From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Jennifer Fickley-Baker
For the first time ever, celebrities, designers and artists have created glamorous and luxurious Minnie Mouse ear headbands and Mickey Mouse ear hats for the limited release Disney Parks Designer Collection. These beautifully designed ears are perfect for showing off your #DisneyStyle at the Parks!
If you’ve missed out on grabbing some of the first designs from this stunning collection, don’t worry because we still have quite a few exciting launches rolling out this year. In fact, you can even purchase three of the newest releases before they are on sale to the general public from Her Universe, SHAG, and Jerrod Maruyama in the Disney DreamStore at the D23 Expo!
D23 Expo attendees will have the first chance to purchase never-before-released Mickey Mouse ear hats by SHAG and Jerrod Maruyama at the Disney DreamStore. The tiki-riffic SHAG Mickey Mouse ear hat will be released on Aug. 26 and Jerrod Maruyama’s Hipster Mickey Mouse ear hat, complete with glasses and a slouch beanie will follow later this fall.
Attendees will also get the first chance to purchase the Her Universe Minnie Mouse ear headband at the Disney DreamStore. This Princess-Leia Bun-inspired headband was thoughtfully designed by Star Wars actress herself, Ashley Eckstein for Her Universe. After the D23 Expo release, this headband available at Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort and online at shopDisney.com just in time for Triple Force Friday on Oct. 4.
To add to the excitement of these first chance purchase opportunities, D23 Expo attendees will be able to meet some of the designers behind the Disney Parks Designer Collection. Ashley Eckstein for Her Universe, SHAG, Jerrod Maruyama, and Noah will be doing signings at various times from Friday, Aug. 23 – Sunday, Aug. 25 at Talent Central:
- Fri. Aug. 23, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
- Sat., Aug. 24, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
- Sat, Aug. 24, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Ashley Eckstein for Her Universe
- Sat., Aug. 24, 9:30 – 11 a.m.
- Sun., Aug. 25, 5 – 6 p.m.
- Sat., Aug. 24, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Last but certainly not least, we’re excited to announce that on Sept. 6, the long awaited Minnie Mouse ear headband designed by Loungefly and inspired by beloved and classic Disney Parks attractions, characters and food, will be released at the Walt Disney World Resort, the Disneyland Resort, and online on shopDisney.com. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to grab one of these adorable mini-sized art style ear headbands!
For those of you not attending the D23 Expo, check out the latest release schedule below:
- SHAG – Aug. 26th
- Loungefly – Sept. 6th
- Heidi Klum – Sept. 28th
- Her Universe – Oct. 4th
- Jerrod Maruyama – Fall 2019
- COACH – Fall 2019
- The Blonds – Winter 2019
- Joe Rohde – April 2020
- Vera Wang – Spring 2020
- Cupcakes and Cashmere – Spring 2020
- Her Universe – Spring 2020
- Kevin Rafferty – Spring 2020
- Karlie Kloss – Spring 2020
- John Coulter – Summer 2020
For more information on the D23 Expo 2019, visit D23expo.com. Be sure to join the conversation by following DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, and use the hashtags #D23Expo and #DisneyParksDesignerCollection!