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Vintage Walt Disney World: Minnie Visits Disney’s Polynesian Resort

Nate Rasmussen

by , Librarian, Walt Disney Archives

Often, I come across a photograph here in the Resource Center which instantly brings a smile to my face. Take a look at this picture of Minnie in a vintage guest room at Disney’s Polynesian Resort from 1985 I recently found while doing some research.

As I look at this photo, I can’t help but wonder who Minnie is talking to and what their discussion is about. Is she ordering room service? Getting directions to a Park? Talking to Mickey? I guess I’ll never know.

But it got me thinking, so I challenged a few Cast Member friends to come up with captions for the photo. Here are some of my favorites they sent. Think you have a better one? Share it with me below.

Minnie Visits Disney’s Polynesian Resort

“Hello, Reservations? I am ready to book my Aulani vacation.” (Juliet, Marketing)

“You say that there’s no listing yet for either Lilo or Stitch? Could you keep trying please?” (Michael, Epcot)

“Thanks, Clara Belle, I love your moo-moo, too!” (Patrick, Merchandise)

“Aloha! What time are hula lessons in the lobby?” (Rose, WDW Library & Research Center)


  • “Hello, I’m still trying to see if you have any dinner reservations for 2 at ‘Ohana, I’ve been calling for about 180 days now.”

  • “Sure, Mickey! I would love to go to the Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show with you!!”

  • Hi, Mickey! I’m dressed and ready for the luau. What time are you picking me up?

  • “No Mrs. Manicotti, you can’t reach Jersey on this line.”

  • “I’d like to be moved to a different room. This isn’t what it looked like in the pictures on the website!”

    • LOL

  • “No, no, I didn’t ask if there was a ‘mini-bar’ in my room…”

  • “Oh my goodness! When you pick up the phone, you can hear the ocean!”

  • “Hello. What time is the 3 o’clock parade at Magic Kingdom?”

    (On a side note, I’m so glad Minnie got a facelift between then and now. She looks much better.)

  • Operator, get me the police! Maleficent stole my purse again! And I think she had help from Jafar or Anastasia!

  • “Thank you for calling Goofy, but I am already awake!”

  • [Lol @ room don’t look like the pictures online]

    Here are mine…

    A. “Thanks, Gift Shop Manager, for the moo moo you sent up; however, I wanted it in red with blue flowers”

    B. (On hold with room service, and thinking “I hope they have hog head cheese”)

    C. “Ok… 5-5-…SNAP! Why do pens run out of ink when you take down a number!”

  • “No, Mickey isn’t in the rom right now. He’s at the Waikolohe Valley right now. Can I take a message?”

  • Press 1 for English, 2 for Spanish… What do I press for mouse squeak?

    • Funny!

  • Mickey, it’s me – Minnie. Guess what? They’ve upgraded us to the Cinderella Castle Suite.

  • Mickey its minnie you ready to go to the beach today

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