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You need a ticketed receipt to meet Mickey Mouse at one location

You need a ticketed receipt to meet Mickey Mouse at one location
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What do you think of this new procedure for meeting Mickey Mouse?

Meeting Mickey Mouse

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Walt Disney said it best, “I only hope we never lose sight of one thing- that it was all started with a mouse.” Guests can meet Mickey Mouse in many different locations all throughout Walt Disney World and the Disney Parks.

At the Magic Kingdom, Mickey Mouse greets guests at the Town Square Theatre in his 50th anniversary finest. Mickey and Minnie Mouse greet guests at the Adventure’s Outpost at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Guests can visit both Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse at the Red Carpet Dreams. Currently, EPCOT offers the best opportunity to meet Mickey Mouse. There are various character meals that feature Mickey Mouse and his gang, along with entertainment offerings that star our favorite pal, Mickey Mouse.

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Now a new protocol for meeting Mickey Mouse is in place for one character meal. Chef Mickey’s has been a guest favorite for many years. Located in Disney’s Contemporary Resort, guests love dining here to see Chef Mickey and all of his pals.

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Recently, we shared that a new PhotoPass location is now offered at Chef Mickey’s. At first, this sounded like a great option. Families could get a photo taken with a nice backdrop and without tables, plates, and other guests in the photo.

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The only problem is the new protocol for meeting Mickey Mouse at this location just feels wrong. While all other characters continue to mingle throughout Chef Mickey’s, Mickey Mouse is a separate experience. What is a bit more troubling is that guests must wait until they have paid for their meal at Chef Mickey’s to stand in line to meet Mickey.

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After your meal has been paid for, the receipt is stamped “Paid” and then you may enter the somewhat staggering line to meet Mickey Mouse. On one hand, this seems like a nice interaction and will offer a nice photo, but on the other hand, this seems like a hassle.

Guests must now wait until they have paid for their meal at Chef Mickey’s to stand in line to meet Mickey Mouse.

What do you think of this new protocol? Do you like this separate meet and greet experience or do you prefer Mickey Mouse mingling throughout the restaurant? Will this affect your decision to dine at Chef Mickey’s in the future? Share your thoughts in the comment section.


  1. Mickey Mouse was my favourite mouse too from Disney World and Disneyland and very location any time. I’m going to Disney World in December 5 on Tuesday

  2. We were considering chef Mickey for our trip but now it’s a defo NO !!!! What a rubbish idea .
    What next pay extra to meet Mickey ??

  3. I don’t like this at all. Mickey is everyone’s favorite mouse . If you can’t afford to eat at Chef Mickeys I guess you don’t get a picture. It’s wrong on any level especially what Walt would have wanted

  4. The first thing is that Mickey needs to be mingling amongst the tables. His costume is one of the easiest to maneuver in tight spaces, unlike Beast’s and Donald’s and Daisey’s costumes. Second, they kicked Donald out of that spotlight at the end of the meal. It was nice to spend a little time with Donald and being that his costume is the hardest to fit through the tight spaces it only made sense. I don’t like it. The other option is to do like the other character meals did have the photo op done as they bring you to your table. I am assuming this is because they had no control over people just walking up and getting a photo with Mickey.

  5. Not a fan. Why can’t you meet him before you eat like you use to be able to do Donald at Tusker House or Cinderella in her castle?

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