Strange Products Leave Guests Questioning Disney’s Merchandise Team

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Two girls wear Mike and Sulley headbands - both headbands have glowing eyes and even hands.

With so many incredible souvenirs available at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, there are bound to be some failures. However, due to supply chain issues and staffing shortages, more and more Disney Parks Guests are taking to social media to call out Disney merchandise fails.

Credit: Disneyland

This week, we reported on a Duck Dynasty shirt unknowingly being sold near Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland Park. Fans demanded that Disneyland Resort remove the shirt, as the Robertson family, stars of Duck Dynasty, have received backlash for racist and homophobic commentary.

Hannah (@happywith.hannah on TikTok) shared a more lighthearted Disney Merch fail this week:


who is on this disney merch team … 💀😭 #disney #disneyland #disneymerch #baddisneymerch #monstersinc #dlr #dca #minnieears #badmerch #wdw #waltdisneyworld

♬ Oh No – Kreepa

Hannah and a friend showed headbands inspired by Mike and Sulley from Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. (2001) with a famous “Oh no” TikTok sound playing in the background.

The headbands feature the characters’ eyes and, strangely, their hands. The eyes appear eerily lit up and bobble back and forth when the Guests move their heads.

Ice Cream Bar Ears
Caption: Inside The Magic

“Who is on this Disney merch team…,” Hannah wrote.

Minnie Mouse ear headbands are practically a necessity at the Disney Parks, and this is surprisingly not the only recent Mickey and Minnie ear “fail.” At D23 Expo earlier in September, Disney premiered limited-release platinum Minnie and Mickey Ears, which fans quickly pointed out had an inappropriate appearance.

disney world castle after hours
Credit: Disney Parks Blog

@Wario64 initially shared the platinum Mickey and Minnie Mouse ears, priced at $195 and $175, on Twitter:

Mickey Mouse Disney 100 Platinum Celebration Ear Hat for Adults – Limited Release up for preorder at Shop Disney ($195) Minnie Mouse Headband for Adults $175


The initial product description for the Disney Park-inspired Minnie Mouse ears read:

Minnie is dripping with excitement as she celebrates the centenary of The Walt Disney Company in her typically fashionable style with this ear headband. Part of the Disney 100 Platinum Celebration, this limited release commemorative ear headband has been designed by Disney artists for a special platinum-dipped effect and includes a coordinating padded bow, all presented in a special keepsake box.

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The word “dripping” took the Internet by storm, and the products quickly disappeared from shopDisney. It is uncertain if the limited release ears sold out or if Disney chose to remove the controversial items.

Have you ever seen a Disney merchandise “fail?” 


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