Description And Comments
Mickey's House is the starting point of a self-guided tour that winds through the famous mouse's house, into his backyard and past Pluto's doghouse, and then into Mickey's Movie Barn. This last stop harks back to the so-called "barn" studio where Walt Disney created a number of the earlier Mickey Mouse cartoons. Once in the Movie Barn, guests watch vintage Disney cartoons while awaiting admittance to Mickey's Dressing Room.
In small groups of one or two families, guests are ultimately conducted into the dressing room where Mickey awaits to pose for photos and sign autographs. The visit is not lengthy (2-4 minutes), but there is adequate time for all of the children to hug, poke, and admire the star.
The cynical observer will discern immediately that Mickey's House, backyard, Movie Barn, and so on are no more than a cleverly devised queuing area designed to deliver guests to Mickey's Dressing Room for the Mouse Encounter. For those with some vestige of child in their personalities, however, the preamble serves to heighten anticipation while providing the opportunity to get to know the corporate symbol on a more personal level. Mickey's House is well conceived and contains a lot of Disney references. You will notice that children touch everything as they proceed through the house, hoping to find some artifact that is not welded or riveted into the set (an especially tenacious child during one of our visits was actually able to rip a couple of books from a bookcase).
Meeting Mickey and touring his house are best done during the first 2 hours that Toontown is open or, alternatively, in the evening during Fantasmic! If meeting Mickey is at the top of your child's list, you might consider taking the Disneyland Railroad from Main Street to the Toontown/Fantasyland station as soon as you enter the park. Some children are so obsessed with seeing Mickey that they cannot enjoy anything else until they get Mickey in the rearview mirror.
This chart shows you roughly how long you'll wait for Mickey's House when you visit on a day with a given Disneyland Crowd Level. The blue bars represent the average "peak" wait time (that is, how long the line will at its busiest). The bottom and top black lines represent the range of peak wait times to expect (for you fellow nerds out there: it's the 5th percentile and 95th percentile of peak wait times). Please note that these are estimates, and for a better forecast for your travel dates, see Mickey's House Wait Times.
Other Attractions in Mickey's Toontown
- Chip 'n Dale Treehouse
- Disneyland Railroad Mickey's Toontown
- Donald's Boat
- Gadget's Go Coaster
- Goofy's Playhouse
- Minnie's House
- Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin
Touring Plans with Mickey's House
|Walk-through tour of Mickey's House and Movie Barn, ending with a personal visit with Mickey|
|Wait per 100 people ahead||20 minutes|
When to go
Before 10:30 a.m. and after 5:30 p.m.
|Opening Date||January 23, 1993|
|Scope and scale||Minor Attraction|
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