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    Arrow Welcome to... Duckburg? "Duckburg? I thought it was Mickey's Birthdayland!?"

    Welcome to . . . Duckburg? "Duckburg? I thought it was Mickey's Birthdayland!?" That was a comment I heard more than once when I visited the Magic Kingdom back in 1988 and 1989. As the Mickey?s Birthdayland Express rolled into a newly built train station just beyond Tomorrowland, guests first caught sight of this interesting billboard: "Duckburg? Mickey's a mouse! Shouldn't this be Mouse Town? Mouseville? Mouseburg?" Even the most out-of-touch tourist in 1988 could surmise that Duckburg was clearly the home of Donald Duck. And they would be right. Duckburg had sprang from the imagination of comic book writer/artist extraordinaire Carl Barks, over forty years before Imagineers hastily built Mickey?s Birthdayland to celebrate the mouse?s 60th birthday. In the comics, Duckburg was the home of Scrooge McDuck, Huey, Dewey and Louie, Daisy Duck, Gyro Gearloose and numerous other colorful characters. Except Mickey Mouse. In fact, according to the mouse?s most famous comic book adventure, "Mickey Mouse Outwits the Phantom Blot", Mickey resides in the town of Mouseville. It?s no wonder poor Donald resorted to vandalism when he first beheld that sign honoring Duckburg's "most famous citizen."

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    Excellent article. Thanks, Lou!

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    That is my favorite Mickey Mouse comics Mickey Outwits the Phantom Blot!

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    Thanks for the article Lou.....
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    Interesting article

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    Great article, Lou. Thanks.
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    Great article, Lou!
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    Great story Lou. I remember going down there in 1988 and going into Mickey's Birthday land and seeing the suprise party in the tent. It was alot of fun. We also had photos taken in the dressing room with Mickey. That is where My oldest son fell in Love with Mickey. As We were leaving the Tent we Met the then CEO of Disney Michael Isner. He was very friendly with the boys and shook our hands, even though You could see by the large group of big wigs that They were ready to move on. Must have been sometime in the summer of 1988.
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    I think I was a teen when my parents took my brother and I to Disney World. Everytime they would ask where we were going on vacation...Magic Kingdom!! My poor folks NEVER got to go to Epcot like they wanted! Anyways, we went to Mickey's Birthdayland, and saw the party where the birthday cake kind of "exploded" on Goofy in the oven. There was "smoke" and I remember this thick scent of vanilla. Like cupcakes! OH! We came out of there so hungry! But could you believe they were selling them at a little cart outside the tent?! They knew what they were doing! My brother (7 years younger than I) was so excited that he got to take home a bunch of the confetti with us that fell from the sky. It was so excited and upbeat...kind of eighties...SH! Oh well. Anyways, Nov '06 I took my kids on their first trip to Disney and we paid my parents way in to Epcot finally! Their first trip there was with their grandkids. I was quite surprised to find out that Birthdayland dissappeared not long after that. My fave memories from Dis: that wonderful vanilla cupcake smell and the waffle fries you could only get at Pecos Bills!
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