PHOTOS: Illusion Art Mural featuring Steamboat Willie Completed for The Villas at Disneyland Hotel

Brit Tuttle

PHOTOS: Illusion Art Mural featuring Steamboat Willie Completed for The Villas at Disneyland Hotel

An illusion art mural has been under construction right outside the esplanade at Disneyland Resort to commemorate The Villas at Disneyland Hotel. After The Villas held their grand opening yesterday, the mural has also been completed.

Completed Illusion Art Mural for The Villas at Disneyland Hotel

Illusion Art Mural for The Villas at Disneyland Hotel

The mural, created by artist Nate Baranowski, depicts a painter’s palette with tubes of red, blue, and yellow paint. Various backdrops of art featuring Minnie Mouse and the Steamboat from “Steamboat Willie” are present on the art. The tubes also have the icon for the new Disney Vacation Club tower on them.

Illusion Art Mural for The Villas at Disneyland Hotel

If you stand on the blue paint tube, the resulting photo looks as though you’re squeezing out the paint.

Illusion Art Mural for The Villas at Disneyland Hotel

Mickey as Steamboat Willie also looks 3-D, as though he’s standing up and out of the artwork. He even “casts” a shadow behind him, as does the paintbrush, palette, and paints.

Illusion Art Mural for The Villas at Disneyland Hotel

A sign off to the left of the mural shows how guests can pose to best capture the illusion in their photos.

What do you think of this mural and photo op? Will you take a photo with it the next time you’re at Disneyland? Let us know in the comments.

Check out the opening weekend Key to the World card for The Villas at Disneyland Hotel, as well as the updated Disneyland Hotel map. We also shared the full list of The Villas at Disneyland Hotel merchandise.

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Stay tuned for more coverage of The Villas at Disneyland Hotel as we stay in the new DVC property this week.

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  • Brit Tuttle

    Brit didn't grow up going to the Disney Parks, but had basically the next best thing: the Phantom Manor ride operations simulator flash game and the Disney Sing-Along Songs Beach Party at Walt Disney World VHS. You can email them at brittani@wdwnt.com.