Choosing a Disney Mouse Ears That is Right for You

We love visiting the Disney Parks, and one of the things that we enjoy doing on each of our visits is wearing our Mouse Ears (Mickey, Minnie, or specialty). No matter your style, Disney has a pair of Mouse Ears that will be just right for you, and finding one you love isn’t as difficult as you think.

While many Etsy shops sell their own designs, I personally prefer purchasing the official ears either in the parks, at the resort or online at the Disney Store. Many years ago, the choices were minimal, but now there is such a vast variety, though some are exclusive to the parks, that the hardest decision you may make is deciding which one to buy.

I was recently going through Madison’s closet and came upon a bag of Mouse Ears, which spurred this post. Gone are the days of the classic Mouse Ears, and today I’m here to help you with your purchasing decision. From birthdays to holidays, there’s a Mouse Ear for that! There is Rose Gold, Millenial Pink, and even a brand new Rainbow for Pride Week. Disney has you covered! So without further ado, here’s a list of what you can find for each occasion.


You honestly can’t go wrong with a classic Mickey or Minnie Mouse Ears, and it’s generally the first ears that many choose to get on their very first trip to Disney, whether it’s the ear hat or headbands. Madison’s first classic headband was actually a glitter Minnie Mouse that she picked out personally at Disneyland Paris, but before this, she would wear the Minnie Ear hat. The classics can be either plain or with sequins, but are the standard black and red.


Are you celebrating your wedding or honeymoon at a Disney park and would love to share your new nuptials with the entire world? There’s an ear for that! Disney not only has headbands but also hats for both the bride and groom. It’s a great way to display your love of Disney and your newly wedded bliss with all the park-goers.


For those who love showing their patriotic pride, there are a variety of headbands for you too. From the classic red, white, and blue, to the simple blue and white stars, it’s a great way to show your love for your country and they are perfect for the 4th of July celebration or just showing your national pride.


For the graduates, Disney has you covered too. What better way to celebrate your graduation than at a Disney Park and with your very own graduation ear hat? These can be purchased as a “Class of” or personalized just the way you want them. No matter how you wear it, it’s your day. Celebrate!


Celebrating a birthday? There are special FREE pins that alert everyone that you’re celebrating a birthday at Disney, but there are also specialty birthday Mouse Ears to help you celebrate your big day as well. Do you think it’s overkill? I don’t think so. There’s nothing better than celebrating your born day in the most magical place on earth!


If you’re planning on visiting Disney for the holidays and want to be decked out for the occasion, then some headbands and hats were designed exclusively for the holidays. I’m talking Halloween and Christmas, with some even lighting up. If you’ve never celebrated one of the big holidays at Disney, you’re definitely missing out.


Do you have a favorite character that you just LOVE? From Frozen to Star Wars, Disney has a wide range of character-themed hats and headbands. While not every character is portrayed, there is still quite a huge variety, so the odds of you finding your favorite are excellent. One of my favorites is actually Jack Skellington from the Nightmare Before Christmas, which I’m wearing in the first photo shown above.


Madison almost always wears an official Mouse Ears hat that was personalized for her in the park. This is an excellent option for kids and adults alike. Not only does it make it easy for me to identify her in a crowd (because it is crowded in the park), but the characters get to call her by name, and so does everyone else. Currently, only the hats can be personalized with your name (or whatever you desire).


The new Minnie Mouse Ear Headband – Swap Your Bow which Madison is wearing in the very first photo, is the perfect ear headband for the undecided. Below is the same headband with the Belle Bow that she wore with her Beauty and the Beast outfit at the Mickey Not So Scary Halloween Party. While it does come with a sparkly bow, it’s fun swapping out the bows for others that you love. It’s a great way to have a different look without spending too much money, as the bows are a lot cheaper than the headbands. While the initial price for the Swap Your Bow headband is a bit pricey, it’s totally worth it in the long run.

This list is not extensive, and there are always new Mouse Ears headbands and hats that are being released. While some, as I mentioned, are exclusive to the parks, there is also a good selection online for those who would like to have an ear before arriving at their Disney park of choice. No matter which ear you decide on, have fun at the most magical place on earth!

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