To celebrate 2007, the resort's 15th anniversary year, the Fab 4 will be splashing out on an expensive round of groundbreaking cosmetic surgery, to turn themselves into full-size numbers representing the year. Soon, you'll be able to meet and greet 2, 0, 0, or 7 in the parks!,
No no – don’t worry, this is really just the latest creation in the long Disneyland Resort Paris tradition of year-specific merchandise, as reported in Joel’s latest Photo Hunt update. Each year, the resort creates a new character-based logo to use on all kinds of merchandise – from photo frames and photo albums to keychains and calendars. This year, the numbers of the year have taken on the appearances of Goofy, Minnie, Donald and Mickey, with legs, ears, bows or hats to distinguish the famous hidden characters. In the background, the recently introduced drawing image of Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant and Front Lot has been used.
Interestingly, there is no mention of the 15th Anniversary on next year’s merchandise, meaning that, if 15th Anniversary merchandise is created, it will be as an additional line to the 2007 (and later 2008) items.