Mickey's ToonTown Fair (EXTINCT!)
Mickey's Country House (EXTINCT!)
(June 18, 1988 - February 11, 2011)
History and photos of Mickey's Country House in Mickey's ToonTown Fair in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.
Mickey's Country House was a house where Mickey Mouse lived in the Magic Kingdom theme park.
Mickey's House first appeared in the Magic Kingdom on June 18, 1988 when the land was originally opened as Mickey's Birthdayland. One of the key points of Mickey's Birthdayland was being able to see and take a tour through the famous mouse's house.
When Mickey's Birthdayland changed to Mickey's Starland in 1990, Mickey's House remained as one of the main attractions. The success of Mickey Mouse's house would lead to the creation of Mickey's Toontown in Disneyland, and then Mickey's ToonTown Fair here in the Magic Kingdom. People loved the idea of seeing how the cartoon characters would live in the "real" world.
Mickey's Starland closed in early 1996. In June of 1996 the land would open as Mickey's ToonTown Fair, a greatly enhanced version of the previous land. Like before, the house for Mickey Mouse was still part of the new land. Minnie Mouse's house was also added, along with the boat Miss Daisy to represent Donald's house.
Mickey's Country House is a respectable, four-room house that provided plenty of room for Mickey Mouse. The exterior of the house implies that there are additional rooms upstairs, but we are unable to access them. The walking tour through the house took guests through Mickey's living room, and then past his bedroom, his study / game room (where there was a ping pong tournament between Mickey, Donald and Goofy), and then through Mickey's kitchen. Mickey's kitchen is being refurbished by Practical Pig's company, Chinny, Chin, Chin Construction Co.
Going out the back door of Mickey's house took guests to his backyard. There was a dog house for Pluto, but most of the yard was occupied by Mickey's garden. As we can see, most of Mickey's plants have sort of a familiar shape to them. He's hoping to win first place at the county fair.
After making their way through Mickey's backyard and garden, guests could either exit through Mickey's garage and return to ToonTown Fair, or head to the Judge's Tent and meet with the head cheese himself, Mickey Mouse.
Mickey's Country House was a simple but yet somewhat fascinating experience in Mickey's ToonTown Fair. It's easy to see how this would inspire Mickey's Toontown at Disneyland, and the building of additional characters' houses.
Mickey's Country House closed for good on February 11, 2011 to make way for the new expansion of Fantasyland. The house was completely removed and not merely re-themed like the train station or The Barnstormer at Goofy's Wiseacre Farm.
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