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Disney Sale Sees Expensive Merchandise Being Sold for Peanuts

Annual Passholder Merchandise Event
Credit: Ashley Carter Twitter/Canva

For many Walt Disney World Resort guests, one of the best ways to remember their trip is by buying some fun merchandise. And there is no shortage of great merchandise at Disney. Not only do the four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — have a ton of great shops, but guests can also head to Disney Springs for some truly unique shopping opportunities. Each Resort hotel also has its own gift shop, where guests can pick up things to remember their favorite hotel.

40th anniversary EPCOT merchandise mickey ears minnie ears

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Related: 8 Things You Won’t Want to Miss at Disney Springs!

There are literally thousands of things that guests can buy at Disney World. But sometimes it makes you wonder. Disney can’t possibly sell all of that merchandise, right? What do they do with the items that they have too much of?

Well, Disney answered those questions with its recent Walt Disney World Annual Passholder Merchandise Event.

Figment Annual Passholder Magnet

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The AP merchandise took place from September 20 through September 23 at Disney’s Wide World of Sports complex. APs could join a virtual queue at 8 a.m. each morning and come back later to shop their hearts out. The merchandise event saw hundreds of items — from t-shirts to Loungefly backpacks, and even Dooney & Bourke handbags — being sold at hugely discounted rates.

Dooney and Bourke

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Spectrum News reporter Ashley Carter was able to attend the event and took some photos of just how cheap some items were being sold for.

As you can see, some Star Wars lightsaber hilts, which typically sell for well over $100, were being sold for more than half off.

Anyone want some lightsaber hilts?

There were also some adorable Funko! Pops that were being sold for under $15. As you can see, the Funkos were more than double that price when they were first released in the parks.

The Disney World annual passholder merchandise event is currently underway at ESPN Wide World of Sports.

Fans of the Disney Cruise Line were also able to snag a gorgeous figurine of the Disney Dream for just $14.99! Before the event, DCL fans who wanted to purchase one had to pay just under $50.

Yesterday I went to the first day of the Disney Annual Passholder Merchandise Event at ESPN Wide World of Sports. Here’s how it went & what I found: 

Discounted older merchandise was not the only thing that Annual Passholders were able to take advantage of during this special merchandise event. Passholders also had the chance to purchase some Pandora charms BEFORE they hit the parks. There were five Pandora charms available for purchase, including one only available to Annual Passholders.

  • EPCOT Reimagined Pandora Charm
  • Journey to Imagination with Figment Pandora Charm
  • Minnie Mouse Bride Pandora Charm
  • Grogu Rose Gold Pandora Charm
  • Walt Disney World Resort AP Charm
Pandora Charms

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Related: Disney Announces V.I.P. Days for Annual Passholders!

Annual Passholders who were lucky enough to attend the event were also able to purchase special food and drinks. There were also fun photo opportunities put up just for the limited-time event.

Disney has not said if a similar shopping event will make its way over to Disneyland Resort in the near future. Disneyland Resort has thousands of Magic Key Holders (Disneyland’s name for Annual Passholders). There is no doubt that Magic Key Holders would love the chance to also purchase some incredible Disney merchandise at a discounted price.

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!

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