Ask Chris: The House of Mouse’s Homage to Judaism


Q: Is there really a mezuzah at Disneyland?

A: Indeed there is. In 1995, Disneyland president Paul Pressler installed it next to the office door of a fictional Dr. Benjamin Silverstein, who lives above the jewelry shop on Main Street, U.S.A., so there would be a place to celebrate Hanukkah at the park. The physician’s name appears in gold leaf, as do tributes to Disneyland VIPs on the second-story windows lining the street.