By Nicole Nalty
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E! The big cheese’s birthday is November 18, and to celebrate he’s surprising some of his biggest fans in eight destinations around the globe––including Japan, Chile, Canada, China, England and the United States! You’ll be able to see these magical moments on Disney’s Mickey Mouse Facebook and Instagram. Plus, Mickey will stop by Good Morning America on Wednesday, November 15, for even more surprises. Want to join in the fun? Read on to see how you can help celebrate Mickey’s big day.
Disney Store and shopDisney.com
Oh boy! From November 16–23, you can shop special Mickey birthday items on shopDisney.com. On November 18, visit a Disney Store near you for celebrations throughout the day!
Disney Parks & Resorts Around the World
Visiting Disneyland or Walt Disney World Resorts on November 18? Look out for “Happy Birthday, Mickey!” buttons, special merchandise, treats and photo locations—and don’t miss a special cavalcade at Disneyland park, as well as a special birthday-themed song during Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It! at Magic Kingdom. The celebrations continue at all of Disney’s theme parks around the world: Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Tokyo Disney Resort, and Shanghai Disney Resort.
Disney Channel and Disney Junior
Put on your Mickey Mouse pjs and settle in for a Mickey Mouse marathon on Disney Channel and Disney Junior! Episodes of Mickey and the Roadsters Racers and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse will air throughout the weekend of November 17, and 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. Also don’t miss a new Mickey Mouse-themed Disney Junior Music Nursery Rhymes short entitled “Happy Birthday,” debuting on Disney Junior YouTube on November 17.
Stay tuned for Mickey-centric stories, videos, and more as D23, Oh My Disney, Babble, and more Disney sites celebrate the big cheese leading up to and on Mickey’s birthday. Don’t forget to use #HappyBirthdayMickey when sharing your favorite Mickey photos!