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All aboard for Mickey’s boulevard

Nov 08. 2018
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By The Nation

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King Power has joined up with Walt Disney (Thailand) to celebrate Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary with a largescale programme of activities that continue to January 27.

King Power Rangnam has been divided into six zones for the event, the first, Celebration Express, boasting a funpacked train with Mickey iconshaped windows. The interior mimics a real train and the windows feature graphic animations of the stunning natural scenery. 

Garden of Dreams is the first Mickey Mousethemed garden in Thailand and showcases fresh, colourful and real flowers. Photo spots are provided.

Mickey & Friends Boulevard is designed like a real street complete with shops and activities. Decorations on both sides of the buildings are inspired by some of the Disney characters in amusing antics. These include Mickey and Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Chip and Dale. Activities and workshops are open to fans of all ages. The highlight in the evening is a parade that will create a memorable and impressive experience for all.

“Mickey Hallway comes alive with a long interactive wall displaying graphics and featuring screens for gamers. The games change according to the theme of each month. In November, visitors have fun throwing balls (featuring Disney characters) into a Mickey Mouseshaped hoop. December is the time to make Mickey Mouseshaped snow models. And January abounds with prize boxes. When its screen is touched, the box will pop open and set off a few fireworks.

Mega Store, meanwhile, features licensed merchandise from Disney with special limitededition collections designed exclusively for the festive season. For the first time, the fullrange “Sawasdee” collection of Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary will be offered.

Mickey Gallery hosts an art exhibition titled “Welcome Mickey to Thailand” featuring paintings to be created on Mickey Mouse models by Thailand’s wellknown artists. 

Mickey Mouse’s birthday on November 18 will see the coming together of Thailand’s bestknown celebrities, artists and other personalities for the exhibition, among them rocker Artiwara “Toon Bodyslam” Khongmalai.

The array of engaging activities during the campaign include workshops to create customised Disneystyle accessories. A spectacular light and sound show and a 3D projection mapping performance will be staged. 

The day will culminate with a gathering of 1,928 fans who were born in November, an event to set a new Guinness World Record. Together they will blow 1,928 birthday candles in the evening and release 1,928 balloons into the sky to celebrate Mickey Mouse’s big day. Fans are welcome to visit King Power Rangnam for a string of performances and other activities and special meetandgreet sessions with some of their favourite Disney friends from November 23 to 25. 

Admission is free.


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