Experiencing the eighth wonder of the world, Mickey Mouse poses aboard the <I>Disney Magic</I> as they make their way through the Panama Canal to the Pacific. To the right of Mickey are the Miraflores Visitors’ Center and the Miraflores Locks Control Center.PANAMA CITY, Panama, May 24, 2005 – Mickey Mouse has come a long way from “Steamboat Willie.” Moving from riverboats to cruise ships, Mickey’s ship, the Disney Magic, crossed the Panama Canal on Friday, May 20, marking the ship’s first-ever cruise through the engineering marvel.  And, it happened just in time to celebrate Disneyland’s 50th Anniversary.  Greeting the Disney Magic was Dr. Stanley Muschett, manager of executive administration at the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), who presented the ship’s captain with a plaque on behalf of the ACP.

About the Panama Canal Authority

The Panama Canal Authority is the autonomous agency of the Government of Panama in charge of managing, operating and maintaining the Panama Canal.  The operation of the Panama Canal Authority is based on its organic law and the regulations approved by its Board of Directors.  For more information, please refer to the Panama Canal Authority’s Web site: www.pancanal.com.