The latest item in Disney’s exclusive collection turned out to be the item of desire for hundreds of fans and resellers today, as they filled huge bags hoarding these new items.
With so much exclusive, limited, and enchanting merchandise being released by Disney lately, it is natural for fans to want to get their hands on some of the newest items to add them to their collection at all costs. Unfortunately, this has caused more and more incidents with resellers decimating Disney merchandise and selling it with massive markups, taking the chance from hundreds, if not thousands, of Guests to own these items.
Some of the most popular and sought-after items lately have been the monthly releases of Disney’s “Mickey Mouse: The Main Attraction” collection, which pictures Mickey Mouse themed to different Disney Parks attractions like Space Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, “it’s a small world,” The Haunted Mansion, and more!
The latest release of this collection will be inspired by Peter Pan’s Flight. This extremely popular and beloved classic attraction makes this release one of the most anticipated in the collection. The official release for these exclusive and limited items will happen on July 18 at 7 am PT on the shopDisney website.
However, as InsideDlpCastle (@InsideDlpCastle) shared on Twitter, Annual Passholders of Disneyland Paris got an exclusive presale at The Storybook Store, located on Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland Park.
The Storybook Store will open its doors exclusively to Annual Passes on July 13 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. to discover the “Main Attraction “Peter Pan’s Flight” collection.
🛍La boutique Storybook Store ouvrira ses portes exclusivement aux Pass Annuels le 13 Juillet de 11h à 22h pour y decouvrir la collection "Main Attraction "Peter Pan’s Flight" pic.twitter.com/iS9bRrRpbB
— InsideDlpCastle (@InsideDlpCastle) July 12, 2022
Hundreds of fans quickly lined up for a chance to add these high-demand items to their collection, and as was expected, so did resellers.
Disneyland Paris bons plans (@Disneylandpbp) shared an image of a Guest with at least two massive bags stuffed with this collection’s Loungefly mini backpacks.
Apparently, the sale of the Peter Pan’s Flight themed backpack @Loungefly seems to be going well for some Visitors!
— Disneyland Paris bons plans (@Disneylandpbp) July 13, 2022
Fans were quick to react to this situation. BTM lover (@alclle) commented she doesn’t understand how Disney has not found a way to stop this abuse by some Guests.
Pff je comprends pas qu'il n'y ai pas moyen d'arrêter cet abus..
— BTM lover 🌒 (@alclle) July 13, 2022
Waël (@WaelPatriots) commented the following regarding resellers and “pickup” systems at Disney Parks:
I never understood the concept of pickup either you come to the park to get your merch or you stay at home and you cry, why should some at their place be privileged in front of guests on site? Really a shitty concept
Je n’ai jamais compris le concept de pickup soit tu viens au parc chercher ton merch soit tu restes chez toi et tu pleures, pq certains chez eux devraient être privilégiés face à des guests sur place ? Vraiment un concept de m*rde
— Waël (@WaelPatriots) July 13, 2022
Zam’ Wilde (@ZamDisney) responded to this tweet, commenting that not all Guests have the chance to go to the Parks for the newest releases.
We are not all on the side, it is even a minority of Disney fans. I can’t see myself saying to my boss “Hey tomorrow there’s a stuffed animal coming out at Disney so I’m taking 2 days off kisses”
On est pas tous à côté, c'est même une minorité de fans Disney. Je me vois mal dire à ma patronne "Hey demain ya une peluche qui sort à Disney alors je prends 2j de repos bisous"
— Zam' Wilde 🦊 (@ZamDisney) July 13, 2022
While Zam makes a fair point, theme park resellers have proven to be a growing problem, especially at Disney Parks.
We recently reported that Cast Members also engaged in this behavior, selling exclusive items of Avengers Campus at Disneyland Paris even before this new land officially opened its gates to welcome Guests.
Though Disney has announced several rules and limitations on merchandise and collectibles, it seems that resellers have still found a way to get around those restrictions.
More on Disneyland Paris
Disneyland Paris is currently celebrating it’s 30th-anniversary, bringing Guests buckets of Disney magic across Disneyland Park, Walt Disney Studios Park, and Disney Village. Guests can also enjoy new shows like Disney D-light — the drone pre-show to the Disney Illuminations fireworks — and the character cavalcade Dream… and Shine Brighter! in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle! Mickey and the Magician also made a grand return as part of the Park’s 30th-anniversary celebrations.
But perhaps the most exciting news of the three-decade celebration is the opening of Disney Parks’ second Avengers Campus, which will officially open on July 20. Avengers Campus at Disneyland Paris is nearly complete and ready to welcome recruits to join forces with some of Earth’s mightiest heroes and live their own Marvel adventure.
Once this highly immersive new land opens its gates, Guests will be able to experience the different dining offerings Guests will be able to find at Avengers Campus, like Stark Factory and PYM Kitchen, as well as the attractions Guests will find at the land, like Spider-Man W.E.B. Adventure, Disneyland Paris’ renamed version of WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure, in Disney California Adventure, and Avengers Assemble: Flight Force, where Guests will be able to meet Iron Man as one of the most advanced animatronics in Disney Parks worldwide.
The opening of Avengers Campus in the Parisian Park is part of a multi-year expansion project that will include Frozen and Star Wars-themed areas. We recently saw massive cranes carrying out the initial construction tasks for the next big project at Disneyland Paris, a Frozen-themed expansion. You can read more about this development here.
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