During our Very Merry Girls Getaway we made it our mission to meet more characters than we normally do. Usually we have our husbands with us and unless we are meeting Princesses's, they aren't too keen on the idea. When we were able to snag a FastPass+ to meet Magician Mickey at the Town Square Theatre we were so excited!
Upon arrival we had a fairly short wait. We waited in a queue outside the actual room where we met Mickey. We were then brought in, in groups of 10 or so. We got to see Mickey interacting with families before we met him.
Mickey said Good-bye to the guests that went in front of us and we were given STRICT instructions to wait. After the guests left, Mickey turned to us and started talking. The dialogue seemed unique to us, but at the same time it seemed canned and forced. I think we mostly giggled and smiled at Mickey. We got our photo and ended up scooting out of there. The whole interaction to me was quite awkward. The conversation didn't flow like it does when you meet Cinderella or Rapunzel. I think Mickey's interaction with the kids was much smoother but still something about it seemed off. I definitely prefer my characters to NOT talk. The other thing that I find odd is that NO other characters talk yet. I think it might be tricky to explain to my child why Mickey talks but Pooh doesn't.
This was the best picture we got with Mickey..obviously we weren't sure where to look. Not only was this experience a little odd, the interaction with the Photopass photographer left something to be desired.
We didn't take any video but here is a video from Disney Parks Blog showing the new talking Mickey.