Disneyland Resort Press Release
Mickey Mouse Penthouse Debuts For “Big Cheeses” of All Ages Beginning in December 2006
ANAHEIM, Ca. – Beginning December 1, 2006, the Disneyland Hotel at the Disneyland Resort in Southern California will boast one of the most unique, and certainly one of the most “Disney,” VIP lodging experiences in the world – the all-new Mickey Mouse Penthouse. Designed for “Big Cheeses” of all ages, the penthouse offers spectacular views of the 500-acre resort (including Disneyland park, Disney’s California Adventure park and the Downtown Disney District) via floor-to-ceiling windows in addition to a happy mixture of luxury, technology and whimsy featuring one-of-a-kind décor, artwork and magical touches that bring to life all the fun that Mickey represents.
Eligible guests and mail-in participants will be selected randomly as part of the unique Disney Dreams Giveaway* promotion during “The Year of a Million Dreams” Celebration at the Disneyland Resort. An overnight stay in the over-the-top penthouse is one of the dream surprises awarded most days beginning December 1 to a Disneyland guest at a park or at the Downtown Disney District randomly selected by early in the afternoon, (visit disneyparks.com/rules for more information). The eligible guest and members of his or her party – up to a total of five people plus the lucky guest – will continue all the magic of their Disneyland Resort visit by receiving an overnight stay that night in Mickey’s new digs. Mail-in winners will receive a prize of comparable value.
The swanky penthouse, featuring an interior design of bold “Mickey” colors of black, white, red and yellow, occupies an expansive 1600 square feet and includes an open living room, dining and kitchen area, 2.5 baths and two bedrooms. Classic Mickey Mouse imagery and three-dimensional artwork dominate the design scheme throughout the penthouse.
Following dinner at the famed Blue Bayou Restaurant inside the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disneyland park (and other special activities such as being Grand Marshals of a Disneyland parade), and as “The Happiest Place on Earth” slowly winds down to slumber, it will be a night of immersion in fantasy and fun when the special guests walk into the Mickey Mouse Penthouse.
As guests enter, Mickey will magically appear inside a foyer Magic Mirror, personally welcoming them to his one-of-a-kind penthouse. Upon entering the living room guests will encounter very stylized contemporary décor featuring eclectic furnishings and motifs of Mickey with a primary color palette of red, black and yellow. Hardwood floors and colorful area rugs accent the living room while the formal dining area seats eight guests. A built-in media wall is the focal point of the living room and features multiple flat screen TVs and a state-of-the-art home theater system worthy of Mickey’s status as one of Hollywood’s brightest stars.
The master bedroom features a number of luxury amenities including a king size bed, lounge chairs, a “37 flat panel TV, a DVD player and is decorated with animation maquettes of Mickey Mouse in many of his most famous film roles. (Maquettes are three-dimensional models used by Disney animators to effectively render a character in two dimensions and are highly sought-after collectibles.) The master bath includes a steam shower, Jacuzzi tub and a double vanity with a built-in TV in the mirror.
The second bedroom has a more playful feel and is the perfect setting for little ones who wish to have the locale double as a playroom. The main “conversation piece” in the room is a vintage animator’s desk that will add to the Mickey Mouse and animation inspired storyline for the penthouse. The bedroom also features a stylized built-in armoire with a flat panel TV, DVD player and video games.
“These special guests will feel extremely pampered in this unique, magical interior environment,” said Wing Chao, Executive Vice President, Master Planning, Architecture and Design, Walt Disney Imagineering. “We want guests to walk away saying, ‘This was a dream come true.’”
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*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY to enter or win in the Disney Dreams Giveaway. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Open only to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C., Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico & U.K. Void elsewhere and where prohibited. Giveaway runs October 1, 2006 – December 31, 2007 (mail-in entries postmarked starting September 18, 2006 & received by January 14, 2008 on a 3.5x5 postcard with complete name, address, daytime phone#, birth date and proper postage sent to PO Box 8629, Elmhurst, IL 60126 USA). UK residents only mail to 483 Green Lanes, London N13 4BS. Penthouse stay will be awarded most days starting December 1, 2006, will likely be awarded early in the day and will be for a stay that night. Approximate retail value of Mickey Mouse Penthouse Stay US $572. Prizes range in value from US $3.83 to US $83,701. All prize awards are subject to verification. Odds of winning on a given day depend on the number of eligible participants at a selected location or within the mail-in entry pool for the time or date (as applicable) selected. Subject to official rules at www.DisneyParks.com/rules. Sponsor: Magic Kingdom Productions, Inc., PO Box 10000, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830.
For residents of Canada, a mathematical skill-testing question must be correctly answered to win any prize.