There’s nothing like a Disney Parks vacation. Whether you’re shrinking to the size of a toy in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort or flying with superheroes at Avenger’s Campus in Disney California Adventure at Disneyland Resort, you’re going to remember your Disney vacation forever. So why not bring home a souvenir to commemorate your trip?
Maybe your family likes matching t-shirts. Or you want to build a lightsaber in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Perhaps you collect pins and figurines, or your little one wants a cuddly Mickey Mouse plush to take home. The memento options are endless.
Many Guests save years for a Disney Parks vacation. It’s natural to want a long-lasting souvenir you can show off for decades! Unfortunately, Guests report declining merchandise quality as prices rapidly increase.
TikToker @sometimescastles shared a video of two Mickey Mouse Christmas wreaths, one from 2021 and one from 2022:
Disneyland has been raising merch prices, and some of the quality hasn’t been as great as before either. We found this wreath example in the parks to show you all! The Christmas wreath from 2021 is still in some stores, as well as the new 2022 wreath. Last year’s has more padding, is larger, and just feels higher quality. This year’s is thinner and overall smaller. They are both currently $50. Have you noticed this merch change in the parks? #disneynews #disneytiktok #disney #disneyland #disneymerch
“This year’s is much thinner than last year’s, and it is also just a portion of the size,” the Guest explained. “And these wreaths are both the same price at $50.”
Shockingly, both wreaths are currently available at the Disney Parks and Downtown Disney! Likely, the 2021 wreaths are leftover from last year.
“Last year’s has more padding, is larger, and just feels higher quality,” the Guest wrote in their video’s caption.
Have you noticed declining merchandise quality at Disneyland Resort?
Please note that the story outlined in this article is based on a personal Disney Parks Guest experience. No two Guest experiences are alike, and this article does not necessarily align with Inside the Magic’s personal views on Disney Parks operations.