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The Grounds of Alexandria Has Had a Dazzling Disney-Themed Revamp to Celebrate 100 Years of the Mouse House 

This'll make your next brunch even more magical, complete with a 'Sleeping Beauty'-inspired castle entrance, neon lights aplenty and a tribute to Mickey Mouse through the ages.
By Sarah Ward
January 31, 2023
By Sarah Ward
January 31, 2023

It's almost a tale as old as time: The Grounds of Alexandria giving itself a Disney-themed makeover, that is. Over the years, this Sydney spot has celebrated the Mouse House in a big way, complete with outdoor setups dedicated to The Nutcracker, Mary Poppins Returns, Aladdin, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Frozen IICinderella, Beauty and the Beast and more. So, with the entertainment company notching up a century of on-screen magic in 2023, of course The Grounds is commemorating in the appropriate fashion.

Once more, the Huntley Street spot has fashioned up the kind of makeover that could've easily stepped out of one of the Mouse House's beloved flicks. This one spreads the Disney magic, because there's plenty to pay tribute to over the organisation's 100 years.

On display now until the end of April 2023, Disney at The Grounds takes its cues from the Mouse House's storytelling history — and the immersive look and feel that's been a part of its work since back in 1923. For visitors, that means walking through a Sleeping Beauty-inspired castle entrance, enjoying an ode to Mickey Mouse through the ages, taking snaps next to platinum Mickey and Minnie statues, and trying to spot a heap of other characters in the lit-up, neon- and pastel-hued decorations in general.

Head by to be this Disney explosion's guest, wander through the decked-out laneways, feel like you're in a fairytale and make your next brunch in The Cafe even more enchanting. Given the neon lighting, booking a date at night for dinner in The Potting Shed is also recommended

This isn't the only event marking Disney's 100 years in Sydney this year, with the Beauty and the Beast musical coming to town from June, and 100th-anniversary concerts playing all of your favourite Mouse House songs with a live orchestra popping up at the Sydney Opera House in February.

And, there's Disney's cruises, too, with its watery 'Magic at Sea' voyages heading Down Under for the first time ever from October, including the cruise line's debut South Pacific trips between Australia and Hawaii.

Disney at The Grounds runs at The Grounds of Alexandria, Building 7A, 2 Huntley Street, Alexandria until the end of April 2023 — head to The Grounds of Alexandria's website for further details.

Published on January 31, 2023 by Sarah Ward
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