Minnie Mouse Entrance Floral Debuts for First Time in Disneyland History

    In honor of Women’s History Month, Disneyland has broken with decades of tradition and replaced the Mickey Mouse entrance floral with Minnie Mouse! Here’s the announcement:

    Since opening day on July 17, 1955, guests entering Disneyland park have been greeted by the iconic Mickey Mouse floral display … until now! In honor of Women’s History Month throughout March, Floral Minnie will be on display on the hillside just inside the main entrance, in front of the Main Street, U.S.A. Disneyland Railroad station.

    “There have been some seasonal changes over the years,” said Horticulture Manager Sarah Day, whose team installed the display overnight. “But Mickey Mouse has always been the star of the show … until now!”

    A team of 13 Horticulture cast members began the transformation process around midnight March 1, lights illuminating their intricate work. By 6 a.m., the transformation was complete, and Minnie Mouse, with her iconic bow and eyelashes, was center stage.

    A cast member stands in front of Floral Minnie holding a cake pop

    Horticulture Specialist Stacy Wise (pictured above) was tasked with creating the design in collaboration with her team. “I’m really excited to show my family,” said Stacy, whose passion for horticulture blossomed as a child while helping her father with his landscaping business. “I’m looking forward to getting my picture with the Minnie Mouse design and sending it to my dad.”

    Stacy was tearful as she explained what this moment means to her. “It’s amazing that we’re having this step for Women’s History Month, and having Minnie Mouse featured is fantastic,” she said. “Minnie Mouse is just as iconic as Mickey Mouse, and she needs a little face time.”

    The Horticulture team shared these fun facts about the floral: 

    • The traditional floral design includes over 1,750 individual plants
    • Minnie Mouse’s bow consists of approximately 750 individual plants, known as Nemesia 
    • The swirls on either side of Minnie Mouse contain over 1,900 individual plants, including pansies, violas and petunias 
    The Horticulture team poses in front of Floral Minnie at the Disneyland Park entrance

    March is designated as Women’s History Month, a time to honor women throughout history, share their stories and celebrate their achievements. Women have always been a driving force behind many of our most treasured theme park experiences, and we will be sharing their stories all month long.

    As always, keep checking back with us here at BlogMickey.com as we continue to bring you the latest news, photos, and info from around the Disney Parks!

    BlogMickey.com Newsletter

    Stay up-to-date with the latest Disney news, right to your inbox!

    Kingdom Destinations Quote

    Vacation Planning Assistance

    We're excited to partner with Kingdom Destinations to help you plan your next trip to Disney parks and experiences around the world. Kingdom Destinations is a full service travel agency, specializing in Disney destinations. Fill out the form below to schedule a free consultation with one of their professional travel advisors today!

    BlogMickey.com Newsletter

    Stay up-to-date with the latest Disney news, right to your inbox!

    Related Articles