The Magic, The Memories, and Merch! June 2016 Photo Report of the Disney Outlet Store

by on June 30, 2016 24 Comments

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MMM positiveWelcome to the latest edition of The Magic, The Memories, and Merch! the longest running monthly look at the Disney Outlet Stores in Orlando. We’re now officially into the Summer season here in Orlando and that usually means a whole bunch of new stuff  is available to satisfy the hordes of families coming from around the world. Universal soft opened its Skull Island: Reign of Kong  attraction. How to describe Kong? Well, think of your favorite family friendly attraction. Now think of what the complete opposite of that would be. However Skull Island wasn’t the only queue that brought grown adults to tears as Frozen Ever After officially opened in Epcot and had 300 minute waits. Now, 300 minutes doesn’t sound that bad until you work out how many hours that actually is. Five hours. FIVE HOURS.  In five hours you could fly from Orlando to Anaheim, start and almost finish a runDisney marathon, or build two meth labs at Disney’s Pop Century Resort.

The new Frozen attraction wasn’t the only thing new at Epcot as the Royal Sommerhus meet and greet with Anna and Elsa opened with a wonderful tribute to Maelstrom, and we also had the new Soarin’ Around the World to replace the old Soarin’ Around Scratch Marks and Dust Bunnies. Many guests are raving about the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks show at DHS, and SeaWorld opened the first ever hyper coaster in Orlando with Mako. With a staggering height of 200 feet and speeds up to 73 mph, you could ride Mako approximately 32,000 times while waiting in line for Frozen Ever After.

Now while all of you were reading the Shanghai Disneyland etiquette guide – reminding guests, among other things, not to use the landscaping as an outhouse – Outlet Intern Julia Mascardo and I were hard at work to bring you the quality Outlet coverage you expect deserve!

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 yo

It has been a long time but new Tsum Tsums finally showed up, including these three from the Tangled line. Here are Maximus, Pascal, and Rapunzel.  All Tsums are $2.99 and I always buy one of each.

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Tangled Tsums.

Also new was this Mulan Tsum Tsum. EDIT: The comments section suggests this is Mother Gothel from Tangled, which much more sense

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Got me.

I was this close to buying this really long gator plush. At least I think it’s a gator. Originally $26.95, now $14.99.

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Reptile 2695 1499

Here is a generic Black Bear plush. Originally $16.95, now $9.99. This was made by the same company who is making all the Kong plush for Universal right now.

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Another item I went back and forth on picking up is this lantern, and now I regret leaving it. Talk about a next level bananas lantern. All four sides have a horror-themed mock movie poster featuring Disney characters in the Magic Kingdom. Originally $34.95, now $12.99.

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Terror lamp.

First was Donald Duck along with Chip and Dale in Tomorrowland.

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Tomoro

Then Pluto in Adventureland.

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Adventureland

Minnie Mosue in “Faboolous” Fantasyland.

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That’s a five star bad pun.

And finally a collection featuring Goofy in Frontierland get up along with the Hictchiking Ghosts. What a bonkers lantern!

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Beware!

Rare to Myles From Tomorrowland merch at the Outlets, but here is a giant ostrich named “Merc.” I looked it up and the name is actually M.E.R.C. which stands for Mechanical Emotionally Responsive Creature.  Whaaaaaat?! Originally $24.95, now $16.99. And now that I think about it, as someone who grew up collecting M.U.S.C.L.E. toys (Millions of Unusual Small Creatures Lurking Everywhere, I guess M.E.R.C. isn’t that strange after all.)

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Theme Park bloggers are Emotionally Unresponsive, unless we get a chance to be #first.

I thought this was a pretty cool action figure set featuring Myles, M.E.R.C. and a spaceship. Was thinking about getting it but the discount just wasn’t enough. Originally $19.95, now $16.99.

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Myles from Tomorrowland set.

You know I had to get this Orange Bird plate. Originally $6.99, now $2.99.

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Orange Bird.

However I passed on this Orange Bird salt and pepper shaker. Originally $9.95, now $3.99.

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Orange Bird.

This may be the first item featuring Hades I have ever seen at the Outlet. Originally $32.95, now $14.99. It actually gave me a flashback to the last time I saw a shirt featuring Hades, at the disastrous Villains Unleashed event.

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Hades.

These shirts are from a villains line and here is one featuring Maleficent. Also $32.95 originally, now $14.99.

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Maleficent.

And Lion King’s Scar. Same price.

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Scar.

Keeping in the villains theme, here was a pun filled shirt for kid’s with Captain Hook. Originally $19.95, now $9.99.

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Captain Hook.

How about another shirt with Hades AND also has the Big Bad Wolf? Wow. Originally $32.95, now $12.99.

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Would have bought if it didn’t have that catch phrase on it.

Nice shirt for women featuring Maleficent in human form. Originally $32.95, now $14.99.

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Evil Queen.

For Evil Queen fans, here was a small purse featuring her “to do” list. Originally $29.95, now $12.99.

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5. Find out who would actually buy this bag.

Here is the backside of that bag. Neat touch.

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Bad apple.

This is the first time Funko Pop! vinyls have been at the Outlets. These two are from the Force Awakens line. Both originally $14.95, now $9.99.

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Funko.

When brand mash-ups go wrong. Originally $9.95, now $6.99.

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“Pitties”?

Star Wars cases for the Samsung Galaxy S 6 phones. I wonder how many people confuse these with the iPhone 6 cases? Originally $29.95, now $7.99.

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Galaxy cases.

This phallic looking object is one of those light up toys the parks start selling outside at dusk. Your kids play with it for about one hour and then never touch again. Originally priced “orange” (which helps trick parents at the parks) and now was $9.99.

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Lightsaber.

Look at this action shot of the Star Wars thing in motion!

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Let it GLOW.

Here is an Avengers art set. Featured a whole bunch of pens, crayons and other stuff. Originally $19.95, now $7.99. Followers of Your Humble Author on Twitter have seen examples of Burgan Fine Art, and with this set you* too can also be a true artiste.

*probably not you

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Avengers Art Kit.

Here’s what comes in the set. Those scissors are the only type Len Testa allows me to use as well.

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Avengers Art Kit.

What’s one thing I never thought I would see at a Disney Outlet Store. A Punisher shirt. Originally $36 (whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!), now $14.95.

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Punisher.

Here’s a shirt from the 28 and Main blogger collection that was originally $59.95. Can you imagine? Now $24.99. I wonder if Disney Consumer Products has a dart board with prices and just picks which ever one the dart hits.

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28 and Main shirt.

What are the odds of this. A month after I write an article on sitcoms that went to Walt Disney World – which featured a character from Step By Step getting on a Mike Fink Keel Boat, here comes a 28 and Main t-shirt featuring the Mike Fink Keel Boats. I had literally not seen a reference to these boats in the last 15 years and now twice in a month. Originally $36.95, now $14.99.

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Mike Fink shirt.

Not a bad Stitch shirt. Originally $21.95, now $9.99.

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Stitch.

An old timey Mickey Mouse shirt. Originally $24.95, now $12.99.

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Mickey Mouse.

Ah, a shirt featuring Old Key West. Originally $24.95, now $12.99.

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Old Key West.

I’m thinking Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort must be – by far and away – the least written about Disney hotel. At least Vero Beach is drivable for bloggers. Originally $24.95, now $12.99.

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Hilton Head, the red headed stepchild of Disney resorts.

Here’s a bonkers Finding Nemo shirt. Originally $24.95, now $12.95. Who buys this?! Is this a shirt targeting passive aggressive couples?

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Nemo.

Speaking of why in the world would anyone buy something, here is a branded 28 and Main shirt. Originally $36.95, now $14.99. Even if this was $9.99, who buys it other than people who work on making the actual shirts? Talk about putting the cart before the horse.

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28 and Main shirt.

Is it me or does this shirt look like a bootleg? This looks like it could come from one of those Florida Gift Shops on 192 offering “three shirts for $10.” Originally $24.95, now $12.99.

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Spring Break.

I actually like the design of this Princess Hoodie. Originally $54.95, now $19.99.

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Princess Hoodie.

Close up on the design. Absolutely adore the enchanted rose as part of the “N”

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Princess.

Here is a ceramic Princess castle bank.Originally $24.95, now $12.99.

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Princess bank.

Princess water bottles with some pretty  nice designs. Originally $8.95, now $3.99.

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Princess bottles.

These princess cups were a weirder version of that bank above. Originaly $6.95, now $1.99

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Princess cups.

An Anna & Elsa stamp set. Originally $19.95, now $7.99.

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Stamp set.

This Elsa figurine was originally $49.95, but now just $9.99 and they had a whole bunch of them. One thing I have learned is that whenever buying something like this at any Disney store is to ALWAYS take it out of the box because there is an above chance something is broken inside. For something like this the odds of you burying one with a hand or fingers broken off are very high.

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Elsa.

One of the weirder things some Disney fans collect are Disney princess shoes Christmas ornaments. A little over a year ago, these shoes featuring Anna and Elsa were a pretty hot commodity at the World of Disney store in Disney Springs. Originally $19.95, now $7.99.

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Sir, I wanna buy these shoes for my Momma please. It’s Christmas Eve and she’s a hoarder of strange stuff.” – Christmas Shoes 2016 remix

I still can’t believe this one. This is a high heel, Christmas shoe ornament for Clarabelle Cow. Imagine all the layers of the checks and balances process this went through and not a single person said, HAVE YOU ALL COMPLETELY LOST YOUR MINDS?! Originally $19.95, now $6.99.

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Clarabelle Cow high heel shoes.

Here’s a pin for the runDisney Glass Slipper Challenge. This is a half marathon and a 10K in the same weekend. Originally $14.95, now $6.99.

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Glass Slipper pin.

You know you want this runDisney Star Wars: The Dark Side. Originally priced at a next level bananas price of $42.01, this was reduced down to $10.99.

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The Dark Side pin set.

More Star Wars pins including a horrendous one featuring Darth Maul shoehorned into a Mickey head silhouette. UGH. These pins were $6.99 for the Inaugural Dark Side Challenge pin and $2.99 for Darth Maul one.

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Star Wars pins.

Toy Story 3 ($3.99) and Brave ($7.99) pins.

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Disney Pins.

Both of these pins were $3.99, one featuring Sulley from Monsters University and Minnie Mouse wearing a very ugly outfit.

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Pins.

Giant Monsters Inc. lanyard medal. Not sure who actually wears these heavy things. This was reduced to $6.99.

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Lanyard medal.

Presented without commentary.

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$6.99

This is an old school pin set featuring a Mickey Mouse pin that defies description. Look at the one on the right!!  If that’s the  one that made it in, I need to see the ones that didn’t. Originally $24.95, this was reduced all the way down to $1.95.

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Speechless.

Oh, this is the worst-looking hat I ever saw. What, when you buy a hat like this I bet you get a free bowl of soup, huh? – Caddyshack

Originally priced $17.95, now $4.99.

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Oh my.

Right now in our household the younger set’s top three Disney cartoons are: 1. Lion Guard 2. PJ Masks 3. Sheriff Callie’s Wild West. So I had to pick up a couple of these Lion Guard cups. Originally $8.99, now $3.99.

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Lion Guard.

Outside of just about every piece of Disneyland 60th merchandise, we don’t get many items from California but when we do it’s Cars Land related. Here are some glasses featuring Ramone’s Low n Slow Car Club. Originally $9.95, now $4.99.

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Cars Land.

Pretty cute coffee mug featuring Marie from The Aristocats. Originally $14.95, now $5.99.

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Marie.

Been a little while, but Rock N Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith is back to take ownership of The Ride Which Has Produced More Bad Merchandise Than Any Other. This coffee mug was originally $14.95, now $5.99

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Rock N Roll.

These Rock N Roller Coaster photo frame features the Earful Tower. Originally $14.95, now $3.99

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Rock N Roller Coaster.

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Nightmare fuel.

Anyone need a Christmas Bulb antennae topper?

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Mickey bulb.

How about an Ursula Christmas ornament? Originally $19.95, now $6.99.

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Ursula ornament.

The Limited Edition MagicBands for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Originally $29.95, now $11.99. I think all limited edition MagicBands except for the ones made for Star Wars and Frozen went to the Outlets.

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MVMCP.

Valentine’s Day photo frame featuring everyone’s favorite couple. Originally $24.95, now $12.99.

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Mickey and Minnie.

Another insanely priced pen made its way to the Outlets. This one vaguely featuring Minnie was originally $27.95, now $9.99.

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Imagining many of these pens were used to sign Chapter 7 bankruptcy papers.

I bought this Epcot World Showcase pizza oven mitt. Originally $12.95, this was reduced to the weird price of $3.88. As a person who has consumed a 28″ pizza in under an hour, if there is a pizza related item at the Outlets, I’m gonna buy it.

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Pizza!

A Universal USB Hub in the classic Mickey head shape. Originally $34.95, now $14.99. Hard pass on this one.

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USB hub.

Mentioned earlier that pretty much every single piece of merchandise made for the Disneyland 60th anniversary made its way to the Outlets, including the newest member: The Disneyland 60th Vinylmation set. All single vinyls are reduced to $3.99 and they are basically the only item in the store you can’t return.

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Ugly vinyl.

Only Mickey Mouse and Minnie look good in Vinylmation, so this Minnie one isn’t too bad.

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Minnie.

I was contemplating this Soarin’ luggage tag but ultimately passed. Originally $12.95, reduced to $4.99. I think I would have bit for $2.99.

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Soarin’

An $84.99 Nautilus print. I think it’s time to pull out the Blogger Serenity Prayer. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to not buy overpriced junk.

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Nautilus.

That’s it for this month, but don’t forget in June the SATURDAY SIX did have a Father’s Day special!

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The Disney Outlet Store, for when you care enough to spend the very least.

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). 

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I hated having so many pictures in portrait this month so these socks had to get pushed to the end. Originally $12.95, now $2.99.

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 2015. June 2015July 2015August 2015September 2015October 2015November 2015. December 2015January 2016February 2016March 2016, April 2016 and May 2016.

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 Line, Castaway Cay, and at the Orlando International Airport.

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).

Posted on June 30, 2016

24 Responses to “The Magic, The Memories, and Merch! June 2016 Photo Report of the Disney Outlet Store”

  • That “Mulan” tsum tsum is actually Mother Gothel from Tangled.

  • Um … 300 minutes is 5 hours. FIVE HOURS! Still a long, long time in line. Time to take a nap and still build that atomic bomb.

  • I bought one of those Nautilus and Squide long sleeved shirts online. I’m not sure how they were sized, but if I sew up the neck it will make a nice sleeping bag. I may store it with my collection of boxed WDW ride vehicles and wait to do a garage sale.

  • My husband is always pleased to see an Outlet blog post after which I proclaim my spending would have been minimal.

    I look forward to this post every month. Thank you so much!

  • Thank you, Derek, for another 100 hilarious references without yet repeating yourself.

  • by Belleficent on June 30, 2016, at 12:23 pm EDT

    Wow. I was really looking forward to reading this, as it’s the first I’ve heard about this type of post. Since I recently learned of a Disney Outlet store close to my home, I hoped this would be an exciting preview of my first shopping excursion to it. I have to say, I’m really saddened by the hyper-critical comments and overall nevative vibe. As the saying goes, different strokes for different folks; so, there may be plenty of people whose taste runs to the opposite of yours.

    • We get a lot more of the WDW park specific items at the Outlets down here, but I don’t think many of them go to the various Outlets around the country. On the bright side, all the other Outlets get a lot more Disneyland merch.

    • by Tom Bricker on June 30, 2016, at 1:00 pm EDT

      I agree, Derek sucks.

      We come here for the exciting preview of shopping excursions, not whatever this mess is.

      • We appreciate Mr. Bricker taking time away from over processing his photos to comment on this fine blog. For those who would like to see what it would look like if a Crayola factory exploded at Yosemite National Park, follow Tom’s adventures at TravelCaffeine.com

  • Thank you again! Love these posts

  • Soarin’ Around Scratch Marks and Dust Bunnies – amen.

  • I JUST went to Hilton Head last week and bought that shirt for $25! Agh.

    Also, there have been many Limited Edition MagicBands that have sold out before the outlets, including the May the 4th, Revenge of the 5th, Valentine’s Day, and DVC 25th MagicBands. But yeah, they make WAAAY too many of those “party” bands. They need to make them LE 2000 or something, not 4000.

  • Which outlet did you visit to take these pictures?

  • These are my favorite posts on this blog. I look forward to them every month. Thanks for making my morning!

  • I truly look forward to and enjoy your monthly reports on these “shopping excursions.” I appreciate that you provide pictorial evidence of theme park merch that is, to borrow your catchphrase, NEXT LEVEL BANANAS! 🙂

  • Nothing makes me happier than a Saturday Six AND a Magic and Merch in the same weekend. Snark on sir, snark on!