By Jocelyn Buhlman
Today, something extra special has popped up at Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort: A brand-new Disney photo experience! Fans have already been celebrating Mickey Mouse by “getting their ears on” at Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure, but now you can add another activity to your growing list of Disney to-dos. Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration features seven unique rooms that come together for the perfect “selfie-bration” of Mickey Mouse! We got a special sneak peek at all of the rooms with the help of our friend, Ashley Eckstein (founder of Her Universe, voice of Star Wars’ Ahoska Tano, and all-around Disney fanatic). Take a look at the mouse-terpieces we made at Pop Up Disney!, and then start planning your own, because Pop-Up Disney! is now open!
Room 1: Mickey and Minnie’s Love
The first room you enter at Pop Up Disney! celebrates the timeless sweethearts and all around #couplegoals, Mickey and Minnie. From posing on a “bow-fa” to modelling Minnie’s style, this room features larger-than-life symbols of Mickey and Minnie’s relationship, like bows, hearts, pictures of the couple, and more.
Room 2: It All Started with a Mouse
Two of Mickey’s very first cartoons get a big-picture treatment here. Become the captain of a Steamboat Willie-inspired ship, or pilot a plane that must have flown straight out of Plane Crazy.
Room 3: Mickey’s Friendships & Room 4: Sorcerer Mickey’s Magic
What’s a celebration without your pals? This room features art created by Mickey’s friends. Once you’re done admiring their handiwork, head into a mysterious, glowing tunnel to discover Sorcerer Mickey himself. Inspired by “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” sequence from Fantasia, this room full of glittering magic must be seen in person!
Room 5: Mickey Around the World & Room 6: Forever Mickey
In the Mickey Mouse shorts, our pal Mickey takes his zany adventures across the globe. We might not be able to follow exactly in his world-travelling footsteps, but these two photo locations can help appease our inner jetsetter. Once you’re done, head down the mirrored hallway (and make sure to look up—the ceiling is made of Mouse Ear Hats!) and enter a truly stunning room—Mickey Forever! Mirrored walls and neon lights make this room a world of color, reflecting a shiny statue of Mickey right in the center. Snap your pictures quickly, because the lights are constantly changing.
Room 7: Mickey at Disneyland
You can’t have a celebration without a stop at the Happiest Place on Earth! This room celebrates how Mickey has made his impact on Disneyland in so many iconic ways. Take your picture with Mickey-shaped balloons or Mickey shaped-snacks, or, if you’re looking for something a little more dramatic, step inside a Mickey-shaped balloon for an unforgettable picture.
Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration is now open at Downtown Disney.