The Magic, The Memories, and Merch! September 2013 Photo Report of the Disney Outlet Store

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MMM_LogoWe all have our favorite stores in the Walt Disney World parks and resorts to get our fill of merchandise. Whether it’s World of Disney in Downtown Disney Marketplace, Villains in Vogue at DHS, or Everything Pop! at the Pop Century Resort , it’s not that hard finding a gift shop filled to the brim with the latest Disney vinylmation, t-shirts, and plushes. But did you know that there is a place where all the merchandise Disney has a hard time selling ends up? A truly magical store filled with discount prices and bewildering items straight form the House of Mouse? Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you The Disney Outlet Store.

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). Today we are going to look at the location near Disney.

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Where wishes are granted, dreams are fulfilled, and prices are slashed.

Our first item is a wicked queen bag that’s half off at $24.95. Not sure if this is bag is Vera Wang, Dooney & Bourke, or Made In China, but I have my suspicions.

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These 9 inch sparkly Vinylmation things actually light up ($9.99).

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This Lone Ranger shirt is $9.99. I asked and can confirm it does not come with a silver bullet to shoot yourself with if you consider wearing it in public.

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Speaking of shirts that need to be buried in the landfill that has all those Atari E.T. cartridges, here’s a Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom t-shirt that promises to give a “power boost.” I asked Anthony of the SOTMK blog, a world renowned expert in the field of card games, on what exactly is boosted, and he said, “feelings of shame, embarrassment, and lack of self respect.” Sounds right.

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This shirt is from the Oz the Great and Powerful movie and is down to $14.99 from its original $32.95 price.

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Here’s another shirt you can get for $14.95.

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Want to tell your friends you were on the Inaugural Cruise of the Disney Dream in 2011? For only $5.99 you can pretend you were there. When they ask how the AquaDuck was just tell them, “The line was too long.”

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This Mickey varsity jacket is only $51.99, a steep discount from its original price of $129.95.

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While this Mickey college sweater is $19.95. There are actually patches on the side. Both this and the jacket are pretty high quality items, all things considered.

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It didn’t say it anywhere on the cup, but I’m assuming the “GF” on this is for the Grand Floridan. They are $7.95.

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If you ever wanted to be ensconced in velour like George Costanza, the Character Warehouse has a pair of pants for you. $19.99.

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If you’d like your young one to dress up as Tonto from The Lone Ranger film, you can buy this outfit for $24.95, but keep in mind that the people working the register are legally required to report anyone who buys this to Child Protective Services.

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About to head into my favorite section…

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Calling all John Carter fans. Or should I say, calling the John Carter fan…

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Whatever this Vinylmation is (I couldn’t figure it out and the box didn’t say), it cost $74.95 originally. Down to $21.99.

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This has something to do with Alice in Wonderland, but I don’t get it. I see the Mad Hatter’s hat in the top left ear of the Vinylmation. Is it supposed to be the Mad Hatter?! This one’s also $21.99, and now I have to watch Alice in Wonderland again.

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This may be the ugliest Dumbo I’ve ever seen, but at least I can tell it’s Dumbo. This one was originally $99.95 and marked down to “only” $69.99. “Inconcievable!” – Vizzini, The Princess Bride

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Presented without commentary.

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Oakland Raider and New York Giants Vinylmation.

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A selection of some more sports themed Vinylmations.

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This particular Vinylmation set was “limited to two per customer.” If you need more than two of these, you need to evaluate some decisions you have made in life.

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This C3-PO Mr. Potato Head is branded with the Star Tours logo. I guess running into “C3-Potato” is the super rare 55th variation on what you can see in the ride. ($9.99)

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Disney luggage runs $49.95 for the smaller bags and $67.95 for the larger ones.

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Okay, these are Christmas tree ornaments except they are Halloween themed. Please don’t tell me that Halloween trees are becoming a “thing.” If so, I may scream.

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Mater and a bizarre C3-p0. I wish I could have been at the marketing meeting where after months of design and probably 10 layers of management signing off on this, someone said, “Yes! This is it. We nailed it.

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This one is for the Evil Queen from Snow White. All of these weird Mickey ear ornaments are limited to two per guest, but if you buy even one you should be subjected to an immediate drug test.

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While the Character Warehouse closer to Universal has a ton of various name tags, this location has just about every Disney Band you could want for $0.99, including this one with the park icons.

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Dumbo’s Ring Around the Nosy game. This looks like a game you would have seen Tom Cruise playing in Eyes Wide Shut.

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Cinderella Castle vase for $24.95

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Let’s go out with a bang shall we?

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Hate You 4 Never. That’s it for this month’s trip to the Disney Outlet. See ya soon on the next edition of The Magic, The Memories and Merch!

For previous editions of MMM, check out our visits to the Disney Outlet Store in July and August.

If you liked what you read here, you may enjoy THE SATURDAY SIX articles every week on the TouringPlans.com blog, as well as Pardon the Pixie Dust and Universal NOW! on the TouringPlans.com Podcast Network.

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Posted on September 30, 2013

19 Responses to “The Magic, The Memories, and Merch! September 2013 Photo Report of the Disney Outlet Store”

  • The Vinylmation with the hat is the walrus from “The Walrus & the Carpenter” story in Alice in Wonderland.

  • That weird Alice and Wonderland thing is the Walrus from the Walrus and the Carpenter bit.

    Now I feel ashamed…

  • The one is Humphrey the Bear I believe

    • Yes, that is Humphrey from the animation shorts. Used to be on before or with the Sunday ABC Walt Disney movie time or something. Love the song he and the ranger do together–Pick it up, put it in the bag, bump, bump. It is a hoot watch; it on you tube. How big are those vinylmations to be $22? Cannot be the 3″ size I bought in March.

  • I always love The Magic, The Memories, The Merch! posts but I sincerely wished you would have covered the store in a more positive approach. It seems as if you would pass horrendous judgment on the folks that would buy these things. It was just such a negative post this time around; and I had a hard time reading through the whole thing.

    • Appreciate you taking the time to write a response Rachelle. I definitely don’t want to go too far with the tone of MMM which is intended to be a light hearted look at something I really enjoy in the theme park world, merchandise. I promise next month will have at least 22% less negativity. :)

  • I am offended. I decided to take a break from decorating my Halloween Tree for fives minutes and clicked on this article. Just because you can’t appreciate a good game of ring around the nosy, or the comforting warmth of crushed velvet sweatpants doesn’t mean I can’t. “Mistress of all Evil”???? Nope, not all evil I’m afraid. Anyone who can’t enjoy 60% discounts on treasures like this is pure evil. For shame sir. May C3P-otatohead have mercy on your soul.

  • I live in the West. We all received emails from Character Warehouse that they were closing permanently. Wish it would come back! I’ve purchased a lot of junk but also some screamin’ deals!

  • Annoying post. This is what happens when Len openly begs for new bloggers.

    I was recently there and got some incredible deals… Long sleeve t-shirt for $9.99, Olszewski for half price, and more. If one had never been to this store, from reading your poor attempt at humor (and incorrect Seinfeld quote), he or she would think they only carried undesirable crap.

    Being lighthearted is one thing, but content is king. Why not mention how this store–off Disney property–has a Magicband reader for payment? I found that interesting.

  • Hey…I just put up my Halloween tree. Seriously, it has a tree skirt and a mummy tre topper and everything!

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