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    New Disney ears make visitors part of the show



    Over the years, Disney theme parks have offered over 200 different varieties of Mickey Mouse ears for guests to wear.

    The latest version, which debuted Friday with the relaunch of Disney California Adventure, includes technology that let the ears glow and change colors in sync with the music of shows at Disney theme parks.

    "Glow With the Show" Light Up Mickey Mouse Ears - YouTube

    But they are not cheap: The price for the glowing ears is $25 while the plain black version sells for about $14 at the park.


    The video above shows how the ears glow to the "World of Color" attraction at California Adventure.


    Disney officials say the ears include circuitry to receive signals to light up and change colors not only for the "World of Color" show and but also the new "Mad T Party" dance party, inspired by the Alice in Wonderland story.


    Merchandise sales typically generate about 20% of theme park revenue, but that percentage spikes when a park offers new souvenirs, clothes and hats that are tied to the opening of a new attraction or holiday celebration, according to theme park industry experts.


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    Re: New Disney ears make visitors part of the show

    I hope they spread these to other parks. This would go great with the show IlumiNations in EPCOT. all around world showcase there are flashing lights.



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    I hope they come out with the ones that are like head bands ones instead of the hat ears like the ones shown below.


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    The problem with those ears are if only a few people buy them for the show they are more annoying than amazing. I've seen both videos opening night where everyone got them free was amazing. The following night where like 30 ppl had them scattered around the crowd was far less amazing



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    Re: New Disney ears make visitors part of the show



    Quote Originally Posted by ChefMickey79 View Post
    The problem with those ears are if only a few people buy them for the show they are more annoying than amazing. I've seen both videos opening night where everyone got them free was amazing. The following night where like 30 ppl had them scattered around the crowd was far less amazing
    I've made that same comment elsewhere, and think they should either include them for "special" guests (e.g. on park hotel stays), make them part of the "dining plan", or just hike park tickets.

    For the ears to have full effect, participation is really a must. Otherwise they are just as bad as all the other light up gizmos they sell that people buy anyway, and far less profitable.


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