YOU get a hat! And YOU get a hat! EVERYBODY gets a hat!
WALT DISNEY WORLD — Following the successful return of the Sorceror Mickey Hat to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and Spa, Disney Parks and Resorts and Spas has announced that every Disney theme park around the world will be getting a new, iconic hat.
First up, EPCOT Center, which now sports an custom-embroidered set of Mickey ears (pictured).
“We did make a mistake in creating that one,” Disney spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation) tells Uncle Walt’s Insider. “A manager at the Chapeau shop in Magic Kingdom insisted that she do the embroidery herself. She messed up three hats, all of which we had to trash. And they weren’t cheap, I can tell you. Finally, a trainee cast member took over the job and nailed it on the first try.”
The Magic Kingdom will be the next to get a hat, likely a giant crown resting on the top spire of Cinderella Castle. The hat for Disney’s Hollywood Studios is still being decided.
“We tossed around several ideas for a hat for the Chinese Theater,” Disney (no relation) says. “Unfortunately, most of the sketches played too heavily on the ‘Chinese’ part, and were, um, a bit culturally insensitive. That particular Imagineer has been reassigned to Custodial. We may just go with a giant bellhop hat on the Hollywood Hotel instead.”
Hats for the Disneyland parks and overseas properties will be announced in coming months.
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Cover photo of the new Epcot mouse ears via Depositphotos.