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Video Double Feature: Walt Disney World Talking Mickey & Jingle Cruise

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Hey boys and girls, it’s movie time! Today on the Touring Plans YouTube Channel we have a very special video double feature direct from Orlando’s Magic Kingdom, featuring the new Walt Disney World talking Mickey Mouse and a Christmas twist to a classic ride.

Talking Mickey
Now you can do more than just say cheese with the Big Cheese at WDW — you can have a conversation!


First up is a complete ride-through of the Jingle Cruise, which (as Morgan Crutchfield recently reported) is the new holiday overlay of the classic Jungle Cruise attraction:

As you can see, there are minimal scenic additions to the ride itself, though there is some seasonal decor scattered around the queue (which FASTPASS users will mostly miss). Our skipper did as well as can be expected with the temporary script; the jokes are as bad as ever, but at least they’re slightly different.

Our second feature documents my first meeting with the talking Mickey Mouse who has taken up residence inside Main Street U.S.A.‘s Town Square meet & greet:


As you can see, the combination of interactive audio and animatronic eyes and mouth make meeting this Mickey a truly magical experience, befitting the “backstage at a magic show” theming of the attraction. Be aware that this chatty mouse seems to spend more time with each guest than his silent counterparts, so you may want to snag a FASTPASS or FastPass+ to bypass the slow-moving line.


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Seth Kubersky

Author of The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando. Co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland and Beyond Disney. Contributor to Unofficial Guides to WDW and Las Vegas. Live Active Cultures columnist for the Orlando Weekly. Travel and arts journalist. Theatrical director and producer.

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