Oswald merchandise has already been sold throughout the parks for several years, and he has also been partnered with Mickey Mouse in the Disney Epic Mickey video game. But this will be his first appearance at The Disneyland Resort (earlier this year he began making appearances at Tokyo Disney Sea).
Oswald is one of Walt Disney's earliest cartoon characters beginning in 1927. However, Walt never acquired the rights to the character, which belonged to Universal Studios. So he went on to start his own studio, and we all know how that turned out. Decades later, in a deal with Universal involving the NFL and sportscaster Al Michaels, Oswald finally became part of the Disney family in 2006.