On November 8th the world celebrated the birthday of one Mickey Mouse! This was no different at Shanghai Disney Resort who went all out to show their love and gratitude for the “mouse that started it all!” With activities across the city, Mickey (and Minnie too) were celebrated throughout China. Fireworks, shows, treats, and fans marked the 90th birthday of Mickey and Minnie…culminating in a fireworks spectacular held at Shanghai Disney Resort. Here’s a glimpse at the fun!
Happy Birthday From the Shanghai International Marathon
Mickey and Minnie were treated to a special treat to start their day. 30,000 runners from all over the world gathered to compete in the Shanghai International Marathon, one of China’s largest sporting events. The mousy couple cheered on runners as they cast their “Happy Birthday” wishes at the duo!
Celebrations at Shanghai Disney Resort
After the race…Mickey and Minnie headed back to Shangai Disney where (as the sun went down) they were treated to a special appearance by Goofy, Donald, and Pluto who were all sporting gifts for the two. Just in front of the Enchanted Storybook Castle, guests say an impromptu “Happy Birthday” to the pair. Thousands attended and belted the tune to commemorate 90 years of magic!
Some Very Special Guests
Some of the guests singing “Happy Birthday” to our favorite mice included hand-picked contest winners who received a special opportunity. Winners of the “Birthday Card for Mickey” campaign, a program coordinated by Disney, the Shanghai Adream Foundation, and China Eastern Airline, presented their personalized and hand-crafted birthday cards to Mickey himself.
Culminating With Special Fireworks
No evening at a Disney park would be complete without fireworks…especially when celebrating Mickey and Minnie’s birthday. Guests settled in for a original projection show followed by Ignite A Dream – A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light at the Enchanted Storybook Castle.
It was surely a day to remember as the world celebrated both Mickey and Minnie and their 90 years. Shanghai did their part by hosting guests for a magical experience that they’ll be sure to remember for the rest of their lives. We only wish that we could have experienced Mickey’s birthday at every park! Can’t be two places at one time though!
(Photos Courtesy of Shanghai Disney Resort)
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