Mickey: The True Original Exhibition

Mickey: The True Original Exhibition – 60 10th Avenue NYC

I was lucky enough for our trip to New York to be over the period that this Exhibition was running. As you know, I’m a HUGE Disney fan and I’d be happy with every holiday I have including some sort of Disney – so I was super happy when I found out we could attend this event!

I’ll start by giving you guys the main details for this, so if you’re heading to New York over the next few weeks, you can visit!

  • It’s open Tuesday – Sunday 10am-8pm
  • You need to book tickets in advanced. We only booked about a week before our trip and there were a lot of times available for the day we wanted, but when we arrived on the day I overheard a group trying to buy tickets for that day and every time slot was fully sold out – so definitely book ahead of time!
  • http://www.disney.com/mickeytrueoriginal to book
  • It costs about £35 per ticket
  • It’s located on the corner of 10th Avenue and West 15th Street

So the idea of this pop-up art experience is to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the iconic Mickey Mouse. There is a ton of art work to see by a lot of amazing artists. Don’t get me wrong, my husband and I are no means into art or involved in the world of art, but who doesn’t love looking at anything Disney related?

There are 14 different rooms to walk around at your own pace, including the gift shop and makers shop. I felt like to it was fairly quiet while we were there, but it was sold out, which means they keep it comfortable for everyone and don’t have too many tickets available for each time slot. This is perfect because you want to be able to take photos and read the details of the artwork without too many people being in the way. We probably walked around the Exhibition in about 60 mins, and then spent 20ish minutes in the gift shop/making shop.

Is beautiful to see how Mickey Mouse has changed through the years, and how he has been developed. It’s also great to see how different artists portray him. Some of the rooms include: the iconic design, everything in black and white, how colour then become involved, a collection of different Mickey items. There is also a room for the Mickey Mouse Club, where you can see original videos of Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake when they were just kids. In this room they also offer you free ice cream! #winning

They also have some interactive fun. There was a game show live presented by Google Home. This was really fun, you go against 3 other teams to answer some questions about Mickey and friends. At the end you get a cool pin.

In the gift shop they then have a ton of different things you can purchase including t-shirts and sweatshirts, pins, AP holders, hats, ears and sweets. What I found really cool is that they have a station where you can pick a t-shirt or jumper and create your own design on there using some prints and patches they have. You pay for the item with one print, then you can pay to add additional prints or patches. I loved this idea and enjoyed picking what I wanted on my shirt.

If you are visiting New York before 10th February and are a Disney fan, I’d definitely recommend this event. It was cute and fun, and everyone needs a little bit of Disney in their life right?! I’m gonna leave you with a few more of my fave pics from the exhibition…

Happy New Year! Speak soon… Rachel x

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