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Disneyland unveils Mickey’s interactive ‘Ink & Paint’ pool at DVC tower

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Disneyland has unveiled Mickey’s interactive water feature, dubbed ‘Ink & Paint’, which is coming to the Disney Vacation Club tower at Disneyland Hotel.

The Mickey Mouse-themed ‘Ink and Paint’ was revealed in blueprints and renderings designed by Walt Disney Imagineering (via The OCR).

These are part of a 1,600-page Anaheim Planning Commission filing offering floor plans of the tower and a closer look at ‘Ink & Paint’.

‘Ink & Paint’ uses water jets that squirt and appear to ‘paint’ red, yellow and black ink splats in the shape of an artsy Mickey Mouse on the bottom of the swimming pool.

The interactive water feature was dubbed ‘Ink & Paint’ by WDW News Today. Disney is yet to announce a name for the painting-themed pool.

The renderings depict a palette-shaped pool surrounded by smaller fountains, or paint pots. It looks like visitors will be able to ‘paint’ Mickey Mouse in the water.

Interactive water painting at Disney Vacation Club

mickey ink and paint disney vacation club

The Disney Vacation Club tower is currently scheduled to open in 2023, although that may be delayed in light of the coronavirus crisis.

Proposals for the DVC property are still in the early planning stages, and plans are still under review by the City of Anaheim.

The 12-storey tower will have 350 rooms, including 253 deluxe studios, 38 pod studios, 18 villas, 20 two-bedroom suites, 19 one-bedroom suites and two Grand Villas.

Amenities at the tower include the pool, a pool bar, community hall and fitness centre. Other amenities will be provided by Disneyland Hotel, such as retail and restaurants.

Meanwhile, Disney has reportedly joined the ‘Stop Hate for Profit’ campaign, pausing its advertising spending on Facebook and Instagram over their handling of hate speech.

Disney spent approximately $210 million for Disney+ adverts on Facebook in the US in the first half of 2020, said WSJ. It spent $16 million for Hulu adverts on Instagram between April 15 and June 30.

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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