Disney donates 600K repurposed Mickey Ear hats as medical masks |

Disney donates 600K repurposed Mickey Ear hats as medical masks

A medical team models the donated Mickey ear masks. Photo [CC0] via Pxhere.

They’re slow in getting to providers, though. Custom name embroidery takes time.

WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL — Like so many businesses during this crisis, The Mad Hatter hat store at the Disneyland Theme Park and Spa is using its special skills to respond to the medical emergency. They are the staging ground for approximately 600,000 mouse-ear hats being donated to hospitals as medical masks.

Great ideas from the (former) top

“It was my plan from the start,” said deposed CEO Bob “Robert” Chapek. “I thought to myself, there are literally hundreds of thousands of guests who aren’t at Disneyland right now. And every one of them might have bought a Mickey ear hat and can’t, so we probably have quite a few of them lying around!

“Then the call went out for face masks. My first thought was, hey, doesn’t the company own a hockey team? Those hockey goalies wear masks! But apparently we unloaded that team a long time ago.”

M-I-C, K-E-Y, C-O-V-I-D

“Then I came up with the ear hat thing,” Chapek continued. “I thought, perfect! They’re already the right size and shape, they have an elastic band, and you can breathe through them. At least I think you can breathe through them. We probably should have checked that. But when you wear it as a mask, the ears stick out horizontally, kind of, so you can put, like, chips and guacamole on them!”

Chapek is proud of his contribution to the fight against the virus.

“It’s ideas like mine that made Bob Iger so eager to get back in the game and take back the company!”

So what if you can’t breathe through them, beats getting the virus, right? Let us know in the comments below!

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Cover photo: A medical team models the donated Mickey ear masks. Photo [CC0] via Pxhere.