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Last straw: Mickey Mouse unable to hide his anger and jealousy in front of Guests at Disney Park

Can we just be completely candid here and say it without all the pretty words and the colorful sentiments? The COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuring pandemonium have messed up everything at the parks!

Don’t get us wrong; we’re thrilled that the parks have reopened, and we’re excited about the steps Disney has taken to bring us back to a more “normal” feeling of operations inside the parks, but if we’re totally honest, parts of this “new normal” don’t feel normal at all. We miss the little things that added to the overall experience of being in the parks, and one of those things is actually getting to meet AND greet our favorite characters.

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The exchanges we shared in the parks with characters–regardless of how short they were–were simply a part of the magic, and without them, we feel a bit shortchanged. We understand the need to keep everyone as safe as possible, but we miss our hugs with Mickey and the gang.

And it’s possible all the changes are getting to Mickey himself too. In a video tweeted by @gourmetdyy, we see a completely different side of Mickey Mouse at Shanghai Disneyland. He’s usually a happy-go-lucky kind of guy, cheerful, smiling and full of life, but in this video, we see the jealous side of Mickey, and we even see him becoming angry when Minnie Mouse seems to be enjoying the attention of Chip ‘n’ Dale a little too much.

At first we see Mickey as he notices Minnie hugging Chip. He looks almost frozen. Frozen but fuming. And instead of just blowing off the spectacle, Mickey appears to immediately take off after Chip, seemingly chasing him out of view of onlooking Guests.

Then Dale can be seen taking the time to hug Minnie as well. We wonder if Mickey saw that too!

Perhaps the owner of this video just caught Mickey (and Minnie) on an “off” day at the parks at Shanghai Disneyland.

Shanghai Disneyland opened to Guests in June 2016. In early 2020, the Disney Resort in Shanghai closed to Guests in response to the growing coronavirus pandemic and reopened to Guests in May 2020. It has closed since reopening, but only briefly. About a month ago, Shanghai Disneyland locked its Guests after discovering that one Guest had tested positive for COVID-19. Everyone within its gates was forced to submit to a COVID test before being allowed to leave.

The park reopened two days later, and a similar situation took place at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort in mid-November, leading to a two-day closure at that park.

All in all, we’re excited the parks have reopened, but there are just some things we really, really miss, and we’re hopeful those things will one day return as well!

And we sure hope Mickey and Minnie have worked out their issues as well. Surely it was just a misunderstanding!

(Twitter images: Credit Twitter/@gourmetdyy)

About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!