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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Mickey Mouse Birthday Week! Theme Park Thursdays: Around DISNEYLAND

In 1954, Mickey Mouse’s presence in DISNEYLAND wasn’t a certainty. DISNEYLAND was originally setup as a separate corporate entity from Walt Disney Productions and while Walt Disney intended for Mickey to be associated with DISNEYLAND, he would have to convince his brother to support and approve of the use of Disney characters. Of course, approval was given. Eventually DISNEYLAND would become a wholly owned subsidiary of Walt Disney Productions and Mickey would be inextricably linked with Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom. This link would result in Mickey’s presence throughout the Resort.

His presence would be obvious:


And even hidden...