The Magic, The Memories, and Merch! October 2014 Photo Report of the Disney Outlet Store

by on October 31, 2014 7 Comments

Filed under: Aulani, Beyond the Parks, Disney Cruise Line, Merchandise, Saving Money, Walt Disney World (FL)

MMM positiveToday marks the end of October, and what a month it was. Our long national nightmare finally came to an end as Disney announced that the Sorcerer’s Hat would finally be leaving Hollywood Studios. Also leaving DHS will be the Legend of Jack Sparrow, bringing the total amount of attractions at the park down to something like two (give or take). A new lumberjack show made its debut at Epcot, nets around the Tree of Life came down at Animal Kingdom, and Marvel announced it would be making Disney approximately 100 billion dollars over the next five years. All of this and I somehow managed to sail on my first ever Disney Cruise. This may go down in the history books as the greatest month of all time, at least until next month.

Enough jibber jabber! Who is ready to hit the Outlets? Remember that clicking on any picture will open a full size version of it (don’t say we didn’t warn you.)

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I Know What You Did Last Summer Mickey plush.

First up is a series of Alaska-inspired Disney plush.

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Slap a maple leaf on these and sell them at the new Canadian Lumberjacks show in Epcot.

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You can’t buy a white Goofy after Labor Day, everyone knows that.

 

The plush came from the Alaskan itinerary of the Disney Magic. Also from that ship came a whole bunch of t-shirts including this one from Greek Isles itinerary. Originally $24.95, now $9.99

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Disney Cruise Line shirt.

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Disney Cruise Line shirt.

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Disney Cruise Line shirt.

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Disney Cruise Line shirt.

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Disney Cruise Line shirt.

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Disney Cruise Line shirt.

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Disney Cruise Line scrapbook.

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Disney Cruise Line scrapbook.

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Disney Cruise Line scrapbook.

 

Here’s a fantastic Minnie and Mickey post card from the Alaska sailing.

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Disney Cruise Line postcard.

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Disney Cruise Line keychain.

 

Earlier this week I did a full write up on the merchandise available during my cruise on the Disney Wonder, which you can read by CLICKING HERE. Spoiler Alert, there’s some pretty cool stuff there.

Next up is a lot of Haunted Mansion merchandise, which was a little strange to see considering Memento Mori recently opened up at the Magic Kingdom, and you’d think several of these could be sold there at full price, especially during the Halloween season. Right now we are at a high tide moment of Haunted Mansion items with some of the best stuff Disney has ever done arriving almost daily at the parks and Downtown Disney.

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Haunted Mansion items on display.

 

These shirts were originally $24.95, now $12.99.

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Haunted Mansion shirts.

 

This Haunted Mansion serving plate was originally $24.95, marked down to $11.99. At least I think it’s called a serving plate. Normally, I would have no idea what this even was, but because I ordered my girlfriend a fruit platter for our stateroom on the Disney Wonder, and the fruit was served on a silver version of one of these, now I know what they are used for. We store bananas on it at home.

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Haunted Mansion serving plate.

 

These Haunted Mansion busts Christmas ornaments were originally $22.95, marked down to $9.99. I bought a set.

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Haunted Mansion busts ornaments.

 

Speaking of Christmas ornaments, dedicated Outlet Report readers will remember my seeing the Disney transportation vehicle ornament set two months ago, and the regret I had for not buying it. Last month they were all gone, but in a nice surprise there were more available this month. Originally $39.95, these were marked down to $16.99. Now I have to somehow convince my girlfriend to let me put 9 Disney themed ornaments on our Christmas tree. I think I’ll take a page out of Quentin Taratino’s playbook and buy another set of truly awful Christmas ornaments and present 15 to her that I want to put on the tree, so that I can then negotiate and “settle” on “only 9.” The struggle is real folks, the struggle is real.

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Disney transportation vehicle ornaments.

 

One thing we won’t be displaying this Christmas is one of these Mickey Mouse nutcrackers. Is it me, or does the Sorcerer Mickery nutcracker look like Bazooka Joe’s friend, Mort? These were originally $54.95 and now are $24.99. Actually, if these go down to $9.99 I may get the Sorcerer one just to prove to people down the road it actually existed.

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Mickey Mouse nutcrackers.

 

The best days at the Outlets are when something I’ve wanted to buy for a long time finally show up, such as this Hats Required shirt. Originally $21.95, it was marked down to $9.99. I’ve been eyeballing this one at the World of Disney store for a long time (check it out, over a year!), and I couldn’t believe my eyes.

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Yes!!!!!!!!!!

 

Does this shirt refer to the surfing lessons you can get at Typhoon Lagoon before the park officially opens? Is there anywhere else on WDW property that offers surfing? AM I LOSING MY MIND?!!

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I’ll be wearing this when I Hang myself Ten.

 

This next shirt was surreal. It has a giant oversized pocket in the middle of the shirt. That’s right, in the middle of the shirt. WHAAAAT?! Originally $36.95, this was now $14.99. WHO BOUGHT THIS SHIRT FOR $37?! I need names!

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Wow.

 

A whole bunch of Animal Kingdom shirts showed up, including this Kilimanjaro Safaris one. Originally $24.95, now $12.99. I thought this looked very good.

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Kilimanjaro Safaris shirt.

 

This “Himalayan Escapes” one is so surreal that I also love it. I am assuming it’a an Expedition Everest shirt, but I’m sure the boys at Radio Harambe will correct me if I’m wrong.

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“There and back with the flying Yak.”

 

I believe this Kilimanjaro Safaris shirt didn’t sell because no one has seen a lion walking on that attraction in over 15 years.

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Animal Kingdom shirt.

 

Expedition Everest shirt that isn’t that good. Originally $27.95, now $12.99.

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Expedition Everest shirt.

 

Of course, it’s not as bad as this Expedition Everest shirt. Who exactly is this for?

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Maybe the Yeti doesn’t move out of embarrassment.

 

I blew the picture on this one, but this was my favorite of all the Expedition Everest shirts and takes a more technical look at the attraction. I’ll take a mulligan on this one, and as an apology I offer you the SATURDAY SIX on Reasons Animal Kingdom is NOT a Half Day Park.

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Finally a good Everest shirt and my picture stinks. Like I said, the struggle is real.

 

Very artistic Snow White shirt that was undoubtedly sold at Tren-D at Downtown Disney. Originally $44.00, now $21.99.

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Snow White shirt.

 

I liked this children’s shirt. Originally $24.95, now $12.99.

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Believe.

 

I kinda like this WDW shirt, but the Mickey Mouse is so weird with his glasses like that I couldn’t buy it. Originally $29.95, now $12.99.

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‘Sup Mick.

 

This was a pretty high quality Fort Wilderness sweatshirt. Originally $66.95, now $39.99

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Fort Wilderness sweatshirt.

 

Some cool looking retro Epcot shirts came in. Originally $24.95, marked down to $12.99. I think these were introduced into Mouse Gear at Epcot earlier this summer.

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EPCOT Center.

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EPCOT Center.

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EPCOT Center.

 

With this hat, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith extends its dominant lead in the listing of Attractions With Most Merch Ending Up At The Outlets. Only Luigi’s Flying Tires will ever have a chance to take this one down.

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Rock ‘n Roller Coaster

 

These cups had a lot of weight to them. Originally $17.95, marked down to $7.99. With so many items this year using the Earful Tower instead of the Sorcerer’s Hat, it makes me wonder how long Disney knew it was taking the hat down.

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2014 cups.

 

Extremely sharp looking Expedition Everest themed travel mugs. Originally $19.95, now $11.99.

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Expedition Everest themed travel mugs.

 

I loved these Animal Kingdom canteens. I bought several to give out to the kids in our family. Originally $16.99, marked down to $3.95.

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Animal Kingdom canteens.

 

For months the only buttons available were a Maleficent and a Star Wars Rebels villain, but this month several new versions arrived.

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Buttons.

 

Here’s a next level bananas item. These mini-note pads are so small I’m trying to figure out what possible use they could be in anyone’s life.  The pads themselves are about the size of a quarter. For me to write anything that small I would more frustrated than Harry Potter after Dolores Umbridge gave him a blood quill and made him write “I Will Not Tell Lies.” Scratch that. I’m actually going to buy these little pads and hand them out with one of those giant erasers they now sell across property, just to screw with people’s minds.

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For when you want to write something, but you don’t have anything to say….

 

Speaking of things I don’t understand, more PockitPals showed up, including a pretty cool one based around the Disneyland Skyway ride.

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Why For?

 

Another surprisingly large selection of Aulani merchandise this month.

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Aulani merchandise.

 

Including this iPhone case. Originally $34.95, now $4.99.

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Aulani is Hawaiian for discount (or something.)

 

Class of 2014 Duffy the Disney Bear.

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Looking for the perfect gift for a University of Phoenix grad? Look no further.

 

A two pack of Animal Kingdom themed Vinylmation is now $6.99.

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Animal Kingdom Vinylmation.

 

I will stand by the fact that the ONLY character that works in Vinylmation is Mickey Mouse, so I was actually considering getting one of these for a second ($3.99.)

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2014 Vinylmation.

 

I don’t even know which one of these is weirder.

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I don’t have the strength…

 

Don’t ruin my dream that this DINOSAUR postcard was originally $17.95. I like to think of it being sold in the gift shop of the Four Seasons or Grand Floridian and some guy buying a dozen of them in a Brewster’s Millions remake.

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Sending this one to Matt Hochberg of WDWToday.

 

Some more Beauty and the Beast items showed up, I believe from the store at the Magic Kingdom next to Gaston’s Tavern.

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Beauty and the Beast items.

 

I believe these plates are also from that store and that they represent Be Our Guest Restaurant. Originally $39.95, now $19.99.

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Plates from Be Our Guest.

 

Now it’s time to hand over the reigns to Daisy Lauren of Daisy’s Best Week Ever fame. While I have been covering items from the Outlet store near Universal, Daisy is sacrificing herself helping us by covering the Outlet store near Downtown Disney.

Like my store, Daisy’s Outlet trip had a lot of Disney Cruise Line merchandise show up from the Alaska and Mediterranean sailings. She also had several items that weren’t at mine, such as this nifty Alaska shirt.

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Originally $24.95, now $9.99.

 

And this Disney Magic iPhone case.

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Originally $34.95, now $13.99.

 

Speaking of iPhone cases, it’s strange to see Frozen merchandise show up at the Outlets with any sort of discount.

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Originally $32.95, now $4.99.

 

Most Frozen merchandise is just sold at full price, such as these Anna and Elsa dresses. There are very few items outside of food sold for full price at the Outlet stores.

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$69.95. No discount.

 

An incredibly detailed Peter Pan snow globe.

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$48.99.

 

A little odd to see this cute Mickey Mouse Christmas tree topper out right before the holiday season.

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Originally $34.95, now $17.99.

 

Daisy scored one of the all time greatest piece of merchandise I have ever seen at the Outlet stores. A FASTPASS HOLDER.

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Originally $11.95, now $3.99.

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Outlet store perfection.

 

I’d like to send a big Thank You to Daisy and encourage all of you to check out her excellent work on the TouringPlans blog and follow her on Twitter. But, Daisy, did you really think I’d let you find the weirdest piece of merchandise of the week? Oh, nay nay…

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Presented without commentary.

 

Oh wait, it gets even MORE bizarre than that. How about a wooden replica of the MAMA MELROSE sign. This can be yours for just $79.99 (and a prerequisite drug test.)

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Mama Melrose Restaurante Italiano. If I didn’t see it with my own eyes, I wouldn’t have believed it.

 

 

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You’ll see The Yeti working before you see a women wear that pink shirt in public.

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). For this edition of MMM, we went to the location near Universal.

Previous editions of Magic, Memories and Merch: July 2013August 2013September 2013October 2013November 2013December 2013January 2014February 2014March 2014April 2014May 2014June 2014July 2014August 2014, and September 2014.

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

Posted on October 31, 2014

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