Disneyland entrance turns into Minnie Mouse flower show

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A Minnie Mouse will be featured at Disneyland for Women's History Month.

A Minnie Mouse will be featured at Disneyland for Women’s History Month.

Associated press kit

Tourists entering Disneyland have seen the same iconic display upon entering the park for decades – but now that has changed.

A giant Mickey Mouse display made of flowers had been planted on the hillside outside the Main Street Railroad Station in the United States since the California theme park opened on July 17, 1955.

From March 1, however, Minnie took over.

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The entrance to Disneyland changed from a floral Mickey Mouse to Minnie Mouse on March 1. Disney Parks

“There have been seasonal changes over the years,” Horticulture Manager Sarah Day said in a Disney Parks blog post. “But Mickey Mouse has always been the star of the show…until now!”

A team of 13 people began transforming the entrance around midnight on March 1. It took six hours to swap Mickey for Minnie, Disney Parks said.

The flower display will feature Minnie’s “iconic bow and eyelashes” all month long as a tribute during Women’s History Month, park officials said.

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It took six hours to turn Mickey Mouse into Minnie for Women’s History Month. Disney Parks

The exhibit includes more than 1,750 plants. About 750 of them are in Minnie’s bow alone.

“It’s amazing that we’re having this milestone for Women’s History Month, and having Minnie Mouse featured is fantastic,” horticulture specialist Stacy Wise said in the blog post. “Minnie Mouse is just as iconic as Mickey Mouse, and she needs some one-on-one time.”

Maddie Capron is a real-time McClatchy reporter specializing in the outdoors and wildlife in the western United States. She graduated from Ohio University and previously worked at CNN, the Idaho Statesman and the Ohio Center for Investigative Journalism.

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