Minnie/Mickey's Houses Demolished???

Discussion in 'Disney Rumors and News' started by BippityBoppity, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. Jackiemarie21

    Jackiemarie21 DIS Veteran

    Sep 17, 2012
    The Mickey and Minnie houses were always a favorite of mine! I am excited about the FE, but I will also miss that attraction. I can still remember the first time I saw Mickey's house, its one of my favorite childhood memories.
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  3. tikistitch

    tikistitch Mouseketeer

    Feb 22, 2012
    The only thing we were told was they had to be destroyed and not put in a dumpster, to keep people from taking them and selling them. I hope some of the other stores were able to maybe auction off the larger characters for charity, though! I'm not saying some of the smaller animation like Tink and Figaro didn't make their way home with some managers, and I'm definitely not saying it did ;) , but we were just told to destroy all of it before our final day of demolition.
  4. jshuff1

    jshuff1 Mouseketeer

    Jan 18, 2010
    that is news to me I was really looking foward to bring my 5-3-1 year olds( of course in a couple of more years) to see the houses I wish they would build them somewhere else for it is Disney World right??? Home Of Mickey
  5. Fantasmiss

    Fantasmiss DIS Veteran

    May 29, 2008
    My husband said he thinks they should be sold on eby or similar. How funny would it be to live in Mickey's house, haha! Imagine the neighbours' faces! :D
  6. Disneyfreak44

    Disneyfreak44 Mouseketeer

    Jul 5, 2012
    Those two houses would be the smallest million dollar houses ever hahaha
  7. Itlngrl

    Itlngrl Earning My Ears

    Sep 8, 2012
    So sad. We were there a few years ago when our daughter was 3 and it's one of the things she still remembers.

    She is now 6 and yesterday she told me she is so excited we are going this January and the first thing she wants to do is visit Minnie's house. Yikes, not sure what story I will have to tell her now as to why the houses aren't there. :(
  8. AdamRos19

    AdamRos19 Earning My Ears

    Sep 17, 2012
    It was an upset to see them go I remember them as a kid. Definitely with the new expansion though.

    As for stories in true Disney Spirit,

    1- moved into cinderellas castle
    2- live in California but come here every day. (goes along with your arriving and departing video on the magical express bus)
    3- depending on your resort they could be "staying at your resort on vaca" also goes along w those videos
    4- moved into he upstairs of the firehouse- or live on mainstreet

    I'm sure you'll come up w something, after all prince charming did get cinderella cable TV to the castle. :-)
  9. AdventureIsOutThere

    AdventureIsOutThere Just a girl, boy and their dog.

    May 18, 2012
    I know this has been mentioned on the board, but for all of those worried that their kids will be sad that they can't see Mickey and Minnie's houses just remind them that WDW is where Mickey and Minnie go on vacation, too! Their permanent homes are safe and sound in ToonTown in Disneyland!

    It should be an easy enough explanation... we go on vacation, so do M&M! And lucky for the kids they are visiting at the same time!

    I realize not everyone can go on multiple trips and make it out to California but that is where all the magic started and where Disney is headquartered. Disneyland is so wonderful and knowing you are walking in Walt's dream is pure magic!
  10. BeadyLady

    BeadyLady <font color=magenta>Survivor<br><font color=darkor

    Feb 2, 2005


    Views of insides

    wish we were there NOW
  11. Angebee

    Angebee Mouseketeer

    Aug 22, 2012
    "Yikes, not sure what story I will have to tell her now as to why the houses aren't there."

    According to the website about New Fantasyland, a spell has been keeping us from seeing this expansion for many years. Could always paint Mickey and Minnie as heroes in that they sacrificed their Florida homes to help break the spell?
  12. ALFranklin

    ALFranklin Mouseketeer

    May 16, 2012
    There is also a business called Theme Park Connection and they get some of those old figurines and displays from The Disney Store as well as the parks and they re-sale them.

    Here is a link to their page. They have some really cool stuff!
  13. dwaters

    dwaters Mouseketeer

    Apr 13, 2006
    Thanks-- looks like a fun site to check out- especially the Haunted Mansion replica house.
  14. Zoie

    Zoie Mouseketeer

    Aug 8, 2005
    I too am really sad about Mickey's and Minnie's homes. I always tell the kids that Disney World is where Mickey and Minnie live, and it went right along with that story to then go to their houses. Not to mention, there was a lot of stuff in those houses that made REALLLLLLY cute pictures, especially if you dressed your child as Mickey/Minnie!!!

    I hate this whole circus theme stuff, and I don't understand why Disney would do away with Mickey's and Minnie's HOMES to put all this circus junk in. Seriously, how popular is Dumbo compared to Mickey and Minnie?? I know the ride is popular with little ones -- but not the whole circus theme! You can see a circus anywhere -- Mickey and Minnie are special!!

    And I was really really upset to see the new Mickey and gang meet and greet pictures. All this bizarre circus garb??? REALLY? I don't even WANT my kids to see those hideous characters!!! I'm taking them to Disney World and outside of Mickey who I hope and pray is still his normal self, they aren't even going to SEE the main characters.

    We'll have to go see them in Epcot, which is completely devoid of the magic you find at the MK, sigh... I just hope and pray they remain in their original costumes there.

    How lovely for my little girls to go dress like Minnie to have their pictures made together, only to find that Minnie doesn't even dress like Minnie anymore and they don't match at all...
  15. ALFranklin

    ALFranklin Mouseketeer

    May 16, 2012
    It is fun to just look and dream of having anything in their auctions. :flower1: However, I'd personally rather have a house modeled after The Haunted Mansion :hmghost: at Walt Disney World.
  16. AndyPok1

    AndyPok1 Back in MCO!

    Mar 21, 2011
    Only specifically addressing this, because I agree to some degree about the circus outfits.

    The problem here is that story isn't accurate to what Disney built. WDW's Toontown Fair had Mickey and Minnie's COUNTRY Homes. It was where they went on vacation. Toontown in DL is where they "actually" live.

    And the story you tell them is simple. In this economy, Mickey and Minnie couldn't afford to keep a second house. :rotfl2:
  17. RussTKD

    RussTKD Mouseketeer

    Oct 13, 2006
    Either that, or explain eminent domain.
  18. rainynight

    rainynight Mouseketeer

    Jun 9, 2012
    I'm still heartbroken over losing Mickey and Minnie's houses. They were adorable and pure Disney.
  19. DCTooTall

    DCTooTall <MARQUEE BEHAVIOR=ALTERNATE><img src=http://www.em

    Apr 24, 2008
    Well, in the OP's defense, I think if I recall correctly, When the houses were build as part of Mickey's Birthdayland, There were billed as Mickey and Minnie's Real houses.

    I think I even remember that story being the same as Mickey's Birthdayland transitioned into Mickey's Starland.

    the DL Toontown (If I recall correctly), was actually built AFTER Mickey's Birthdayland/Starland, so the Country Home story for Florida I don't think came into play until later..... Maybe even around the time Starland started it's transition into Toontown Fair. (With the elimination of Duckburg, Minnie Moo, and the introduction of the Barnstormer)
  20. franchescadisney

    franchescadisney Earning My Ears

    Oct 27, 2012
    I am sad, along with everyone else :worried: though, Mickey and Minnie really live in California and the houses in WDW were just their vacation homes ::yes::
  21. GenevieveRaqs

    GenevieveRaqs DIS Veteran

    Aug 26, 2011
    It's always sad when favorite attractions are replaced. I can completely understand being disappointed if you really enjoyed Mickey and Minnie's houses.

    For me, though, I always felt that Toontown was sort of...a waste. It looked a bit cheap to me, and it was clear that it was meant to be temporary (even if temporary did end up being many, many years!).

    May I ask if you've been to the new Storybook Circus yet? I was there a couple of weeks ago and was really, really impressed! DS absolutely LOVED Storybook Circus, and I enjoyed all of the thoughtful Disney details they incorporated into the area. DS had no interest in standing in line to meet characters, so we met Mickey and the gang at Garden Grill in Epcot and Tusker House in Animal Kingdom. Both were quite magical, and we had great interactions. :goodvibes

    I understand your disappointment (I'm disappointed that SWSA closed, even though I'm excited about the other FLE additions!). Change can be difficult. But if you haven't seen it in person yet, I urge you to give the new areas a shot before you make up your mind. It's all really beautiful and fun, and I saw tons and tons of excited kids (and adults!) enjoying the new Fantasyland.

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