A new line of face masks with Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars characters will let Disneyland visitors add a little superhero, princess or intergalactic flair to their Disneybounding attire once the Anaheim theme park reopens following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Disney has unveiled 24 new cloth face coverings featuring Mickey Mouse, Hulk, Baby Yoda and other characters amid the continuing coronavirus outbreak.
Disney will donate masks and initial profits from the sales of the protective gear to a non-profit organization that collects and distributes donated medical supplies.
Disney’s two Anaheim theme parks, three hotels and outdoor shopping mall remain closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Four-packs of the non-surgical, non-industrial grade face masks will be available for preorder in the United States for $19.99 on the ShopDisney online store.
“We realize this is a challenging time for families and wearing any type of mask can be daunting,” Disney store and shopDisney senior vice president Edward Park said in a statement. “Our hope is that Disney’s cloth face masks featuring some of our most beloved characters will provide comfort to the families, fans and communities that are so important to us.”
The new masks include designs featuring Minnie Mouse, Disney princesses, Little Mermaid, Anna and Elsa from Frozen, Forky from Toy Story, Woody and Buzz Lightyear, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, R2D2 and the Avengers,.
One series of masks features nose and mouth close-ups of Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh and Marie from the Aristocats. A Monsters Inc. mask features a close-up of Mike Wazowski’s lone eyeball. The Baby Yoda mask features The Child drinking from a cup.
Disney is donating 1 million of the non-medical, reusable masks to MedShare, a non-profit humanitarian aid organization that collects and distributes donated medical supplies. The donated masks will be distributed by MedShare to underserved communities and organizations working to limit the spread of COVID-19 in California, Florida and across the U.S.
Up to $1 million in profits from the U.S. sales of the Disney coronavirus masks will be donated to MedShare to support the medical community’s ongoing COVID-19 treatment efforts.
Disney has already donated more than 100,000 N95 masks to California, New York, Florida and Washington, D.C.