Gardens of Imagination
For Spring Festival 2024, our Wishing Garden will once again be decked out with arches and lanterns. Wishing Cards** will be available for collection from Mickey Avenue and at the table opposite the Garden of the Twelve Friends. Be sure to hang your Wishing Card at the designated location to usher in a year of prosperity and luck!
*Offer is subject to operational adjustments.
**Every Guest is limited to one Wishing Card. First come, first served.
Stroll down this whimsical walkway for a fun Disney twist on Chinese astrology! Nestled in a sea of cherry trees, this kaleidoscopic garden is ablaze with colorful mosaics featuring the Disney and Disney·Pixar personalities chosen to represent each symbolic animal.
From bright lights to vibrantly hued blooms, every vignette in Garden of the Twelve Friends displays a plaque describing characters that correspond to the Year of the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. Gather family and friends for photos against this phenomenal botanical backdrop, learn about your sign and see how the planets align with your favorite Disney stars!
Determined, smart and charming, this engaging gourmet is a rat with deliciously big dreams! If you were born in the Year of the Rat, you share Remy’s ability to adapt to any situation with creative ease—and, perhaps, his remarkable sense of smell.
Made famous in Disney·Pixar’s Ratatouille, Remy longs to be a great French chef and uses his epicurean expertise to turn the culinary world upside down. It’s easy to see why his zodiac plaque shows him stirring up a great big pot of trouble while gazing at the Eiffel Tower!
Reliable, kind and strong, Paul Bunyan’s best buddy is an ox with a colossal heart that’s far from icy! Born in the Year of the Ox? You share Babe’s steady patience and reasonable demeanor—with hints of a stubborn streak that shows you care.
When Herculean lumberjack Paul rescues a frostbitten-blue Babe in Disney’s 1958 animated short Paul Bunyan, the two become lifelong pals and clear their path across the country. No wonder his Year of the Ox plaque shows him surrounded by the wilderness he helped tame—it’s a giant-sized job that suits him well.
Self-assured, eager and gutsy describes Winnie the Pooh’s pal Tigger—and it’s truly a wonderful thing! Though we know he’s awfully sweet, those born in the Year of the Tiger share Tigger’s intensity, charm and willingness to try anything new.
First introduced in Disney’s 1968 classic, Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, this bouncy, pouncy tiger’s proud to be one-of-a-kind—which explains why he’s happily hoppin’ through the Hundred Acre Wood on his Year of the Tiger plaque!
Optimistic, independent and determined, Judy Hopps cares and helps those in need to make the world a better place. Those born in the Year of the Rabbit share Judy’s optimism, and believe “anyone can be anything”!
She debuted in Disney’s 2016 animated feature film Zootopia. Judy spends her days protecting the city with her friends where everyone lives in peace and harmony. She is shown on her Year of the Rabbit plaque leading the way towards Zootopia with full confidence.
Plucky, lucky and comically charismatic—what Mulan’s pint-sized pal Mushu lacks in stature is offset by his hulking heart! Year of the Dragon people share Mushu’s confidence, creativity and unlimited enthusiasm, which prove to be valuable assets for guardian spirits and average folks alike.
A lovable legend in his own mind, Mushu debuted in Disney’s Mulan as her loyal protector and has been a fan favorite ever since. With appearances in other Disney films, television shows, theme park attractions and popular video games like Kingdom Hearts and Epic Mickey, Mushu’s Year of the Dragon plaque portrays him in a typical stance—standing tall, of course!
Decisive, discerning and highly persuasive, Kaa’s wily ways are often times hilarious—even though he’s not trying to be! If you were born in the Year of the Snake, you share Kaa’s charm, intelligence and “hunger” to succeed.
Originally seen trying to hypnotize Mowgli in Disney’s 1967 hit The Jungle Book, Kaa’s attempts to make the man-cub his main course may have failed, but fans loved his silly persistence. He’s been featured in several Disney films, television shows, theme park attractions, video games and slithering around the jungle on his zodiac plaque.
Brave, bold and daring best describes heroic guard horse Maximus, who doesn’t give up until justice is served! Independent and strong-willed, those born in the Year of the Horse are also known for their loyalty, ambition and sense of adventure, though Max may have an unfair advantage wielding a sword.
The kingdom’s fastest on four hooves, Maximus starred in Disney’s 2010 animated film Tangled and returned to the big screen for cameo appearances in Wreck-It Ralph and Big Hero 6. His zodiac plaque playfully shows him striking a pose—this dignified steed is always ready for action.
Elegant, calm and mild-mannered, every day’s jolly for these peace-loving little lambs. People born in the Year of the Sheep are known for their kindness, sensitivity and soothing quiet charm—it’s what makes them “practically perfect in every way!”
Featured in Disney’s 1964 film Mary Poppins, these sheep sang “Jolly Holiday” along with Mary, Bert and a barnyard choir happy to harmonize. Catch them jumping for joy on their Year of the Sheep plaque—it’s no wonder that they love Mary!
Quick-witted, faithful and feisty, Abu’s a lively primate who gives “partner-in-crime” new meaning! Along with Aladdin’s sidekick-confidante, those born in the Year of the Monkey are clever, versatile and have very high energy.
From a thief in the streets to the Cave of Wonders, the world fell in love when Abu debuted in Disney’s Aladdin. Since then, he’s appeared in films, television, theme park attractions and video games, including Kingdom Hearts, Epic Mickey and Disney Villains Challenge. His zodiac plaque proves “there’s no business like monkey business” as he flies through the skies of Agrabah, magic lamp in hand.
Loyal, flamboyant and ever so kind, this melody-loving minstrel is all about making merry—have mandolin, will travel! Year-of-the-Rooster babies share Alan-A-Dale’s autonomy, confidence and common sense, which is especially handy when keeping Nottingham on its toes.
The charismatic narrator of Disney’s Robin Hood, Alan-A-Dale was a trusted ally to Robin Hood, Little John and Friar Tuck too. Catch him cock-a-doodle-crooning about helping the poor on his Year of the Rooster plaque!
Mickey’s very best friend is protective, playful and supremely devoted—with a heart of gold to match! Loved by millions, Year of the Dog people share Pluto’s courage, integrity and all-round cheery outlook.
From Silly Symphonies to one of the world’s most popular pups, Pluto’s superstar status has been growing since 1930, when he first appeared in The Chain Gang. Today, he’s featured in numerous films, television shows, video games and theme park attractions. Based on his “rad-to-the-bone” pose, it’s no wonder he’s the perfect pick for Year of the Dog!
Always ready to lend a helping hoof, Hamm’s laid-back, dignified and trustworthy ways work great for keeping coins safe! Those born in the Year of the Pig are appreciative, honorable and optimistic—just like Woody’s wise-cracking pal.
Thrust center stage in Disney·Pixar’s Toy Story films and video games, this sarcastic plastic piggy bank also made a cameo appearance in Cars. With an alter-ego like the “Evil Dr. Porkchop,” it’s easy to see why Hamm is one hog who knows how to rock the Year of the Pig!