One of the trademarks of Disneyland from the very first day was the floral design of Mickey Mouse at the entrance of Disneyland. For HalloweenTime, Disney has decided to change Mickey to reflect the festival. But they have done a very poor job. IMHO.
First, my biggest complaint is that the colors of Mickey are produced by dumping miniature orange and white pumpkins into a basin to form the ears and face. I just don't see that as magical. There is something magical about seeing flowers growing in the shape of a character. Yes, I know that gardeners carefully arrange the plants to produce the colors, but as a kid I kind of felt like it was magic. As if the flowers themselves grew in just the right colors to make Mickey's face form. The pumpkins thrown in a hole does not do that for me.
Second, Mickey's face is a reverse. The black portions are orange and then a mask is dark, made up of dark green plants. It looks like a negative image of Mickey, instead of the ears being dark and the face light. It just makes him look weird!
While I think the mask on Mickey is a fun addition, I wish that the whole scene could have been done with flowers. I would have loved orange mums or white flowers of the light part. I would also have done his face still in the dark flowers for his ears. Then the mask could be orange for the festival HalloweenTime. Dumped pumpkins thrown in haphazardly in holes is not magical.
What do you think of the new Mickey?