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Mickey Mouse greeted fans while scuba diving in an aquarium tank at Disney for World Oceans Day

Summary List PlacementMickey Mouse made a special underwater appearance at Disney World on Tuesday. Parkgoers visiting The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion in Epcot were treated to an appearance by a scuba-diving Mickey Mouse. He wore diving equipment and a black-and-yellow swimsuit, and swam through an aquarium tank to interact with fans. As reported by WDW News Today, Mickey Mouse took the dive in celebration of World Oceans Day. A post shared by Disney Food Blog (@disneyfoodblog) on The Disney Food Blog shared videos of the occasion on Instagram. In the clips, Mickey Mouse...

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Mickey Mouse made a special underwater appearance at Disney World on Tuesday.

Parkgoers visiting The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion in Epcot were treated to an appearance by a scuba-diving Mickey Mouse. He wore diving equipment and a black-and-yellow swimsuit, and swam through an aquarium tank to interact with fans.

As reported by WDW News Today, Mickey Mouse took the dive in celebration of World Oceans Day.

The Disney Food Blog shared videos of the occasion on Instagram. In the clips, Mickey Mouse is seen waving to parkgoers and high-fiving some through the glass. Another diver is also seen in the tank.

The distanced meet-and-greet is the closest Disney fans have been able to get to Mickey Mouse since the theme park implemented COVID-19 safety protocols last year. The theme park’s standard character interactions, which include everything from photo opportunities to hugs, have been halted since early 2020.

This isn’t the first time Mickey Mouse has taken a swim at Disney World. In 2015, the theme park posted a promotional video on its YouTube page that advertised the Epcot DiveQuest attraction. It featured a scuba-diving Mickey in the clip.

Though it’s not open at the time of writing, the swimming experience usually lets parkgoers scuba dive for 40 minutes inside the 5.7-million-gallon saltwater aquarium at The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion.

Mickey Mouse isn’t guaranteed to swim alongside you, but he occasionally makes underwater appearances at the attraction and Epcot’s Coral Reef restaurant.

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