Mickey’s Dining Car, where Charlie’s mom worked and where Charlie (Joshua Jackson) and Gordon (Emilio Estevez) have a heart-to-heart in “The Mighty Ducks”.
Mickey’s Dining Car
37 W 7th Street
St. Paul, MN
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“D2: The Mighty Ducks” is my favorite movie of all time, and I adore the entire “Mighty Ducks” trilogy. When I was driving across the country from California to Maine, I made sure to stop in Minnesota to check out some of the “Ducks” filming locations.
One that was near and dear to my heart was Mickey’s Dining Car, which is the diner where Charlie’s (Joshua Jackson) mom works. There are several scenes in the diner with Charlie and Coach Bombay (Emilio Estevez, one of my top celeb crushes – swoon) and I was dying to take a peek.
My friend Alex and I grabbed breakfast there and it was so cool being there; time has stood still at Mickey’s and I definitely felt like I could be an extra from “The Mighty Ducks” (or playing Connie in the reboot).
I will probably go to Mickey’s any and every time I am ever back in Minnesota. It’s one of those rare filming locations that looks and feels exactly as you hoped it would. It’s also on the National Register of Historic Places and, according to the diner’s website, it has also made appearances in “Jingle All The Way” and “A Prairie Home Companion”.
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