Monday, March 24, 2008

House of Mouse at Disney Parks?

I'm a fan of "Disney's House of Mouse" since it first aired on ABC on January 13th in 2001. Unfortunately, seeing new episodes of "Power Rangers" and "Pokémon" kept me from watching this show as much as I would have liked. Now that I'm on my Disney kick, I'm watching the show every morning on Toon Disney. Well, the episodes I really like. I'm recording my favorite episodes on DVD since I don't know when Disney is gonna release the series on DVD. Sure, the "House of Mouse" movies are okay ("Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse" and "Mickey's House of Villains"), but I would like to see the full series released on DVD, wouldn't you?

Whilst on the subject of "House of Mouse", I've been thinking that it should be among the Character Dining experience at the Disney Parks. Character Dining, in case you didn't know, is where you dine while the characters meet with you at your table. There are a select few restaurants in the parks that have Character Dining and I would like to see the "House of Mouse" added to that list. It would be really cool to see the costumed characters (Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, and Goofy... and maybe Goofy's son, Max) in their animated counterparts' "House of Mouse" attire. And it's always fun to watch cartoons while you eat, but this time, in a public restaurant. How cool is that? I was originally thinking it could be in Disney's Hollywood Studios (the park formally known as Disney-MGM Studios), but I don't see why it couldn't also be in Disney's California Adventure. Both those parks seem like the perfect settings for their respective "House of Mouse". Even though the show sometimes states at the beginning that the "House of Mouse" is located on Main Street or in Toontown, I think Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's California Adventure seem more appropriate, don't you?

So, to whoever's in charge of Disney now, I hope you're reading this because this is one Disney Dream I would like to see come true sometime this century. Who else here agrees with me? Leave a comment, why don'cha?

UPDATE 2/19/09: Oh, snap! No more Toon Disney! They replaced the channel with Disney XD on February 13, 2009! That means I won't be able to watch "House of Mouse" until Disney decides to put the series on DVD. So, come on, Disney, do it already, I'm not getting any younger!


Amanda/Wapiko said...

Hi, I run the House of Mouse fanlisting, am just doing a code check...and I had to comment.

It's awesome to see someone who shares my enthusiasm for this show! Ever since it first aired I've believed there should be a real House of Mouse; Disney-MGM just seemed like the right location. I remember they (used to?) have this restaurant where you eat in cars and watch old movies (or clips), and I would think if they can do that they can do HoM, which would be a giant hit with everyone who visits (^o^)

Anonymous said...

I agree!!! I want one in California Adventure by June 2010, because that's when I'm going to California Adventure, along with Disneyland of course.