Marta poses with Mickey Mouse. (Photo courtesy of Disney Destinations)

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Don’t ever call anyone or anything the great Marta is associated with a Mickey Mouse operation, so to speak.

But this time, we can let it fly.

The Brazilian legend took a break from training with her new National Women’s Soccer League team, the Orlando Pride, and had a little fun at Walt Disney World Resort Wednesday.

Widely regarded as the best female soccer player of all time, Marta enjoyed some time at Magic Kingdom, where she posed with Mickey Mouse in front of Cinderella Castle.

Marta, 31, joined the Orlando Pride April 21.

She was named FIFA World Player of the Year five consecutive times (2006-2010), holds the record for most goals scored in Women’s World Cups (15) and won the Golden Ball award (best player) and Golden Boot award (top scorer) in the 2007 Women’s World Cup.

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