How Much Do Mickey Mouse Ears Cost?


Written by:  Howmuchisit.org Staff
Last Updated:  August 14, 2018

Buying Mickey Mouse ears is an ideal way to commemorate a Disneyland or Disney World trip.  A wide range of choices are available, so the prices can vary for different styles.

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How much do mickey mouse ears cost at Disney?

The cost of Mickey Mouse ears will depend on the style you’re looking for, but on average, you can expect to pay anywhere from $15 to $25 for a set of ears you purchase right off the shelf at either Disney World or Disneyland.  These prices are subject to change, however.

Some hats, again, depending on the type you purchase, can be embroidered for a small fee, which is usually in the $3 to $7, depending on the font you choose.

On the Disney Parks Moms Panel, someone answered this particular question and said you should be prepared to spend $14.99 to $24.95.

At TripAdvisor.com, a few members chimed in and said you should be prepared to spend $12 to $20 for an authentic hat.

If you wanted to purchase from a third-party retailer, the costs could be much cheaper.  For example, on Amazon.com, a set of 12 basic ears retails for less than $20, bringing the costs to less than $2 per ears.

At the time of this writing, we contacted Disney and were given the following prices:

Type of Mickey Mouse EarsCost
Alice in Wonderland$19.99
Baby/Kids$14.99
Golden Ear Hat with Sequined Bow$24.95
Goofy$25.95
Grad Cap$21.95
Happy Birthday$30.95
Light-Up Ear Hat$28
Mad Hatter$17.95
Minnie$17.95
Minnie Headband$27.99
Misc. Characters$18.95
Plain$14.99
Princess$21.95
Sorcerer Mickey$17.95
Stitch Ear Hat$21.99




Factors that affect the price

Type of ear hat

The price for an ear hat depends on the type of hat you’re looking to buy. A basic Mouseketeer hat designed for an infant is often smaller and, thus, costs less than a style-specific tuxedo groom Mickey Mouse ear hat for men with a classic top hat.  Also, a hat may come in the form of a headband (for girls).  The cost of an ear headband with more elaborate designs and materials are typically higher compared with one having only basic frills.

Material

Depending on the supplier, especially if you purchase outside of the official resorts, ear hats may be made with different types of materials, with high quality, imported ones naturally priced higher.

Personalization

Some suppliers offer ear hats that can be personalized for a small fee.  Personalization may entail embroidering up to 10 characters.

Limited editions

Some Mickey or Minnie Mouse ear hats are offered for a limited time, such as the Year of the Ear edition.  These types can cost higher because of their highly-collectible features and limited supply.

What are the extra costs?

As noted above, hats can be embroidered for a small fee, if available.

Tips to know:

Some Mickey Mouse ear hats are exclusive to specific Disney resorts.  If you have your heart set on a particular set of ears, research the inventory ahead of time to make sure it will be available.

Compared to buying online, getting Mickey Mouse ears at Disney World offers you a lot more choices, including a chance to design your own ear hat.  They also offer a variety of ear hats for various times of the year, which is usually not offered online.

Always ask about the company’s refund and return policy when dealing with online dealers.  Some companies offer a full refund if products ordered do not arrive in 30 days.

When ordering online, make sure that your items are delivered on schedule, as you may not want to receive Mickey Mouse ear hats after a Disney World trip.

At Disney, they sell a wide variety of Mickey Mouse ears, ranging from something simple with basic colors to a hat more elaborate with lights and designs.

How can I save money?

Check out online retailers as they may be cheaper than the resort; however, if you do purchase from a third-party, be sure to check out the reviews to ensure you’re getting something of quality.

Avid Disney visitors recommend visiting local gift shops or outlet centers outside of the resort to save money.


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