Disney char­ac­ters lined up for Le­sotho

Sunday Express - - XPRESS PEOPLE -

WORLD fa­mous Disney an­i­ma­tion char­ac­ters Mickey and Min­nie Mouse will grace a 17 De­cem­ber 2016 event at Maseru Cen­tral Park, the first time they will be in the coun­try.

The an­i­ma­tion cou­ple have been en­ter­tain­ing chil­dren around the world on the small screen for the past 88 years.

They will en­ter­tain chil­dren along­side lo­cal mu­si­cian St­lofa at the in­au­gu­ral Mant­loa­neng event aimed at re­unit­ing fam­i­lies.A representative for the or­gan­is­ers, Kholu “Princess Dee” Li­eta, said Mant­loa­neng would in fact be “a fam­ily fun day as most par­ents are busy through­out the year and do not have the op­por­tu­nity to have a qual­ity time with their chil­dren”.

“Chil­dren also un­dergo stress if they feel less ap- pre­ci­ated in their homes or if there are ten­sions in the house, there­fore the event is aimed at reignit­ing that bond be­tween par­ents and their kids while giv­ing chil­dren an op­por­tu­nity to min­gle and play with oth­ers,” Li­eta told Xpress Peo­ple this week.

The event will also feature games such as tug of war, skip­ping, Mokou, egg race in ad­di­tion to jump­ing cas­tles, face paint­ing, tram­po­lines and swim­ming.

“Mickey and Min­nie Mouse have been on our tele­vi­sion screens for a long time and ev­ery child can re­late to them since their pro­grammes air on dif­fer­ent tele­vi­sion chan­nels. Their var­i­ous toys and cloth­ing have also been part of ev­ery child’s life.

“Chil­dren are more en­ter­tained by char­ac­ters they can eas­ily re­late to and the fact that they will be vis­it­ing the coun­try for the first time makes it more in­ter­est­ing,” she said adding they were co­or­di­nat­ing with “some­one in South Africa” who would help bring the char­ac­ters from China.

Li­eta said the event would be staged on an an­nual ba­sis and they would in­vite dif­fer­ent char­ac­ters ev­ery year.

Min­nie and Mickey

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