A newly-installed icon at one Disney Parks Resort went missing days ago, but on Friday, it suddenly reappeared, looking as though it hadn’t missed a beat.
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Several weeks ago, a Disney100 platinum Mickey Mouse sculpture was installed just down Main Street, U. S. A., from Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. Created and installed as a celebration of The Walt Disney Company’s first 100 years, as well as a tribute to the late genius and visionary for which the company is named, the beautiful Mickey Mouse sculpture captured Mickey’s jovial spirit, as well as the spirit of the Disney100 celebration.
Days ago, the sculpture was suddenly MIA, and no one really knew why. After doing some research, however, Disney fan super-sleuths discovered that Mickey had to be removed for saying the wrong things–and misquoting Walt Disney himself! A quote carved into the platinum banner at the bottom of the sculpture–one that was originally spoken by Walt Disney himself–was actually a misquote.
The Mickey Mouse statue at Disneyland is getting some updates. It will return to Main Street in the coming days. pic.twitter.com/5m9STnqUSE
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) February 10, 2023
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When the sculpture was installed, the words across the banner read, “It all started with a mouse,” but the now-infamous quote originally spoken by Walt Disney was, “I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing: that it was all started by a mouse.” Close, as they say–but no cigar. So, for Mickey’s banner transgressions, he was awarded an all-expenses-paid trip backstage, where his “wording” could be addressed.
Mickey is back. Quote fixed.
📷: idreamofdisneyworld (Instagram) https://t.co/SaN6mS8ox0 pic.twitter.com/dqDbXDfxh4
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) February 17, 2023
On Friday morning, just like Disney magic, Mickey Mouse was back on track–towering high above the flower bed where he will stand, presumably, for the remainder of the Disney100 celebration.