The Disney Diaries: Get Your Ears On

Mickey and Minnie’s “Get Your Ears On” Celebration is now in full swing at the Disneyland Resort and with all the fun little additions sprinkled throughout the parks, it was about time I ventured in to experience all it has to offer. From countless food options, to unique decorations and merchandise offerings, there’s really so much to see, taste, and experience.

Right when you enter the gates of the Magic Kingdom, you are tossed into red, yellow, and polka dotted euphoria. The entire park is turned over in bright banners, flags, and pennants, each reminding you where it all started: Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Despite the celebration being focused on the adoring Disney duo, the entire gang gets to take part. It was really exciting and surprising to find that Donald, Goofy, Pluto, and Daisy were not left out of the fun and instead take the parks by storm in their own special way. Take a look at some of the amazing sights below, each highlighting the brilliant decorations now on display for all to see who venture into the resort.

Mickey and Minnie flags can be found throughout the park, including City Hall, Main Street Station, and across the entire street side of Main Street!
Mickey and Minnie flags can be found throughout the park, including City Hall, Main Street Station, and across the entire street side of Main Street!
One of the most exciting things to find out was that the entire gang is being included in celebrating the new Mickey and Minnie event!
One of the most exciting things to find out was that the entire gang is being included in celebrating the new Mickey and Minnie event!
It's a complete, simple, and stunning takeover.
It’s a complete, simple, and stunning takeover.

The decorations really put you in a wonderful mood, but prepare your wallet, as there are a ton of limited items ready for the taking that await you in both parks. Merchandise is everywhere and has been tailored to make sure nobody is left out. Kids of all ages have plenty of shirts, toys, commemorative nick knacks, and other surprises waiting for them in every store. World of Disney being the leader, throwing in a huge wall display dedicated to the celebration.

Some classic collectibles are making a comeback, including the quick selling Mickey Mouse Sipper. Since the celebration has begun, food service locations and quick service carts are stocking up in droves to ensure that everyone has their chance to bring the special cup home. Good news for all those who weren’t able to make it to Mickey’s 90th birthday party this past November! Though, my personal favorite from the line of “Get Your Ears” merchandise is the new Tsum Tsum collection. Every character has their own birthday outfit and party favor. You can see the full line of exclusive items by clicking here!

If that isn’t enough to make you dip into your savings, wait until you see the full array of limited food items currently available resort wide. Mickey food is everywhere, from giant triple Mickey burgers, to specialty sweets and drinks. My goal is to taste and savor the entire menu over the course of the celebration. Starting out, I had the chance to check out both a sweet and savory item, starting in Toontown and wrapping up in New Orleans Square.

The adventure started out with these Mickey and Minnie chocolate chip cupcakes, each featuring decorative sweets that are perfect for that sweet tooth in your squad.
The adventure started out with these Mickey and Minnie chocolate chip cupcakes, each featuring decorative sweets that are perfect for that sweet tooth in your squad.
Later on, I discovered the incredibly tasty Mickey Beignet sandwich plate from Cafe Orleans. It takes the best of both worlds and brings the sweet and savory of buffalo chicken and baked beignets together in a heavenly meal that is perfect to share!
Later on, I discovered the incredibly tasty Mickey Beignet sandwich plate from Cafe Orleans. It takes the best of both worlds and brings the sweet and savory of buffalo chicken and baked beignets together in a heavenly meal that is perfect to share!

There’s a lot more to taste, so make sure to venture out and find your favorites. There’s even a vegan offering on the menu! Stay tuned, as we will definitely be sharing more foodie post as the celebration continues onward into the spring! Share your foodie finds by tagging us at @socalthrills and using the special hashtag #GetYourEarsOn. Some items look almost to amazing to eat, including this very festive Mickey Mouse cake pop!

This Mickey Mouse cake pop is a bit hit on social media, being one of the most Instagramable food items of the event so far!
This Mickey Mouse cake pop is a bit hit on social media, being one of the most Instagramable food items of the event so far!

Whatever you do in the parks, make sure to give a big welcome back to Mickey’s Soundsational Parade. The fan favorite is back with a brand new beat, featuring two new float additions that have been made exclusively for “Get Your Ears On”. The first float features Chip and Dale and a giant celebratory birthday cake. They are followed shortly after by Goofy and Mickey’s giant toy drum. You can catch the new version of this Disney classic by watching the video below!

Soundsational isn’t alone though. Mickey’s Mix Magic has debuted at Disneyland Park, bringing in a brand new musical experience that features the music and sounds of Disney favorites with a special mouse-eared flair. It’s a stunning show that happens nightly, taking advantage of Disney’s new projection technology. Though, if you want to get the best view, I highly recommend dropping by It’s a Small World. It’s your best chance to see the entire series of projections and dazzling fireworks in full, mesmerizing color!

“Mickey’s Mix Magic” lights up the night at Disneyland Park with a new high-energy projection show celebrating the one and only Mickey Mouse. The nightly extravaganza creates a family-fun dance party throughout the park with “DJ” Mickey spinning the new celebration song, “It’s a Good Time” along with new, fun takes on favorite Disney songs. On select nights, “Mickey’s Mix Magic” is enhanced with the addition of fireworks. Disneyland Resort is located in Anaheim, Calif. (Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort)

“Get Your Ears On” will be taking the parks by storm until May, so don’t miss your chance to be part of the fun. It’s been a fantastic experience so far and is only going to get better as we draw closer to the summer. In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled for more, as we have a special Disney Diaries surprise coming soon. See you in the parks!

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