Ok, not only is this plush mickey a toy, but it is an excellent tour guide! I never would have spent the money at Disney to purchase this item because I am just too cheap. But when I heard about a sale, I called the Character Warehouse and had 2 shipped to my home for my upcomming family vacation. Both my mom and my son got one to take into the parks with them. I'm not sure which one liked him better:0) Anyway, Pal Mickey tells you all sorts of interesting facts as you walk through the park. It also will announce when it is about time for parades and where to go to see them, etc. When Mickey has something to say he buzzes and you have to push him to get him to tell you what it is. He comes with a clip and a thingy so you can hang him around your neck. But beware, if the parks are as loud as normal, you aren't going to hear him all the time if he is hanging at your waist! Pal Mickey is a wonderful tour guide and as an added feature plays games and tells jokes for all those times you are waiting in line with your little ones! And the best feature of all is the fact that he automatically uploads new information each time you enter the park! Wow...Disney has done it again. Get one and you won't be disappointed!