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Vintage Walt Disney World: Mickey’s Super-Stretch LiMOUSEine

Nate Rasmussen

by , Librarian, Walt Disney Archives

“Make it a stretch; in fact make it a super stretch.” Sound familiar? While fans of Rock ‘n Roller Coaster – Starring Aerosmith know a super-stretch limo is the transportation of choice aboard the attraction, you may not know it wasn’t the first super-stretch limo to hit Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Did you know that the Big Cheese also had a limo of his own? Take a look at this beauty.

Mickey’s Super-Stretch LiMOUSEine

That’s the one-and-only 40-foot LiMOUSEine that Mickey Mouse rode in style while on a 37-city tour promoting the opening of the Disney-MGM Studios (now Disney’s Hollywood Studios). And what a sweet ride it was (that picture doesn’t do it justice!). Here are some of the LiMOUSEine’s features: Four cellular phones, a radio remote DJ booth, two Sony TVs with VCRs, and four sunroofs. But, the crown gem has to be that hood ornament: a 24-karat gold-plated Tinker Bell. That’s a lot of pixie dust!

Mickey’s Super-Stretch LiMOUSEine

The LiMOUSEine was also equipped with a Sony RDSS Wayfarer Mobile Communication System, which allowed Minnie to pinpoint Mickey’s whereabouts on a personal computer back at home. Very fancy pants for 1989!

Mickey’s Super-Stretch LiMOUSEine Repainted for the Walt Disney World Resort 25th Anniversary

And as if that wasn’t enough, just in time for the Walt Disney World Resort 25th Anniversary, the LiMOUSEine got a paint job. I’m guessing maybe Flora helped out?

Comments

  • This Magical limo came to Metro North Theater in Kansas City in 1989. I have a wonderful memory of my daughter waiting outside the movie theater for the limo to arrive with Mickey. Thanks for reminding me of this wonderful time in our lives. :o)

  • I’ve got a photo of it from Orlando’s January 1, 1990 Citrus Bowl Parade with Roger Rabbit, Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse standing up through three of the sun roofs.

  • Now that is the way to get around!!!!!! Super neat

  • Yes I do remember this! As a kid this was super fancy. What happened to it? Is it still used for something or is it in storage?

    • Hey Crystal – It was on the Backlot Tour at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for a little bit before it was placed in storage.

  • If I’m correct, that same Limousine became a vehicle for Barbie and her appearances at Epcot. That along with its accompanying show was a more unusual moment for that park!

  • … way back in 1994

  • I remember when Barbie used this at Epcot in the Magical World of Barbie!

  • I remember seeing it on I-95 one night when i was a kid…very cool!

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