There are so many aspects of a Disney Parks vacation. Where are you going to stay? Where are you going to eat? What Parks are you going to visit? What rides and attractions are at the top of your list? It takes a lot of planning to experience a magical Disney trip. In addition to all the planning, there is also another very important thing to think about — budget. Hotels, restaurants, Park tickets, all those things cost money. Then you have to think of another big cost — merchandise. Disney has so much incredible merchandise, from plushes to spirit jerseys, Loungefly backpacks, Funko Pops, t-shirts, and more.
Over the past few years, getting that coveted Disney merchandise has gotten increasingly difficult. Reselling has become a booming industry. The second new merchandise is released, resellers will descend on the Disney Parks and buy all the merchandise they can. Disney will put purchasing limits on in-demand merch. However, resellers will have all members of their party purchase the maximum amount allowed. They will also go from store to store and purchase the max at each store.
Back in December, the Tokyo Disney Resort — which is not owned by The Walt Disney Company — officially banned the resale of its merchandise. The Resort updated the Terms & Conditions section of its website, stating that Guests could not purchase merchandise for the purpose of resale. However, it looks like one Guest may not care about those rules.
Twitter user @myon3982915101 posted a photo of a fake toddler in a store at Tokyo Disney. The person with the fake baby had a lot of 40th-anniversary merchandise in their cart.
Someone brought a fake baby in Bombo…
I probably put a lot of 40th anniversary goods in the basket, so maybe it’s for resale.
— てるてさるさ (@trtsls296558468) April 11, 2023
This is not the first time that Guests visiting the Tokyo Disneyland Resort have been accused of using fake babies in order to get their hands on more limited merchandise. About a year ago, another Guest was photographed having a fake baby in a stroller and using that baby as a Guest to exceed the maximum purchase limit.
If a Guest is caught purchasing items for the purpose of resale, Tokyo Disney Cast Members may ask them to leave the Park. A trespass notice may also be issued, banning the offending Guest from the Parks.