Guests Say They Have to Be “Picky” About Disney World Merchandise Due to Poor Quality

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A pair of Mickey ears that are bent with the bow tilted.

Every Disney Parks Guest has a treasured souvenir that reminds them of the magic of their Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort vacation. For many Guests, that souvenir is a particular pair of Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse ears selected to perfectly match their style and personality.

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Unfortunately, many Guests have been disappointed with the quality and price of shopDisney and Disney Parks products in the past few years, particularly during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While some want more merchandise options, many Disney fans say they simply want the merchandise not to fall apart. 

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Mickey and Minnie ear headbands have been the target of fan frustration for a long time. One fan said the poor quality of her Mickey’s Main Attraction ears, from a limited-edition 2022 monthly shopDisney collection, was evidence of Disney’s merchandise offerings going “into the toilet.”

Disneyland Paris 30th Minnie Mouse ears
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TikTok user Kat (@mydisneyvibes) shared a video of herself selecting a new pair of sequined ears at EPCOT and explained that she’s incredibly “picky” when she chooses her next Disney accessory:


Just saying people. #wdw #disneyworld #disneymerch #minnieears #disneyparks #epcot #wdw50 #travel

♬ original sound – Mydisneyvibes- Kat Disney

The first pair of ears Kat picks up is extremely bent and crooked. In the comments, other Disney Parks fans say it’s hard to find ears that aren’t damaged at Disney merchandise locations.

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“I’ll be standing there for a solid 15-30min sifting thru every single one,” @osomagical wrote.

rainbow mickey mouse ears hat

“They’re mass produced and if I’m paying 30-50 bucks they better look the BEST,” @iwannasmoothie wrote. Sequin Minnie Mouse Ears start at $29.99 on

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@disneyprincessvibez agreed:

“There were so many in this grouping that were tilted, or the bow was too far to one side. They were bad.”

halloween ears
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Disney is known for limited-time merchandise like popcorn buckets and Loungefly bags that sell out in minutes. But it seems they might be struggling to meet the everyday Guest’s demand for the perfect pair of Mickey ears.

Have you noticed declining merchandise quality at Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World Resort? 


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