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Disney characters surprise mall shoppers
Mickey Mouse was just one of the Disney characters who surprised shoppers at a Long Island shopping mall. - photo by Morgan Jones

Shoppers visiting a Long Island, New York, mall got quite the surprise recently when Disney characters helped them discover their “Disney Side.” The video also reveals that Mickey Mouse has some pretty serious dance moves.

The surprise was part of the “Show Your Disney Side” campaign.

“What’s your Disney Side?” Disney’s website asks. “It’s the side you simply can’t wait to share. It’s the side of you that laughs more, screams more and just plain lives life to the fullest. It’s the side of you that comes out to play the moment you and your family step through the gates of a Disney theme park.”

For people living in the Northwest, hours away from sunny Florida, their Disney sides may seem to be only distant dreams.

“Growing up in the Northeast, right about now, I remember thinking winter will never end,” Victoria Lim, managing editor of Walt Disney World Public Relations, wrote on the Disney Parks blog. “You’re probably ready for a vacation somewhere warm and sunny with a few castles. We here at Walt Disney World Resort wanted to share a little magic to help keep the winter warriors warm.”

The video was posted on Tuesday and has been viewed more than 750,000 times.