Floral Mickey Through the Years at Disneyland Park

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!


  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

  • My dream job … a member of the horticulture team.

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