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Floral Mickey Through the Years at Disneyland Park

posted on April 4th, 2013 by Valarie Sukovaty, Disneyland Public Relations

You can’t miss it … Floral Mickey. He greets you in all his colorful splendor as soon as you enter Disneyland park. For many guests, he is often the first photo of their magical day, making it one of the most-photographed locations in Disneyland park. The flowers that make up Mickey’s face vary depending on the season. During the cooler seasons, Violas are often used; during the warmer seasons, the outstanding Disney Horticulture team plants alyssums. These are specifically chosen because they give Mickey that “black and white” look in a photograph or from a distance. I know what you are wondering … How many flowers are used to create Floral Mickey? If you include the scrolls on the side, it’s 7,000 plants total — 4,500 on Mickey alone. Check out the video below to see how Floral Mickey has changed through the years. Enjoy!

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Sherri from CA on April 4th, 2013 at 6:19 pm

My dream job … a member of the horticulture team.


Salvador from CA on April 4th, 2013 at 7:08 pm

I hope the 2007 pumpkin Mickey face returns for another Halloween season the future.


Dinah on April 5th, 2013 at 2:24 am

Love this. Floral Mickey is so iconic, I just love getting that first look as I walk into the park.


Beverly from FL on April 5th, 2013 at 10:28 am

Asylums? That should be alyssums. I’d love to see a version of this video for Walt Disney World, too.


Valarie Sukovaty on April 5th, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Good catch, Beverly! This has been corrected in the story – thanks!


Donald on April 5th, 2013 at 11:16 am

Love the old footage of the installation. The original version has such a classic look. Also LOVED the shot of Herbie driving past the Floral Mickey! More of these videos, please! Since so much of the vintage footage of the parks is not available on DVD, this is one of the few ways we get to see some of it.


Benjamin on April 5th, 2013 at 4:50 pm

That was a cool retrospective!

I have to say I prefer the older, round-faced Mickey flowers to today’s version how that I see them in succession.