Mickey’s Birthday 2017-#HappyBirthdayMickey
It’s almost Mickey’s birthday and we are so excited to celebrate it with him!
Did you know? Mickey’s birthday is celebrated in honor of the release of his first theatrical film, Steamboat Willie, on November 18, 1928, at the Colony Theatre in New York City. Since then, he has starred in more than 100 cartoons and can currently be seen on Disney Channel in the Mickey Mouse cartoon series and on Disney Junior in Mickey and the Roadster Racers.
To celebrate his upcoming birthday, Mickey Mouse is surprising some of his biggest fans in eight locations around the globe. Leading up to the big day—November 18—Mickey will take off to such exciting destinations as Japan, Chile, Canada, China, England and the United States. These magical moments have been captured and shared on Disney’s Mickey Mouse Facebook and Mickey Mouse Instagram pages. Fans are encouraged to join the fun on social media using #HappyBirthdayMickey.
On Mickey’s birthday, the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts, as well as shopDisney stores in the United States, will be distributing commemorative “Happy Birthday, Mickey!” buttons.
Disneyland Park in Anaheim will host a special cavalcade featuring some of Mickey’s friends along with the Disneyland Band; and at Magic Kingdom Park in Lake Buena Vista, FL, characters and performers will dance in a special birthday-themed song during Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It! Street Party.
There will also be commemorative merchandise, treats and photo locations throughout both resorts. Celebrations will also take place at all of Disney’s international theme parks including Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Tokyo Disney Resort and Shanghai Disney Resort.
Where will you be celebrating Mickey’s birthday? Will you be celebrating at one one of the Disney Parks? We look forward to seeing your photos! Don’t forget to use the #HappyBirthdayMickey hashtag to wish Mickey a happy birthday!
See ya real soon!
**Photos courtesy of Disney and D23.
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