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Minnie Mouse Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

One of Hollywood’s most influential trendsetters and stylemakers, Minnie Mouse, received an official star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, an honor given to the screen legend and fashion icon by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce in celebration of her 90th anniversary. Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger and global pop superstar Katy Perry (judge of ABC’s American Idol) joined Minnie for a special ceremony this morning in Hollywood, where Iger acknowledged the guest of honor as “a true legend, a real character and the first lady of The Walt Disney Company.

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“Minnie Mouse has been a star and a fashion icon since she first burst onto the scene in the groundbreaking animated classic, Steamboat Willie,” said Iger. “The star of more than 70 movies during her illustrious career, Minnie has entertained millions of people around the world, touching hearts and bringing joy wherever she goes. We’re thrilled to see her cultural influence and many achievements recognized with her very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.”

One of Hollywood’s most recognized global stars, Minnie has delighted kids and families for generations—from her debut in Steamboat Willie to her roles in popular animated series airing now on Disney Channels around the world, such as Mickey and the Roadster Racers and the Mickey Mouse shorts.

Since Minnie’s earliest days on screen, fashion designers have drawn inspiration from her iconic style. Her classic polka dot look has been constantly reimagined by the fashion industry, from her early pill-box flower hat, which influenced ladies’ hat trends, to her famous bow and ears. Several new fashion collaborations launch today in celebration of Minnie’s milestone anniversary and National Polka Dot Day, including a 20-piece special-edition collection from Coach, as well as additional collections from Disney Store and ShopDisney.com, New Balance, Torrid, Forever 21, New Era, Pandora, Macy’s and more.

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Minnie’s impact extends far beyond fashion and film. Iger noted, “Always ahead of her time, Minnie was an influencer way before the rise of social media, making kindness and joy fashionable along with her hats, her bows and her polka dots.” Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ recent #ShareYourEars campaigns featured countless tributes to Minnie and resulted in $4 million in donations benefiting Make-A-Wish.

“Minnie always finds time to use her many talents and celebrity to lift spirits, bring laughter to children and support causes that are making a positive impact on countless communities. She has the ability to touch hearts and bring joy everywhere she goes,” said Iger, adding, “For all of her many accomplishments as an entertainer and a fashionista, I think what we love most about Minnie Mouse is her ability to just make us smile.”

#DisneyParksLIVE To Stream Minnie’s #RockTheDots Celebration on January 21

#DisneyParksLIVE has announced they will live stream Minnie’s Rock the Dots Celebration from Disney’s Hollywood Studios on January 21, 2018.

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Also, to celebrate Minnie on Sunday, January 21, commemorative buttons will be given out at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort and Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort while supplies last.

You can catch all the action on the Disney Parks Blog at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 21.  Just look for the new blog post.

As always, you can also follow along on Twitter by using the hashtag #DisneyParksLIVE and @DisneyParks.

Minnie’s ‘Rock the Dots’ Event Coming to Disney Springs and Downtown Disney on January 21

It’s back!  Disney fashion icon Minnie Mouse will once again host her special event, “Rock the Dots” at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World and at Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort.  The big day is scheduled to take place prior to National Polka Dot Day, on Sunday, January 21.  Guests will be invited to participate in a variety of fun offerings, culminating in a DJ Dance Party where you can rock your dots!

Some festivities kick off as early as January 18. On that day, a new mini-makeover debuts at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique on both coasts; the Minnie Dot Package includes a tutu, t-shirt bow and Minnie Mouse hairstyle and can be booked in advance via 407-WDW-STYLE in Florida or 714-781-STYLE in California. (Bonus: for guests that experience a Minnie Dot Package Makeover Jan 18 – Jan 22, 2018 at Disney Springs, they’ll be eligible for a complimentary Minnie Mouse dessert at Amorette’s Patisserie.) In addition, PANDORA Jewelry will release a new limited-time Minnie Mouse gift set featuring three Minnie Mouse-inspired charms, plus a gift with purchase – a polka dot Minnie Mouse scarf – while supplies last.

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IN FLORIDA:
Guests can discover over fifteen retail offers from Jan 18 – Jan 22, including savings at American Threads, Basin, Arribas Brothers, JOHNNY WAS, Luxury of Time by Diamonds International, Sperry, Sugarboo & Co. and Volcom. At Alex and Ani, the first 100 guests each day will receive a free gift along with daily in-store surprises. At Coach, a free gift with any purchase is in the bag for all event guests. M.A.C. Cosmetics is also participating with a complimentary “mini” Minnie-inspired demo. A handful of food and beverage locations (Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza, Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea, Paddlefish, D-Luxe Burger, The Ganachery and Sprinkles) will feature discounts and/or Minnie-themed products as well, so bring your appetite, too.

On January 21, the main event showcases a DJ Dance Party in the heart of Town Center from 1 – 6 p.m. where Minnie Mouse will make frequent appearances.  Keep an eye out for a photo backdrop sponsored by PANDORA Jewelry; Disney PhotoPass photographers will be on site to capture the moment with fun props and frames to ensure you strike your most stylish pose. If you want to start the party early, Paddlefish will offer a “polka dot brunch” from 12 – 3 p.m. that infuses a bit of pampering to the meal: complimentary hand massages from L’Occitane and make-up applications from Sephora are on the menu.

IN CALIFORNIA:
Guests at Downtown Disney District in California can also look forward to Minnie Mouse-inspired activations throughout the day on Sunday, January 21. Shoppers will be treated to polka dot and event specific product, including exclusive Minnie Rocks the Dots product at World of Disney, Minnie Mouse-inspired makeovers at Sephora, and polka dot TOMS shoes at Curl Surf. For foodies, adorable Minnie Mouse specialty apples have been created, the popular polka dot milkshake makes a return visit at Uva Bar, and fun polka dot pepperoni pizzas are available at Wetzel’s Pretzels. That’s just a small sampling of what’s in store. You’ll want to pick up a brochure starting January 18, 2018 for full discount and product details.

A DJ Dance Party will keep thing rockin’ in Downtown Disney District on January 21 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Downtown Disney LIVE! stage. As in Florida, PANDORA Jewelry has also sponsored a photo opportunity with Disney PhotoPass photographers on site to capture the moment with fun props and frames. Plus, you never know who may stop by!

The only requirement for redemption of these offers, regardless of where you enjoy the event? Dress in your polka dot best!

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For more information on Minnie Rocks the Dots in Florida, follow @DisneySprings on Twitter and Instagram or check out the flyer here. In California, follow @DisneylandToday on Twitter or see the full list of offerings here. No matter where you post from, be sure to use hashtag “#RockTheDots.”

Minnie Mouse to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Just in time to celebrate her 90th anniversary in entertainment this year, Minnie Mouse will receive her very own gold star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Minnie will receive the star in the category of Motion Pictures and you’ll be able to find it right in front of the historic El Capitan Theatre.

Pop superstar, American Idol judge, Katy Perry will be one of the guest speakers presenting Minnie with her star along with Bob Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company.  The momentous occasion will take place on Monday, January 22 at 11:30 a.m. PST.  You can tune into the event on the official Hollywood Walk of Fame website.

“Minnie Mouse is a woman of the ages and her iconic status makes her a great addition to our Walk of Fame! Generations of fans of all ages have been looking forward to her seeing her bright new star,” said producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies Ana Martinez.

Minnie Mouse will be making her mark as the 2,627th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  What other Disney icons have received a Hollywood Walk of Fame?  Minnie will join fellow pals including Donald Duck, Tinker Bell, Winnie the Pooh, Snow White, Kermit the Frog, and Mickey Mouse.

According to Disney, since her debut in “Steamboat Willie,” Minnie has starred in over 70 films and become Disney’s darling recognized around the world. Her timeless fashion (as showcased in @MinnieStyle) has not only served as fashion inspiration for our own wardrobes but for designers’ collections as well—a classic Minnie polka dot look that is unmistakable in magazines and runway shows. And Minnie uses her fame for a good cause—the #ShareYourEars campaign in 2016 and 2017 earned $4 million in donations benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Congratulations Minnie!