3 Fun, Nostalgic Disney Clocks to Spring Us Forward! 

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

Before jumping into the weekend, we wanted to remind you – in a special Disney way – that daylight Saving Time starts at 2 a.m., EST this Sunday. 

For the occasion, we went back into our archives to spring forward with a few timeless Disney clock photos that do a perfect job of ushering in the return of brighter afternoons and evenings!  

Image of Mickey and Friends on Main Street, U.S.A., changing the clock

In 1970, Mickey Mouse happily grabbed a ladder with some friends and changed the clock for Daylight Saving Time on Main Street, U.S.A., in Disneyland park. Look closely at this rare image and you’ll notice Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Pluto, Donald Duck and other friends with some perfect timing.

Image of Alice and the White Rabbit at Magic Kingdom Park in 1971

Sunday’s time change shifts more daylight into the evening hours, making sunset about an hour later.

Back in 1971, Alice and White Rabbit were thrilled to remind Disney fans about time and not to be late for a very important date with the help of a giant Mickey Mouse alarm clock at Magic Kingdom Park.

Image of the entrance of Disneyland park under construction

And as we shared years ago in our Making of Disneyland series, construction of the park was well underway by the time the Main Entrance turnstiles were built. You’ll notice an outstandingly beautiful clock in the background ready to let guests of the future know the exact time.

Also, as you prepare to adjust your clocks, there’s no better time to share our newest crop of outstanding watches from Citizen – the official timekeeper of Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts. These new, head-turning Disney Citizen watches are perfect for the upcoming start of spring and available now online.   

Image of the Mickey clock at Shanghai Disney Resort

We hope you enjoyed our surprise Disney look back to help you spring forward this weekend.

Be sure to set your clocks ahead one hour if your device doesn’t handle it for you and get ready for more sunshine during the day!

Comments

  • Correction, Daylight Saving Time started at 2:00 am EDT(Eastern Daylight Time or ET for Eastern Time).