October 16, 2023, 3:24 PM ·

In honor of The Walt Disney Company’s 100th birthday today, Disney has installed another statue of its founder in one of its theme parks.

This time, it’s at Hong Kong Disneyland, and it’s a new design. And I think it’s the best – and most appropriate – one yet.”Dream Makers” features Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse sitting on a park bench behind the Castle of Magical Dreams and looking toward Cinderella Carousel. For those who know Disney lore, this scene is a call-out to the story about when Walt first had the idea for Disneyland, while sitting on a bench watching his daughters riding the carousel in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park.
Photos courtesy Disney ParksHong Disneyland is preparing for the official opening of its new World of Frozen land next month, on November 20. Stay tuned for more coverage of that land in the month ahead.For tickets to the park, starting at US$76, please visit our partner’s Hong Kong Disneyland tickets page.To keep up to date with more theme park news, please sign up for Theme Park Insider’s weekly newsletter.

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