When I see costumed characters, I am aware that there is a person in the costume sweating away and doing a job.
I think most adults share this awareness.
But at Disney Parks, many people seem to forget this and
… basically go crazy when they spot Mickey and company wandering around.
I’m not totally immuned: I get sucked in to the fantasy for a second before I start thinking that there most likely is a short woman in the Mickey outfit.
I didn’t fully grasp what an amazing job Disney has done in creating this illusion until last weekend at DisneySea.
While watching Mickey appear in many different outfits during a musical performance, my friend said “Mickey must have to change into all those costumes really quickly backstage.”
I replied “Maybe it’s just a different person in a different Mickey Mouse costume with a different outfit coming out each time.”
I’m mean like that sometimes.
note: How fast would Disney sue me for walking around in a Mickey Mouse costume?
How many people have had their photo taken with a person wearing a Mickey Mouse costume at a Disney Park over the years? millions? billions?
How many people while showing their photos say, “This is me with a person in a Mickey Mouse costume.”? probably none.
triple note: Do you want your Disney dream bubble burst? There is a little guy in the Minnie costume waiting for work to finish so he can go out and get drunk with his buddies. POP!
quadruple note: I do like Disney parks and will put another entry on in the near future with more Disney Outlandishness.