18 meter tall and made of 100,000 flowers – Dubai gets the worlds biggest Mickey Mouse floral structure


To commemorate the 90th anniversary of Disney’s most exciting character, Mickey Mouse – Dubai Miracle Garden has curated and fashioned a colossal Mickey Mouse structure created with a 100,000 flowers and plants. Standing at an impressive height of 18 ft and weighing 35 tonnes, the structure bags the title of being the world’s biggest Mickey Mouse floral structure.

The Mickey Mouse structure also found a place in the Guinness World Records title for the Tallest Topiary supported Sculpture. Come November, structures of another six characters will be installed at the Dubai Miracle Gardens.

If you think its piece of cake, you’d be surprised; Eng. Abdel Naser Rahhal, Creator & Co-Founder of Dubai Miracle Garden and Vice Chairman of Cityland Group, said the supported sculpture was the result of 45 days of work for 100 laborers, designers and engineers.

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The Mickey Mouse is embedded with a plethora of flowers; including White Petunia, Red Petunia, White Geranium, Yellow Viola, Zinnia Marigold and Green Alternanthera, and is supported by a 7-tonne steel structure with a concrete foundation of 50 tonnes of reinforced concrete.

Chafic Najia, Senior Vice President and General Manager of The Walt Disney Company Ltd, said that the floral statue aims to provide residents with a local Disney experience.

“Mickey Mouse is one of the worlds most iconic and beloved characters and we are proud to be able to celebrate such a unique touch point at the Dubai Miracle Gardens with UAE residents and visitors and enable them to connect with Disney and our characters,” he said.

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This is not Dubai Miracle Garden’s debut in the Guiness World Records; having been recognized for having the ‘Largest Vertical Garden in the World’ and for the ‘Largest Floral Installation’ with the Emirates A380 display.

Open from 9 am to 9 pm on weekdays and 9 am to 11 pm on weekends, entrance to the Dubai Miracle Garden is priced at Dh45 for adults and Dh35 per head for children (from 3-12 years).

[Via:Thenational]