The popularity of Mickey Mouse drew many Tokyo Disneyland visitors to an attraction on Sunday, the 90th anniversary of the character's debut, forcing the operator to ask some to wait for 11 hours to enter it.

"There is no official record but a waiting time reaching 11 hours is unheard of," a representative of the theme park's operator Oriental Land Co. said.

Many visitors flocked to the Mickey's House and Meet Mickey attraction at the theme park in Urayasu, near Tokyo, apparently to celebrate the character's screen debut on Nov. 18, 1928.

The operator did not organize any special event at the attraction where visitors can see Mickey Mouse's kitchen and living room as well as ask him to take photos with them.

The operator had written "660 minutes" on a sign in the park when the number of people waiting for admission peaked, the company said, adding there was no major disruption as it handed out tickets to those waiting in line.