When the Disney Parks first opened, Mickey Mouse looked pretty different. Walt Disney Imagineering has gone through quite a few versions of the Mickey Mouse fur character we know and love. And nowadays at the Disney theme parks, Mickey has such a beloved and familiar look that it can be hard to believe he ever looked any other way.
Recently, we at Inside the Magic have been walking down memory lane as we share some photos of vintage Disneyland — how Disney characters used to look, some guest favorites that are no longer in the theme parks today, and even images of Walt Disney himself in his original Magic Kingdom, Disneyland. But when we came across images of vintage Mickey Mouse at Disneyland and Disney World, we knew we had to share.
So grab a cup of coffee, put on your favorite Disney playlist, and enjoy these vintage photos of Mickey Mouse at Disneyland and Disney World!
This image always brings a smile to our face. It’s one of the last photos taken of Walt Disney with his pal Mickey Mouse in Disneyland park.
Take a look at Mickey Mouse standing right beside Roy Disney during the opening day dedication of Magic Kingdom park, the very first theme park at Walt Disney World Resort, in 1971.
This image of Sorcerer Mickey alongside Dreamfinder and Figment is a sight to see!
Who could forget this iconic look from the opening day of Star Tours?
Mickey Mouse looking dapper as ever in this vintage photo in front of Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Who else met Mickey in the 90s when ToonTown Fair was still open at Magic Kingdom?
Mickey Mouse leading the band down Main Street, U.S.A.!
We love this Fantasia look!
Disney, please bring back these tourist looks!
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