Disney Store Merchandise Report – August 2019

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Welcome to our monthly feature, the Disney Store merchandise report, where we look at merchandise that’s available in the physical store locations in the United States. There is some overlap on Disney-branded items with what’s offered in the stores in the Disney theme parks and resorts, and there is lots of overlap with what’s offered online at shopDisney.com, but not everything that’s online is in the stores, not everything that’s in the stores is online, not everything that’s in the stores is in the parks, and so on.

Photos of the in-store merchandise come from my “home” Disney Store location, the flagship store in Times Square, New York City.

Halloween

Halloween has come to the Disney Stores, the merchandise mix here is different from what’s available in the parks, but it’s no less spooky cute. Expect to find traditional black and orange items, as well as Nightmare Before Christmas items. Costumes are also starting to arrive in the shops; the regular princess garb is still there, as is the extensive Descendants costumes that arrived last month, but new fuzzy character costumes are now there also.

Haunted Mansion

In keeping with the Halloween season, the Disney Stores are selling some merchandise themed to the Haunted Mansion attraction in the parks. I’d previously only seen this in the Magic Kingdom.

Back to School

School districts in the South are already back in business, but where I am in the Northeast we still have a few weeks left to get ready. There are plenty of backpacks, water bottles, and other school necessities for sale in the stores.

Plush

Always a favorite Disney Store category, there are plenty of plush to choose from, at a variety of price points.

Themed Tees

Of course there are lots of themed tees in the shops, but not much that’s totally new.

Holdovers from Earlier in the Summer

Some of the merchandise from earlier in the summer is still available. If you want Toy Story, Lion King, Aladdin, the red and black housewares collection, the patriotic collection, the pride collection, or dog squad, this is your chance.

Are any of these items on your must-buy list? Let us know in the comments.

Erin Foster

Erin Foster is an original member of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel at DisneyWorldMoms.com, a regular contributor to TouringPlans.com, and co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line. She's been to WDW, DL, DL Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Aulani, DVC Vero Beach, and DVC Hilton Head. She's a Platinum DCL cruiser and veteran of 10 Adventures by Disney trips. Erin lives near New York City, where she can often be found indulging in her other obsession - Broadway theater. Erin can be reached on Twitter @MsErinFoster.

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