You are in for a treat if you are attending 2017 Disney D23 Expo: Ultimate Fan Event in Anaheim – you’ll get to peek at the special 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan created just for Disney. If you’re wondering what’s different, you’re going to be so surprised to see Honda’s creation of this special Disney MINNIE VAN! In true Minnie Mouse fashion, the Odyssey will boast pink-polka dot exterior in celebration of the automaker’s partnership with Disney-ABC and the Disney Unlock the Magic Sweepstakes (NOW OVER).
“The all-new Odyssey was developed for modern families offering high-tech features, flexible seating and new styling, all aimed at keeping everyone in the family happy,” said Susie Rossick, Assistant Vice President of Honda Marketing. “In creating the MINNIE VAN that will be on display at the D23 Expo, we’re proud to partner with Disney-ABC and be inspired by the style of the most fashionable gal around – Minnie Mouse.”
The Disney MINNIE VAN by Honda
This fun Honda/Disney-ABC collaboration will be on display at the expo July 14-16. Sure to be a hit, this unique Odyssey is full-on Minnie Mouse complete with her iconic pink-polka dot design topped with an oversized bow and traditional mouse ears! The Disney MINNIE VAN is a part of the “Minnie’s Style: The Fashion House of Minnie Mouse” Odyssey display. Other items noteworthy in the exhibit include Minnie Mouse dresses and accessories of yesteryear. (NOTE: The MINNIE VAN will not be for sale, but rather display only.)
As far as the sweepstakes goes, one lucky winner will receive a grand prize of a Disneyland® Resort vacation PLUS an all-new 2018 Honda Odyssey. The campaign includes exclusive content featuring the minivan with Mickey Mouse and pals, as well as their personalized racing cars from the Disney Junior hit series Mickey and the Roadster Racers. Now, that’s a contest friends!
2018 Honda Odyssey
Families know and trust Honda and Honda builds vehicles for families. Good marriage. Given that, it’s no surprise that the Honda Odyssey has been America’s best-selling minivan for the past several years. The 2018 model offers a more powerful engine, a new transmission and an all-new outer appearance. The Odyssey also has new, available Magic Slide™ second row seating, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, CabinWatch™ and CabinTalk™ innovative technologies, and Honda Sensing® technology is now standard on EX and higher trim lines.
Being an Alabamian, I am proud that this vehicle is produced at Honda’s Lincoln, Alabama manufacturing plant.
Honda and Disneyland® Resort Alliance
Disneyland® Resort and Honda have a partnership dating back to 2005 when Honda sponsored the Disneyland® Park’s fireworks, Grad Nite events and a Tomorrowland exhibit. Additionally, Honda sponsors the Disneyland® Resort Autopia attraction.
Keep your eyes peeled for a similar Odyssey ride available for guests staying at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort and Yacht & Beach Club Resorts. The ride program (through Lyft) is called Minnie Van service and guests can request the ride through the smartphone Lyft app. A cast member will pick you up and deliver you to your destination! Read more on the Disney Parks blog.
Photos and video provided by Honda and Disney.