Is Minnie Mouse Taking Over Tinker Bell’s Character Spot?

Tinker Bell Disney World
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On Wednesday, June 22, Disney Parks Blog excitedly announced the further return and new additions of several Character experiences at the Walt Disney World Resort.

One noticeable instance is that a second Disney Character will finally join Mickey Mouse at the Town Square Theater on Main Street, U.S.A., at Magic Kingdom Park, but it will not be his previous neighbor.

Town Square

Disney Parks Blog states,

“The always iconic Minnie Mouse will join Mickey Mouse starting on July 6 in Town Square Theater at Magic Kingdom Park. Both will be ready for hugs and photos in their EARidescent fashions designed specifically for the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration!”

Before reactive measures to the pandemic shuttered Character Meet and Greets at Disney World, the Town Square Theater was the place Guests could go to meet either Mickey Mouse or the beloved pixie Tinker Bell. However, her spot remained ‚ÄúTemporarily Unavailable‚ÄĚ upon the initial return of the normal photo ops. While the official word was that Disney World was reviving the character interactions ‚Äúin phases,‚ÄĚ the delay came coincidentally after Tinker Bell was labeled a ‚Äúproblematic‚ÄĚ character by certain Disney executives.

Tinker Bell Meet and Greet

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Read More: Tinker Bell Meet and Greet Still Closed as Pixie is Labeled ‚ÄėProblematic‚Äô

Now, it is unclear at this time if Minnie Mouse will be taking over that second Character space or if she will be positioned with Mickey for a double Character photo opportunity, and we at Disney Fanatic will update our readers once confirmation of the situation is acquired. But the fact remains that Peter Pan’s fairy companion will be left out of yet another phase of character returns.

Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Walt Disney World

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Related: Classic Disney Characters Are Being Labeled As ‚ÄúProblematic‚ÄĚ

According to Disney Parks Blog, this next ‚Äúphase‚ÄĚ at the Magic Kingdom will include the following:

“On July 10, keep an eye out for familiar Fantasyland friends Peter Pan and Snow White as they greet guests at Magic Kingdom Park once again…We have even more fun, hugs and memories on the horizon. In the coming months, a visit to Magic Kingdom Park will bring chances to meet Aladdin, Jasmine, Merida, Pooh, Tigger and Storybook Circus pals like The Great Goofini in Pete‚Äôs Silly Sideshow.”

Donald Duck

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No word of Tinker Bell was mentioned.

We at Disney Fanatic will continue to update our readers on Disney Parks news as more developments come to light.

About T.K. Bosacki

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, TK Bosacki is a professional writer, amateur adventurer, and lifelong Disney Fanatic. His Disney Park days include Space Mountain, Tower of Terror, Kilimanjaro Safaris, and Nomad Lounge. He believes in starting at the Canada pavilion (IYKYK), and the Monorail is superior to all Ferry Boats.

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