Lend Me Your Ears (and $1,000): The Most Expensive Mickey Ears on Sale Now

by | Nov 16, 2021 | Magic Kingdom, WDW Blog, WDW Merch, WDW News

How much would you spend on a pair of Mickey Ears? $35? $50? $100? If you want to get your Mickey-gloved hands on the most expensive Mickey ears currently available, you’ll need to fork over a cool $1,000. (Back in 2015, an even MORE expensive pair retailed for $2,000.)

Disney teased the Luxe Logo collection of merch for the 50th Anniversary Celebration way back in August, and we knew it was meant to be the most upscale collection of Disney World 50th merch to date, but man oh man, were they not kidding when they said it was gonna be high-class.

The Luxe Logo collection includes everything from Starbucks tumblers ($49.99 well spent?) to sweatshirts to Kate Spade bags, but the most notable pieces of the collection come from the trio of Mickey ear hats and headbands.

Here are the three ear sets you and Scrooge McDuck can choose from:

  • Luxe Logo Leather Ear Headband by Loungefly ($225)
  • Luxe Logo Jeweled Headband ($750)
  • Luxo Logo Jeweled Ear Hat ($1,000)

Find this black and gold collection at Uptown Jewelers in Magic Kingdom.

The Most Expensive Mickey Ears on Sale Now: Yours for $1,000

If you’ve got piles of money lying around and nothing better to spend it on (like a Disney World Annual Pass, which costs pretty much the same amount), consider one of these Luxe Logo ear sets.

Luxe Logo Leather Ear Headband by Loungefly ($225)

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Luxo Logo Leather Ear Headband. Photo by Ilana Robinson

Somehow $225 is considered the cheap end of the spectrum. As the economy ears of the Luxe Logo collection, this leather ear headband by Loungefly offers you an easier route into upscale Disney merch.

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Luxo Logo Leather Ear Headband. Photo by Ilana Robinson

What does $225 get you?

  • Gold leather ears embossed with Cinderella Castle and the 50 logo
  • A gold leather headband with the Loungefly logo
  • A black leather bow

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Luxe Logo Jeweled Headband ($750)

If $225 is chump change to you and you wanna throw down more than triple on some truly elegant ears, consider the Luxe Logo Jeweled Headband. But at “only” $750, these aren’t technically the most expensive Mickey ears in the collection (but don’t worry, we’re almost there).

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The Luxo Logo Jeweled Headband. Photo by Danny Shuster

Instead of leather for the ears, you’ll instead find gold gems and sequins, all hand-stitched. To offset the gold, the headband includes a black velvet headband, stamped with the Walt Disney World logo.

This hat comes with a commemorative box and a dust bag.

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The commemorative box. Photo by Danny Shuster

Luxe Logo Jeweled Ear Hat ($1,000)

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The Luxo Logo Jeweled Ear Hat. Photo by Danny Shuster

But if you have $1,000 lying around (or even $2,000, as Disney points out that customers can purchase up to two), rejoice: You can afford the most expensive Mickey ears on the market.

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The Luxo Logo Jeweled Ear Hat retails for $1,000. Photo by Ilana Robinson

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The Luxo Logo Jeweled Ear Hat is limit two per customer. Photo by Ilana Robinson

Just like the jeweled headband, the jeweled ear hat comes with a dust bag and commemorative box, which is probably where you’ll wanna keep these ears. This gold sequin- and gem-covered hat is not something you’d wear onto Splash Mountain.

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The Luxo Logo Jeweled Ear Hat. Photo by Danny Shuster

The black is more subtle on the hat, used for the lining only. Otherwise, the Mickey ears hat is a glowing beacon of gold.

The Most Expensive Mickey Ears Ever?

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Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

While the $1,000 Luxe Logo Jeweled Ear Hat is certainly the most expensive set of Mickey ears on the market right now, nothing that I’ve found has yet topped the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Ear Hat from Disneyland’s 60th anniversary. This hat cost double what the Luxe Logo Jeweled Ear Hat goes for: $2,000.

In total, Disney only made 24 of these bad boys.

Don’t Forget the Vera Wang ($600)

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The $600 Vera Wang ears. Photo courtesy of Disney

While not part of the Luxe Logo collection, Disney also released a wedding-esque pair of Mickey ears from the Disney Parks Designer Collection, in collaboration with Vera Wang. These Minnie Mouse ears retailed for $600 and were available starting yesterday in the parks and online … and they’ve already sold out.

PHOTOS: Luxe Logo Collection

Some more photos from the Luxe Logo 50th Anniversary merch collection:

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The Luxe Logo Collection is upscale. Photo courtesy of Disney

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Photo by Danny Shuster

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Photo by Danny Shuster

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Photo by Danny Shuster

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Photo by Ilana Robinson

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Photo by Ilana Robinson

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Photo by Ilana Robinson

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Photo by Ilana Robinson

Real Talk: Let’s Shop Small

Yes, these Mickey ears are beautiful, but did you know, for $750, you could get a handful of custom-made Mickey ear headbands from an artist on Etsy or another small shop?

Our own communications director Tatjana Lazar creates custom ear headbands for $80 a pop, including shipping from Canada. Tatjana doesn’t design these because she’s getting rich off them but because making them brings her joy—and brings joy to the recipients.

Here’s a sampling of Tatjana’s custom ears:

Limited Edition Luxe Logo Leather Ear Headband by Loungefly

Homemade Mickey ears by Tatjana Lazar. Photos by Tatjana Lazar

Whether from Tatjana (just DM her on Instagram to work out an order) or from another small business, I definitely urge you to consider an alternative for your Mickey ears. Sure, going on to shopDisney and ordering a pair ahead of your next trip to Disney World is certainly convenient, but it’s so much more magical when 1) you can get a custom pair made just for you and 2) you support a small artist while doing it.

But if you’re a mega Disney fan who just has to have those top-dollar Mickey ears, hurry down to Magic Kingdom while they’re still in stock—or be prepared for huge markup when these things appear from resellers.

Note: A previous version of this article stated that the Luxe Logo Jeweled Ear Hat was the most expensive pair of Mickey ears ever made. Thanks to Josh for the correction!

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Written by Timothy Moore

Written by Timothy Moore

Boom baby! Timothy Moore is excited to serve as your managing editor and resident Disney Renaissance expert. When he's not drinking around the world at EPCOT or gobbling down Mickey Waffles for breakfast, he can usually be found with his partner hiking and kayaking the great outdoors, putting off writing his novel by playing Nintendo Switch, or telling his dogs Goomba and Blooper that they're the best boys in the world ad nauseam (because they are).

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