Mickey Mouse 90th Birthday


Laghima Pandey

Mickey Mouse is a funny animal cartoon character and the mascot of The Walt Disney Company. He was created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks at the Walt Disney Studios in 1928. A humanlike mouse who typically wears red shorts, large yellow shoes, and white gloves, Mickey is one of the world’s most recognizable characters. November 18, 2018 marks the 90th birthday of Mickey Mouse.

To celebrate, Disney Parks will kick off the World’s Biggest Mouse Party later this year in honor of Mickey and Minnie Mouse, with special festivities held at each resort around the world. The party is so big, it’s happening all the way into 2019. As a part of the celebrations, Disney Parks will honor the release of Mickey’s first theatrical film, Steamboat Willie, which premiered on November 18, 1928.

Disney will keep the party going with a star-studded celebration on ABC dedicated to Mickey Mouse, an extended-length birthday episode of Disney Channel’s Mickey Mouse animated shorts, and dozens of new books, arts and crafts, and comics from Disney Publishing. A new show, Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Special Celebration, has also begun touring throughout the Asian Pacific.

To top it off, Disney animator Mark Henn painted Mickey Mouse’s official 90th portrait, which will debut on the cover of Disney Twenty-Three(D23). D23 is a fan-club for Mickey, which will also host Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse at Walt Disney World Resort this November for two days of panels, presentations, and entertainment.

Mickey’s Birthday at Disneyland

There will be a cavalcade of characters, as many of the main mouse’s friends will participate in a parade at Disneyland in California. You can find a good vantage spot near Sleeping Beauty Castle, if you want to catch this special Mickey moment.

Mickey’s Birthday Party at Walt Disney Resort

From November 16 to 18 there will be a “Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It!” street party in Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Orlando. You will also get a chance to shake a tail feather with Mickey and friends, at Rocket Tower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland, and munch on special mouse-eared treats and shop for limited-edition Mickey’s 90th birthday merchandise.

Disneyland Paris Cooks Up Mickey’s Birthday Cakes

Mickey will receive many gigantic confectionery creations scattered across the lands of Disneyland Paris. Kids can join Donald Duck as he reveals a special musical birthday present for Mickey called Mickey’s PhilharMagic and become immersed in this enchanting 4D experience.

Shanghai Disneyland’s Vibrant Birthday Celebration

Look for the Storytellers statue in Shanghai Disneyland, in order to find a huge birthday card covered with birthday wishes from Mickey’s pals. Join the crowd in singing “Happy Birthday” and gaze at the brilliant fireworks display filling the skies above the Enchanted Storybook Castle.

Hong Kong Disneyland Parties With Mickey

Mickey’s birthday party starts right as you walk through the gate of Hong Kong Disneyland, with 4 different commemorative tickets featuring Mickey, Minnie, Donald Duck, and Pluto. There will be a “We Love Mickey” projection show, with celebratory snacks and exclusive 90th anniversary collectibles.

Tokyo Disney celebrates Mickey’s Birthday

You can buy everything from Mickey-themed Crocs and mouse-covered luggage to a slow cooker adorned with the Big Cheese’s iconic ears. You can even outfit your whole house with the mouse. But there is certain merchandise you can only get in Tokyo Disney during Mickey’s birthday celebration. The park will be filled with magical decorations to mark the occasion.

Mickey’s Birthday Party In New York & Across the world

Mickey: The True Original Exhibition (November 8, 2018 – February 10, 2019) is a specially curated exhibit, that allows visitors to see rare archival art next to contemporary pieces paying homage to the timelessness of this cartoon mouse. You can also walk through the “Mickey Mouse Cosmic Cavern” aglow in black light, and then admire textile sculptures created from 90 years of recycled memorabilia.