No trip to the Disney Parks is complete without the perfect Minnie Mouse Ear headband and today we’ve got a look at one of the newest pairs to premiere at the parks: the Mexican Sweet Bread Ears!
There is absolutely no limit to how many Minnie Mouse Ear headbands one can possess, so here is another for your collection! These new ears can be found at the Mexico pavilion in Epcot, right next to The Grand Fiesta Tour featuring the Three Caballeros, and across stores in both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.
According to Disney, these stunning new ears were designed to represent the very popular Mexican sweet bread (pan dulce) with a crunchy topping, usually made with sugar, butter, and flour. The topping cracks during the baking process, giving the sweet treat a shell-like appearance.
The headband is covered with a satin fabric and inner soft velvet lining. The bow is inspired, designed and colored after the Mexican traditional textiles stripes (zarape) and covered with clear flat sequins that add more brillo.
The ears are a mix of soft suede and puff paint, in a lovable shell-like design to add a crackle texture that perfectly resembles the crunchy topping of the bread.
For those who are obsessed with these new Mexican-Inspired ears, they can also check out the Day of the Dead-inspired Ears, which celebrate the important Mexican family holiday of Día de Los Muertos.
These ears feature colorful Cempasúchil flores, an icon of the holiday that’s celebrated throughout Mexico and the United States. The intricately detailed bow is in papel picado (“perforated paper”), a Mexican folk art that involves paper cut into elaborate designs.
These lovely ears are available at stores throughout Walt Disney World, including the Mexico pavilion in Epcot.
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