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    Customizable Mickey Mouse ears coming to Disneyland - LA Times, 5/12/08

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    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.
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    Re: Customizable Mickey Mouse ears coming to Disneyland - LA Times, 5/12/08

    welcome to the world of really tacky hats!


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    Re: Customizable Mickey Mouse ears coming to Disneyland - LA Times, 5/12/08

    Hand embroidered??? Don't they mean COMPUTER embroidered.....
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    Re: Customizable Mickey Mouse ears coming to Disneyland - LA Times, 5/12/08

    I was excited when I first learned of this but when checked it out I was a little disappointed. The ears ($2.50/each or more) snap on to the actual hat part. While looking at the selections for ears I could not find shiny ones (similar look to the gold ears, but with light purple or white) without large scratches. The patch selection was quite limited and it was clear their audience was the old kid/tween group because HM and HSM was well represented. At the patch station there is a sticker to "reserve for name." I was looking for a basic MMC type logo but fell up short. Hopefully they will continue to add more options to this. I will take photos this week to share.

    I should also note that WDW has removed hand-stitching 100% from the ears. I would pay more for it. Despite the lack of personal touch, it is now it is VERY difficult to read names on the back as the thread is quite thin. I think this is one change done to reduce the margin for error, but still -- who wants to pay more to put their name on ears so no one can see it anyway?

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    Re: Customizable Mickey Mouse ears coming to Disneyland - LA Times, 5/12/08

    AWESOME! I just hope they make their way on over to WDW!

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    Re: Customizable Mickey Mouse ears coming to Disneyland - LA Times, 5/12/08

    This sounds interesting! :o

    Hopefully I will get to go over the summer, and get me a custom hat.

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    Re: Customizable Mickey Mouse ears coming to Disneyland - LA Times, 5/12/08

    Quote Originally Posted by WDWImagineer View Post
    AWESOME! I just hope they make their way on over to WDW!
    They are already there.
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    Re: Customizable Mickey Mouse ears coming to Disneyland - LA Times, 5/12/08

    I was excited about this, but now looking at the actual product my excitement had died down. The sparkly purplish mouse ears I bought some days ago are much better then anything I can put together from the options offered.


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    Re: Customizable Mickey Mouse ears coming to Disneyland - LA Times, 5/12/08

    At DisneyGallery dot Com, they have had these announced for months, but it's been delayed for a rather long time. Here's the link.

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    Re: Customizable Mickey Mouse ears coming to Disneyland - LA Times, 5/12/08

    ^ Thanks for the link Aladdin!
    Quote Originally Posted by WDWImagineer View Post
    AWESOME! I just hope they make their way on over to WDW!
    If you check out my post directly above yours it will talk about the location at Magic Kingdom that opened in March.

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    Re: Customizable Mickey Mouse ears coming to Disneyland - LA Times, 5/12/08

    Quote Originally Posted by TikiRoomLiz View Post
    I was excited about this, but now looking at the actual product my excitement had died down. The sparkly purplish mouse ears I bought some days ago are much better then anything I can put together from the options offered.
    I have to agree with this. Those ears were so cute. Where did you find them and were they in any other color?

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    Re: Customizable Mickey Mouse ears coming to Disneyland - LA Times, 5/12/08

    I like that it can be personalized more, just hope that with time they add more choices etc. They should use a computer system like they do for prints at World of Disney in DTD, this would enable them the ability of endless combinations and make people much happier.
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    Re: Customizable Mickey Mouse ears coming to Disneyland - LA Times, 5/12/08

    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey joe View Post
    They are already there.
    FA-BU-LO-US!!!

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    Re: Customizable Mickey Mouse ears coming to Disneyland - LA Times, 5/12/08

    HID-E-OUS

    (ah, but if it makes ya happy then have at it)

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    Re: Customizable Mickey Mouse ears coming to Disneyland - LA Times, 5/12/08

    Quote Originally Posted by flotsam_mike View Post
    HID-E-OUS

    (ah, but if it makes ya happy then have at it)
    I will.

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