Disney Makes Birthday Minnie Mouse Ears Now & They Are Beyond Adorable
If you've ever been to Disneyland or Disney World, you're all too familiar with that urge to buy Minnie Mouse ears before even thinking of hopping on a ride. Now, that impulse is going to be much stronger — especially if you're visiting the theme park for your birthday. That's because Disney is making birthday-themed Minnie Mouse ears equipped with glitter and a little tiny tulle cupcake on top. Quite honestly, I'd probably wear them even if it wasn't my birthday.
Considering the ears are brand new, it looks like there's no way to get your hands on a pair unless you visit Anaheim, California in person. In fact, the glitzy ears don't even show up in Disney's online shop yet. As Cosmopolitan noted, an Instagram photo of the ears suggested they could be found in Disney's California Adventure Park at Los Feliz Five & Dime and Oswald’s. Both stores are located on the main drag — Buena Vista Street. It's possible that they might also be available at Orlando, Florida's Disney World.
According to Instagram posts, the ears can be yours for $24.99. And judging by people's enthusiasm, you might be seeing a lot more of them. I mean, sequins are hard to resist, as is the opportunity to let literally everyone you pass subtly know it's your birthday.
As you probably already know, this isn't the first pair of themed Minnie Mouse ears Disney has come out with. Take, for example, the Minnie Mouse Fairy Wings Headband. That one reminds me of a Princess Rapunzel hat or a unicorn, but you get the idea. It's pink and sparkly, too, like the birthday ears. And let's not forget all of the different bows Minnie Mouse ears feature. There's quite a variety. Some are filled with sequins or polka-dotted, while others are just plain solid purples and pinks.
But if you're going to spend your birthday in Disneyland, buying those Minnie Mouse ears isn't the only way you can celebrate. As it turns out, the park takes birthdays pretty seriously — if you're willing to pay the price. According to the Disneyland Resort website, you can buy "celebration cakes" with a "dash of pixie dust," specialized dining experiences, and flowers or gifts that can be delivered right to your hotel room. The birthday button, though, is free.
Though they're super cute, the new Minnie Mouse ears aren't the only reason Disney's been in the news lately. Fashion brand Open Ceremony put on an entire fashion show in Disneyland's Toon Town, TIME reported on March 8. You may not be surprised to find out that the brand collaborated with none other than Disney to bring those looks to the runway for Mickey's 90th birthday. The clothing brand posted a brief description of the event on Instagram alongside a gif of Mickey Mouse:
We’re getting ready for our Spring 18 runway show tomorrow evening with @MickeyMouse himself. Make sure to tune in and find out about the runway surprises! We will stream live at 9PM PST at the Disney Store Times Square Spectacular, our IG story, and our website.#DisneyxOC#MickeyTrueOriginal
The photos suggest most of the outfits debuted featured some sort of Mickey cartoon on them, as expected.
So, if you feel the desire to get some Disney-themed clothing or Minnie Mouse ears, you've got lots of options. Still, Disney fans will surely be waiting for the next pair of themed ears to hit shelves. Maybe next time they'll release some matching birthday Mickey Mouse ears. You never know.