Ok, who is ready for our monthly trip to the Disney Outlet Store?! This week we’ll be going casual by wearing our Marvel Comics lounge pants and Jack Skellington fedora, and for good luck we’re bringing along our Constantine plush (which actually looks more like Kermit-as-Emperor Palpatine). Now that we are geared up, it’s time to hit the outlets! (Please remember to click on any picture to see it in full size.)
I’ve actually been looking forward to this trip for awhile, as we had heard through the grapevine that certain items were heading to the discount racks – items that could be considered the discounted merchandise equivalent of finding an Elsa doll at Sir Mickey’s! Upon walking through the doors, I immediately found the rumors and whispers to be true…
MagicBand shirts have arrived!
When these shirts first arrived on property around August or September of last year, I couldn’t believe my eyes. And since the time of their debut I have been many times to the parks, stayed at Art of Animation on several occasions, and have made multiple trips to Downtown Disney, never once single a single person wearing one. For a while I thought Disney might be sending the unsold shirts to third world countries joining the merchandise made for sports teams that lose championship games. However, now they are at the outlets and are priced between $12.99 – $17.99.
Will we soon see any of the MagicBand accessories such as MagicBandits or CoverBands?
Since we started on shirts, let’s stay on clothing items. A whole bunch of Epcot 30th shirts arrived. These were actually pretty sweet. These were $9.95 marked down from $24.95, and there is an Epcot 30 logo on the sleeves.
This UK shirt wasn’t part of the Epcot 30 line (now $14.99).
Two other shirts I really thought were sharp were this Oswald the Lucky Rabbit billiards shirt and Goofy’s bowling shirt. The quality on these was extremely high. Each was originally $54.95 and marked down to $24.99 each. I bought the Oswald one.
A couple shirts from New Fantasyland have arrived, including this one for Enchanted Tales with Belle.
Also from that area of New Fantasyland is this Gaston shirt. I’m assuming these came from that gift shop right next to Gaston’s Tavern. I will keep my eyes open for when that painting of Phil Holmes shows up.
Then there was our Soarin’ shirt. ($9.99)
JACKPOT. This is the first time I have EVER seen any merchandise for Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon.
At first I thought this Grumpy shirt was a monstrosity, but Nay, Nay…
This Grumpy hat makes the shirt look GREAT in comparison.
Believe it or not, that wasn’t even the ugliest hat. Allow me to present to you….
My favorite part of the hate? It’s part of the VINTAGE 1928 COLLECTION.
This got me to thinking what else was including in the Vintage 1928 Collection and I think I figured it out…
Back to the Outlet Store. A reader asked to see what was available for pins and unfortunately the selection is very small. Here are the price list and some of the ones you can buy.
And here were some pins for the Disney Princess Half Marathon.
Have you ever been looking for a hat that was an Oktoberfest chicken drinking a big stein of beer? If so, your ship has arrived. (Originally $29.95, now $12.99)
These Enchanted Tiki Room coasters were AMAZING. ($20.99)
We’re about to head into the Forbidden Zone, so I need to get my spirits up. Here is a very cool looking Pascal plush for $9.99.
Okay, now it’s time to bite down on the stick and head into the Vinylmation area. I was actually impressed this week, as there is a Vinylmation product that is even stranger than regular Vinylmation. Please welcome POPCORN VINYLMATION to the outlet!
I never thought I’d long for the days of regular Vinylmation. Oops, looks like I spoke too soon.
EDIT: Faithful MMM readers have pointed out to me that this box was The Stabbington Brothers from Tangled. Definitely correct. Are they that well known to not have any identification on the packaging? I understand Ursula, Capt Hook or Jafar, but are the Stabbington Brothers that iconic and recognizable? In a related note, HEY YOU KIDS! GET OFF MY LAWN!
One of the only Vinylmation series I enjoy is the Park Starz set. They are extremely pricey, but because the artists don’t have to work with the Mickey mold, you get some really cool pieces. I have several Park Starz along with my Uni-Mini collection. For the first time since I’ve been going to the outlets, a Park Starz figure was available. It was the Hitchhiking Ghost variant.
This was just my luck as the ONLY Park Starz series 2 figure I have is the Hitchhiking Ghost.
But then, I closed out my day seeing what I can only describe as a miracle. Rows and Rows of BLANK: A Vinylamtion Love Story Vinylmations.
If you haven’t seen BLANK: A Vinylamation Love Story, it is a 40 minute “short” film told in stop animation and without any dialogue. No offense intended to anyone involved with the film, but it is literally one of the worst movies I have ever watched, and keep in mind I have watched every single movie Hulk Hogan has ever been in. So seeing these show up at the outlet made my heart grown three sizes that day, just like The Grinch.
I skipped out of the outlet like a little school girl. See you next month!
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.