By Chris Taylor
Oh boy! Mickey had quite a birthday weekend and D23 Members had the chance to attend a private party in his honor. On Sunday, November 18—Mickey’s birthday!—D23 Members enjoyed a private viewing of the new Mickey: The True Original Exhibition in New York City. Everyone dressed for the occasion in their favorite Mickey-themed attire.
The exhibition celebrates 90 years of Mickey Mouse’s influence on art and pop culture. The immersive experience is inspired by Mickey’s status as a “true original” and his consistent impact on the arts and creativity in all its forms.
Members had the chance to explore the 16,000-square-foot exhibition that features both historic and contemporary work from renowned artists. While touring the exhibition, guests received their own personalized Mickey Ear Hat and a custom hand-drawn original sketch of Mickey Mouse, created by a special Disney artist, John Quinn.
Our exclusive performance of the night was none other than the a cappella singing sensation DCappella. The seven-member group performed classic Disney songs in a very intimate setting with our group of enthusiastic members. DCappella delighted everyone in attendance as they broke into song and marched along to the Mickey Mouse Club theme before Mickey surprised guests as he arrived to the tune. They finished their set with a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday” to Mickey, as the guests joined in.
Guests continued their evening by taking photos with Mickey, and they also had the chance to meet DCappella in person. There was mouth-watering food on hand that included mini hot dogs, creamy mac and cheese, and truffle tater tots to snack on while enjoying the shopping experience. Ample Hills also provided delicious scoops of ice cream for everyone.
What an exciting moment to be with Mickey as he celebrated his birthday with our members!
If you haven’t had the chance to experience Mickey: The True Original Exhibition, tickets are on-sale here!
And don’t miss DCappella on their 40-city tour across the country. Tickets are available now!