10 fun facts you probably didn’t know about Mickey Mouse | happy 90th birthday Mickey!

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Longtime readers will know how much we love Walt Disney World. Well did you know November 2018 saw Mickey’s turn 90 so I felt it’s only fitting that today I share with you 7 fun Mickey Mouse facts you probably didn’t know about the main man himself!

Mickey Mouse facts

What was Mickey’s original name?

10 fun facts you probably didn't know about Mickey Mouse | happy 90th birthday Mickey!

“Mortimer Mouse” had been Disney’s original name for the character now known as Mickey before Walt Disney’s wife, Lillian, convinced him to change it.

Mickey’s debut

Mickey Mouse made his debut on November 18, 1928 in Steamboat Willie (I can hear you whistling the tune now!)

Are Mickey & Minnie married?

Mickey and Minnie are actually married (in real life!).  The voice of Mickey from 1977 married the voice of Minnie in 1991!

How many fingers does Mickey Mouse have?

He only has 4 fingers (honest go check!)

What was the first thing that Mickey Mouse ever said?

10 fun facts you probably didn't know about Mickey Mouse | happy 90th birthday Mickey!

The first thing Mickey Mouse ever said was “Hot Dogs!” in 1929.

Who is the voice of Mickey Mouse?

Mickey Mouse was voiced by Walt Disney himself until 1947.

Is Pluto Mickey Mouse’s dog?

Pluto is Mickeys dog!

Who came up with the name of Mickey Mouse?

Walts wife Lillian came up with the name of Mickey Mouse.

When did Mickey get his star on the Walk of Fame?

Mickey Mouse got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on his 50th birthday AND was the first cartoon character to have a star!

10 fun facts you probably didn't know about Mickey Mouse | happy 90th birthday Mickey!

So there you have it… in celebration of Mickeys 90th birthday I share with you 10 fun facts you probably didn’t know about Mickey Mouse.

Happy birthday Mickey!!

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..and if you love Disney, Orlando & the surrounding area as much as I do feel free to check out some of my previous posts below:

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