Mickey Mouse’s birthday is November 18 and Disney Parks around the world are planning some very special celebrations for the very special mouse.
At Walt Disney World, celebrate with “Happy Birthday, Mickey!” buttons, merchandise, and Sorcerer Mickey Cake. Guests can sing “Happy Birthday” during Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It!, Cosmic Dance Party in Tomorrowland and performances by the Dapper Dans. Birthday props are available at all four theme parks for commemorative pictures, and everyone who collects their photos at the park receives a folder with a commemorative sticker.
Disneyland Resort hosts a celebration cavalcade for Mickey featuring a few of his friends and the Disneyland Band. The processional starts at “it’s a small world” and pauses for a special moment at Sleeping Beauty Castle before continuing down Main Street, U.S.A. to Town Square. “Happy Birthday, Mickey!” buttons will be distributed and guests will have plenty of chances to sing “Happy Birthday” for Mickey.
Birthday celebrations take over Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland Paris, too. Get ready 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. Plenty of birthday cake will be available at locations throughout the park.
Guests at Hong Kong Disneyland can pick up special birthday pins and a special edition Times Guide to honor Mickey. Shanghai Disney Resort and Tokyo Disney Resort offer unique photo opportunities and chances to sing “Happy Birthday.”
Leading up to his big day, Mickey will travel to Japan, Chile, Canada, China, England and the United States and share magical moments from his trips on Disney’s Mickey Mouse Facebook page and Instagram.
Mickey will also bring a few surprises to “Good Morning America” when he stops by the New York City studio on November 15.
In addition, shopDisney will offer Mickey birthday merchandise from November 16 – 23 and on November 18, all Disney Stores in the United States are hosting celebrations throughout the day with entertainment and activities.
On Disney Channel and Disney Junior, marathons of “Mickey and the Roadster Racers” and “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” air throughout the weekend of November 17. A new Mickey Mouse-themed “Disney Junior Music Nursery Rhymes” short entitled “Happy Birthday” debuts November 17 on Disney Junior YouTube. On November 18, Disney Channel will air “Mickey Mouse” shorts every half hour throughout the day, starting with the premiere of “The Birthday Song,” a new short in which Minnie Mouse loses the notes to Mickey’s birthday song and needs to recover them to save the festivities.
To top it all off, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, Oh My Disney, Babble and other Disney sites will be posting Mickey-related videos, galleries, stories, crafts, and recipes leading up to and on his birthday. A selection of Disney games and apps will feature special Mickey-themed content and giveaways, including Disney Magic Kingdoms, Kingdom Hearts Union Cross, Disney Tsum Tsum, Disney Magical Dice, Disney Story Central, Disney Jigsaw Puzzles! and Color by Disney.
Be sure to join the fun by sharing your birthday wishes and Mickey Mouse memories with the hashtag #HappyBirthdayMickey.