Denise's Corner

Looking Back at Mickey’s Starland in the Magic Kingdom (Vintage Series #3)

Hi everyone!

We are running a vintage article each Monday for at least a couple of months from Jeff’s large photo archives to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World this year. Today we are sharing about Mickey’s Starland as a companion to Mickey’s Birthdayland, last week’s article. Mickey’s Starland debuted on May 26th, 1990 after Mickey’s Birthdayland ran its course for Mickey’s 60th birthday.

The Mickey’s Birthdayland signage was swapped out for Mickey’s Starland, including on the train station.

Grandma Duck’s Barn was built here – Grandma Duck’s farm was home to Minnie Moo and other animals.

Minnie Moo was born on July 21st, 1986 in Edgerton, Minnesota.

I did see Minnie Moo in Mickey’s Starland. I visited her more often when she eventually moved to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground when Mickey’s Starland changed to Mickey’s Toontown Fair. Minnie Moo passed away in 2001.

We didn’t show as many facades last week, Jeff took more photos of them during the Mickey’s Starland timeframe. We showed more of Duckburg last week.

Goofy’s Place.

SS Donald Duck.

Mickey’s house debuted with Mickey’s Birthdayland.

A Mik ‘N’ Min license plate is on the car outside.

Walt Disney hangs above this desk.

There was a live stage show that changed during its run.

Mickey is on stage here, and below the photo we have a video from this Disney Afternoon show in 1991.

I think at this time it was Mickey’s Magical TV World. At some point it became Mickey’s Starland Show. Jeff is best known for video (documenting the parks for over 30 years) and we have two of the show videos posted on YouTube. This one featured Scrooge McDuck and included Roger Rabbit.

Darkwing Duck and Launchpad McQuack were in the 1993 version. This is his video of it.

Roger Rabbit.


King Louie.

Each Monday we will have a new vintage article, at least through October 1st, 2021 but probably a bit past that as well. I don’t know what next week will be yet, we have so many options! We expect to post photos from Walt Disney World’s 25th Anniversary in the coming weeks, Donald Duck’s 50th Parade and much more. Jeff has about 20,000 vintage photos and then I have over a half million of my own from more current times (most from 2007 and on). Our first vintage article was on Walt Disney World’s 15th Anniversary. If you have any requests, let me know and I’ll see if Jeff has photos.

If you are looking for Walt Disney World 50th books, the ones we look most forward to are:

A Portrait of Walt Disney World: 50 Years of The Most Magical Place on Earth (Disney Editions Deluxe)

Disney World at 50: The Stories of How Walt’s Kingdom Became Magic in Orlando

Birnbaum’s 2022 Walt Disney World: The Official Vacation Guide (Birnbaum Guides)