This fall, Mickey Mouse, perhaps the most iconic character in cinematic history, celebrates his historic ninetieth birthday. To celebrate, Disney isn’t sparing any expense in order to properly celebrate Mickey’s big birthday. Whether you’re at home, at a Disney theme park, or on vacation in New York City, there’s no shortage of great ways to celebrate everyone’s favorite mouse. Grab your Mickey Ears, and get ready as we take a look at some of the biggest, and best, ways you can celebrate Mickey’s birthday around the world this year.
Watch ‘Mickey’s 90th Spectacular’ November 4th on ABC
The first part of the celebration begins without the need to travel to a Disney theme park at all. Instead, Disney-owned ABC Television Network will be airing a special dedicated entirely to Mickey, featuring guest appearances by celebrities and icons across Hollywood. Featuring Josh Gad, Tori Kelly, Miles Brown, and Disney’s own CEO Bob Iger, this celebration is bound to be an exciting way to kick off the year’s festivities dedicated to the leader of the club made for you and me.
Visit ‘Mickey: The True Original Exhibition’ in New York City (November-February)
In honor of Mickey’s ninetieth birthday, Disney is doing something, unlike anything they’ve done before with the opening of Mickey: The True Original Exhibition in New York City. The True Original Exhibition is a pop-up art exhibit that pays tribute to the cultural legacy of Mickey Mouse, through the artistic renditions of featured artists from around the world. This pop-up event pays tribute to the history of Mickey Mouse through creative new ideas and abstract art that puts Disney fans in the center of a newly designed experience like never before–all inspired by a mouse. Details for the exhibition (as well as tickets) are available right here.
Celebrate Mickey at Disney Parks and Resorts
On November 18th, Disney Parks and Resorts around the world will celebrate Mickey Mouse with exclusive commemorative merchandise, photo opportunities, and more. Later in the year, the World’s Biggest Mouse Party will begin around the world and continue into 2019.
D23 Celebrates Mickey Mouse with New Events, Publications
The official Disney fan club, Disney Twenty-Three (D23) will celebrate Mickey Mouse through special events and a special edition of the D23 Magazine. On November 16-18 at Walt Disney World, D23 will present Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Elsewhere, D23 will release a special edition of the D23 Magazine dedicated to Mickey, as well as Disney Publishing, who will release special commemorative publications celebrating Mickey’s big anniversary.
Merchandise (Because You Can Never Have too Much Disney Stuff)
Of course, you couldn’t have a Disney celebration without exclusive special merchandise. All across the board, from shopDisney to Funko’s super awesome Mickey Funko POP, or Oreo’s unique Mickey birthday cookies, there’s an endless supply of great merchandise to be found for Mickey’s big day which is not to be missed.
With Mickey’s big day coming up soon, there’s no shortage of great ways that you can celebrate his big day! Be sure to grab some special merchandise, book a trip to a Disney location, or set your DVR for this big celebration across the company beginning this November.