Happy 90th birthday, Mickey Mouse (and of course my girl Minnie too)! Thanks for always being a true pal. I’m fortunate enough to live a few minutes away from Walt Disney World and can pop in to wish the mouse himself a happy birthday this weekend. Here are a few tips to help celebrate Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday in style, even if you’re not able to be at the parks.
The Disney Parks are releasing a ton of amazing merch all year to celebrate our favorite mice! Along with the opening of the brand new redesigned World of Disney store at Disney Springs, an exclusive Mickey Mouse Club merchandise line was released! The vintage inspired collection features everything from 50’s style vintage varsity jackets to cute hats and headbands inspired by Mickey and Minnie.
As with most events, Disney is releasing amazing merchandise exclusive to the theme parks. My personal favorite, pins, are must-buys this year due to the adorable designs!
If you can’t make it to the parks to pick up the merch – no worries! Almost every company seems to be releasing amazing Mickey collaborations! My personal faves have been the Oreo birthday cake cookies and the Vans collection.
2. Share Your Ears
While buying cool merch is super fun, my favorite yearly campaign is #ShareYourEars! This is a great way to celebrate Mickey Mouse’s 90th Birthday for the reason that you can participate no matter where you’re located.
All you have to do is share a post on social media showing off your Mickey Ears from November 4th – 17th with the #ShareYourEars hashtag. For every post, Disney will donate $5 to the Make a Wish Foundation! This is super important to me as a result of volunteering at Give Kids the World Village.
This year, the parks have done something new! Temporary #ShareYourEars walls have popped up at each theme park to encourage guests to take cute photos and post them. I love a good Wall of Disney, and think this is a super creative way to spread the word!
3. Mickey Mouse’s 90th Birthday at Magic Kingdom
If you will be around Walt Disney World for the weekend of November 18th, 2018, you’ll be able to witness the amazing Mickey Mouse’s 90th Birthday celebrations in person at Magic Kingdom! The birthday couple have special outfits, limited time merchandise and delicious birthday food offerings.
These birthday offerings are just my style due to the gorgeous pastel colors! Each of the Walt Disney World Resorts has delicious themed cupcakes and many of the Disney Springs restaurants have treats to celebrate the main mouse. Seems like you can’t go wrong celebrating with a classic Mickey Bar!
Finally, the celebrations will last all year with new entertainment offerings. I can’t wait for the “Move It, Shake It, Mouse-kedance It” street party that will replace MISI at Magic Kingdom after the holiday season.
So here’s to you, Mickey! Thank you for inspiring the world for the past 90 years by being the friendly and positive leader we all need (and the best boss!) How are you celebrating Mickey Mouse’s 90th Birthday?