Back in May of this year, Disney announced their new Disney Parks Designer Collection would be hitting Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and the shopDisney website starting this summer! This collection features limited release items such as Mickey Mouse ear hats and Minnie Mouse ear headbands designed by celebrities, designers, and other Disney icons.
As the summer continues, there’s more information to be shared about this exciting Disney style offering, and we’re sharing all of the details!
Starting July 5, 2019, guests can snag the new decadent gold Minnie ear headband inspired by the brand ALEX AND ANI. The headband is even engraved on the sides where ALEX AND ANI encourages you to “listen to your heart” and “follow your path.” The VP of Brand Licensing and Partnerships at ALEX AND ANI even met guests of Disney Springs at Ever After Jewelry Co. & Accessories for the release from 9:30 AM until 12:00 PM on July 5, 2019!
The next design to release won’t be far behind. On July 26, 2019, a new Mickey Mouse ear hat designed by Disney artist Noah will release to the public! This design is honoring the man who started it all, Walt Disney and of course is best pal, Mickey Mouse. If you’re visiting the Disneyland Resort at the end of this month, Noah will be signing ears at Disneyana on July 26, 2019 and July 28, 2019 from 12:00 PM until 4:00 PM and on July 27, 2019 from 11 AM until 2:00 PM.
Next month the Disney Parks will be releasing a hauntingly perfect Minnie ear headband, just in time for Haunted Mansion’s iconic 50th anniversary! The ear headband was designed by Disney Imagineer Kim Irvine, who is best known as the Art Director of Disneyland park and the face of Madame Leota in Haunted Mansion Holiday. These ears are reversible, and the front side features Madame Leota herself! The new headband will release at Disneyland resort on August 9, 2019, Walt Disney World on August 10, 2019, and finally online on the shopDisney website on August 12, 2019. This Haunted Mansion-themed design will be available for early purchase at “The Haunted Mansion: Celebrating 50 Years of Retirement Unliving” at Disneyland Resort on August 7, 2019 and August 8, 2019. It will also be available at Disney Villains After Hours in Magic Kingdom on August 8, 2019!
Any Star Wars fans out there? This next Minnie ear headband is for you! Star Wars actress Ashley Eckstein for Her Universe has designed a special Princess Leia Bun-inspired pair of ears for the collection. This new pair will be dropping at Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and the shopDisney website on October 4, 2019. If you’re attending the D23 Expo in August, you’ll have the first chance to purchase these special ears at Disney DreamStore! D23 Expo attendees will also have the first chance to purchase the Hipster Mickey ear hat, complete with glasses and a slouch beanie by Jerrod Maruyama! Another design available at the event is a tiki room-inspired Mickey ear hat by SHAG and it will be available at the Disney DreamStore.
Loungefly has designed their own Minnie ear headband for this Disney Parks Designer Collection, celebrating classic Disney Parks attractions, food, and characters! Keep an eye out for this design hitting the parks and shopDisney.com in early fall. More designs to anticipate this fall are a dazzling pair of ears from Heidi Klum, a crystal-encrusted ear hat from The Blonds, and a genuine crafted leather, floral Minnie ear headband by COACH!
Curious what other designs you can look forward to this year? Here’s the latest release schedule for the Disney Parks Designer Collection!
ALEX AND ANI – July 5, 2019
Noah Fine Art – July 26, 2019
Kim Irvine – August 9, 2019
Betsey Johnson – August 16, 2019
SHAG – August 26, 2019
Heidi Klum – September 28, 2019
Her Universe – October 4, 2019
Loungefly – Fall 2019
Jerrod Maruyama – Fall 2019
The Blonds – Fall 2019
COACH – Fall 2019
Joe Rohde – April 2020
Vera Wang – Spring 2020
Cupcakes and Cashmere – Spring 2020
Her Universe – Spring 2020
Kevin Rafferty – Spring 2020
Karlie Kloss – Spring 2020
John Coulter – Summer 2020
Ready to shop this collection til you drop? Each new release will be available at The Disney Dress Shop, Disneyana, and Off the Page at Disneyland resort in California, Ever After Jewelry Co. & Accessories, MouseGear, Uptown Jewelers, Once Upon a Time, and Discovery Trading Company at Walt Disney World resort in Florida! Those who can’t make it to the Disney parks can also shop the collection online at shopDisney.com/Disney-Parks-Designer-Collection.