Disney Parks to Celebrate Mickey’s Birthday

The big cheese is at it again! Mickey Mouse is headed out on another intrepid adventure to celebrate his birthday on November 18 with some of his biggest fans, and you can join in on the #HappyBirthdayMickey fun at all of our Disney Parks around the world. Let’s take a closer look at what’s in store.

Walt Disney World

The big day is November 18, and Walt Disney World Resort will celebrate with special “Happy Birthday, Mickey!” buttons, merchandise and Sorcerer Mickey Cake. To commemorate the occasion, guests can sing and dance along with special “Happy Birthday, Mickey!” buttons, merchandise and Sorcerer Mickey Cake. To commemorate the occasion, guests can sing and dance along with “Happy Birthday” during Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It!, Cosmic Dance Party in Tomorrowland and performances by the Dapper Dans. Plus, birthday photo props will be available at all four theme parks, and everyone who collects their photos at the parks will receive a folder with a commemorative sticker.

Disneyland

Disneyland Resort will host a celebration cavalcade for Mickey Mouse, featuring some of his special friends and the Disneyland Band, starting at “it’s a small world” and pausing for a special moment at Sleeping Beauty Castle before continuing down Main Street, U.S.A., to Town Square. There will be plenty of chances to sing “Happy Birthday” along the way, and of course, “Happy Birthday, Mickey!” buttons will be distributed to park guests.

Disneyland Paris

Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland Paris is also where the party’s at! Be prepared to celebrate Mickey’s birthday just before “Disney Magic on Parade,” as well as during the Lucky Nugget Saloon show at Disneyland park and in “Mickey and the Magician” at Walt Disney Studios park. And what’s a birthday without cake? Guests can find plenty to snack on at locations around the resort.

Hong Kong Disneyland

Guests at Hong Kong Disneyland can pick up a special Mickey Birthday pin and a special edition Times Guide in honor of everyone’s favorite mouse.

Shanghai Disney Resort/Tokyo Disney Resort

At Shanghai Disney Resort and Tokyo Disney Resort, guests will have the chance to sing “Happy Birthday” and join in unique photo opportunities.

Social Media

Leading up to the big day, Mickey Mouse will take off to exciting destinations such as Japan, Chile, Canada, China, England and the United States, sharing magical moments on Disney’s Mickey Mouse Facebook and Instagram pages. He will then bring a few more surprises when he visits the Good Morning America studios in New York City on November 15. Be sure to share your favorite moments using the hashtag #HappyBirthdayMickey and join us in celebrating the one and only Mickey Mouse!

Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Float to Appear in 2016 Rose Parade

Disneyland Diamond Celebration Rose Parade Float

The magic of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration will come to life in the Rose Parade, broadcast live from Pasadena, Calif., on January 1, 2016. This year’s parade theme is “Find Your Adventure” – and adventure is something you find with every visit to the Disneyland Resort!

The Disneyland Resort will celebrate 60 dazzling years with a float honoring some of the most exciting adventures that await guests at the Happiest Place on Earth. At the heart of the float is a sparkling recreation of Sleeping Beauty Castle, complete with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse welcoming everyone to the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration. Flanking the castle are two adventures that are brought to life at the Disneyland Resort. The first comes from the world of “Frozen,” whose music, stories and characters delight kids of all ages at Disney California Adventure park. Representing “Frozen” is Elsa’s ice castle – straight out of Arendelle – accompanied by Anna, Elsa, Olaf and Kristoff. Then we make the jump to hyperspace and travel to a galaxy far, far away for a thrilling adventure dedicated to the Star Wars films and exciting new Star Wars experiences at Disneyland park.

Be sure to watch the Rose Parade – either in person on January 1, 2016, in Pasadena or live on ABC-TV.

Mickey Mouse Meet & Greet Moves to New Location at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Photo Courtesy of WDWMagic
Photo Courtesy of WDWMagic

The Sorcerer Mickey Mouse meet and greet has moved to a new location at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Guests will find the new meet and greet in the pre-show area of the former Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow show, between Toy Story Mania and One Man’s Dream.

Hours that Mickey is available are typically 10 AM to 7 PM, but guests should check the times guide for exact hours.

The Mickey meet and greet was previously being held in queue area of the Backlot Tour, where work is about to begin on bringing the new Toy Story Land to life.

Queen Joins Mickey Mouse on Niue Coins

Mickey Coin

A Pacific Island is raising revenue through legal tender coins with the Queen on one side and Disney characters on the other.

Niue struck a deal with the New Zealand Mint earlier this year to make collector’s editions of the island’s currency, ABC Radio Australia reports. Worth $6m Australian dollars (US$5.3m; £3.3m) over the next 10 years, it means that the island receives a royalty payment every time one of the newly-minted Mickey Mouse one-dollar Christmas coins is sold to a collector. Niue is a self-governing state associated with New Zealand with Queen Elizabeth the island’s monarch, and it’s her head that appears on the obverse of its coins.

Speaking to Radio Australia, Niue Premier Toke Talagi said that the coins raise Niue’s global profile, but probably wouldn’t result in a rush from numismatic tourists. It’s not the first time Niue has experimented with collectable coins. In 2011, the Queen was joined by the likes of Darth Vader in a range celebrating the Star Wars films.