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Kathy Ireland Meets Minnie Mouse at Epcot

In a nice twist to the St. Patrick’s Day theme seen often on the Disney Parks Blog this week, Kathy Ireland had the opportunity to visit with Minnie Mouse in the United Kingdom Pavilion in Epcot. In fact, Minnie brought out her special St. Patrick’s Day polka-dotted dress to meet Kathy.

Kathy, who first gained fame through her work as a supermodel, is making her mark worldwide through her philanthropic efforts and as CEO and Chief Designer of “kathy ireland Worldwide,” a global design and marketing firm. Kathy founded her hugely successful company in 1993. Very active online at and also in the social media world, her company has a mission of “…finding solutions for families, especially busy moms.”

Kathy Ireland with Minnie Mouse in the United Kingdom Pavilion at Epcot

Disney photographer and Disney Parks Blog author Gene Duncan snapped this photo of the two famous ladies at the U.K. Pavilion. And as excited as Minnie was to see Kathy, the feeling seemed quite mutual as Kathy sent a tweet following the meet-and-greet that read, “Minnie is an ICON!”

We couldn’t agree more.