Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Mickey’s On Top of the World - The Construction of Disney's Hollywood Studios

This is Mickey Mouse walking on top of the world. You know which world I’m referring to, right? The Crossroads of the World landmark found at the entrance.


The Crossroads of the World Landmark at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Based on the original structure from Sunset Boulevard, The Crossroads of the World at Disney’s Hollywood Studios has one noticeable difference, Mickey Mouse. While Mickey looks itty bitty from the ground below, you can get a better sense of his size from the photograph below taken on Dec. 21, 1988.

The Crossroads of the World Landmark at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Mickey is 5’3” tall while the spinning globe he stands on is 6 feet in diameter. His right ear is made out of copper in order to serve as a lightning rod. Both Mickey and the globe were created by former Disney master sculptor Perry Russ.

The Crossroads of the World Landmark at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Sitting on top of the world, Mickey has been walking and waving to every guest entering the park since opening day.

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