First Chance to Purchase the Latest Designs from the Disney Parks Designer Collection and Meet the Artists Behind the Ears at D23 Expo 2019


For the first time ever, celebrities, designers and artists have created glamorous and luxurious Minnie Mouse ear headbands and Mickey Mouse ear hats for the limited release Disney Parks Designer Collection. These beautifully designed ears are perfect for showing off your #DisneyStyle at the Parks!

If you’ve missed out on grabbing some of the first designs from this stunning collection, don’t worry because we still have quite a few exciting launches rolling out this year. In fact, you can even purchase three of the newest releases before they are on sale to the general public from Her Universe, SHAG, and Jerrod Maruyama in the Disney DreamStore at the D23 Expo!

D23 Expo attendees will have the first chance to purchase never-before-released Mickey Mouse ear hats by SHAG and Jerrod Maruyama at the Disney DreamStore. The tiki-riffic SHAG Mickey Mouse ear hat will be released on Aug. 26 and Jerrod Maruyama’s Hipster Mickey Mouse ear hat, complete with glasses and a slouch beanie will follow later this fall.

Attendees will also get the first chance to purchase the Her Universe Minnie Mouse ear headband at the Disney DreamStore. This Princess-Leia Bun-inspired headband was thoughtfully designed by Star Wars actress herself, Ashley Eckstein for Her Universe. After the D23 Expo release, this headband available at Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort and online at just in time for Triple Force Friday on Oct. 4.

Mickey Mouse ear hats by NOAH and Jerrod Maruyama

To add to the excitement of these first chance purchase opportunities, D23 Expo attendees will be able to meet some of the designers behind the Disney Parks Designer Collection. Ashley Eckstein for Her Universe, SHAG, Jerrod Maruyama, and Noah will be doing signings at various times from Friday, Aug. 23 – Sunday, Aug. 25 at Talent Central:

Jerrod Maruyama: 

  • Fri. Aug. 23, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Sat., Aug. 24, 12:30 – 2 p.m.


  • Sat, Aug. 24, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Ashley Eckstein for Her Universe

  • Sat., Aug. 24, 9:30 – 11 a.m.
  • Sun., Aug. 25, 5 – 6 p.m.


  • Sat., Aug. 24, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Minnie Mouse ear headband designed by Loungefly

Last but certainly not least, we’re excited to announce that on Sept. 6, the long awaited Minnie Mouse ear headband designed by Loungefly and inspired by beloved and classic Disney Parks attractions, characters and food, will be released at the Walt Disney World Resort, the Disneyland Resort, and online on Don’t miss out on the opportunity to grab one of these adorable mini-sized art style ear headbands!

For those of you not attending the D23 Expo, check out the latest release schedule below:

  • SHAG – Aug. 26th 
  • Loungefly – Sept. 6th
  • Heidi Klum – Sept. 28th 
  • Her Universe – Oct. 4th
  • Jerrod Maruyama – Fall 2019
  • COACH – Fall 2019
  • The Blonds – Winter 2019
  • Joe Rohde – April 2020
  • Vera Wang – Spring 2020
  • Cupcakes and Cashmere – Spring 2020
  • Her Universe – Spring 2020
  • Kevin Rafferty – Spring 2020
  • Karlie Kloss – Spring 2020
  • John Coulter – Summer 2020

For more information on the D23 Expo 2019, visit Be sure to join the conversation by following DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, and use the hashtags #D23Expo and #DisneyParksDesignerCollection!

This content was originally published on on the Disney Parks BlogThe Kingdom Insider takes no responsibility for errors in syndicated content.

Want to go on vacation?
We recommend Academy Travel, a Disney Diamond Earmarked agency. Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Universal Orlando Resort, Sea World and more -- they can do it all, and at no extra cost to you! Fill out the form below or call 609-978-0740 today!

If staying on property, which hotel would you prefer to stay at? Or you can specify Value, Moderate or Deluxe.
Packages offer guests an alotted amount of meal credits plus 2 snack credits per day, plus refillable Resort mug for each guest. Please note this is an upcharge.
How many days will you be spending in the Parks?
Adding Park Hoppers to your Walt Disney World tickets allows you to visit more than one Disney park in one day. Please note that this is an upcharge.
Admission to the Water Parks are not included in base ticket option. Please note that this is an upcharge.
If you plan on participating in a runDisney event during this trip, please let us know!
If you have booked a vacation with an Academy Travel agent in the past, please let us know who. If not, please leave blank.
Please give us any additional details that will make it easier and faster for us to Quote you! This can include requests for special ticketed events, other special requests, accommodations, celebrations etc. Help us help you make the most of your stay! You can also call (609) 978-0740 and mention this form on The Kingdom Insider.
The Kingdom Insider is an unofficial, unbiased theme park news source that covers Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando and more! Our Newsroom scours the internet for the latest in official parks news.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.