On Nov. 28, 2018, Mickey Mouse officially turns 90. Can you believe it’s been 90 years since Walt Disney’s creation of the most famous mouse came to life? Like Walt Disney once declared, “I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing — that it was all started by a mouse.”
Well, no one has. Mickey made his big-screen debut in Steamboat Willie on Nov. 28, 1928 and ever since then he hasn’t been able to escape the spotlight or the love of fans. Since 90 is a major milestone, there will be all kinds of celebrations in honor of him, including special events across all Disney parks.
There are many ways Mickey’s 90th anniversary is being celebrated, so I’ve compiled a detailed list of the events, the merchandise, the food, and everything else dedicated to Mickey’s special day. Hopefully, this way, you’ll be able to keep up with how the most famous mouse around is being honored.
1. World’s Biggest Mouse Party
Most importantly, there is the limited-time World’s Biggest Mouse Party. Disney parks across the globe will celebrate Mickey Mouse. Head on over to the Disney Parks Blog to see what Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Shanghai Disney Resort, Hong Kong Disneyland, Tokyo Disney Resort, and Disneyland Paris have planned.
2. A Two-Hour Special On ABC
You better mark your calendar, because on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. EST, Mickey’s 90th Spectacular will air on ABC. There will be “musical performances, moving tributes, and rare short films never before seen by the public.”
3. So Much Mickey-Theme Food
You can’t celebrate Mickey without special food dedicated to him.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream:
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You can’t celebrate Mickey without ice cream. Ample Hills Creamery has created Disney The Mickey Mouse Collection. The flavors are available for pre-order online and will be sold at Ample Hill stores and at select Whole Foods and specialty retail locations. According to Disney Food Blog, the special ice cream will also be sold at Disney’s Boardwalk’s Ample Hills location. As for the flavors, they include: Triple Chocolate Surprise (it has Mickey-shape white chocolate pieces!), Confetti Celebration (it has yellow Mickey-shaped white chocolate pieces!), and Peanut Butter Jamboree (it has Mickey-shaped peanut butter pieces!).
A Mickey candy collection:
Who wants Mickey candy? The Disney Mickey: The True Original x Sugarfina line of candy is a great way to celebrate the mouse. The line includes Vanilla Mickey Gloves, Champagne Mickey Buttons, Strawberry Mickey Ears, and chocolate bars (milk, dark, and white) with Mickey-shaped sprinkles.
Oreos, of course:
You’re going to want to pick these up, stat. The Limited Edition Celebrate Mickey Oreo cookies will be on shelves at some point for his birthday. The cookies will be decorated with three different images of Mickey and, of course, have a birthday cake-flavored cream filling. According to ABC News, the Mickey Mouse birthday Oreos will be available nationwide starting Sept. 24 while supplies last.
Campbell’s Tomato Soup cans are getting in on the fun by creating Mickey Mouse labels. There are even three different designs of Mickey! The cans are available at select Target locations through October 2019.
Mickey-shaped Goldfish crackers:
Brought to you by Pepperidge Farm, you can begin eating regular Goldfish cheddar crackers with red Mickey-shaped crackers sprinkled throughout. They will be available nationwide at select Target locations through October 2019.
4. An Original Exhibit
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If you live in New York, you’ll most definitely want to check out Mickey: The True Original Exhibition, “an immersive, pop-up art exhibition inspired by Mickey’s status as a ‘true original’ and his global impact on popular culture and art.” It will be open starting Nov. 8 through Feb. 10. You can purchase tickets here.
5. A Portrait Just For Mickey
A new portrait of Mickey titled “Spreading Happiness Around the World” was created by animator Mark Henn. It’s wonderful, isn’t it? Mickey would most definitely approve of his official birthday portrait.
6. Merchandise Galore
There are all kinds of Mickey Mouse merchandise being sold in honor of the mouse turning 90. You’re probably going to want to buy all of the following items.
Shop Disney has so much #Mickey90 merchandise, check it out.
Yes, even Vans has a Mickey-inspired collection.
Mickey The True Original collection:
Forever 21 released a collection dedicated to Mickey’s 90th. You can check it out here, and, yes, everything is adorable.
Mickey’s Paisley Celebration:
Vera Bradley released a brand new Disney pattern in honor of Mickey — and it is gorgeous. You can pick up Mickey’s Paisley Celebration at the Disney Springs Vera Bradley location.
If you get thirsty, you might want to purchase this special Mickey Mouse True Original Tervis tumbler. You can order it online today. Depending on the size you prefer, the tumbler ranges in price from $18.99 to $21.99.
When you purchase this Le Creuset Mickey Mouse dutch oven (it costs $350), you get FREE Mickey ramekins. This cast iron set really is adorable.
7. A Joffrey’s Coffee Blend
You bet Joffrey’s released a special coffee blend for Mickey. It is called: Mickey’s 90th Anniversary Blend. The limited-edition blend will be available at select stores nationwide.
8. Look At These Park Tickets
At Disneyland Paris, four Mickey-themed park tickets have been created for his 90th birthday. How do you like them?
9. A Special DVD
Mickey Mouse is being celebrated all across the globe in major ways, and I wouldn’t expect anything less.
*This post will continue to be updated as more Mickey’s 90th anniversary celebrations are announced.