Golly, it’s almost time for Get Your Ears On – A Mickey and Minnie Celebration! Walt Disney’s original Magic Kingdom in Anaheim, California is celebrating Mickey and Minnie Mouse’s 90th birthday in a big way! The World’s Biggest Mouse Party begins next week, and as Disneyland Resort prepares to launch its portion of this global festival, the world-famous Disneyland Monorail has been transformed into a one-mouse transportation machine.
Guests boarding at the Disneyland Monorail stations in the Downtown Disney District or Disneyland’s Tomorrowland can spot a classic-style pie-eyed Mickey Mouse himself adorning each cabin of the Monorail train, posed in a number of different expressions.
Watch Mickey Mouse Monorail wrap for “Get Your Ears On” celebration at Disneyland:
The Disneyland Monorail (first launched in the summer of 1959 as the Disneyland ALWEG Monorail System) was the first daily operating monorail in the western hemisphere, and originally operated only as a tour of Tomorrowland in the Happiest Place On Earth. Two years after its launch, the track was extended two and a half miles outside of the park and began service as round-trip transportation from the park to the nearby Disneyland Hotel. The three current trains in usage at Disneyland Resort are the Mark VII Red, Blue, and Orange.
— LaughingPlace.com (@laughing_place) January 8, 2019
Mickey and Minnie Mouse first appeared in the 1928 Walt Disney Animation Studios cartoon “Steamboat Willie” and both celebrated their 90th birthday this past November. The World’s Biggest Mouse Party is a global commemoration of this anniversary at all Disney Resorts around the world and aboard the Disney Cruise Line.
Get Your Ears On – A Mickey and Minnie Celebration begins Friday, January 18 at Disneyland Resort, and combines a new high-energy projection show called “Mickey’s Mix Magic” with the return of Mickey’s Soundsational Parade, new character greetings, themed menu selections, merchandise, and plenty more. For more information and advance ticketing resources, be sure to visit Disneyland’s official website.
Mike has been fascinated by theme parks and Disney all his life. He has worked in the entertainment journalism field since 2015, after spending a decade as a film projectionist at one of Hollywood’s most prestigious movie theaters. He resides in Burbank, California with his wife and cat.