The Dubai Miracle Garden won the Guinness World Record for building the ‘Tallest Topiary supported Structure’ in the form of a large floral Mickey Mouse statue standing at 18 meters tall.
According to Gulf News, the statue weighs almost 35 tons and is made up of 100,000 plants and flowers, including white Petunias, yellow Violas and red petunias.
“We employed over 100 workers, engineers and designers with 50 tons of concrete foundation,” Abdul Nasser Rahhal, the man behind Dubai Miracle Garden, told the newspaper.
The location is considered one of Dubai’s most popular tourist attractions, hosting several themed floral structures.
Rahhal added that the Mickey Mouse attraction was built to celebrate the cartoon character’s 90-year anniversary. According to the Khaleej Times, six more Disney-themed structures will be built as part of Dubai Miracle Garden’s licensing agreement with Walt Disney.
“Mickey Mouse is one of the world's most iconic and beloved characters, and we are proud to be able to celebrate such a unique touch point at the Dubai Miracle Gardens with UAE residents and visitors, and enable them to connect with Disney and our characters,” Rahhal told the newspaper.
This is the third Guinness World Record that the Dubai Miracle Garden has received.