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Die-hard fans wait 11 hours to see Mickey Mouse anniversary attraction at Tokyo Disneyland

Kyodo

Mickey Mouse drew crowds of visitors to an attraction at Tokyo Disneyland on Sunday, the 90th anniversary of the character’s debut, forcing the operator to ask some to wait for 11 hours for entry.

“There is no official record but we are not aware of any waiting time reaching 11 hours” before, said a representative of the theme park’s operator, Oriental Land Co.

Many visitors flocked to the Mickey’s House and Meet Mickey attraction at the theme park in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, apparently to celebrate the character’s screen debut on Nov. 18, 1928.

The operator did not organize any special event at the attraction, where visitors can see Mickey Mouse’s kitchen and living room as well as ask to have their photos taken with him.

When the number of visitors waiting for admission peaked the operator had written “660 minutes” on a sign in the park to indicate likely waiting time, the company said, adding that there was no major disruption as it handed out tickets to those in line.