Tourists entering Disneyland have seen the same iconic display upon entering the park for decades – but now that has changed.
A giant Mickey Mouse display made of flowers had been planted on the hillside outside Main Street Station in the United States since the California theme park opened on July 17, 1955.
From March 1, however, Minnie took over.
“There have been seasonal changes over the years,” Horticulture Manager Sarah Day said in a Disney Parks blog post. “But Mickey Mouse has always been the star of the show…until now!”
A team of 13 people began transforming the entrance around midnight on March 1. It took six hours to swap Mickey for Minnie, Disney Parks said.
The flower display will feature Minnie’s “iconic bow and eyelashes” all month long as a tribute during Women’s History Month, park officials said.
The exhibit includes more than 1,750 plants. About 750 of them are in Minnie’s bow alone.
“It’s amazing that we’re having this milestone for Women’s History Month, and having Minnie Mouse featured is fantastic,” horticulture specialist Stacy Wise said in the blog post. “Minnie Mouse is just as iconic as Mickey Mouse, and she needs some one-on-one time.”