Disney is very good at separating us from our money, there is no question about that. From tickets, to park hoppers (which despite what people think should not be included), to hotels and tons of fantastic food (have you had a cronut today?!). But, what could Disney do to get MORE of our money, specifically merchandise wise?
Love them or hate them, they are here to stay and Disney has what would probably equate to a metric ton of options, I personally still enjoy my Limited Edition Olaf. But I feel that Disney is missing a huge option for this and that is: resort specific Magic Bands! Think about this, everyone staying at Disney needs one of these why not make them unique to each resort, and to make it even better, you could make that an option for an extra cost (of course) as your default magic band. It would just add another reason to try to stay at every resort to complete your collection.
Before you get your pitchforks out, I am fully aware Disney has plenty of these in existence. Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween party (which is one of the best parties in existence) Mickey Very Merry Christmas party, the now extinct Frozen Summer Spectacular at Hollywood Studios are all available for you to do. But what if you don’t go to the parks during the holiday seasons? Why should you be left out of these extremely fun parties? My suggestion is to add a semi-regularly scheduled after hours hard ticket event kind of like Disney After Hours Event but nowhere near the cost, the event started at $150.00 before Disney realized that was far too much and most certainly with a hard capacity.
Park Specific Merchandise:
Now I realize that Disney has been getting better with this than they had been however, the generic merchandise needs to stop. This is one of the most magical places in the world and easily one of the most unique, so why is all the merchandise the same? Even the resort mugs are all the same and those are more different than all of the options that you can find at a Starbucks. It cannot be too hard to find some more options than just the generic Walt Disney World ‘insert year here’ t-shirts, sweat shirts, and sweat pants (but apparently it is).
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