It might seem strange, but Disneyland’s most famous residents, Mickey and Minnie mouse, have never actually had a conversation. In fact, they’ve never talked to anyone.
You see, the park’s full-costume characters, like Mickey, Minnie, Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto have always interacted with guests through sign language and gestures or posing for photos.
But, in recent weeks, the formerly taciturn duo have been spotted chatting with guests and each other at the park’s Disney California Adventure zone, all in their famous voices.[media_embed]https://youtu.be/Bo-qp-Zu0OY[/media_embed]
While Disney is keeping quiet on its suddenly chatty characters, many fans have speculated that the concept is being tested on visitors to Disneyland in Anaheim before being rolled out to the company’s other parks.
(Lead image:Paul Hiffmeyer via Disney)
Kristen Amiet is a previous AWOL editor, bona fide travel addict, sometimes whisky drinker and full-time breakfast food enthusiast.