From the Silver Screen to the Serving Tray, Mickey Mouse Continues to Shape Fashion and Food

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Since his debut in 1928’s “Steamboat Willie,” Mickey Mouse has been The Walt Disney Company’s most recognized icon, a playful symbol of mirth whose plucky personality has delighted audiences around the world.

More than 75 years later, Walt Disney’s ‘toon titan continues to shape popular culture in myriad ways, from the retro Mickey Mouse T-shirts spotted on trendsetters such as Lenny Kravitz, Sarah Jessica Parker and Leonardo DiCaprio, to pop stars like Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera, whose careers received an early boost from their Mouseketeer days in television’s “Mickey Mouse Club.”

At Florida’s Walt Disney World Resort, one of Mickey’s most creative appearances can be found among the millions of fanciful foods served each year with his distinctive three-circle
shape – everything from Mickey-styled pancakes to sushi rolls with Mickey’s silhouette made from artfully arranged seafood.

From morning to midnight, guests of the Vacation Kingdom can feast on a mouthwatering menu of Mickey-shaped items, including:

  • Pancakes and waffles
  • Muffins
  • Pastas such as macaroni and ravioli
  • Fruits and cheeses
  • Sandwiches
  • Pats of butter
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Ice cream bars, sandwiches and sundaes
  • Rice Krispie treats
  • Cookies and cakes

But that’s not all – at The Land pavilion in Epcot, cucumbers grown hydroponically using simple plastic molds produce a memorable Mickey-shaped topping for salads offered at the nearby Garden Grill Restaurant.

For Walt Disney World dining reservations or special dietary needs, call 407/WDW-DINE (939-3463).