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Hong Kong Disneyland celebrates Mickey’s 90th birthday with ‘World’s Biggest Mouse Party’

by Seth Kubersky

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort is currently hosting two celebrations, with both a first-of-its-kind “World’s Biggest Mouse Party” to celebrate Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary, and a glowing Christmas experience.

Hong Kong Disneyland World's Biggest Mouse Party

Hong Kong Disneyland is throwing the ‘World’s Biggest Mouse Party’ to honor Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday on Nov. 18,  2018.

 

Right now, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (HKDL) is celebrating Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary by throwing the “World’s Biggest Mouse Party” which runs through Feb. 24, 2019. The party kicked off on Nov. 18, 2018, with “Mickey’s 90th Anniversary Celebration” which brought hundreds of Mickey fans, including local influencer Kay Tse, community members of Make-A-Wish Foundation, Disney VoluntEARS and other beloved Disney Characters to a one-of-a-kind party along Main Street, U.S.A.. Mickey and Minnie also met with their fans in their brand-new birthday outfits for the first time at HKDL.

Worlds Biggest Mouse Party HKDL

In honor of “Mickey’s 90th Anniversary Celebration,” guests were surprised by the appearance of 40 beloved Disney Characters, including Duffy’s new friend, Cookie, ShellieMay, Gelatoni, StellaLou, Goofy, Pluto, Donald, Daisy, Chip ‘n’ Dale, Elsa, Anna, Belle, Snow White, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Alice, White Rabbit, Moana, Rafiki, Timon, King Louie, Baloo, Aladdin, Jasmine, Genie, Carl, Russell, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Buzz, Woody, Jessie, Mr. Incredible, Mrs. Incredible and Frozone. Mickey’s pals were invited by Minnie to sing “Happy Birthday” to him, marking the very first time that so many Disney Characters came together with guests to celebrate Mickey Mouse’s birthday.

To celebrate Mickey and help make life-changing wishes come true for children with critical illnesses, guests are invited to take photos showing off their “Mickey Mouse ears” as Disney extends its Share Your Ears campaign until November 27, 2018. Snap a photo with a creative Mickey pose and upload it onto Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #ShareYourEars. For every public post, Disney will donate US$5 to Make-A-Wish, up to US$1 million to grant even more wishes.

Worlds Biggest Mouse Party HKDL

Dr. Kevin Lau, chairman of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hong Kong said, “On behalf of Make-A-Wish Hong Kong, we are delighted to deliver birthday wishes to Mickey today and to thank him for bringing Wish Children and their families in Hong Kong and around the world hope, strength and joy over the years.”

Samuel Lau, managing director of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, said Mickey Mouse is an iconic Disney Character and is beloved by countless HKDL guests. “Many people of Hong Kong have grown up with HKDL and Mickey Mouse. He truly represents the magic of HKDL and is loved by all.” Lau said.

Kay Tse, a big fan of Mickey, said, “I’ve shared so many memorable moments in my life with Mickey, especially at Hong Kong Disneyland. Throughout it all, Mickey has been a constant source of happiness and positivity for my family and friends.”

Mickey’s birthday celebration will include offerings for guests to enjoy this month until Feb. 2019, including colorful new commemorative admission tickets upon entering the park, which feature new vibrant birthday designs of Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Pluto. Guests entering the park can also receive special birthday stickers from cast members while strolling along Main Street, U.S.A., while stock lasts.

Birthday-themed dining options around the resort include over 40 new birthday-themed food and beverage items, HKDL-exclusive Mickey Sip Sip commemorative cups, Mickey Balloon popcorn buckets and a variety of birthday desserts at select restaurants. Over 50 special souvenir items will be available across the resort, from graphic tees to home decor and plush toys.

Guests visiting HKDL this winter can also enjoy an authentic Christmastime experience – with a Disney-style glow – from now until January 1, 2019. For more information about Hong Kong Disneyland, visit hongkongdisneyland.com and watch these videos:

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