A few lucky Disneyland guests have been able to see a new character the resort is testing: a talking Mickey Mouse. At Mickey’s House in Mickey’s Toontown, Mickey Mouse interacted with guests and even called them by name. The new Mickey’s face moves differently than the current characters – his eyes blink and his nose and mouth move when he talks. A Disney spokeswoman confirmed that the talking Mickey is in tests, but wouldn’t give any clues to the future of the Mouse. Disney has released a video showing Mickey interacting with several delighted children.
Leah grew up in a little farming town in Illinois, right on the Mississippi River. Her Chicago-born husband, David, left the city for her, and they're now raising their three children (Jacob, Jonah and Lydia) just 12 miles from her hometown. As the Senior Editor of the DIS (wdwinfo.com), Leah spends a lot of time writing about, reading about, and discussing Disney. So, it should come as no surprise that one of her family's favorite ways to spend time is going to Walt Disney World and traveling on Disney Cruise Line. She also enjoys shopping, watching movies with her husband and doing crafts with and for her kids.