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Disney Parks Celebrate 90 Years of Mickey Mouse with the ‘World’s Biggest Mouse Party’

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

Mickey Mouse is headed for his next milestone – 90 years of nonstop entertainment! To celebrate, Disney Parks will kick off the World’s Biggest Mouse Party later this year in honor of Mickey and Minnie Mouse, with special festivities held at each resort around the world. The party is so big, it’s happening all the way into 2019!

Disney Parks will also mark Mickey’s birthday, November 18 – in honor of the release of his first theatrical film, Steamboat Willie on November 18, 1928 – with commemorative merchandise, treats, photo locations and more.

But that’s not all! Disney will keep the party going with a star-studded celebration on ABC dedicated to Mickey Mouse, an extended-length birthday episode of Disney Channel’s Mickey Mouse animation shorts and dozens of new books, arts and crafts and comics from Disney Publishing as part of Mickey’s 90th birthday celebration. A new show, Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Special Celebration, will also begin touring throughout the Asia Pacific region this July.

To top it off, legendary Disney animator Mark Henn will paint Mickey Mouse’s official 90th portrait, which will debut on the cover of Disney twenty-three in the fall. D23 will also host Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse at Walt Disney World Resort this November for two days of panels, presentations and entertainment.

So join us in celebrating the big cheese as he reaches the big 9-0 this year, and keep an eye out as we reveal more surprises at Disney Parks leading up to the big day!


  • Please update the plans. I was at WDW for his 60th birthday celebration in July 1988. We will be in Disneyland early this November. Are there any plans scheduled? I don’t understand why they are waiting so late! 😥

  • Mickey Mouse will always be forever young i hope we see him perform some acrobatic tricks and dance moves and see a world tour before his birthday. and I can’t wait for the ABC special!

  • I’m looking forward to celebrating my 50th birthday with my birthday twin, we’ll be traveling from the UK so I’m really hoping for something special to mark Mickeys 90th birthday. We plan to be in Magic Kingdom on the 18 November our special day. 😀

  • So excited to celebrate with my namesake and birthday twin this year! I was born on his 50th bday so we are both celebrating milestones this year 🙂

    I’m hoping more details and schedules will be released for any special events around Mickey’s birthday. Trying to plan/schedule which days we will spend at each park. Will most of the celebrations be on 11/18 at Magic Kingdom?

  • The party was 11/18 on his birthday back in 2016 we will be there this year hope they have it

  • We are staying in Anaheim 11/13 to 11/19. I was wondering is there going to be a 90th celebration at Disneyland? If so what day or days?

  • We need more details

  • Our daughter’s birthday is the 18th too! Every year she spends it with Mickey in WDW! Looking forward to the big day!

  • What date does the biggest mouse party start? I’m coming from overseas and need to start booking. Will this party be on during the week on Mickey’s birthday?

  • We’ll be leaving WDW on the 16th and on a Disney cruise on the 18th. Will they be celebrating Mickey’s 90th birthday on the Dream?

  • This is so exciting! My son shares his birthday with Mickey! And he’ll be 21 that day as well. He’s in the college program now, so we’re hoping to join Mickey to celebrate both birthdays on the 18th of November!

  • My dad will be 92 on November 18th!

  • We should all look as good as Mickey when we hit 90!

  • So excited to read that there will be a grand celebration for Mickey and Minnie!!! What day does the celebration begin?

  • I’ll be 50 on November 18th and I can’t wait ! I’ll be at Disney World for the first time on my birthday and I get to celebrate with Mickey!!!!

  • Let us NEVER forget it ALL began with a MOUSE!

    This is so thrilling to be visiting during his 90th anniversary/birthday!

    And he doesn’t look a day over 30!

    Mickey is STILL the MAN – er…MOUSE!

    <3 WDW and Mickey!

  • Hi!
    So cool! My aunt will be 90 this year as well and lives in central Florida. Hoping she’ll be able to get to some of the festivities!

  • I am so excited about Mickey’s Birthday Celebration, especially the merchandise. I already have my trip to Disneyland planned for November 18th! See ya real soon!

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