By: Nick the Disney Devo
You need to meet Mickey Mouse when you go to Walt Disney World, right? But how about Minnie Mouse?!
There are several places you can meet them both throughout the World. At the Magic Kingdom, you can find Mickey at the Town Square Theater on Main Street, and Minnie is at Pete’s Silly Sideshow in the Storybook Circus section of Fantasyland.
You can get your shot with both Mickey and Minnie along with an eclectic assortment of animated characters at The Magic of Disney Animation, located in the Animation Courtyard of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but they both have their own section, and don’t appear together.
And at Epcot you can meet Mickey and the whole gang at the Character Spot in Future World, but, just like The Magic of Disney Animation, Mickey and Minnie, along with each of the rest of the Fab Five, each has their own area where they pose with guests.
But where do you go if you want to get a photo of both Mickey Mouse and his favorite gal together?!
At The Adventurers Outpost located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s Discovery Island in Walt Disney World, that’s where!
It’s not only the place to get a photo with Mickey and Minnie together, it’s also the place to see travel photos and souvenirs from their vacations around the world!
The Outpost is located by the bridge to/from Asia in appropriately lush surroundings, a precursor to the exotic environs that surely await you inside.
While the queue area has photos of Mickey and Minnie in front of many of the the spectacles of the world, this area is surprisingly bland, and the wait can be long and rather boring.
You could use FastPass + to skip this long boring line, like we did, but that line was in a rather boring hallway, with no pictures. And we still waited 10 minutes to get in!
Tip: You may want to bring something to keep you and your young ones occupied, I found this a good time to catch up on Facebook and email.
If you haven’t used FastPass+, and have waited in the longer queue, you come to a door! Where you wait in a slightly shorter queue. We were in yet another room for another 10 minutes.
At least there are some entertaining props once you get into the room with Mickey and Minnie.
Yes, it was a long wait to meet Mickey and Minnie, but once we were inside, and we saw the joy on the faces of the children with the family in front of us, it was well worth it. Mickey and Minnie spend plenty of time with the children of all ages, which explains the long queue times.
And of course, we got to get our photos with the main Mice as well!
Tip: If you plan ahead of time, you can coordinate you and your families outfits for the day to match those of Mickey and Minnie, something I wish we had done in hindsight. Oh well, there is always next time!
|Portions of this article were originally posted on the Disney Musings Blog, which Nick co-writes with his wife Barbie, and friend, Gaylin.|