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Tokyo Disneyland Resort Merchandise… sigh…

I loved the Tokyo Disneyland Resort, it was quite simply amazing!  Tokyo DisneySea certainly lived up to the hype.  If you ever get a chance, run, do not walk… just go!

Tokyo Disney tins of biscuits and snacks

Tokyo Disney tins of biscuits and snacks

But alas, for me, the merchandise was a little disappointing.  In the US, you are spoilt for choice, the World of Disney Stores stock everything you could possibly imagine – clothing, jewellery, toys, books, games, home wares – the list is simply endless!

But Tokyo Disney, not so much.  If you like Duffy the Bear and his girlfriend Shellie Mae, you are in luck.  If you are wanting tins of Japanese snacks and biscuits, face wash cloths or stationary for school, you will be spoilt for choice.  But that is pretty much it.

The items you can buy are beautiful!  I ended up with some great items.  They were reasonably priced IMO for Disney but I certainly wasn’t going to be filling my suitcase or breaking the bank.  I finally managed to find one t-shirt I liked, size L (I’m a NZ 10/US6).  If you were any larger than me, you wouldn’t have a chance.  It’s not specifically Tokyo Disneyland though – its Snow White, but like nothing I’ve seen in the US Disney parks. It’s got a white background with a small black print outline of Snow White and her various forest friends.

Tokyo Disney face wash cloths

Tokyo Disney face wash cloths

Another pride in my Tokyo Disneyland souvenir collection, my Chip’n’Dale toe nail clippers.  A couple of rather nice tins for biscuits or sweets, a single face wash cloth (I confess its a Duffy one…) and done.

Now, on the bright side, if you were staying at one of the 3 onsite hotels, they DID have resort hotel specific merchandise.  This is something that those in the US have been lamenting for some time and its slowly starting to reappear at Disneyland Walt Disney World, but at Tokyo, the 3 resort hotels all had a reasonably large display of hotel specific items.  I just couldn’t bring myself to buy any of these, as we weren’t staying onsite – my OCD wouldn’t allow that.

Shopping aside, I would love to go back to Tokyo Disney sometime.  But Hong Kong Disneyland first!  🙂

Tokyo Disney resort hotel merchandise

Tokyo Disney resort hotel merchandise

Tokyo Disney resort hotel merchandise

Tokyo Disney resort hotel merchandise

 

Tokyo Disney resort hotel merchandise

Tokyo Disney resort hotel merchandise

Tokyo Disney Ambassador Hotel towels and wash cloths

Tokyo Disney Ambassador Hotel towels and wash cloths

Tokyo Disney sample display tins

Tokyo Disney sample display tins

Tokyo Disney sample display tins

Tokyo Disney sample display tins

Tokyo Disney face wash cloths

Tokyo Disney face wash cloths

If you are interested in merchandise available at Hong Kong Disneyland, click here.

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Slight fixation with socks. At last count, I had enough pairs of socks to last 14 weeks without having repeat a pair. IT geek by profession. Disney nut. 3rd world loan shark (http://Kiva.org ). Finds humour in the inappropriate. Holiday planner extraordinaire. Mum to doglets. Crazy Dachshund lady.

Discussion

16 thoughts on “Tokyo Disneyland Resort Merchandise… sigh…

  1. Disney Stores in Japan stock those items because that’s what sells here.
    (And … those aren’t washclothes. They’re handtowels. Everyone carries a handtowel in Japan.)

    Posted by tokyo5 | December 11, 2014, 8:35 pm
  2. Just returned from Tokyo Disneyland and Disneysea and the in-park stores had pretty much everything you said was missing. Saw plenty of toys, games, housewares, and jewelry, plus hats of all kinds, totes and purses, pins, key chains, hankies and scarves, and so on. Clothing selection was more limited than Disney World but there were still entire stores devoted to clothing. The Japanese idea of a sweets shop isn’t candies and fresh-baked goodies like in American Disney parks, so that accounts for all the snacks packaged in tins. Other than that, the sheer variety of souvenirs exceeds what you’d find in the American parks. I don’t see how anyone could miss that unless they only breezed through one or two shops in Disneyland and Disneysea.

    Posted by chancer | April 1, 2015, 2:39 pm
    • Thanks for the update, thats great information.

      Its two years since I went to Tokyo Disneyland Resport and we spent a week there. I suspect they have significantly changed their merchandise selections since we visited – which is entirely possible. I promise you I visited every single store looking for items to buy, and was very disappointed based on what I’d seen and expected based on visits to the US parks. I had friends from the US who were in Tokyo the same week we were and they had a very similar experience with merchandise at Disney.

      I visited HK about this time last year and found the merchandise much more appealing than what we’d seen the year before in Japan.

      I know Disney merchandise in the US has had some fans complaining about lack of resort and ride specific merchandise which has been majorly addressed in the last 2 years or so.

      Posted by The Sock Mistress | April 1, 2015, 2:47 pm

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