A new ode to Walt Disney now resides at Hong Kong Disneyland as the park unveils its new “Dream Makers” statue.
Hong Kong Disneyland debuted the “Dream Makers” statue, which features Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse sitting on a bench in bronze.
The two icons sit facing the park’s Cinderella Carousel, with the Castle of Magical Dreams behind them.
In the statue’s story, Disneyland has already opened in Anaheim, California, and Walt Disney is now in his late 50s. He returns to the park bench with Mickey to reflect on all that has been accomplished and dreams of what is possible in the future.
The statue was created in celebration of both 100 years of Disney and the resort’s 18th anniversary.
Next to the statue of Walt and Mickey are two plaques that resemble sketchbooks, one open symbolizing Disney’s legacy so far, and one closed symbolizing the future still unknown, but filled with possibilities.
The unveiling of the statue was attended by Michael Moriarty, Managing Director of HKDL; Ali Rubinstein, Senior Vice President, Executive Global Management of Creative Development at Walt Disney Imagineering; and Edward Ovalle, Archives Manager at Walt Disney Archives (seen in the photo below).
And of course Mickey Mouse was there, too.
They were joined by senior executives, students and alumni from Disney Imaginations Hong Kong, representatives from non-profit organizations including local youth program Project Melo, Walt Disney Imagineers, and more.