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.
Good news! They’re running a sale until July 21, earn $25 for every $50 you spend in the store.
The store still has plenty of the Toy Story Merchandise we featured last month. You will still find Forky on mugs, tees, and more. Here are few of the highlights.
As the Toy Story merchandise stock depletes, Lion King merch is taking its place. The new “live action” film opens on July 19.
The third installments of the Disney Channel original movie series is due out on August 2, but if you have a young daughter you already know that.
The store has a large supply of standard Disney princess dresses, but they’re also starting to carry a line of chic Disney-bounding princess-inspired clothing for kids.
A new display this month features images of dogs in the Disney animated films.
The store had a decent selection of Donald Duck-themed merch, presumably related to his recent 85th birthday. My favorite item is the adorable Donald-head cookie jar.
School Supplies and Backpacks
It that time of year again. Back to school! There are lots of fun school supplies, but I find the backpacks particularly interesting. Many are as cute as the Loungefly fashion backpacks sold in the parks, and these are about half the price.
I don’t often wish my kids were preschoolers again, but when I do, it’s almost always when I see adorable tiny clothing. I mean, how awesome are these Captain Marvel PJs? Pro tip: this sleepwear could absolutely double as a Halloween costume – more comfortable and actually useful.
As always, the wall of plush is brimming. Here too the selection is heavy on the dogs of Disney.
Some sections of merchandise are on sale. July 4th merch and other summer items are understandably marked down, as is the remainder of the Mickey True Original line that debuted several months ago.
Are any of these items on your must-buy list? Let us know in the comments.