According to Cast Members who work with the “Talking” Mickey in Town Square Theater in the Magic Kingdom, Mickey may soon be losing his voice.
According to insiders, Cast Members were informed yesterday that Mickey will cease the talking aspect of the Magic Words program in May 2018. Mickey will continue to offer a meet and greet in the Town Square Theater, but will cease the talking with guests aspect.
Cast Members were told that this is because it confuses guests when Mickey doesn’t speak inside the other parks. I’ve been told that many injuries to Cast Members who are “friends with Mickey” and the difficulties involved in maintaining the tech invovled contributed to the decision.
Over the last couple of months the wait times for this special Mickey meet have soared to 2 hours or more, mostly due to the tech and staffing issues necessary to keep this special offering running. You may experience times when Mickey does or does not speak over the next several months.
Here’s a video that we recorded of “Talking Mickey” a while back, if you aren’t familiar with the program.