Guests visiting Disneyland this month will be in for a beautiful surprise in honor of Women’s History Month when they arrive at the park entrance! Where the iconic image of Mickey Mouse designed in planted flowers has sat since the opening of Disneyland Park in 1955, Guests visiting the Disney Park this March will find a new Minnie Mouse display.
The gorgeous new Minnie Mouse floral design can be spotted right inside the Main Entrance of Disneyland in front of the Main Street U.S.A. stop on the Disneyland Railroad. The process of moving the previously planted Mickey Mouse florals and planting the new Minnie design took an entire overnight shift completed by 13 of Disney’s extremely talented horticulture Cast Members.
With Minnie’s new florals in place by 6 AM, the finishing touches on the classic Disney character (her eyelashes!) were put into place before the park opened for the day to Guests.
Disney Horticulture Manager Sarah Day spoke with the Disney Parks Blog sharing, “There have been some seasonal changes over the years. But Mickey Mouse has always been the star of the show … until now!”
The Disney Parks Blog also spoke with Horticulture Specialist Stacy Wise who shared her excitement over the project and how she could not wait to share her latest creation with her friends and family: “I’m really excited to show my family,” said Stacy, “I’m looking forward to getting my picture with the Minnie Mouse design and sending it to my dad.”
The new floral display is quite an accomplishment for Disney’s horticulture team, who worked with over 1,750 individual plants in the completed design and about 750 Nemesia plants along to create Minnie’s bow. Other flowers used on the project include pansies, violas, and petunias.
Minnie’s debut at Disneyland is the perfect start to Women’s History Month and the Disneyland Resort has already kept the momentum going by inviting Cast Members to events hosted by the Women’s Inclusion Network (WIN), and the Business Employee Resource Group (BERG) that works to highlight diverse women and work toward inclusion and mentorship.