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