The classic black mouse ears made popular by the 1950s “Mickey Mouse Club” television show and sold for decades at Disneyland are getting a makeover fit for the new millennium.
The Gag Factory souvenir store in Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland will start selling the “Create Your Own” mouse ears on May 20.
Visitors to the Anaheim theme park can build their own one-of-a-kind ears by choosing from 19 dome-shaped bases, 19 sets of snap-on ears and an array of heat-pressed appliqués. Themes include princesses, pirates, honeymoon, holidays and birthdays as well as Hannah Montana, “High School Musical” and virtually every Disney animated character. The mix-and-match, interchangeable ears can be fur-trimmed, bejeweled and even holographic.
The Chapeau hat shop at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in Florida began selling the customizable ears in March, the Orlando Sentinel reported. (View photo gallery.)
Custom mouse ears start at $9.95 and go up in price depending on the number of add-ons. Hand-embroidered names cost $3.