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Celebrating the Wonder of Disney’s Mickey & Friends

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It’s officially the summer of Disney100! What better way to celebrate than with our favorite pals? All throughout July we’re honoring our favorite friend gang, Disney’s Mickey & Friends, and embracing the sensational six characters that have captured our hearts and always encouraged us to be ourselves.

To commemorate Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Pluto and Goofy, we’ve rounded up a list of our favorite products that salute the brigade.

Let’s not forget that it all started with a mouse. Whether taking to the streets or bright blue skies, bring Mickey & Friends with you no matter where you travel! Journey in style with shopDisney’s vintage screen art 1930s Mickey Mouse and Friends T-Shirt. Interested in switching it up and surprising yourself with where an adventure might take you? Artist Joe Ledbetter has reimagined Mickey Mouse and his pals in his inimitable surrealistic style for a series of vinyl figures. The Mickey Mouse Vinyl Figure by Joe Ledbetter offers the chance to try your luck at winning a unique color variant as 1 in 4 boxes contains a unique chase design. No matter where you go, the special Disney100 Mickey Mouse Unified Characters Crossbody Bag is perfect for carrying everyday essentials thanks to its detachable shoulder strap. 

Friends and family that aren’t old enough to get behind the wheel of a real car for vacation can cruise in style and choose their favorite friend of the bunch with Hot Wheels Disney Character Cars, 6-Pack. And, now that we’ve celebrated halfway to the holidays, maybe Christmas will come a bit early and you’ll want to splurge. Those of us grown-up kids who can drive, grab the Disney Mickey Mouse Edition by Vespa, painted black, red, white and yellow (you got it, the same hues of our favorite mouse!). Like Mickey Mouse, the limited editions of the Vespa Primavera 50cc, 125cc and 150cc set the imagination free while encouraging us to dream big. You can also take to the rails just like your favorite mouse conductor does with Funko Pop!’s Disney100 Mickey Train. Bring home a piece of the magic that started it all and welcome Mickey Mouse in with his classically inspired, reimagined Steamboat Car.

Loungefly has created the Disney Birthday Collection. Set to go on sale this month, those celebrating in July can now have their cake and eat it too by grabbing the Mickey Mouse and Friends Birthday Celebration Mini Backpack! Full of fun surprises to help ring in the special day, the applique party hat with metallic rainbow print and a yellow pompom on top that is removable so you can save it to wear for your birthday again next year. Look carefully and you might spot some “hidden Mickeys”! Have a birthday bestie? They can match with the Birthday Celebration Ear Headband and add even more sparkle to big days with the quarter-sleeve, crewneck Birthday Celebration Unisex Ringer Tee.

Maybe your version of summer fun means enjoying the season from the couch?

You can discover new games and celebrate the Wonder of Mickey & Friends with your family and friends through our Disney Games offerings! Launching on July 28th, set off on an epic adventure with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy in Disney Illusion Island. This colorful 2D platform adventure game allows you to play by yourself or in local co-op with up to four players, so pre-order your copy exclusively on the Nintendo Switch today!

The fun doesn’t stop there – expand your Platinum Emoji collection in Disney Emoji Blitz with the brand-new Platinum Donald! Unlock our fine feathered friend in a special Disney Emoji Blitz anniversary event, the Spectacular 7th Birthday Bash Token Quest happening all month long. You’ll be able to send text messages with Platinum Donald, along with other emojis, to your friends and family when you download the game today from the App Store or Google Play Store.

There are so many ways to celebrate this lovable crew throughout Disney Parks and Experiences too! Here are some of our favorite places to wander around the globe to celebrate the gang.

Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire” and More at Walt Disney World Resort

You can experience the Wonder of Mickey & Friends at Walt Disney World Resort as they take the stage during “Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire” at Magic Kingdom Park. During this enchanting celebration full of music, dancing and dazzling effects, you can sing along to some of your favorite songs from “The Princess and the Frog,” “Tangled” and “Frozen.” And, if you’re staying at one of the Disney Resort hotels, you might just spot some of Mickey’s friends in their platinum best to celebrate Disney100 as they make surprise visits for impromptu photo opportunities. You never know when or where they’ll show up next!

Mickey & Friends across Disneyland Resort

In Disneyland park, explore the reimagined Mickey’s Toontown, where you may spot and take photos with Mickey Mouse — who sports a new outfit outside his home — and Minnie Mouse, plus friends such as Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Pluto, Clarabelle, Goofy and Pete. While in Mickey’s Toontown, be sure to also experience Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, the first ride-through attraction starring Mickey Mouse in Disneyland! And you won’t want to miss seeing Mickey Mouse and his friends as they lead the “Magic Happens” parade with energetic dancing and fashion-forward ensembles. In Disney California Adventure park, make your way to Hollywood Land for a viewing of Mickey’s PhilharMagic, a 3D movie adventure hosted by Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse. When Donald borrows Mickey’s Sorcerer’s Hat to try to conduct a concert, he plunges into a dream world of classic Disney animated musical sequences. 

“Disney Seas the Adventure” and the AquaDuck across Disney Cruise Line

Enjoy an enchanting first night aboard the Disney Wish as you embark on a musical voyage Broadway-style with Captain Minnie and Goofy during an original musical spectacular, “Disney Seas the Adventure.” Watch the magic happen as Goofy discovers his own inner captain and sets sail into uncharted waters with the help of friends and inspiring renditions of iconic Disney songs. And, aboard the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, get ready to go full steam ahead on the iconic shipboard “water coaster,” AquaDuck, full of exhilarating twists, turns, drops, acceleration and river rapids. Featuring 765 feet of snaking tubes (and named after Donald Duck!), the AquaDuck lets you enjoy a wet and wild journey including a bird’s-eye view of pools throughout the ship and a splash into a lazy river as a final plunge. For an extra magical voyage, ride it at night to experience dazzling multicolored lights!

Makahiki Breakfast at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa 

Say Aloha kakahiaka (good morning) to Mickey and his friends during a delightful character breakfast at Makahiki — The Bounty of the Islands at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai’i. Decked out in his finest island attire, Mickey Mouse will welcome families for a fun photo op before they head into a delicious three-course breakfast. Some of Mickey’s pals like Minnie, Pluto, Chip and Dale may also stop by to say hello throughout your meal – you never know who will show up, so don’t miss your opportunity to take some photos. Just watch out, Chip and Dale might want to steal a waffle or two!

Steamboat Willie Splash Pad at The Villas at Disneyland Hotel 

Ahoy! Grab your swimsuit and get ready for some “splashtastic” shenanigans at The Villas at Disneyland Hotel, opening on September 28, 2023. Guests and little ones staying at this exciting new Disney Vacation Club property will be able to soak up some fun in a brand-new splash pad area inspired by the Walt Disney Animation Studios short, “Steamboat Willie.” From a cascading waterfall to pop jets and fountains, you never know what is in store when Mickey Mouse is at the helm! 

Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends at Disney’s Riviera Resort 

Perched on the rooftop of Walt Disney World’s newest Disney Vacation Club property, Disney’s Riviera Resort, Mickey and his friends are embracing the arts during a tasty prix-fixe breakfast at Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera. Mickey the painter, Minnie the poet, Donald the sculptor, and Daisy the dancer, are each stylishly dressed from head to toe and excited for their photo opp with the entire family! Reservations are highly recommended at this delicious Disney Vacation Club member favorite.

New Walt Statue and Follow Your Dreams at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

In October 2023, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort will unveil a brand-new Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse statue in celebration of 100 years of Disney. Named “Dream Makers”, the statue honors the rich history of The Walt Disney Company while also looking forward to a future full of possibilities. And, for a limited time, be sure to enjoy the summer edition of the magnificent “Follow Your Dreams” show with fun special effects, water features and of course, Mickey & Friends!

Parades, Meet and Greets and more at Disneyland Paris

Join Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Daisy and Pluto in Disneyland Park for “Disney Stars on Parade,” a star-studded parade that brings magical tales to life with stunning theatrics! And for a more personal encounter, head backstage for the most magical of character experiences with Meet Mickey Mouse! Here you’ll be able to snap a picture in Mickey Mouse’s dressing room and discover items used in the most daring of escapades like the crow’s feather that helped Dumbo to fly, Mickey’s hat from Fantasia and so much more.

In Walt Disney Studios Park, let Mickey amaze you in wonderful shows: at Animagique Theater, discover “Mickey and the Magician,” a show bursting with spellbinding illusions and special effects that will take your breath away featuring Mickey like you’ve never seen him before, awarded the IAAPA Brass Ring Award in 2016.

Fun Shows and Dining Experiences with Mickey & Friends at Shanghai Disney Resort

Enjoy a live theater performance at Shanghai Disneyland with “Mickey’s Storybook Adventure” featuring classic songs and fan-favorite characters, this show is fun for the whole family. When you get hungry, be sure to dine with Mickey & Friends at Royal Banquet Hall – the only restaurant across Asian Disney Parks located inside its park’s castle. As you walk in, you’ll be immersed in a fairy-tale world with delicious food and unforgettable meet and greets with Mickey, Minnie and so many more.

Minnie’s Style Studio at Tokyo Disney Resort

Meet the fashion designer, Minnie Mouse, at Minnie’s Style Studio at Tokyo Disney Resort. Here, you’ll be able to go behind the scenes into her latest designs, visit her office and get a special photo with the designer herself!

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