Yesterday we took a peek inside Mickey Mouse’s house in Disney’s Toontown Fair, so today I thought I’d show you the pink and purple cottage Minnie lives in right next door.
This house is little-girl paradise, lemme tell ya.
The whole place was packed from wall to wall with squealing little girls, including mine! It’s like a giant cartoon playhouse come to life.
Unlike Mickey’s house, Minnie’s has no barriers blocking you from the rooms. You’re allowed to sit on Minnie’s chairs and open her fridge, and the kids love it.
So many kids love it, in fact, that it’s a challenge to get good photos of the rooms.
Minnie’s “Westingmouse” Refrigerator:
When you open it, you see that Minnie has stocked it with nothing but cheese.
There’s even some Cheese-Chip Ice Cream!
Minnie’s Potting Station:
Pluto’s dog house is out back behind the two houses,
complete with his bowl and bone:
A backyard path leads from the two houses to a place where you can meet Minnie and Mickey in person.
You can see my tour of Mickey’s house, too.
[email protected] says
Great vacation pics… looks like you had a great time.
Took the kids there last year, they loved it, can’t wait to go back again!
It is the happiest place on earth 🙂
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I’ve been to Disney World MANY times. I love going in December when they have Mickey’s Christmas Party and make it ‘snow’ on Main Street! I’ve stayed at The Grand Floridian and The Boardwalk Inn.
Lily is beautiful. I look forward to her monthly posts!
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I love being there when it’s decorated for Christmas. It was really cold and rainy when we were there last December, though. -Julia
Janell Beals says
Looks like a fabulous trip, I have never been…can you believe that?!?
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Becky @ Farmgirl Paints says
Oh please do share that. You know I love the personal. Your Lily is a cutie pie. I bet she was on cloud nine that whole trip. Minnie’s house was fun. My girls would have LOVED her kitchen. Could have spent hours just in there:)
Too bad about the poor quality of the room. I went to Disneyland when I was young and we stayed at one of the resorts and I remember the grounds being out of this world. They had a man made beach etc… and this was when I was little. So that was before it’s time. So fun!!
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I wouldn’t mind seeing your vacation photos!! I also wouldn’t mind seeing Cinderella’s castle!! 🙂
Adorable your daughter is a doll!! Such fun images!
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cari k says
We Did stay at the Yacht Club , but it was almost 10 years ago , I agree the rooms were not that great , but They were very very clean and the housekeeping was really great
I wonder if they made the Disney Oragami shapes from the hand towels every night , they did different characters every night for the kids , they loved that ! I loved the proximity to the Kingdom as well . Oh well guess its not as good as it used to be
We only got the Mickey Mouse shape on the first day. How fun that they did different characters for you each night! -Julia
Lily is adorable! She looks so much like you.
I’m pining for Disney. My 4 y/o can hardly understand why we keep looking through friends photos of their trips to visit Mickey. I’m trying to wait until my almost 2 y/o daughter can appreciate it. (It used to be “remember it” but I don’t know if I can wait that long!) I’m surprised by Minnie’s house. Pictured it to be brighter & more pastel inside. Glad you had a great (FREE!) trip!
Those photos are wonderful, Julia, and thanks for sharing! Your daughter is absolutely adorable, and I think the suggestion of her contributing to your blog monthly is a great idea. She looks like she’d be very good at it!
Lily just told me, “You know, next week is a new month, and you said I could write a post each month…” Ha.
Love the pictures..So Glad you shared them.
Great pics! One of my most favorite places in the world to be a tourist! Although it reminds me that I haven’t been to Sea World in YEARS so that’s next on my list… maybe this fall once the weather cools a bit.
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Tricia Rose says
Do you ever wonder about the nature of the relationship between Micky and Minnie? Personally I think she’s his beard, but maybe they are just very modern… certainly they behave like Grand Stars keeping their private life private.
Or maybe he’s really difficult to live with~
They have been “dating” for a lot of years without making a commitment, haven’t they?
Maybe they have the right idea, though. She gets to live in her girly pink house and he gets to keep his bike in his living room. No arguing over decorating that way. 🙂
Looks like a great trip. But as we say, you went for the sights, not the room. It’s just a place to be. The Dolphin had an energy saving device that shut off the air when it detected no movement. So the room was hot, humid and the curtains had mold. I travel with sinus medicine, just in case. It was good cause we were all stuffed up. And it was a work thing, I didn’t get to see the park except for the boardwalk and 1 night of fireworks.
I’m funny that way. The room I stay in is as important to me as seeing the sights. My husband has learned to wait to unload the car until I see our room first. I’m notorious for asking for a better one–or changing to another hotel altogether! -Julia 🙂
I think I would squeal with delight if I got to stay right there in Minnie’s house! It is too adorable … and your Lily? What a little love bug! She is such a doll! Looks like a really fun trip for you two!
Too bad about the room though, seriously. I would absolutely expect more from Disney. I have only requested a different room once. That particular room we walked into looked SO grimy, I told my husband that I wouldn’t even take off my shoes, so he got us an upgrade – makes all the difference, doesn’t it?
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Mrs. R says
I love the house! It looks so fun. Awww..to be a kid. I think I would still have fun playing in it and I am a grown woman!
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We go to Disney every year and my daughter at age 7 still feels the need to visit Minnie and Micky’s country houses! Minnie’s kitchen is always a big hit with the fake popcorn and the whoosh of cool air when you open the fridge. Love Disney! Love the location and grounds of the Yacht Club!
cari k says
Yes , I wish they would have done that for you , the kid would have loved it its too bad !
we loved minnies house too , my daughter Zoe was like the same age as lily when we went , great time
ps lily is so cute love this age enjoy it now , mine is almost 16 it goes so so quick !!
Another fun play house. I love the colors of Minnie’s house.
I have never been to Disney World or Disney land, but if were to go, I would stay at the worldmark resort there in Florida and California. My family is part of worldmark.
Jamie and I haven’t been since Christmas 2006 – which is a long time for us! Usually we stay at Old Key West, but I have stayed sort of all over the place. The Contemporary a few times, All Star Movies & Music, and some places off-property. I really want to stay at the Fort Wilderness Lodge. I just LOVE that place.
That’s really disappointing about the Yacht Club. You should send them some feedback, Julia, now that your trip is over. I think they would actually appreciate it. That is SO not up to Disney standards. Maybe Yacht Club is due for an update.
We love love love Disney! I could look at pics all day long…I would love to see more of yours!
I am bummed that your room was a disappointment. Did you tell anyone? Those Disney people are amazing…I’m sure they would do something to make you feel better.
We took our four kids (when I was pregnant with the 5th) in the spring of 2008 and then we went again last fall with all 5. We had such an amazing time and the kids will randomly say “hey Mom, remember when_____ happened at Disney world?” We loved it and can’t wait to go back sometime.
I did the opposite of what you’re doing and I shared each day-by-day on my blog, including our systems for things. Maybe that was lame of me…I think I just wanted to spread the “happiness”!
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I’m impressed that you managed to blog on vacation. I was so exhausted by the end of each day that all I could do was fall into bed. 🙂
I forgot to tell you where we stayed…we stayed at the Wilderness Lodge for our first trip and then we stayed in a vacation home the second time. Both have their perks!
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My five year old daughter, Daisy who is home sick from school this week has been hanging out all night to see this post come up. She has loved this post as her house is exactly what she would like to live in. Lovehearts, pink and purple! She wonders where the bedroom is and does Minnie have loveheart wallpaper and bed? We are in Australia and would love to visit Disneyland one day. We grew up on those dreams of magic. Thanks for posting Mickey and Minnie. You made a little girl very happy here. xx
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We were wondering where she slept, too! Unless there was a bedroom I never saw, she doesn’t have one. Maybe they didn’t want guests lying around on her bed?
I hope Daisy feels better soon. Glad this post cheered her up a bit! 🙂
angela | the painted house says
Oh, my, I can’t wait to take my little princess there…we’ve been counting down. Just one more year!!!
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As you can tell from my last blog post, I definitely wouldn’t mind seeing more photos from your trip. That’s weird about the crummy room at the yacht club. I wonder if that hotel is due for a reno soon.
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Pamela @Atmosphere ID says
How fun!! I would love to live in a pink and purple house (not sure if my husband would live there with though). I love your blog. I too am completely hooked on houses. I’d love for you to stop by our blog and see some of the houses we’ve done.
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Hello Julia and Lily,
I’m so glad that you both had a Wonderful time at Disneyland.Lily you looked so happy in all the pictures that your Mom took of you,your a very lucky girl to be there at Minnie’s House.Thankyou Julia for posting this very special trip that you had.Nice to talk to you both again.
Mom in High Heels says
We stayed at the Yacht Cub once and the room was in perfect condition. I’m really surprised by your room. I would have let someone know, especially about the outlets and changed rooms (free or not). When we go to WDW, we either stay at the Caribbean Beach (James Bond and I stayed there on our honeymoon) and get the new pirate themed rooms (truly awesome) or if we’re feeling budget minded, the All Star Movies Resort and request the Toy Story Buildings (Indy’s favorite). The first time we stayed at the ASM, we did so at Indy’s request because he saw the Toy Story buildings online and HAD to stay there (I was planning the Caribbean Beach). I’m not a fan of the budget hotels (because I’m spoiled) but for as little time as we spend in the rooms it didn’t bother me. We also ask for a top floor room so there’s no one above us or screaming teens running up and down (the All Star resorts are where school groups tend to stay which is a big old minus). I prefer Caribbean Beach or the Polynesian (though the waterfall in the lobby makes me have to pee). In my wildest dreams I’d love to stay at the Grand Floridian. We’ve stayed in the Dolphin and while the rooms are nice, they aren’t owned by Disney (the Westin owns them) and you have to have a key to your room and a park ticket, plus you can’t charge stuff from the park to your room. Or at least you couldn’t when we stayed there. Of course I worked for a company affiliated with Westin at the time and got to use the employee discount, so we paid $59/night for a $189/night room, so I can’t complain (too much).
We’ve been to Disneyland Paris a few times (where they have mechanical dragon under Sleeping Beauty’s castle) and we loved the Sequoia Lodge. It was amazing. The last time we went, the Sequoia had no availability and James Bond was griping about the price (he’s such a spoil sport, it’s only money) so we went down a category and stayed at the Santa Fe. It’s the oldest hotel on property and it feels it. The heat in our first room didn’t work (and it is cold in Paris in November) and neither did the phone. They immediately switched our room for us and it was better, but not up to Walt’s standards IMO. I won’t stay there again. The next time, if the Sequoia is booked, we’ll go for the Newport Yacht Club or the Hotel New York. IF I can talk James Bond into it, I’d LOVE to stay at the Disneyland Hotel, which is built into the entry way of the Magic Kingdom. It is gorgeous.
I love Minnie’s house and like that you can go into the rooms. The sunroom is my favorite. By the time we get back to WDW though, Indy will be “too old” for all that little kid stuff. Sadness.
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Interesting! You could write a book about the WDW lodgings! This was my first time staying “in the kingdom.” We rented a 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo in December for only $150/night, and it was pretty fabulous–it was nice having a washer and dryer, too. I always wanted to see what it was like to stay in a Disney Resort, though, so I’m glad I had the chance.
I imagine with a hotel as large as Yacht Club, there are some rooms that have been “refreshed” more recently, and some that haven’t. We still had a wonderful time, but I would have been a little upset if I had paid the big bucks for it, that’s for sure. -Julia
Shelly JOoseph says
Oh My.. I just got a fantastic idea reading everyone post. I’m going to email disney and request that they make a new resort (cause we know they have the land) that is just cottages of the different disney characters. Think of staying in Sleeping Beauties cottage, or Cinderella house BC (before castle).. The cottage of the 7 dwarfs..
I would so be there… Loving this
I love looking at pictures from Disney. We plan on skipping next year, but if I had a free trip I would get in the car tomorrow and head on down there. I love Minnie’s house and I really wish they would say were they are going to move it. Love the hotel pictures.
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Kate (Little Beach Bum) says
I love seeing the houses of Micky and Minnie! I’ve never been to Disney World, but I’ve been living in Miami for almost a year now…I need to get on that!! Also, how beautiful is your little girl?! You guys look like you had so much fun. Thanks for sharing!
P.S. Wishing you safe travels to the funeral – I’ll be sending you good vibes during this difficult time.
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Oh my gosh!! This is exactly what we say as well! 🙂
>Many times during the week, we’d say, “Walt would not approve!”
I think maybe we *should* start telling Disney about this stuff, because I want my grandkids to feel the same way that I did when I was a kid: that Walt truly cared and wanted everyone to have the “best* experience possible at his “happiest place on earth”!
Your little girl is very beautiful. She’s so cute and pretty, a little precious doll. Thanks for the peek inside Minnie and Mickey’s home. It’s cool and neat. Fun place for kids and adults alike.
i am sad to say they closed Minnie Mouse house and everything in that area for something else cause they are making it bigger
Thought you’d like to know….if you don’t already… that Minnie’s house (Mickey’s too) is no more. We just returned from Disney World and I was so disappointed to find that because of the new expansion of Fantasyland, that it’s no longer there….word has it from cast members….it was a foreclosure. Really bad joke!!! Needless of say my grand daughter was really disappointed as this was our thing to visit Minnie’s house and play while her older brother took the adults to Space Mountain. I was looking for photos to save and knew that you would have some…LOL!!
I’m so sad to hear that! Those little houses were always a highlight of Disney World for my daughter and me. When I asked about where they were moving them to when we were there last year, a worker said they were going to find a new spot for them somewhere else in the park. Apparently that didn’t happen.
Come on, Disney! Bring the houses back!