The Magic, The Memories, and Merch! JUNE 2018 Disney Outlet Store Photo Report

Welcome to the latest edition of The Magic, The Memories, and Merch! the longest running monthly look at the Disney Outlet Stores in Orlando. Outlet Intern Julia Mascardo (when she’s not breaking all of Florida’s child labor laws with Lily’s Best Week Ever series) and I had a solid month of discount shopping. A surprising amount of great items for babies, Stitch plush the size of a human toddler, and some next level bonkers items straight from Canada.

Ready to see what we we found? Alright, let’s go!

Regular readers of MMM may remember a couple months ago when we ran across one of our bucket list items in the Disney Contemporary Resort Monorail Accessory. This month another one of our “always wanted” items arrived in the form of the Tree Of Life adventure playset! The Tree of Life at Animal Kingdom has always been my favorite Disney Park Icon, and this is one heckuva great toy to celebrate it. A whole bunch of accessories come with it, including 7 (“7?,” “Yeah, 7″) tiny figures. Have seen this in the stores for a long time and just couldn’t justify it at $54.99. I mean, even the packaging is tempting, but that’s what we in the blogging game call “Len Testa money.” Seeing at the Outlets for $24.99 was a no-brainer.

The Expedition Everest Yeti on this box moves as much as the real thing.

Look at this E-Ticket packaging. Huey, Dewey, & Louie AND a reference to Pixar’s UP? Pinch me, I’m dreaming.

I’m pretty sure that Chip and Dale have their own Tree of Life playset box, but it also looks like if I tried to draw an Old Timey television set, so who knows what it is.

BEHOLD THE MAGIC OF THE TREE OF LIFE ADVENTURE PLAYSET!

Tree of Life playset.

 

This Goofy plush was surprisingly large, almost about the size of an American Girl doll. The clothes look and feel like you could remove them, but there’s only so creepy I can be inside a store packed with strangers. I’m already not allowed with 500 yards of any IMAX theater because of what shall forever be known as The Popcorn Incident. Anyway, this plush was originally $34.99, reduced to $19.99. I would have bought one if it was under $10.

Goofy.

Great looking Sorcerer Mickey plush. Originally $19.99, now $9.99. If my house wasn’t going to be the season finale of Hoarders on A&E TV, I would have bought one.

Sorcerer Mickey is pound for pound the best looking Mickey. COME AT ME BRO.

Elena of Avalor plush. Originally $24.99, now $12.99.

Elena of Avalor.

Couldn’t pass up this “Gardening Minnie” plush from this year’s EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival. She’s already at home in our yard. Originally $19.99, now $7.99.

Gardening Minnie.

Plenty were available.

Minnie.

This was a weird one. A plush beaver with “Canada 150” on its shirt. Was there a big celebration in 1926 for the 150th anniversary of America? This was reduced to just $3.99, so they probably sold a total of like 5 at the Canada Pavilion in World Showcase. Actually, I’m not even sure why I considered this unusual considering the last time I covered merchandise from the Canada gift shop it was selling maple syrup bottles shaped like a hockey player.

“Nice Beaver!” – Lt. Frank Drebin, Naked Gun.

 

Next up was was a giant Stitch plush that was over 2 feet tall. On the Twitter machine various Cast Members were showing pictures at Cast Connection (the store we mentioned last year that is located on Disney property where only Disney CMs have access to) with boxes and boxes of these humongous plush Stich. Who knows why Disney ended up with so many extra. All I can report is that there is no truth to the rumors and innuedo that they are stuffed with all the asbestos taken out of the Pop Century rooms during their recent renovation. Originally priced at $69.99, now $29.99.

25 inch Stitch.

Speaking of Stitch, here is a fun little window decal. Originally $9.99, now $5.99.

Stitch.

I liked this Little Mermaid toy set a lot. It was hard to get a picture because every straight on photo came back with a ton of glare, but you can get the gist with the angled pic here. The set contained a bunch of sea themed instruments including a harp, horn, drums, rattle and castanets. Originally $29.99, this was reduced to $12.99.

“The newt play the flute, the carp play the harp…”

This small soccer ball had several Disney princesses on it, including Ariel. It was reduced to $5.99.

Soccer.

Nice little Big Hero 6 figurine playset featuring each member of the team. Reduced to $7.99.

Big Hero 6.

This Thor: Ragnarok set was also $7.99. Love the Valkyrie and Gladiator Hulk figures.

MARVEL.

This was a box filled just with track made for Disney Railroad toy set. Originally $14.99, now $6.99.

Railroad.

It’s pretty amazing how much sleeker and cool the Disney Monorails look compared to ours down here in Florida. Even their toy versions look better (although ours have special features like “parts falling off action!“) This set featured 8 tiny figures that could ride the monorail and was reduced to $34.99. This was a tough one to pass up and I wouldn’t have been able to say no if it was $24.99 or $19.99.

Monorail.

Despite the seemingly thousands of items that have been shipped over from Shanghai Disneyland in the last several months, some new ones are still showing up, such as this Jake & the Never Land Pirates Spyglass and Sword set. Reduced to $7.99.

Jake.

For those of you going to the Toy Story Land grand opening this weekend in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, one of the items they are selling for full retail is a Little Green Alien Glow Necklace. At the Outlets they were $1.99.

It doesn’t happen often, but there are times when items are sold at the Disney Outlets which aren’t discounted. It was surprising to see this Pride-themed tumbler show up in June, and I didn’t see any of the cups with a reduced price tag. The original price was $26.99.

Mickey Pride.

The “Animator’s Collection” is one of my favorite styles of Disney merchandise. It’s like a mixture of Disney animation along with the “big eye” type of art you often see in Japanese anime. Now, I can’t remember the last time I saw a mason jar in Orlando that didn’t have a giant milkshake being served in it, but these cups would do quite well for that purpose. Originally $14.99, now $5.99.

Cup.

Elsa coffee cup with her hair as the handle. Not exactly sure where that falls on the weirdo scale, but its in the upper half. I love that the rest of the cup is a very artistic take on the Frozen theme, and then a blonde ponytail handle stuck to the side. Originally $21.95, now $5.99.

Frozen.

Oh good, it’s signed. I promise that when TouringPlans offers a SATURDAY SIX coffee cup in the Cafe Press store, there’s gonna big “DEREK!” signature at the top of each one.

Elsa.

Not that often we get to see an item from Big Thunder Railroad around these here parts. Originally $15.99, now $5.99.

Big Thunder.

These Test Track cups probably needed to be taken out of the parks before the upcoming Tron Lightcycle ride at Magic Kingdom filed a case of gimmick infringement. Originally $15.99, now $5.99.

Test Track.

Muppets cup. Originally $12.95, now $5.99.

Muppets.

Next up are some Star Wars themed coffee cups. All were originally $15.99, now $5.99.

This is not the coffee cup I’m looking for either.
Something tells me “Jedi” merch probably goes against a lot of what the Jedi actually believe in.
Tie Fighters.
Princess Leia.

Twilight Zone Tower of Terror coffee cup. Originally $17.95, now $5.99.

TOT.

And the Tower of Terror tumbler. Originally $17.95, now $5.99.

TOT.

As cool as some of the designs are, I’m pretty convinced every single item made for the “28 and Main” brand has ended up at the Outlets. It’s like the Ed Hardy of theme park merchandise apparently. This container is used for who knows what, and is themed to King Louie from the Jungle Book. What was the sales pitch for creating this item? Who heard it and said, “Yeah, that sounds like it will sell.” I need to do some sort of undercover investigation to get the answer to these questions. Originally $29.99, now $12.99.

This was intended for an alternate universe where guests want and buy Jungle Book merch.

These roses actually “lit up” via battery. Originally where $6.57, now $3.99.

Roses.

Speaking of light up, here is a pair of Made With Magic Mickey Ears. They are much heavier than your average pair of Mickey Ears, and you’ll see in the following photo there is a giant layer of foam added inside. It should come as no surprise the only time you see more than 2 of these at any showing of Fantasmic is when Disney is having some sort of media event and hands them out free to the media members and us lowly bloggers. Reduced to $9.99.

Made with Magic.
Made with Magic.

Set of Mickey Ears themed to Alice in Wonderland, the good one, not the Johnny Depp version. Originally $17.95, now $4.99.

Alice.

These Little Mermaid themed Mickey Ears were originally $24.99, now $5.99.

Little Mermaid.

Magic Kingdom 45th Anniversary Mickey Ears. That’s right, from 2016. Originally $21.99, now $4.99.

45th.

Cute Goofy hat for kids. Reduced to $5.99.

Goofy.

Tall Minnie Mouse princess hat. Originally $24.99, now $9.99.

Minnie.

This art style reminds me of a mashup of Disney and the TV show Saved By The Bell. I approve big time. Reduced to $4.99.

Mickey.

Another fine item from the Canada Pavilion. Reduced to $8.99.

Hoser.

The strangest part about this Mickey Mouse hat, other than Mickey’s torso, is that it is made for ADULTS. Originally $24.99, now $7.99.

Mickey.

Here’s the underside of the brim of the hat. I guess that – at least in terms of Disney park tickets – kids become an “adult” after the age of 9, this makes more sense.

Hat.

“Hello darkness my old friend…” Love seeing more and more of these Metal Earth items show up, as I still haven’t gotten over the trauma of when I tried to put one together. I’ve always loved the design of Mickey’s Fun Wheel out in DCA, so I did pick up one of these and will bribe Captain Cruiseline of the DCL Blog to make it for me. Reduced to $7.99.

Metal Earth.

They also had Sleepy Beauty Castle available, also at $7.99. I believe this is one of the only Metal Earth kits that is at a 1:1 ratio to the actual landmark.

Castle.

It takes one heckuva cool magnet for me to even THINK about buying, but this one featuring the Wilderness Lodge succeeded in making me crack open the wallet. Reduced to $2.99.

Humphrey the bear!

Animal Kingdom magnet, also reduced to $2.99.

AK.

Artsy magnet featuring Ariel, Belle, and Cinderella. Reduced to $3.99.

Princess.

This pair of Princess themed sunglasses came from Shanghai Disneyland. Reduced to $5.99.

Sunglasses.

Also from Shanghai is this Tinker Bell pen. Reduced to $2.99.

Tinker Bell.

Mickey, Minnie, and Woody kites, all from Shanghai. Reduced to $4.99.

Kites.

I think the Disney Outlet Stores received approximately 1,000,000 of each design for these Shanghai Disneyland Grand Opening pins. This one featuring Duffy the Disney Bear was reduced to $2.99.

Duffy.

Daisy was also priced at $2.99.

Daisy.

Change purse featuring the “monkey” from Shanghai Disneyland Garden of the 12 Friends line. Priced at $2.99.

Change purse.

You put the Little Orange Bird on a piece of merchandise, I’m going to buy it, that’s my policy. This set of 24 coasters featured 6 designs. Originally $14.99, now $4.99

Coasters.

This was the BIGGEST LIGHTNING MCQUEEN MATTEL HAS EVER MADE for those of you keeping score at home. Originally $29.99, now $19.99.

Lightning.
Ka-chow!

Neat toy featuring Mickey Mouse on a Soarin’ hang glider. It had three small wheels so you could roll it around. Originally $7.95, reduced to $2.99.

Soarin.

LOVED this postcard featuring Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. Bought one of these. Originally $4.99, now $1.99.

Mr. Toad.

This Beauty & the Beast postcard had art by Jeremiah Ketner and was titled “Gentle Companion.” Also priced at $1.99.

Belle and Beast.

“Feisty Fairy” postcard by artist Cody Reynolds. Also $1.99.

Tink.

Turns out we have another item from 2016 this month. A keychain commemorating the DCL Alaska sailing on the Wonder.

DCL.

Animal Kingdom Lodge keychain.

Keychain.

There were a TON of these pins featuring the villain from Big Hero 6 priced at $3.99. How many people really needed a pin featuring the bad guy from Big Hero 6? THIS IS INSANE.

Pin.

Eric Bischoff of the new 83 Weeks podcast is fond of saying “context is king” and I have absolutely no idea what the context for “Let It Glow” was. Pin was reduced to $5.99. Maybe it was only sold in the Magic Kingdom and was referencing the lights on the castle? Let us know if the comments below if you have an idea.

Frozen.

Sorry, I don’t have the strength for this one. $5.99.

WHY IS HE PURPLE.

Frozen themed snow globe. This picture is showing both sides of the item. Originally $11.99, now $6.99.

Frozen.

This hoodie from Pandora: The World of Avatar was originally $46.99, reduced to $7.99. You can’t not NOT buy it at that price, right?

Pandora.

Here is the back of the hoodie.

Hoodie.

Another shirt from Pandora. Originally $36.99, now $12.99. There’s a reason why Pandora in the Animal Kingdom seemingly has a million people in it at all times and no one is walking around with a bag from the gift shop.

Pandora.
The symbol of excellence.

Check this out. Some sort of full length body wear blanket that may cause me to never sleep again. I’ve never worn or seen a “Snuggie” in real life. Is this kind of what they are? Priced at $11.99.

Huh?
Not weird at all, why do you ask?
AAAAAAAAH!!!

Very cute Minnie Mouse dress. Originally $29.95, now $9.99.

Minnie Mouse.

This Cinderella dress was originally $198. Not a typo. Almost 200 bucks. It was reduced to $59.99. My parents probably didn’t spend $200 a year on my clothing when I was growing up. And it was at Montgomery Ward. AND GET OFF MY LAWN YOU PESKY KIDS!

Dress.

Here’s some of the detail on the dress.

Dress.

This is a great Buzz Lightyear onesie. Originally $29.99, now $9.99.

Buzz.

Disney Cruise Line themed onesies. Castaway Cay one was originally $17.95, now $8.99 while Squirt’s was originally $19.99, now $12.99.

Time for another bun in the oven Captain Cruiseline…

As a longtime Marvel Comics fan, the next couple outfits broke my heart as my family just had a baby girl introduced to the world after a string of boys. This Iron Man outfit was originally $24.99, now $9.99.

Iron Man.

Spider-Man, also priced at $9.99.

Spider-Baby.

And this unbelievably cut Hulk outfit.

Hulk.

Kid’s hat and mittens, originally $21.95, now $4.99.

Mickey.

Bought the Minnie version for the little girl who recently came into our family. Also priced at $4.99.

Minnie.

Nu-Wave Mickey Mouse shirts. From Left to right ($34.99 now $9.99, $34.99 now $7.99, and $34.99 now $9.99).

Mickey.

This one was $32.99, reduced to $8.99. A white t-shirt in Florida combined with the average quality of shirt that Disney makes is just asking for trouble.

Mickey.

Goofy shirt, originally $39.99, now $14.99.

Goofy.

Lightning McQueen shirt for kids. Reduced to $9.99.

Cars.

Star Wars shirt for kids. Originally $21.99, now $7.99.

Star Wars.

There’s just something about big dolls being brought to the Outlets this month. Here is a Yoda that is possibly life sized. Originally $29.99, now $9.99.

Yoda.

That’s the face they went with. Wow.

Yoda.

Not even the weirdest piece of Yoda merchandise available. That award goes to this hat for adults. Originally $24.95, now $4.99.

Yoda.

This was a real item sold in a real store to real people.

Yoda.

Wicket the Ewok hat. Originally $28, now $7.99.

Ewoks.

“Limited Release” MagicBand featuring Luke Skywalker from The Last Jedi. There’s been a lot of weird drama lately about the Last Jedi film and – for those interested – I’m in the camp that it was great. The battle between Luke and Kylo at the end was terrific. Anyway, the MagicBand was priced at $7.99.

MagicBand.

Rogue One Vinylmation are $6.99 each. That makes ZERO sense.

Vinyl.

There’s literally a Disney pin for everything. This one was reduced to $5.99.

Pin.

If you happen to decorate your Christmas tree with characters from The Last Jedi, than I have the perfect set for you. Just send me the address of the insane asylum you’ll be spending the holidays at this year and I’ll ship them right out. Originally $39.99, now $19.99.

Merry Christmas.

Direct from Shanghai is this Darth Vader case that looks a lot like the Vader action figure case I grew up with. This one doesn’t hold cool action figures though, it holds those next level bonkers Hot Wheels cars that try to look like Star Wars characters. Priced at $9.99.

Star Wars.

It comes pre-packed with three pieces of nightmare fuel cars.

Star Wars.

This was kind of neat. A Star Wars backpack that advertised that it comes with “one-time use decals” allowing you to customize it. Originally $29.99, now $9.99.

Star Wars.

Star Wars shirt. Exactly who was this made for? It can’t be for couples. It has to be for a single person, right? Who buys this? Who wears this? Originally $24.99, now $4.99.

Star Wars.

Mickey and Minnie in their wedding outfits as Salt and Pepper shakers. Priced at $7.99.

Wedding.

I feel like this month’s items are never going to end. They just get weirder and weirder. Originally $9.99, now $4.99.

Hair.

If I were a “charm guy” I’d get this cool Disneyland one. Priced at $5.99.

Disneyland.

Bought this Disney Jr. puzzle set for the kiddos in our family. Disney Jr. is like crack for them. Doesn’t matter what show or what episode, if one starts playing on the TV it has their full attention. Originally $9.99, now $3.99.

Puzzle.

No idea where this sword was being sold on property, but we have a young knight in our family who is obsessed with swords, so I picked one up. It’s incredibly shiny compared to any other sword that I’ve seen at Disney. Maybe it’s themed to the one Tom Staggs fell on after the MyMagic+ bill came due. Priced at $8.99.

Sword.

I like this “8 bit” style pillow featuring characters from Frozen. Originally $27.99, now $10.99.

Frozen.

Alice in Wonderland ornament set. Originally $22.99, now $7.99. Really like that drawing of Mickey and Minnie in the sleigh at the bottom of the box.

Alice.

 

We’re going out with a bang this month. Easter Bunny outfit for your Duffy the Disney Bear. Priced at $11.99. EDIT: Thanks to a reader it has been pointed out this is indeed a “Tramp” costume from Lady & the Tramp. The collar probably should have been a better indication for me than it was.

Duffy Easter Bunny Tramp.

SEE YOU NEXT MONTH FOR THE GRAND SPECTACULAR 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE OUTLET REPORT!

 

Before we go, I want to give everyone an update to something I mentioned last month. Unfortunately our puppy Sebastian passed away earlier this month. We were more than blessed to be able to have spent 17 1/2 years with first ballot Hall of Famer dog. He brought joy to everyone who met him and was the most loving pet I’ve ever had in my life. I still look for him every night when I go to bed. I want to thank everyone who posted thoughts here, on the Twitter machine, and in the TouringPlans Lines app. The hole in my life without him is a great one, but thankfully I’m surrounded by a whole bunch of great friends – like SAT SIX editor in chief Megan Stump and my podcast arch-nemesis Patrick Hackett – and of course the readers of this fine blog series. Except that person who keeps asking which Outlet Store the pictures come from. That person isn’t helping my stress level at all.

Sebastian goes to the Yacht Club and ruins the vacation of a million Disney fans by being pictured off leash.
Sebastian retires from Disney Hotels after only staying at Deluxe Resorts. Pretty impressive track record.
SebastianBand.

Sebastian was always great on the rides up to Orlando to visit Disney and Universal.

Co-pilot.

Here’s Sebastian at the Best Friends Pet Care on Disney property (across from Port Orleans Riverside.)

Best Friends.

After his brother Lancelot passed away several years ago, Sebastian didn’t care at all for dog toys. For some reason he loved this Naked Mole Rat plush we bought at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Go figure.

Sebatian.

Goodbye Sebastian. We will always love you.

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). They do not ship. There are items at the Outlets that you can buy both in Disney stores along with the Shop Disney Parks app, but you will be paying full retail for the items.

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 2015June 2015July 2015August 2015September 2015October 2015November 2015. December 2015January 2016February 2016March 2016April 2016May 2016June 2016July 2016August 2016September 2016October 2016November 2016December 2016January 2017February 2017March 2017April 2017May 2017June 2017July 2017: The FOUR YEAR ANNIVERSARY special, August 2017September 2017October 2017 (tribute to the O.O.G.), November 2017December 2017, January 2018February 2018, March 2018April 2018,  and May 2018.

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 LineCastaway Cay, and at the Orlando International Airport. Want to see our favorite WDW resort-specific merchandise? Well, CLICK HERE!

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).

14 thoughts on “The Magic, The Memories, and Merch! JUNE 2018 Disney Outlet Store Photo Report

  • June 30, 2018 at 4:08 pm
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    Boy, girl it doesn’t matter. All can be Iron Man.

    • June 30, 2018 at 9:36 pm
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      Absolutely. I put my twin girls in anything that I think is cool. Plus, Iron Man has been a woman before.

  • June 30, 2018 at 4:33 pm
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    Pretty sure that “Easter Bunny” costume for Duffy is Tramp from Lady and the Tramp. They sell a Lady costume too.

  • June 30, 2018 at 10:23 pm
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    Sorry about your pup, Derek. It’s strange not being ordered around when they’re gone ( we have a Silky Terrier, so I understand ). Our pup is 15 so we will be going through it again in a few years. Your outlets are better than ours. Ours is a Disney Store with one corner for park merch In a outlet mall.

    • July 1, 2018 at 2:45 am
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      Thanks Christine. Every minute with your pup that you can. I’ve seen photos of other Disney Outlets around the country and I agree that most seem lacking. Ours have the benefits of being so close to the actual parks.

  • July 1, 2018 at 2:25 am
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    The 150 on the Beaver t-shirt from the Canada is the logo used to celebrate our 150Th birthday which was lasthe year.

    • July 1, 2018 at 2:45 am
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      I definitely want to celebrate any anniversary of Beaver Tails, White Castle, or Tim Hortons.

  • July 1, 2018 at 3:52 pm
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    When I saw the 28 and Main “King Louie” bottles in the store, I actually thought they were talking about the crocodile from the Princess and the Frog, because it said “blues and jazz.” It still struck me as a weird item- who’s the target group for these kinds of things?

  • July 1, 2018 at 4:41 pm
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    Hi Derek, I was reading your post and thinking, I’m not even very interested in the merch, but your writing is hilarious, love your commentary on some of the items that make you go huh?. Thanks for making me laugh every time. (“It’s incredibly shiny compared to any other sword that I’ve seen at Disney. Maybe it’s themed to the one Tom Staggs fell on after the MyMagic+ bill came due.”) And I’m so sorry to hear about Sebastian, what a cute dog!

  • July 2, 2018 at 11:07 am
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    I picked up some of the glow with the show ears last time they made their way to the outlet. For the price, totally justifiable. Just hope they give it another push, unlike Pal Mickey. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pal_Mickey

  • July 2, 2018 at 6:07 pm
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    Hi Derek. The King Louie bottle is actually a beer “growler”. I barely even drink but I had to purchase one at full price just because I have to buy anything King Louie or Louie Duck-related. (It’s a name thing.)

    And sorry for Sebastian’s loss. I literally just had to say goodbye myself to my best friend last week. I’m sorry I never took her to Disney parks, but I loved her just the same after almost 15 years.

  • July 3, 2018 at 11:49 am
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    Glow pin…

    Maybe Elsa is joining the revamp of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (the Disney Edition)? She’ll put a beat down on Minnie with her Frost Bite maneuver! But watch out for Princess Aurora’s Sleeper Hold and Ariel’s Sushi Roll!! Their moves are not to be reckoned with!

  • July 4, 2018 at 3:16 pm
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    So sorry for your loss! <3

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