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The Magic, The Memories, and Merch! November 2018 Disney Outlet Store Photo Report

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Welcome to the latest edition of The Magic, The Memories, and Merch! the longest running monthly look at the Disney Outlet Stores in Orlando. After months of negotiations, we were finally able to convince Captain Cruiseline himself, Scott Sanders of the world famous Disney Cruise Line Blog, to drop anchor and join us landlubbers covering the Disney Outlet Stores. This month Scott and I saw a bunch of amazing items, including a t-shirt straight out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a Minnie Mouse painting that is next level bonkers, and a Rock ‘n Roller Coaster hat that has to be seen to be believed.

Enough jibber jabber! Ready to see what we we found? Alright, let’s go!

As we have stated many times in this fine blog series, we’re not exactly sure if a single piece of merchandise has ever been sold in the gift shop of Pandora: The World of Avatar outside of the Banshee puppets*. Pretty much every other item made for the land has made its way over the Outlets, and this month even more items joined the Island of Misfit Toys. First up, this completely INSANE Avatar monkey, which is apparently called a “Prolemuri.” It is HUGE and super creepy looking. Originally $26.99, it has been reduced to $13.99 and it will not surprise me one bit if these have to go down to $6.99 or lower for people to bite on it.


A whole bunch of kites have made their way to the Outlets this year, but almost all of them have flown over from Shanghai Disneyland. None of them hold a candle to this “Leonopteryx Kite” that was apparently sold in Pandora for $44.99. Can you imagine? It has been reduced to $19.99.

Avatar Kite.

One thing I do like about the Avatar toy lines is that it shows the names of the creatures in Pandora that literally no one knows. I was six years old and could tell you what a bantha, tauntaun, and rancor monster were from Star Wars, but this is the first time I have ever seen the phrase “Direhorse” for this creature from Avatar. Keep in mind that I love the movie Avatar and have seen it at least 50 times. Seriously. Originally $17.99, now $4.99.


Don’t forget to check out one of my favorite editions of the SATURDAY SIX: 6 Disney References in James Cameron’s Avatar.

Ok, last bit of Avatar merch are these shirts. Originally $19.99, now $9.99.

Avatar shirts.

*A one-time fad when released, even the Banshees went to Cast Connection discounted at over 50% off.**

**Presenting our FIRST EVER BREAKING OUTLET NEWS: WDWMagic is reporting Banshees are also being discounted in the parks now. You had a good run Banshees. You had a good run.


The big “theme” of the Outlets this month was MERMAIDS. Lots of mermaid stuff was throughout the store, including the main display when you first walk into the store. One of the items was this coffee cup. Originally $22.99, now $5.99.


Artsy mermaid plate. Originally $16.99, now $9.99.


Set of three bowls much more in line with the Little Mermaid animated film. Originally $22.99, now $9.99.


A much more ornately themed mermaid cup, with the handle being a tail. Originally $27.99, now $7.99.


There was a large mirror with the motto “Seas the Moment” emblazoned on it. I took several photos of it, but in each one there were several other Outlets guests in the mirror reflection, and the shots were not that flattering to them. So instead, we present the mirror with the iconic visage of Walt’s Frozen Head inside. For those of you out of the loop, The Further Adventures of Walt’s Frozen Head is a comedy with several scenes shot inside Walt Disney World. It’s a wonderful little movie, and tickets are available now for a screening in TAMPA, FL that will take place on December 12. Get your tickets here! When seeing the movie, stay tuned for the credits to see many names associated with the theme park community, including TouringPlans’ own Len Testa and Yours Truly.

Anyway, back to the mirror. It was originally $34.99, now $19.99.


Mermaid shirt and pants for kids. The price? Well…

Mermaid shirt.

…the price is now $12.99. It’s original price is who knows what. Here’s a peek at what goes into each edition of the Outlet Report. I take pictures of each tag to refer to later. When the store is busy, which it ALWAYS IS, there are times my personal space gets infringed upon and the picture ends up horrible. I almost always double check photos of the items, but don’t sweat shots of the price tags as much. For more how-the-sausage-is-made on the Outlet Report, each picture is titled and shrunk in size to upload into WordPress. Then I go through and try create as fluent a “story” as I can by keeping similar items together and trying to segue the best I can. In short, each edition of this fine blog series takes approximately 1,000 man hours to create. Maybe 10,000. (Editor’s Note: Copyeditors receive a text message 30 minutes before the article goes live that says “Can you take a look at this reeeeal quick?” So, add 30 minutes to those total person-hour totals. Thoughts and prayers are always appreciated, too.)

Your guess is as good as mine.

Another cute mermaid combo outfit for the kids. Originally $24.99, now $7.99. I actually bought the Little Mermaid hoodie to the left of this, but forgot to take a picture in the store and now it’s already wrapped for Christmas. I’ll have a picture of it next month while being worn, good enough?

Mermaid shirt.

Themed socks for kids. The Little Mermaid ones seemed more like vinyl than any regular sock I’ve ever seen. It can’t be comfortable. That said, I still bought it for a stocking stuffer. (Hey, I don’t have to wear it!) Both of these pairs were originally $9.99, now $3.99.


These socks featuring Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy were the front and back for one pair of socks. Originally $13.99, now $2.99.


Let’s take a look at some shirts, shall we? First up is one that caught my attention. Love Splash Mountain. One of my all time favorite rides at any park. Love the Angry Splash Mountain Lady Twitter account. Love my Splash Mountain tsum tsums. So as much as I love Splash Mountain, getting some of the kiddos in our family on the ride can be daunting, as they see the big drop while on the bridge in Fantasyland. After a lot of cajoling, and usually a bribe or two, they get on the ride and end up loving it. This shirt does a good job of getting across that feeling of your first ride, and their common complaint of “we barely got wet!” (which they also say about Kali River Rapids, but that’s a whole ‘nother story).

The shirt was originally $24.99, now $9.99, but something else caught my attention. The tag says it was for kids that were “36-39 inches in height.”

Splash Mountain.


Our next shirt is a good one for fans of Guardians of the Galaxy, as it is a t-shirt version of the shirt Peter Quill wears in Guardians of the Galaxy vol II. If you want to check out an interesting article on what the shirt “means,” check out THIS LINK. Originally $34.99, now $9.99.

Guardians of the Galaxy vol II

Very rare to see a Violet Parr t-shirt at the Outlets. Originally $19.99, now $9.99.

The Incredibles.

Super cute Jack Jack outfit (which had a pretty big disclaimer that you CAN NOT wear this into the parks) was originally $39.99, now $11.99. I actually bought the Pluto outfit next to it, which was originally $24.95, now $9.99.

Jack Jack.

Not sure if I’ve ever seen a POCKET on baby’s onesie before. WHAT WOULD THEY PUT IN IT?! I feel like I’m taking crazy pills!! Anyway that one was originally $29.99, now $9.99 while the cute Jack Jack/Mr. Incredible one was originally $19.99, now $9.99.


Cute Stitch outfit. Originally $29.99, now $9.99.


Speaking of Stitch, here is an Experiment 626 runDisney outfit. Originally $45, now $7.99.

Stitch (photo by Captain Cruiseline)

Nice seeing an Up shirt at the Outlet. Way too few of those. Originally $19.99, now $9.99.

You go Dug!

This is one of those head scratchers. Who buys this for their kid? Reduced to $9.99.


In case you didn’t see what size it is, the giant piece of masking tape will help.

Some nice outfits featuring 101 Dalmatians this month. Left one was originally $24.99, now $9.99, while the one on the right was originally $29.99, now $9.99. Love the stylized London bus.


Another cute one. Originally $34.99, now $12.99.


Big fan of these gift sets and have bought several versions over the past few months. Also picked up one of these. Originally $39.99, now $12.99.


From the L’il ThrillGeek collection is this Haunted Mansion shirt for the kiddos. Originally $24.99, now $9.99.


These dresses were ADORABLE. Ended up buying a Tink one because it had wings on the back. Again, it’s already wrapped so we’ll have a picture next month. Originally $39.99, now $14.99.


Are there THAT many young girls who like Minnie Mouse that much more than Disney Princesses? I mean I could totally see this shirt being sold for adults, but for young kids? I don’t get that one. Originally $24.99, now $7.99. Comes with a bow.


Have seen a ton of Surfer Mickey stuff over the years, but this is one of the first Surfer Minnie ones. I like the style a lot. This would be great to wear on a day spent at Castaway Cay or Typhoon Lagoon. Originally $34.99, now $9.99.

Surfer Minnie.

Tea Cups from Mad Tea Party. Fantasyland. Dumbo. Fantasyland. its a small world. Fantasyland. Dole Whip. Adventureland. Whatever. Originally $34.99, now $9.99.


To each their own I guess. Originally a bonkers $36.99, now $8.99.


Tank top on left was originally $32.99 – FOR A TANK TOP – and has been reduced to $10.99. Shirt on right, which is what kids today would call “busy af” was originally $39.99, now $9.99. Imagine paying $40 for that shirt? Jack got a better deal for his beanstalk beans.


Shirts to cosplay as Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, the original Theme Park Bloggers. Originally $39.99, now $12.99.


Large Goofy thing to hang on your wall or front door or something. Originally $29.99, now $17.99.


Apparently this year was the 25th anniversary of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Unfortunate timing for that film, because it was also the 25th anniversary of the movie Hocus Pocus, and that’s the movie got most of the attention in Disney circles. This hoodie for Nightmare was originally $59.99, now $17.99.

Jack Skellington. (photo by Captain Cruiseline)

This is a 25th anniversary bag for A Nightmare Before Christmas that was an INSANE $60 retail, now reduced to $17.99.

Bag. (photo by Captain Cruiseline)

And lastly some 25th anniversary coffee mugs. Reduced to $5.99. There are several things I like about The Nightmare Before Christmas (especially the This is Halloween song) but I am completely burnt out on anything related to Tim Burton. He’s on my list with Mark Wahlberg and Johnny Depp as people who are going to have to wow me again to bring me back into the fold.

Apparently this mug does some sort of change with liquid in it, but for me to drink coffee out of it I’d need “two sugars, one cyanide capsule.” (photo by Captain Cruiseline)

Staying on the Halloween theme, here is a Maleficent outfit for your ShellieMay plush. Reduced to $9.99.


Cinderella outfit for ShellieMay. Also reduced to $9.99. Remember, you are encouraged to buy all these outfits and take pictures of your Shelly May throughout Walt Disney World.


Lady outfit for ShellieMay.


There was a surprisingly large amount of Duffy Bear-related items this month. Aside from those ShellieMay outfits, here was a Duffy Bear in a safari outfit. You can’t really use this one for the outfits because those boots don’t come off. Originally $24.99, now $5.99.

Duffy in his @JamboEveryone outfit.

Duffy tsum tsums. 99 cents. I already have this tsum but of course I bought another.

Duffy tsum.

These were giant size Duffy tsums, which defeats the whole appeal of a tsum tsum in my book. Originally $16.95, now $7.99.

Duffy XL.

Olaf outfit for Duffy.


Speaking of Olaf, here are both sides of an Olaf-themed pillow. Originally $24.99, now $8.99.

Olaf pillow.

Like I wasn’t going to buy this Frozen Infant Set at 99 cents? Even if there wasn’t a young baby in our family and we didn’t live in Florida I’d have to buy one on sheer principle. Originally $21.99, and that’s a great deal!


Honestly have zero idea what this Elena of Avalor ornament has to do with the Disney “sketchbook” series. Maybe everything should just be in that series. It sings and has been reduced to $4.99.


Back for a second year are these popular Bambi dishware items. I picked up several for Christmas presents last year. The butter dish featuring Flower, gravy boat with Thumper, and Bambi creamer were all originally $24.99, now $12.99.

Bambi stuff. (photo by Captain Cruiseline)

The Bambi creamer looks much better here than when you actually use it at your house. To pour the cream into your mug, it basically looks like Bambi is throwing up into your coffee.


INTERMISSION: It’s time for a trip  to CALIFORNIA!

If you remember, last month we  we introduced a new member to the team in Christela McC. Since we can’t go one month without people asking about similar stores outside of Florida, Christela is our Outlet Correspondent who is going to send us updates from a Disney Outlet Store close to Disneyland. Her regular store is located in San Diego, and can be found off the last exit before the Mexico border at the Las Americas Premium Outlets. (Pro Tip: may want to check wind currents before you go so as to not be affected by any tear gas making its way up north.)

One amazing thing about the outlets out there is that they honor Disney Store promotions on park merch.  Christela’s most recent trip was during the Friends and Family promo, which offered an additional 25% off your entire purchase. On any other normal day, they offer an additional 10% discount if you pay using a Disney Visa card. This is a stark contrast to our Disney Outlets in Orlando, which continue their annual tradition of NO DISCOUNTS.

Anyhoo, first up is this Disneyland 2018 magnet. Reduced to just 99 cents.


This is a fun one. Here is a 2018 Mickey ears. Originally $29.99, now $6.99. But look what happens when you turn it over…

Mickey Ears.

…there’s a pair of Chip and Dale plush who are also wearing the 2018 Mickey Ears. How great is that?!

Chip and Dale.

Disneyland hat. Originally $24.99, now $4.99.


Seven Dwarfs purse. Originally $84, now $39.99. We had some of these Disney purses in Orlando last month and they seemed a lot higher quality. That pick axe thing looks neat, but the dwarfs themselves look like Colorforms just stuck on.


This month Christela also visited the Citadel outlets in Commerce, CA which is only 20 miles north of Disneyland.  They actually have a smaller section of parks merchandise compared to the normal one she goes to in San Diego, despite being much closer to Disneyland.

First up is this Disneyland Resort shirt for kids. Originally $24.99, now $4.99.

Kid’s shirt.

Disneyland socks. Reduced to $4.99.

Disneyland socks.

These shirts are from the Disney parks, but they do have a neat Walt Disney Studios logo on them. Originally $19.95, now $9.99.


Now back to our scheduled programming in Florida!

This next item was on my Outlet bucket list. I’ve seen this CD featuring music from Magic Kingdom hard ticket parties, and always wanted to buy it. But $24.98? Give me a break. Who do you think you are, the Columbia House CD scam? At least give me the 8 CDs for a penny first before you rip me off.

My heart grew three sizes the day it showed up at the Outlet for just $1.99.

Magic Kingdon CD. (photo by @ViewsAndQueues)

Time for some Disney Cruise Line stuff, and a whole bunch of items made their way from the 2018 Europe sailings on the Disney Magic. Here is the official scrapbook kit. Originally $14.99, now $7.99.

Front of scrapbook kit.
Back of scrapbook kit.

The Europe 2018 sailing keychain. Originally $14.99, now $7.99.


Interesting looking coffee mug. Originally $14.99, now $7.99.

Coffee mug.

You’ll need one of these shot glasses if you ever price out what a European sailing costs on the Disney Cruise Line. Originally $9.99, now $4.99.

“Toothpick holders.” (photo by Captain Cruiseline)

Dooney & Bourke bags. The purse was originally $206, now $103.99, while the smaller wallet was originally $158, now $79.99.

Europe bags.

This magnet set is designed for DCL guests to put on their stateroom doors. Originally $19.99, now $9.99.

DCL magnets.

Here’s another Tale Of Woe from the Outlets. There are times it gets so busy I just can’t take a picture comfortably, so I’ll put an item in my basket and take the picture later in the store where I can find some space. Well I did that for this DCL Alaska magnet set and then I forgot it was in my basket and accidentally BOUGHT IT. Captain Cruiseline can confirm, but I believe this is what we call a “sunk cost.” I could have bought 10 Duffy tsums with this money.

One of my favorite lines in Captain America: Winter Soldier, is Robert Redford’s character looking at his ships firing upon each other and saying, “What a waste.” That’s my exact thoughts getting home and realizing I bought this.

Europe 2018 hat. Originally $29.99, now $14.99.

DCL hat.

Okay, this is one for the all time books. This piece of “art” from the Star Wars day at sea was barely bigger than a postcard and originally cost $29.95!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was reduced to $1.99.


If I’m lyin, I’m dyin.


Back in my day, we called these Dumbo things “ashtrays.” Not sure if Millennials store their vape sticks in them now or what. Originally $13.99, now $4.99.


Mr. Toad ashtray. Same price as Dumbo.

Mr. Toad.

And a pirates of the Caribbean ashtray.


Bambi emoji coffee mug. Originally $22.99, now $7.99.


Mickey and Minnie emoji cup. Originally $16.99, now $5.99.


As a comic book fan, I love these Mickey and Minnie coffee mugs done in a comic booky style. Originally $16.99, now $5.99.

Comic book.

Mickey tumbler cup was originally $13.99, now $5.99.


Pluto coffee mug. Originally $16.99, now $5.99.


Look at this crap. Here are some Star Wars glassware that should have been blown up with the Death Star. This one is “themed” as if you were part of a Tie Fighter brigade or something. STR WRS? More like GTFO. Originally $13.99, now $3.99.


Here’s one for the resistance. Just as awful.


Actually forgot to post this picture last month, but all those Incredible Expo Tervis Tumblers from the Magic Kingdom that were originally $26.99 got discounted to $7.99. If you already forgot what the “Incredible Expo” was this Summer, well consider yourself lucky because it showed us exactly what Disney can do when it wants to mail something in. Disneyland gets Pixar Pier. We get the Incredible Expo and they won’t even have some class and bring over the Jack Jack Cookie Num Nums! BE FAIR TO FLORIDA!!!

Expo cup. (photo by @ViewsAndQueues)

By now you’ve noticed a lot of Minnie Mouse items have hit the Outlets this month. Smaller plate on left was originally $9.99, now $4.99, while the larger one on right was originally $9.99, now $7.99.

Minnie Mouse.

Animal Kingdom-themed plate was originally $12.99, now $7.99. The cup was originally $19.99, now $4.99.

Animal Kingdom.

More animal goodness. Plate and bowl were both originally $9.99, now $4.99.

Animal prints.

These plastic headbands just don’t seem like they would be comfortable, but there were a good amount of them this month including this one featuring Lightning McQueen.

Putting the “ow” in Ka-chow!

Fourth of July-themed Mickey Mouse ones.

When I think of Americana, I think of Hulk Hogan playing a guitar, but maybe that’s just me.

“Mickey” cadet hat featuring Minnie.


Here’s some nightmare fuel for you. An Aerosmith Rock ‘n Roller Coaster hat that looks like the love child of Guy Fieri and Willy Wonka (the Johnny Depp version, not the good one.) Originally $24.95, now $9.99.

This hat may go into the Outlet Hall of Fame.

Iron Man Mickey Ears. Had to get this after picking up the Captain America version a couple months ago. Originally $17.95, now $3.99.

Rewatched Iron Man 2 in the last week. Liked it a lot more than I remembered. Solid film with a lot of great stuff.

These Marvel action figures featuring Iron Man and Spidey were REDUCED to $17.99. I can’t even fathom that they were priced higher than that originally. Wow.

When Thanos snapped his fingers, the prices certainly didn’t drop in half.

Our Walt Disney World 2018 magnets were reduced to 99 cents.

“Magnets. F’n how do they work?!” – Insane Clown Possee

Can you imagine having a foam Test Track antennae topper on your car. I’m going to need to ask Bruce Prichard, “Is this a rib?


And they said Rivers of Light had no fans. NAY NAY! We now have proof otherwise!

Introducing the Rivers of Light personal fan. Reduced to $5.99. We’re going to start up a new Derek Burgan Crate, with items shipped monthly to you, Dear Reader. In next month’s crate will be the Rivers of Light blindfold, which will make the show much more watchable than this tiny fan.

This fan blew away all the shamans in the show.

Look how awful this pen shot is. I’m not sure I could have possibly taken a worse shot. ANY OTHER PART OF THE PEN WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER. I apologize. This was taken at the register and by this point in my Outlet Experience, I’m ready to scream. Reduced to $1.99.


Compare the photo style to this one taken by Captain Cruiseline. Perfectly captures everything you need to see for this Alex and Ani bracelet things. They ranged from $17.99 to $19.99.

Captain Cruiseline is a true professional.

Princess wands were 99 cents.  Had to buy one at that price.


They came in a couple different colors.


Expedition Everest Adventure Pack? This is something I would have LOVED as a kid. Would have begged my parents for it. Got a couple for Christmas gifts. Originally $12.95, now $5.99.


Don’t see much of the “Dorbz” at the Outlets, especially compared to Funko Pops! This is one featuring “Jolly Roger with Pirate Ship” for the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. I should have liked this more than I did, and would like to see more of these for other attractions. Originally $29.99, now $14.99.


Mac Launcher, with a Lightning McQueen that shoots out. originally $34.99, now $19.99.

Mac Launcher.

Bought a set of these Cars bath toys. Originally $17.99, now $7.99.


Bought this weird “Belle trapped in a super ball” thing for a stocking stuffer. Reduced to $1.99.


Postcard set featuring some wonderful its a small world-themed artwork. Originally $14.99, now $7.99.


This 2018 postcard was a lenticular one. For 19 cents? You better believe I bought one.

“Dear Len Testa, I’m currently on hour 14 of writing the Outlet Report. I don’t think I will make it back to sanity. Tell Laurel Stewart I lived with no regrets. Well, maybe I regret getting the S’mores dessert at the BOATHOUSE after eating a 28 inch pizza, but that’s it. Your Humble Servant, Derek”

Minnie Mouse hand sanitizer. Reduced to $3.99.

Hand sanitizer.

2018 pin sets. On the left is a booster set that was originally $29.99, now $9.99. The left is a starter set with lanyard. Originally $29.99, now $6.99.


Check this out, Christela out in California had the same exact booster set and it was reduced to $6.99. Meanwhile we at Walt Disney World are the straw that stirs the drink and we pay $3 more? BE FAIR TO FLORIDA!!!!


I feel like these Shanghai Disneyland pins have been at the Outlets forever.


Princess pins were reduced to $3.99.


Minnie Mouse pin was also $3.99.


More EPCOT 35th Anniversary merch this month, including this magnet. Reduced to $3.99.


Reusable tote bag. Reduced to $1.99.

EPCOT 35 bag.

The EPCOT 35 drinking game is “take a shot any time an EPCOT fanboy mentions Horizons.” Reduced to $3.99.

Shot glass.

This Starbucks EPCOT 35 Coffee Mug must have been sold at Fountain View in EPCOT.

Starbucks. (photo by Captain Cruiseline)

Kylo Ren lightsaber.


BB-8 MEGA playset.


Presented without commentary.


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 32819), and the other is on Vineland Avenue, right across I-4 near the exits to Disney World (8200 Vineland Ave, Orlando, FL 32821). They do not ship. There are items at the Outlets that you can buy both in Disney stores along with the Shop Disney Parks app, but you will be paying full retail for the items.

I often get asked “which store is better?” That depends. Vineland is close to Walt Disney World, while the I-Drive location is a hop, skip, and jump away from the Universal Orlando Resort. The Vineland Disney Outlet Store is much, MUCH bigger than the I-Drive location. However, the Vineland outlets in general are much, MUCH busier than I-Drive. Each have their pros and cons, and ultimately they carry much of the same items. For a Disney Outlet Store FAQ, check out this SATURDAY SIX Presents: Everything You Wanted To Know About The Disney Outlet Stores (But Were Afraid To Ask)

Previous editions of Magic, Memories, and Merch: July 2013August 2013September 2013October 2013November 2013December 2013January 2014February 2014March 2014April 2014May 2014June 2014July 2014August 2014September 2014October 2014November 2014December 2015January 2015February 2015March 2015April 2015May 2015June 2015July 2015August 2015September 2015October 2015November 2015. December 2015January 2016February 2016March 2016April 2016May 2016June 2016July 2016August 2016September 2016October 2016November 2016December 2016January 2017February 2017March 2017April 2017May 2017June 2017July 2017: The FOUR YEAR ANNIVERSARY special, August 2017September 2017October 2017 (tribute to the O.O.G.), November 2017December 2017January 2018February 2018March 2018April 2018May 2018June 2018July 2018 (FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY special with the introduction of the OUTLET HALL OF FAME), August 2018September 2018, and October 2018.

We also did an edition of Magic, Memories, and Junk for a non-Disney owned Outlet Store, and for you merch addicts like myself, you may also enjoy a look at the official Disney merchandise available on the Disney Cruise LineCastaway Cay, and at the Orlando International Airport. Want to see our favorite WDW resort-specific merchandise? Well, CLICK HERE!

If you liked what you read here, you may enjoy THE SATURDAY SIX articles every week on the TouringPlans.com blog and you can follow your humble author on Twitter (@derekbugan).

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17 thoughts on “The Magic, The Memories, and Merch! November 2018 Disney Outlet Store Photo Report

  • My whole family reads these great articles every month! Do you know if the outlets get merch in on specific days, or is it random?

  • If you want to offload the DCL Alaska magnets, I went on one of the sailings this year and would be more than happy to pay you for them. Seriously! Just let me know.

  • Any thoughts on the location in Sunrise compared to the Orlando locations? We will be driving from Miami to Disney World after a cruise and all three locations would be accessible during the drive.

    • Sunrise is a good place to check out as it will also break up your long drive up from Miami. They have had a lot of good park stuff there. As you saw this month, I’ve mentioned how many Pandora: The World of Avatar items have made it to the Orlando outlets. Well, Sunrise has gotten all the various Avatar cups and stuff too. You’ll be able to see a similar variety, possibly not deal with as many CM eBay pirates, and break up a monotonous drive, sounds like a classic Michael Scott win-win-win scenario to me.

  • Were the kites at Vineland? I’m thinking I need to go pick one of those bad boys up! Thanks, as always for the roundup.

    • All the pictures of kites this month were taken at the I-Drive location, but more often than not Vineland and I-Drive have many of the same offerings.

  • I love this column. Thanks for the laugh and your honesty!

  • FYI the Epcot shot glass (which we totally purchased as a shot glass) was listed as “Epcot Toothpick Holder” on the receipt which sounds much more tasteful…

  • I stopped by the character warehouse in November, took one look at the line to pay and said “there’s nothing I need enough to stand in that” and ran away. However I really want that Stitch running tank for future rundisney events so might try it again in January.

    • I’ve been told that the reason the Stitch outfit probably made its way to the Outlets is because it had no pockets, which come in very handy to runDisney people.

  • My family braved the outlets for the first time two weeks ago. Fighting against your advice, we showed up at Character Warehouse right at opening.

    I could write a full essay on the three minutes we spent there before we said, “We need to leave this place NOW” but instead I’ll just say that, Derek, whatever you’re paid to write these posts…it’s not enough.

  • I don’t live near FL or CA, I will probably never shop at any of these stores. Yet your writing style has me reading and laughing every post about a bunch of stuff I can’t actually buy. Bravo.

  • Hahahaha the pen caption was awesome. These posts read just like Derek is talking to you while walking through the store and pointing out ridiculous things. It’s a lot of fun. 🙂

  • Great as always Derek! The Shellie May costume you labeled as Cinderella is actually Elsa.

    • That is literally the first ever mistake in the Outlet Report.


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