The Monday Merch Meeting – Week of March 16




Welcome back my Disney-enthusiast friends for your Monday fix of what is new in Disney Merchandise! If you missed last week's edition, you can find it here.

We are adding Aulani into the mix this week, and I wanted to take a look back at a few of the super cute offerings made at the O'ahu-based resort so far in 2020 before we get started.

Aulani Resort & Spa Recap: Stitch, 'Olu and Cookie Ann

Back in January, it was announced that guests staying at the Ko Olina Aulani Resort can now surprise loved ones with Stitch when sending a Friendship Basket! The cute little baskets are filled with local goodies featuring island flavors like pineapple, mango, banana, and taro. Aulani Friendship Baskets with Disney Plush start at $125.

Image Credit: Disney's Aulani Twitter

February brought us even more character news from the Hawai'ian resort with the introduction of Cookie Ann, who has now crossed the seas to delight fans of the Duffy Collection. Most of you know I am more of an 'Olu girl myself, but really, the more, the merrier when it comes to these cuties.

Image Credit: Disney's Aulani Twitter

That brings us to last week when Disney Parks announced on March 11th that exclusive new 'Olu Mel merchandise would be coming to Aulani in summer 2020. Exactly why they needed to add on to 'Olu's name with Mel, I'm not entirely sure, but as my favorite character in the Duffy collection, I am choosing to ignore it and just enjoy the new fun stuff.

Image Credit: Disney Parks Blog

Florida Sunshine Collection

Bringing our merch-search back to the mainland, Disney Springs revealed the new signature Florida Sunshine collection from The Spice and Tea Exchange that shows off a range of candles, teas, salts, and more. Find this nod to The Sunshine State in the Marketplace area of Disney Springs.

Image Credit: Disney Springs Twitter

Alex and Ani - Divine Guides Collection

The new Divine Guides Collections from Alex and Ani dropped last week. Make sure to check out the new additions in-store around Disney Springs.

But then what happened?

Disney announced the temporary closure of the Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, and the suspension of Disney Cruise Line services. So what do we do now? We shop our feelings away online.

Let's look at the new additions to shopDisney.com so you can check out what you want to pick up when next returning to the parks, or exploit the power of the internet to have it all delivered to your door instead.

New Loungefly Backpack Releases!

We need to have a little chat about backpacks for a moment. Anyone who is a fan of the Loungefly brand will be loving these new additions to the shopDisney.com site, some of which are available in the parks and resort areas as well, such as Ever After Jewelry Co & World of Disney. The new lineup includes the new Cats Mini ($75), Dogs Mini ($75), NBA Experience Mini ($80), Minnie Mouse "Cosplay" $50, and Mickey Mouse "Cosplay" ($50). I'm not usually a collector of these but, I am loving the texture look of the NBA Experience one. C'mon, it looks like a basketball, you guys!



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Mulan Live-Action Merch Line Released

Mulan T-Shirt for Women (Red) $26.95, Mulan Logo T-Shirt for Men (Black) $24.95, Mulan Ringer T-Shirt for Women (White) $36.99, Loungefly Backpack $69.99, Animator's Collection Little Brother 7" Mini Bean Bag $11.95, Mulan Deluxe Costume for Kids $79.99, Mulan Figurine $125, Mulan Bangle by Alex and Ani $49.99 and Limited Edition Mulan Pin Set $59.99.

Epcot Flower & Garden Merchandise

Last week we looked at the new Dress Shop addition ($128) in celebration of the 2020 Flower and Garden Festival in EPCOT, well this week, we've found the cutest spring-themed accessories to go with it.

Welcome, the Minnie Mouse Crossbody bag from Dooney & Bourke ($198), the Wallet Wristlet from Dooney & Bourke ($158), and, my personal favorite, the Minnie Mouse Tote ($298), also from Dooney & Bourke. I want this one so, husband, pay attention!

I've also added a little pattern swatch below so you can see how cute this design is!

Mickey Mouse Icon Flair Convertible Bag & Backpack

I don't know about you, but this gives me all the early-90's-flashback feels! Both the Icon Flair Convertible Bag $29.99 and the Icon Flair Backpack $39.99 double as pin trading display zones and can be sassed up with an Eeyore Fuzzy Charm for $16.99 or the Minnie Mouse Polka Dot Bow Charm for $12.99. All can be found on shopDisney.com!



New Summer Fun Swimwear Range

If you are looking forward to bringing some of that Disney spirit home for summertime, the new Summer Fun Swimwear Collection on shopDisney.com is for you. The range features a Halter-Style Swimsuit for $22.99, Trunks for $22.99 & Rash Guard for $18.99 (Boardies & Rashie as us Aussies call them), Summer Fun Wetsuit for Baby ($24.99), Summer Fun Swimsuit for Women ($49.99) and a matching Sarong for $34.99, as well as the classic Swim Trunks for Men for $42.99. Something for everyone in the family.

Summer Fun Floating Accessories

I need someone with a pool to get these and cherish them on my behalf! I am in love with the new Summer Fun Pool Float, $39.99, and Donut Floating Drink Holder Set, $14.99. Get these today on shopDisney.com in time to impress for the warming weather over the next few weeks.


That does it for this Monday Merch Meeting. I can almost guarantee the rest of your Monday meetings won't be as fun as this one.

'Till next time, my friends!


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