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!
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.
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! 🙂
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