’s how the fireplace looked last December when we were there and it was decorated for Christmas:
Mickey’s kitchen is in a permanent state of comic construction:
The Rec Room (ping-pong, anyone?):
Mickey’s house was built in 1988 but has reportedly changed over the years. Is there anyone who visited it then who can spot the differences?
The garage is fully stocked with tools and other fun stuff, but no car (can mice drive?):
It’s hard to believe I got to go to Disney twice in less than a year. It’s a funny story, actually.
About a year ago I wrote down a “Dream List” of things I’d like to do, and “Take the kids to Orlando” was at the top. I added, “For free, all expenses paid, and staying in a Disney Resort.” Not that I believed that could ever happen, but I wrote it anyway, on a lark, and laughed. Then I pinned it to the bulletin board beside my desk.
In December we came into some money we never saw coming and spent some of it on a trip to Disney. Soon after that, I got a call from my aunt saying she had won a trip to Orlando and wanted to take me and Lily as her guests. Wow. We even got to stay at the Disney Yacht Club Resort. (I’ll show you some photos of that tomorrow.)
So not only did that Dream List work, but it worked twice. Now I’m waiting for the rest of the things I wrote down to come true. 🙂
What’s on your Dream List?
You can see my tour of Minnie Mouse’s pink and purple house, which is next store to Mickey’s, here. Do you have a favorite?