Epcot World Showcase Via Mickey Mouse Shorts
My children absolutely love the modern Mickey Mouse shorts. In truth, I do, too.
In fact, “Baba. Mouse?” has become a shorthand for my youngest to tell mom or dad – come sit with me.
And, by extension, our more-than-annual treks to Walt Disney World are an ideal time to unplug from “the real world” and into the futurism of Walt Disney’s Epcot.
Epcot World Showcase
As such, my family can’t get to Epcot enough.
However, it recently occurred to me that when the break between JetBlue flights to Florida gets lengthy, there is a solution.
Why not travel World Showcase – every day.
Mickey Mouse Shorts: Mexico
Seriously. If you go through the several seasons of Mickey Mouse shorts, there is a video for nearly every country around World Showcase Lagoon.
Take Mexico, for instance:
No Norway. Head to Holland.
Thus far, the fine folks at Disney haven’t animated a Mickey Shorts trip to Norway; so we aimed a little lower on the map — Holland!
There are a couple of China-themed shorts, but let’s go with one based on the New Year.
For Germany, we go yodeling!
Italy also has a couple of entries, but I love the one set in Venice.
The American Adventure (On The Gridiron)
Mickey Mouse is a symbol of the United States, but is there anything more “American” than (American) Football?
Go To Japan
This is one of the family’s favorites. A real taste of Japan, Tokyo Go ends up with a ride on Casey Junior.
No Morocco, But Let’s Stay In Africa
This one is better symbolic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom and has several beats from The Lion King. But let’s go on Safari!
This is my absolute favorite. Mickey’s scooter ride all over Paris is action-packed and ends with pastry.
Ok in the UK
This Mary Poppins-themed short, includes Mickey’s version of Bert; a character made famous by Dick Van Dyke in the original Mary Poppins.
And finally, we head to a hockey game, complete with Canadian TV icon Don Cherry calling all the action.
Oft-rumored, but never built, Brazil will be our final stop on the circle of our virtual World Showcase; as we samba to sleep with dreams of Friendship boats, beer halls, and turkey legs fresh on our minds.
What is your favorite Mickey Mouse short? Your favorite Epcot World Showcase pavilion?
Photos: John Bishop