Celebrities and Imagineers get their ears on for Disney

May 13, 2019, 6:51 PM · Sometimes, the really good stuff lies buried deep in a theme park's press release.

Take this morning's news dump from Disney. It offered a notice that Disney is offering "limited-release Mickey Mouse ear hats and Minnie Mouse ear headbands."


I understand that many Disney fans jump on every new offering from the parks, filling their homes with Disney's collectibles. But I value experiences over stuff and would rather spend my money on park visits than souvenirs. Everyone's different, though, with different needs and priorities, so I respect those differences enough to keep reading this particular press release...

...which went on to announce "forthcoming designs by Disney Imagineers such as Kim Irvine, Kevin Rafferty and Joe Rhode."

What did I say about not liking stuff? Forget that!

Shut up and take my money!

(Hey, I just realized that after the Fox deal this is a Disney meme now. Perfect!)

The new Disney Parks Designer Collection launches on May 24 with a design from Harveys. Other designers and celebrities creating ears for the new line include Vera Wang, Coach, Betsey Johnson, and Heidi Klum.

Heidi Klum's Mickey Ears
Photo courtesy Disney

Plus those Imagineers whose stuff I really want, of course.

No word on prices yet, but the designs will be available at the Disney Dress Shop, Disneyana, and Off the Page at the Disneyland Resort, and at Ever After Jewelry Co. & Accessories, MouseGear, Uptown Jewelers, Once Upon a Time, and Discovery Trading Company at the Walt Disney World Resort, as well as online at ShopDisney.com/Disney-Parks-Designer-Collection.

Here is the release schedule, from Disney:

HARVEYS – May 24th
Betsey Johnson – Summer 2019
ALEX AND ANI – Summer 2019
Noah Fine Art – Summer 2019
Kim Irvine – Summer 2019
Her Universe – Summer 2019
SHAG – Summer 2019
Jerrod Maruyama – Fall 2019
Heidi Klum – Fall 2019
The Blonds – Fall 2019
Loungefly – Fall 2019
COACH – Fall 2019
Joe Rhode – April 2020
Vera Wang – Spring 2020
Cupcakes and Cashmere – Spring 2020
Kevin Rafferty – Spring 2020
Karlie Kloss – Spring 2020
John Coulter – Summer 2020

Replies (7)

May 14, 2019 at 6:43 AM


May 14, 2019 at 8:58 AM

Bedazzled Mickey Ears + "Designer/celebrity name" = $$$$$

The Drones started lining up for these 10 minutes before they were announced, and listings will pop up on eBay before they even officially go on sale.

I wonder how big the earrings will be on Joe Rohde's design.

May 14, 2019 at 9:38 AM

How much do you want to bet that Joe Rhode's has a distinctive earring?

May 14, 2019 at 10:02 AM

I have never really wanted ears until you people brought up Joe Rhode.

I am now intrigued. Well done.

May 14, 2019 at 10:32 AM

If there is no huge, dangling earring on the Joe Rohde Mickey ears, we revolt.

May 14, 2019 at 10:40 AM


(I'll show myself out)

May 14, 2019 at 4:33 PM

Agree with Robert's original "yawn" and glad to not still be with liquidation ahead of the arrival of these;)

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