Mickey Mouse turned 90 years old this year, and all across the Walt Disney World Resort, where I was lucky enough to enjoy a recent lovely vacation, there were tons of opportunities to meet Mickey and Minnie in their birthday wear (not to be confused with birthday suits, which would be an entirely different and altogether terrifying experience.) Both Mickey and Minnie are sporting some fly new threads for the occasion, a white suit for Mickey and a white sundress for Minnie, both liberally sprinkled with multi-coloured dots. There are also some black Minnie ears available in the shops, likewise adorned with rainbow-hued polka dots, because this is Disney, and of course there are.
We get asked all the time if we’ve met the park OGs, Mickey and Minnie, and the answer is no, never, not a once. My husband and I go to Disney World and we meet Kylo Ren, Chewbacca and BB-8. We stand in a two and a half hour long lineup to meet Jack and Sally of The Nightmare Before Christmas (worth every one of those 9,000 seconds!) We hang out with Wreck-It-Ralph and Vanellope Von Schweetz, dine with the Beast and rawk out with Vampirina. And I once nearly overturned a tavern table in my zest for sprinting outside and directly into the bulgy, waiting arms of Gaston.
But Mick and Min have remained elusive. Something to rectify on our next trip. For now I’ll just have to satisfy myself with these nails that rock both Mickey and Minnie’s birthday dots. To the next 90, young mouse(s)!