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March 11, 1996 – Grandma Duck’s Farm Closes in Walt Disney World

“Minnie Moo, who lives at Grandma Duck’s Farm at Mickey’s Starland, was born sporting the familiar Disney corporate symbol as a ‘birthmark’ on her hide.”

On March 11, 1996, the petting farm Grandma Duck’s Farm closed in the Mickey’s Birthdayland area of Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park. Open since June 18, 1988, and sponsored by Friskies, the area was named for the comic book character of Donald Duck’s grandmother. The area was famous for hosting Minnie Moo, a cow that happened to have a Mickey Mouse-shaped mark on her hide; after the petting farm closed, Minnie Moo was moved to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort.

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