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

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MMM positiveToday is not just any day. Today is Black Friday. The official beginning to the Christmas shopping season. A day of bargains, lines, and absolute terror excitement. There couldn’t be a better day to lather ourselves up in pixie dust, strap on our Jessie cowgirl hat, and put on our Mickey Mouse “Hang Loose” shirt as we head out for our monthly photo report of the Disney Outlet Store.

You may remember last month that the outlet stores started selling 2013 merchandise at a deep discount, and this month a whole bunch of 2013 branded items joined the clearance rack including pins, graduation hats, basketballs, and laptop covers.

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I couldn’t figure out what that small 2013 thing was in the middle. I concluded it was a stress toy that you squeeze to release tension. Or at least that’s what I was using for after trying to get this items to stand up after five minutes.

 

I’ve written about Cars Land and other Disneyland/Disney California Adventure merchandise at the outlets, but this trip was the first time I have ever seen Aulani stuff. I actually did a double take when I realized what it was.

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Aulani hat. $7.99

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Aulani bag ($13.99, originally $40)

 

This hat blew my mind. The logo was a drawing of the African continent with a peace sign, and the hat was in camouflage. Possibly the perfect hat for your Duck Dynasty Kwanza party. However, the mind blowing part was that there is a hidden pocket on the inside of the hat!

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On the inside of the hat you pull this tab…

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And this hidden pocket opens up!

Who is the market for this?! All I could think of when I saw this hat was the classic Saturday Night Live skit where they go to an African-themed store and every single piece of merchandise was used “to put your weed in it!” This hat was originally $24.95 but is now $7.99 (and I bought one!)

But that wasn’t even the weirdest hat in the store.

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Originally $19.95, this hat is now $6.99 and is the perfect hat to wear to the Saving Mr. Banks premiere.

Anyway, a couple Animal Kingdom items showed up this month. Can you figure out what the shirt is supposed to be? It looks like it is supposed to be the Tree of Life, but all the leaves are gone. Is it supposed to be just a random tree from the Kilimanjaro Safaris? The shirt was $14.95, the hoodie $35.95 and the water bottle holder $8.95.

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Animal Kingdom shirt, hoodie and water bottle holder (top)

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This is actually kind of neat. The Tree of Life with cartoon animals in it.

Let’s check out some of the shirts available this month. These men and women WDW shirts for $12.99 weren’t too bad.

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There were several World Showcase themed shirts available…

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$16.99

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Came real close to picking this up for $19.99. The “Canada” stitching sticks out and is pretty sharp.

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$14.95

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USA! USA! USA!

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$16.99

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More Germany Pavilion related pieces of merchandise. I Googled what “Gute Reise” meant and it said “bon voyage” or “good travels” so I have no idea what that means in terms of a coffee mug being sold at Epcot. Maybe the cup should have had “Die Linie für Soarin’ ist zu lange” instead.

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A dole whip shirt, the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for a woman you’re trying to break up with.

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Halloween shirt, but not MNSSHP. $17.95

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Jack Skellington done in an Andy Warhol-like style. $14.99

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I actually bought this shirt when it was full price at World of Disney. It’s now $14.99

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Another piece of Donald merch I like a lot. $26.99.

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Now this one I don’t understand at all, but probably explains why Donald is so mad in the other two.

 

These leather jackets were interesting. They had one of the highest, if not THE highest price tag in the store (at $189.99 each, reduced from $370).

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And they were all “tied” together to help prevent retail theft.

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I did like this tag on the inside of them.

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Here’s a Halloween Mickey Ears hat with a top that you can pull up…

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Chip and Dale underneath. ($7.99)

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Dumbo hat ($9.99)

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Grand Flo hat for $9.99

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This Turkey Leg wallet is a steal at $5.99 (although I’m not sure who is doing the stealing)

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Storybook Circus shot glasses for $13.99

 

I bought a pack of these paper drink coasters, a great value at $5.99 and included all six designs.

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Presented without comment

 

Star Wars fans, all the exclusive sets released when Star Tours: The Adventures Continue opened are now at the outlets. They are $24.99 each or two for $39.99.

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Wine and Dine half marathon decals were here. These are perfect for people like me who want all the exclusive merch from the various Run Disney events but have zero inclination to actually, you know, run. Here’s a great article by Todd Perlmutter detailing his experience with the Wine and Dine half marathon in 2011.

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Originally $7.95, this decal is now $1.99 and all your friends will think you ran to get it! Win Win!

 

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I really like this style of Disney dolls. Sort of “manga” style.

We’re running pretty long this month so let’s look at some Vinylamation before we go..

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Disney Afternoon. I consider myself a pretty big Ducktales fan and I don’t remember the character on the right – Fenton Crackshell – at all. $20.99

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I’m sorry, but i just don’t get it. $4.99

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Interesting steampunk inspired “Mechanical Kingdom” series. If this were done as a Park Starz style of Vinylmation I would buy all of them. $4.99 each

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I still think I hallucinated this. $14.99

I’m gonna have to tap out, but before I go let me show you one of the greatest store signs I have ever seen.

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The Disney Outlet Store, where even the “Non Limit” merchandise have a limit

IMG_0480There 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 Universal.

Previous editions of Magic, Memories & Merch: July 2013Auguest 2013September 2013, October 2013.

If you liked what you read here, you may enjoy THE SATURDAY SIX articles every week on the TouringPlans.com blog, as well as the Pardon the Pixie Dust podcast.

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Posted on November 29, 2013

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