Mickey has held court at the front gate of Disneyland park since opening day on July 17, 1955, but to kick off Women’s History Month, Disneyland Resort changed the iconic Floral Mickey Mouse design to Floral Minnie Mouse for the first time.
A 13-member team of Disneyland horticulture cast members led by Horticulture Manager Sarah Day worked through the night on March 1 to make sure Floral Minnie was ready to make her colorful debut in front of the Main Street U.S.A. Disneyland Railroad station, where she will be on display throughout the month.
“There have been some seasonal changes over the years,” Day said. “But Mickey Mouse has always been the star of the show … until now!”
Horticulture Specialist Stacy Wise and her team were tasked with creating the design, which includes over 1,750 individual plants – with about 750 pink Nemesia plants in Minnie’s bow and over 1,900 pansies, violas, and petunias creating the swirls on either side.
“It’s amazing that we’re having this step for Women’s History Month, and having Minnie Mouse featured is fantastic,” Wise said. “Minnie Mouse is just as iconic as Mickey Mouse, and she needs a little face time.”
Women’s History Month pays tribute to the stories and achievements of women throughout history, including Minnie and others who have created many of Disneyland’s beloved theme park experiences, and the resort will be sharing their stories all month long.