A new light up ear headband featuring the four Walt Disney World park icons is now available. We first found it in The Emporium on Main Street, U.S.A., at the Magic Kingdom.
Walt Disney World Park Icons Light Up Ear Headband – $39.99
This light up ear headband is part of the new Park Icons collection for Walt Disney World. The headband itself is dark blue with a light blue non-slip velour lining.
The plush bow in the middle matches the light blue liner in a satiny fabric. The park icons are split, with two on each ear.
Both clear plastic ears are flat with stars and polka dots in the background in shades of blue, pink, and gold.
The right ear has the Tree of Life from Disney’s Animal Kingdom and the Hollywood Tower Hotel (home to the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror) from Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The depictions are in a sketch art style with bold lines and few details.
Unlike the other three, the icon representing Disney’s Hollywood Studios is not the original. The park was formerly represented by the Earffel Tower. It was replaced by the Sorcerer’s Hat, but temporarily returned as the icon after the hat was removed in 2015. The Tower was then removed in 2016, and while there was some use of the Chinese Theater as an icon on and off, Disney seems to have settled on the Hollywood Tower Hotel as the true icon for the park.
The left ear features Cinderella Castle in her current pink and blue color scheme, as well as Spaceship Earth. The EPCOT entrance fountain pylons are visible in the foreground, and the geodesic dome shines in different colors where the relatively new lighting system can be found. The lights between the triangular panels are used to create visuals across the globe for a myriad of nighttime shows.
The light up headband comes with a USB charging cord.
It is not available online at shopDisney at the time of publication, though other parts of the Park Icons collection are. At Walt Disney World, we’ve found a myriad of other merchandise from the collection, including apparel, keychains, a towel, ornaments, a puzzle, a photo album, a mug, a blanket, and Starbucks items.