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    Exclamation Disneyland Unveils Restored Partners & Storytellers Statues for Mickey's 92nd

    To celebrate Mickey's 92nd Birthday, the Disneyland resort has unveiled restorations for two of its most iconic statues:

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    To commemorate Mickey Mouse’s birthday, the iconic Partners statue in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland park has been restored to its original grandeur!

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    The beloved Partners statue, created by famed Disney sculptor Blaine Gibson, was originally unveiled on Nov. 18, 1993 to commemorate Mickey’s 65th birthday. Over time, the bronze had oxidized, and because of the applied patina, acrylic polymer and wax, it required a more intensive process than just a simple cleaning or polishing.

    Over four days, an artisan utilized a process using crushed walnut shells to gently strip the figure down to the bare bronze. After cleaning, various chemicals were applied and heated with a blowtorch to create a reaction and fuse with the bronze. The figure was coated in a polymer to protect the patina, then coated with a very thin layer of wax.

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    Guests visiting the Downtown Disney District’s extension into Buena Vista Street will have an opportunity to see the Storytellers statue, which has also been restored. This statue features a 1920s-era Walt in a fedora and traveling attire* — just off the train from Missouri and ready to realize his dreams with his pal, Mickey.
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