It’s CHRISTMAS! Santa has arrived and delivered presents to all the good little boys and girls, so this is a great day to lather ourselves up in pixie dust, strap on our Gaston’s Tavern Barrel Hat, and put on our Mickey Mouse “Swaggy” shirt as we head out for our monthly photo report of the Disney Outlet Store and see the type of gifts for which “coal” is a better option.
Faithful readers of the MMM have seen a slow trickle of 2013 branded merchandise appear at the outlets over the past few months, and now the flood gates have officially been opened.
Pretty much every thing you can think of with “2013” on it has shown up, including backpacks and European carry alls…
That 2013 Matchbox plane you were looking for… ($5.99)
A Heroes/Villains shirt which I really wanted to like but I just can’t with the awful color design ($14.99)
I also like this “four parks” 2013 shirt ($10.99)
Looking inside the shirt gives a quick glimpse of exactly what makes America great…
I was VERY excited to see some new 2013 Epcot Food & Wine merch show up, including these plastic plates, which normally sell for $5.95 at the festival, reduced to just 99 cents.
This Food & Wine Half Marathon long sleeve shirt is only $18.99, a far cry from its original $49.95 price tag.
I enjoyed these WDW “1971” shirts (all around $12.99)
There were some smatterings of Halloween related merchandise around the store, but very few official Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party items.
I had not noticed CDs before. There were a total of four. There was only one copy of these Tapestry of Nations CD. Made in 2001. It was $19.95.
Other CDs included one for Animal Kingdom, one that included music from various parades around Walt Disney World, and the soundtrack for The Lone Ranger. Out of the four CDsl all were full price with no discounts except one. I BET YOU CAN”T GUESS WHICH ONE WAS REDUCED.
These two piece D23 luggage sets were $99.95 each.
Behind the counter they had this shower curtain that is used in the Finding Nemo suites at the Art of Animation resort. I remember when AoA opened there seemed to be a lot of talk about how you would be able to buy items that are used inside the rooms, but other than shower curtains I haven’t seen anything else for sale. Judging by the fact that the shower curtains are now in the outlet stores, that’s not a good sign we’ll be seeing more items become available. That’s a shame because there is some really cool stuff in those rooms. I know I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on one of those ottomans that look like a tree stump in the Lion King suites.
Also behind the counter were a pair of Helly Hansen boots and satchel bag. I literally thought “Helly Hansen” was a character from The Lone Ranger movie until my girlfriend pointed out it’s a clothing manufacturer.
Presented without comment….
These Mickey Christmas “toothpick holders” aren’t too bad (were $24.95 now $9.99)
For you Disney Olszewski collectors, here’s a pretty stunning piece of work. Faithfully reproducing the theme parks to scale, here is the “Disney Clothiers & East Main Street.” I can definitely see the attraction in these and would do anything for something similar for Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
Let’s look at one of the “collectibles” I just don’t understand at all: Mickey ear ornaments. Keep in mind these originally sold for $27.99 each and are now $6.99.
I want to go into 2014 on a good note, so we’re only going to look at one Vinylmation this week.
And we’re going to close on my all time favorite item ever seen at the Disney Outlet Store. My jaw dropped seeing this in person.
AMAZING!!!! I cannot believe this exists! It’s like BlackBerry and My Disney Experience had a baby.
I love that there is a button that says “insert.” What could you possibly insert in this besides your suicide note? All I can picture is the booklet of directions included being even more incomprehensible than the directions for my Transformers Evac action figure. I love absolutely everything about this item and want to buy one for every single one of my theme park friends. ($7.99)
That’s it for this month’s trip to the outlet store. I hope you enjoyed the ride this year, and I hope to see you again in 2014!
There are actually two Disney outlet stores in Orlando. Both are in Orlando Premium Outlet shopping complexes, and they are called Disney’s Character Warehouse, presumably because The Land Of Misfit Toys was already trademarked. There is one Character Warehouse located on International Drive close to Universal Studios (4951 International Dr, Orlando, FL 3281), and the other is on Vineland Avenue, right across I-4 near the exits to Disney World (8200 Vineland Ave, Orlando, FL 3282). For this edition of MMM, we went to the location near Universal.