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Disneyland Tour: Floral Mickey

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Floral Mickey

The “floral Mickey” in front of Disneyland is a popular photo spot for tourists in general and for fans of flowers, Mickey Mouse, disembodied heads, or paradolia in particular. The flowers change color through the seasons (with a little help from huge anthropomorphic cards with paint cans, experience with painting flowers, and a dead fear of the red queen), and if viewed from the railroad station are said to take on the form of Mickey Mouse standing on his head.

The fact that flowers grow here in the form of an iconic mouse was a strong factor in Walt Disney’s decision to choose this property for his new theme park.

Coming up next: Park statistics