In preparation for the Disney 100 Year of Wonder, Hong Kong Disneyland has unveiled new special celebration character costumes for Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Pluto, Goofy, Chip, and Dale, who are all spruced up for what Disney claims is the largest cross-company global celebration in their history.
This celebration honors Walt Disney’s legacy and the iconic company that has come from his original ideals. Walt and Roy Disney are not the only area of celebration through, as Disney focuses on films, cartoons, parks, shows, and stories from the past century of magic.
Daisy Duck is very fashionable in sparkles, velvet, and matching eye-shadow, which Chip and Dale are dapper in matching tuxedos.
Donald, not to be overshadowed by anyone, is dressed to impress (complete with shimmering foot covers), Pluto joins the celebration with a specialty Disney100 name tag, and Goofy is also dressed up in a tuxedo, but the dapper dog makes sure to include a pair a pants.
The stars of the celebration, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, are also turning 100 years old this year. Minnie’s waistline bow is purple (as opposed to Daisy’s silver color), and she is also sporting a more subtle dress design as compared to Daisy’s more glamorous look. Mickey Mouse is wearing a classic tuxedo in the Disney100 colors.
Along with the new character costumes, Hong Kong Disneyland will also debut a new statue of Walt and Mickey seated together on a bench. This statue will be located near Cinderella’s Golden Carousel to commemorate Walt’s original idea for Disneyland, which was said to have occurred as he sat on a bench in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park.
“This is a tribute to the famous moment as Walt watched his children on the merry-go-round and that one little spark that eventually led to him to create the thing we all love – Disneyland,” D’Amaro said. “ Now, here, he sits on a bench, but this time it’s behind the Castle of Magical Dreams in Hong Kong.”
The new character costumes debuted in front of the updated Castle of Magical Dreams at Hong Kong Disneyland, the first-ever Disney Parks castle to receive a major structural change. This new castle debuted in 2020 with all-new daytime shows and nighttime spectaculars.