We found a new Mickey and Minnie Cinderella Castle Disney Sketchbook ornament hanging around at Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe in Magic Kingdom.
Mickey and Minnie Castle Ornament – $29.99
The Disney Sketchbook ornament collection showcases many fan-favorite characters or scenes from classic Disney movies. This ornament sports a yellow satin ribbon attached with golden hardware to a glass dome and base reminiscent of a snow globe.
The front of the ornament features figures of Mickey and Minnie dressed for vacation in front of a printed image of Cinderella Castle. The Walt Disney World logotype is printed around the base with a black and white stripe lining the perimeter.
The back of the ornament features an image of Cinderella Castle with the “Partners” statue out front.
Several Disney Parks feature statues of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse. The most famous is the “Partners” statue created by Blaine Gibson. The original was unveiled in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland on Mickey’s birthday, November 18, in 1993. A plaque below it reads, “I think most of all what I want Disneyland to be is a happy place…where parents and children can have fun…together.”
Versions of Partners were eventually installed at Magic Kingdom (1995), Tokyo Disneyland (1998), Walt Disney Studios (2001), and Walt Disney Studios Park, Paris (2002).
Gibson said of the statue, “I chose to depict Walt as he was in 1954. I think that was when [he] was in his prime. It was tough trying to match the media image of Walt Disney, the one the public knows, to the real Walt, the one we knew.” He went on to say, “I think Walt is admiring the park and saying to Mickey, ‘Look what we’ve accomplished together,’ because truly they were very much a team through it all. ‘Look at all the happy people who have come to visit us today.’”
Gibson also sculpted Sharing the Magic, a statue of Roy O. Disney and Minnie Mouse, which was installed at Magic Kingdom in 1999.
The Storytellers statue, designed by Rick Terry and Ray Spencer, was installed in Disney California Adventure in 2012. Storytellers depicts a younger Walt as he would have looked when arriving in Los Angeles in 1923, and an earlier design of Mickey. Versions were added to Tokyo DisneySea (2013) and Shanghai Disneyland (2016).
The finished Walt the Dreamer statue was unveiled at D23 Expo 2022. It will be installed at the new Dreamers Point in EPCOT. Unlike the other statues, Mickey doesn’t join Walt as part of the Dreamer statue.
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