It’s been almost a year since the first video of Disneyland’s new talking Mickey Mouse meet-and-greet experience became mega-popular online. Today, Disneyland brought him out once more, this time having Mickey greet guests as they approached his house in Toontown.
New videos from dapsmagic.com offers a look at Mickey talking on his front porch:
Mickey has since interacted one-on-one on this with guests on and off inside his Disneyland home, but this is the first time he’s been spotted outdoors, chatting it up with fans. But it’s clear that Disney is still testing this new interactive version of Mickey, as his response to “Are you having a good time?” was the odd reply, “Thank you!” Perhaps even with those big ears, Mickey couldn’t quite hear what he was asked.
Talking Mickey previously made an appearance at the grand opening of World of Color at Disney California Adventure where he had live conversations with attending celebrities as well as Disney CEO Bob Iger:
Here’s another example of Mickey’s interaction with guests, also from June 2010 in a guest’s video posted on YouTube:
Mickey Mouse usually “saves his voice” and doesn’t speak with guests during meet-and-greets, but Disneyland continues to test the interaction in unscheduled theme park appearances. Mickey will be getting an all-new meet-and-greet home at the Magic Kingdom in Florida, which will feature an interactive queue, but it isn’t clear whether Disney plans to let Mickey speak to guests when the new location opens later this year. In the meantime, lucky guests may occasionally find themselves locked in a conversation with the Mouse that started it all by visiting him in Toontown at Disneyland in California.