A team of more than 20 cast members have been working tirelessly to bring us the newest Disney chef-d’oeuvre down at Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort. They have brought together our favorite characters to make a new artistic statement that’s more than it appears on the surface.
The Manager of Resort Enhancement, Phil Rhan, states that it was “inspired by anamorphic art installation” -Disney. The creative minds in charge of designing these garden scenes pulled inspiration from other public parks around the world. Their use of bold colors is a signature move at the resort, not to mention a key reason people are attracted to the outdoor space of the Downtown District.
What makes these pieces really unique, however, is the use of flowers to achieve the desired outcome. For example, Mickey and Minnie are surrounded by their staple red and yellow at an outdoor picnic, while Daisy finds herself amidst her namesake daisies. Visitors will also find Donald Duck chasing his hat on a windy day, Pluto guarding his yard from two familiar chipmunks (Chip and Dale, anyone?), and Goofy slipping on some ice cream. More than 40 varieties of living plants have been brought together to create these living tapestries.
The way that the Disney characters are situated makes this an interactive opportunity for guests. Components are scattered to create different perspectives depending on where the visitor stands. To see it all come together with the character completely unified, one only needs to stand on Mickey’s shoe prints. Voilà! A perfect shot for Instagram.
If you are planning to be in Disneyland in the near future, be sure to schedule in a stop at Downtown Disney District. The displays don’t last long, and this is one you won’t want to miss!
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