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Pal Mickey is a Interactive plush toy which you can use in Disneywold Florida as a tour guide, he works in EPCOT, Animal Kingdom, Magic Kindoom and MGM.
Innovative technology and park sensors lets Pal mickey know where he is at all times and will give you 700 fun facts and theme park tips, he also tells you when a ride at a park has short queues or when a parade is about to start. When your near something that mickey wants to tell you about he will vibrate, just squeeze his hand and he will tell you something. You need to bring him close to your ear to hear what he's saying.
Here's a selection of things i remember mickey telling me:
The Parade Starts in 10 minutes.
Buzz light year ride is closed today.
See the names written on those second-story windows?"
Fantasmic will be starting in about an hour
I see Stars
Oh boy, that looks like fun
I hear Belle is over in France about now. Let's go say hi!
If you miss anything he says just squeeze his hand again and he will repeat what he said. Also a cool thing is Mickey remembers where hes' been in the park and what you have heard and will not repeat it again if you pass the same spot. Also Pal mickey doesn't talk during shows which is great as you don't want to disturb others trying to watch the show in peace.
He is 10 and a half inches high and cute and cuddly and comes with a clip to attach to your bag, my opnion is bin this as it snaps and you could lose pal mickey, instead buy a pin lanyard and attach him to this and hang this over you shoulder. Also add your details to the inside of his zip in case you do lose him, he could be found again.
Pal Mickey comes in different versions:
The older version (My one), This version has no removable clothes, this are shown into the body itself. He has Red Shorts, Yellow Boots and White gloves. This version has the following games to play That Isn't Here, Mickey says and Fast Friends.
Happiest Celebration version (My sons One) This one is a little big taller than mine. He is all dressed up in a removable tuxedo jacket, red shorts with gold buttons. This one also has a louder voice box. He also has a Happiest Celebration button on his hand. This one can sign Disney songs which the older one can't. The games on this version are That Isn't Here, Mickey says, Fast Friends, Follow me, Repeating myself, try and keep up.
Don't forget you can still use him when you get home too. You can play Disney related games as outlined above in the different versions. . He also has many jokes to share with you.
Where can You buy one and how much?
Pal Mickey is a Disney World Exclusive, you can only buy these at Disneyworld New but can find older ones on ebay. We have two and both come from Disneyworld Flordia, i got mine June 2004 from Animal Kingdom and these were quit new (Introduced in 2003) and it took ages for the Cashier to get him activated and sorted. My son got his from Magic Kingdom Nov 2005, this was a updated version. Both cost $60 which in English pounds is Approx £32.
Pal Mickey requires three AA batteries, you get a set when buying him free.
Latest News - I have just found out that they now stock clothes for Pal mickey, this will be a purchase on my next visit. There is also a Spanish version of this Toy.
Don't forget you can use him again and again each time you visit Disneyworld Florida.
We love our Pal mickeys which sit by my bed at home, i don't play with him much but its a great souvenir and reminder of my holiday. He will be coming with us along with my sons on our next trip Nov 2007. I found the Pal mickeys very simple to use and so much fun, i really did learn a lot about Disney itself. Sometimes you just walk around in a daze and would probably miss some interesting things but Pal mickey reminders you to take look and gives you plenty of trivia. He is great for the children to keep them amused while queueing as they can play the games included. My sons is better because he has more games and has a louder speaker which helps when crowds are busy. The only down side is, sometimes he can be a pain to carry about but other than that hes a super toy. Some people think hes expensive but me personal £31 isn't bad, i was going to by a mickey teddy anyway which would have cost £14.99 so for a little extra get more. Some of the jokes are a bit silly and when repeated by the children over and over again can drive you mad.
Pal Mickey helps guests get the most out of a Walt Disney World vacation by bringing each theme park to life as a helpful tour guide. The huggable plush toy offers reminders about parades and show times, shares stories and trivia, recommends attractions, plays games and tells guests where to locate Disney characters. Each 10 1/2-inch Pal Mickey responds in all of the Walt Disney World theme parks. Developed by Walt Disney Imagineering using advances in wireless communication, Pal Mickey is another Walt Disney World innovation to improve and enhance guest service with leading-edge technology.