This month — November 18, to be exact — marks Mickey Mouse’s 92nd birthday! While Disney fans won’t get to experience quite the same fanfare they did for Mickey’s 90th, there is still plenty to look forward to.
Since Disney’s theme parks look quite a bit different than they normally do as a result of the ongoing pandemic — Disneyland Resort and Disneyland Paris are currently closed, and character greets at other Disney theme parks are socially distanced — D23 is having a virtual celebration for Mickey and Minnie’s birthday this year!
On November 18, there will be two exciting online events for Disney fans around the world to enjoy. Discover details about both virtual birthday celebrations below.
Happy Birthday, Mickey and Minnie!
D23’s official details about their upcoming Fantastic Worlds Celebration Week, which includes “Celebrate Mickey & Minnie On Their Birthday” on November 18, describes the virtual Disney event as:
All Aboard! Join us for the ultimate birthday celebration for everyone’s favorite pals, Mickey and Minnie! The virtual birthday party will include a look at the new Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a sneak peek of the Disney+ series The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse, and many more birthday surprises in store!
Be sure to visit Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at the Walt Disney World Resort and watch The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse on Disney+ beginning November 18!
D23 Gold Member Globetrotting With Mickey and Minnie Event
The second celebratory event, “Globetrotting with Mickey Mouse and the Walt Disney Archives,” is exclusively for D23 Gold Members. This level of membership requires subscribers to pay a yearly fee.
D23 describes this event as:
Premieres: 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET
D23 Gold Member Exclusive – Register Now!
D23 Gold and Gold Family Members are in for a special treat as we travel the globe to celebrate the birthday of the leader of the club himself, Mickey Mouse! Dive into exciting stories of the international icon with rarely seen images and a fascinating look at the Walt Disney Archives. Join the team from the Archives as we celebrate Mickey’s Birthday with a look at his globetrotting adventures, bringing happiness to all corners of the this fantastic world.
When Walt Disney introduced the world to his animated mouse — mercifully named Mickey instead of Mortimer, thanks to Lillian Disney — on November 18, 1928, he could not have known what he was starting! As Walt himself once said, “Let us never forget, it all started with a mouse.”
Will you be joining in to celebrate Mickey and Minnie’s birthday along with D23 on November 18?