It’s our favorite part of the month. Time to bathe ourselves in pixie dust, strap on our Mickey Mouse wristwatch, and put on our four armed Monsters University hoodie (because the weather is starting to turn just a little cooler) as we head out for our monthly photo report of the Disney Outlet Store.
The first thing of note when walking into the store is the amount of 2013 branded merchandise available: plenty of photo albums and magnets to grab, as well as calendars. I actually think giving someone a 2013 calendar for Christmas might make for a good gag gift with a note saying something like, “Better late than never,” or “Sorry, they were sold out of 2012s.” Or maybe rip out all the months but December and black out the first three weeks of the month. It makes for a cheap funny holiday gift!
Let’s take a look at some of the shirts available this month…
I saw that Mickey Mouse motorcycle riding club shirt, and I immediately thought of the Disneyland Social Clubs (such as the Wonderlanders, the Main St. Elite, and Neverlanders), and as a public service I want to remind you that Orlando is the official home of the best (and only) Universal Social Club, the Sons of Bananarchy.
Here’s a good Haunted Mansion shirt for Halloween.
And speaking of the Haunted Mansion, do yourself a favor and check out this recent short film by Josh and Jeremiah Daws titled “Followed From the Mansion.” A great followup to their amazing “Missing in the Mansion” short film last year.
Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s neat getting Cars Land stuff and would love to see some Indiana Jones merch over here, as well, but I wonder if the California outlet stores carry Primeval Whirl or Test Track merchandise. Do they have outlets in California? They must, right? I’m gonna get Seth Kubersky on the case and track this one down.
A whole bunch of items arrived from Storybook Circus in New Fantasyland.
Tons of Monsters University items were around the store.
We saw the Three Caballeros shirt a while back; here’s a hat for them as well.
Speaking of hats…
Let’s not forget the Star Wars fans when it comes to things to put on the head…
The pixie dust is starting to wear off, so let’s get to some Vinylmation while I’m still feeling good!
Let’s close this out with a bang! At the counter they had buckets of pins for just $0.49 each. I won’t tell you how many Orange Bird ones I scooped up…
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). For this edition of MMM, we went to the location near Disney.
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