Almost everyone has seen the famous Partners Statue in Disneyland’s Castle Hub or Central Plaza, but not everyone has seen the eight little Disney characters that surround it. Have you? If not, you’ve come to the right place, because I’m about to tell you about each one of them.
First of all, there’s the Partners Statue (below) that stands at the North end of Main Street, right in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle.
There’s a separate post about the Disneyland Partners Statue here.
Hub statues of little Disney characters surrounding the Partners Statue in Disneyland
Ok, let’s get right into the eight little character statues that surround Walt and Mickey in the Castle Hub.
Shown here with his trademark sailor shirt and hat with bow tie.
The photo below will give you some perspective on where these smaller, character statues are located around the Castle Hub.
Chip and Dale
Did you know these two chipmunks’ names are a pun of the English furniture designer, Thomas Chippendale? Chip has a black nose and Dale a red, but that doesn’t help us here. Can you tell why Chip is on the left and Dale is on the right (below)? Answer: Dale has a front tooth gap.
Minnie actually started out as “Minerva Mouse,” and was designed by Ub Iwerks and Walt Disney in 1928.
Dumbo is many people’s all-time favorite Disney character – can you spot Timothy Q. Mouse on Dumbo’s head?
He first started out as “Dippy Dog,” but later became known as Goofy, or G.G. Goofy Goof or even Goofus D. Dawg!
Well known for his short nose which gets longer and longer when he’s telling a tall tale, otherwise known as a fib. The Matterhorn in the background tells you he’s definitely in California.
Mickey’s pet dog and one of the “Sensational Six,” or the 6 biggest star characters in all of Disney.
From Alice in Wonderland, the White Rabbit is always worried about the time. Alice famously follows him “down the rabbit hole.”
Bonus Trivia: The White rabbit statue only appears in Disneyland, California. Brer Rabbit replaces him in Walt Disney World, Florida.