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Shanghai Disney Resort unveils 5th birthday character costumes

by Samantha Davis-Friedman

The countdown to Shanghai Disney Resort’s 5th Birthday Celebration is already underway, and now the resort has presented yet another “magical surprise” inside the Enchanted Storybook Castle — a fashion show that revealed the all-new celebratory costumes for Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Pluto, Chip ‘n’ Dale, and Duffy and his friends.

Shanghai Disney Resort 5th Birthday character costumes
Photos courtesy of Shanghai Disney Resort

As the resort’s biggest celebration to date — and with Shanghai Disneyland’s Enchanted Storybook Castle featuring so prominently in the park — the collection was created as pieces of moving art with festive elements including confetti, gifts, and streamers and a color palette of ivory and champagne gold. One of the biggest “wow factors” about the new costumes is the 5s hidden throughout.

Shanghai Disney Resort Mickey and Minnie 5th birthday costumes

With different designs created for each Disney character, here are some of the highlights guests will see during the “Year of Magical Surprises”:

  • Featuring a purple, ivory, and champagne gold color motif, the outfits designed for Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse evoke a sense of glamor to match the occasion’s elegance ribbons and gifts featured in their costumes and accessories.
  • Donald and Daisy’s outfits will feature blue as an accent color with stripes showcasing modern tailoring and the designers’ attention to detail.
  • Chip ‘n’ Dale will be dressed in green party outfits that echo the duo’s fun-loving personalities.
  • Special color palettes of orange and red were specially designed for Pluto and Goofy, respectively, with cravats to create a fun yet formal look.
  • Duffy and Friends will appear in brilliantly colored costumes that tie together the resort’s various birthday elements with delightful Disney touches.
Shanghai Disney Resort Duffy and Friends 5th birthday costumes

Also unveiled today were the costumes for Disney performers and the Surprise Squad. The new costumes for the Disney performers, inspired by Art Deco elements on some of Shanghai’s most iconic buildings, feature a champagne gold color palette and colorful lines with shimmering stars representing the excitement of the celebration. The all-new Surprise Squad’s costumes incorporate a confetti pattern to emphasize the party atmosphere and specially designed straw hats featuring iconic Mickey ears.

Guests can catch the Disney performers in their new costumes — along with an all-new three-layer birthday cake float — ahead of Mickey’s Storybook Express parade, as well as part of the Disney “Surprise!” show, which will be presented daily on the Pepsi E-stage in Tomorrowland.

The Surprise Squad Cast will pop up throughout the park at various times and locations to present guests with magical surprises for the duration of the resort’s year-long celebration.

Shanghai Disney Resort 5th Birthday Merchandise

Shanghai Disney Resort 5th Birthday

In honor of the resort’s upcoming birthday celebration, the following 5th Birthday merchandise collections, including plush, headwear, apparel, collectibles, home décor, pins, and toys, will begin rolling out at select locations throughout the resort starting on April 8, 2021:

The 5th Birthday Celebration Mickey and Friends Collection features bright colors grouped around a central golden theme with fun and festive elements like dancing ribbons and magnificent fireworks. This collection will feature plush toys, collectible figures, fashionable accessories, and a special 5th Birthday edition of the guest-favorite Magic Passport, allowing guests both new and returning to explore the park in exciting new ways as they seek out official Shanghai Disneyland stamps.

The 5th Birthday Celebration Duffy and Friends Collection will launch shortly after the start of the birthday celebration and will include plush, apparel, souvenirs, home décor, and pins featuring the adorable Duffy and Friends dressed in their special 5th Birthday costumes.

Shanghai Disney Resort 5th Birthday Food & Beverage

No celebration would be complete without treats, and the restaurants at the Shanghai Disney Resort will be bursting with delicious snacks, treats, meals, and delicacies when the resort kicks off its 5th Birthday Celebration on April 8, 2021, with an iconic “5” logo featured prominently throughout the new food and beverage birthday selections.

Shanghai Disney Resort 5th Birthday ice cream

New and exclusive ice cream options will be introduced at Shanghai Disneyland, including an apple and vanilla ice cream sundae, a frozen pineapple and vanilla ice cream cone, and a sea-salted cheese and vanilla ice cream cone. Plus, new Disney character-inspired selections, including an ‘Olu Mel apple-flavored ice cream cone and a Stella Lou peach-flavored ice cream cone, will also be available for guests to enjoy during the summer.

A highlight of the new dining offerings is the classic red, yellow, and black 5th Birthday Limited Mickey Chocolate Cake that will remind guests of the funny and lovable Mickey Mouse, designed by a young award-winning Pastry Chef De Partie at the resort.

In addition, the Enchanted Storybook Castle’s Royal Banquet Hall will invite guests to share fairy tale delicacies with friends and family with a special 5th Birthday Five Course Set Menu and at Aurora restaurant in the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel, guests can enjoy an all-new 5th Birthday Five Course Set Menu served against the beautiful backdrop of Shanghai Disneyland’s new nighttime spectacular — Illuminate! A Nighttime Celebration.

Click here for details about the 5th Birthday Celebration at Shanghai Disney Resort.

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