Half the fun of going to any Disney Parks & Resorts destination is searching for exclusive merchandise. Between the park exclusives, annual gingerbread house replicas, and multiple collaborations with retailers like Swarovski and Pandora, it can be a lot for anyone – or their wallet – to take in. However, most park-goers focus on the cheaper merchandise, such as limited-edition releases for Disney Pin Trading. But hardcore Disney enthusiasts know that there’s way more under the surface.
Though this list doesn’t cover everything, it does incorporate permanent merchandise fixtures to the parks based in the United States. Visitors will always be able to find these brands, be it on Main Street, USA, or on the Disney Store website.
10 Disneyana Collectibles – $40 To $695
Main Street, USA is a wonderful place to find exclusive Disney collectibles. For the best results, visitors should go to the shop Disneyana Collectibles. Nothing is truly permanent in the world of Disneyana, as stock rotates frequently and isn’t widely advertised. The store holds items such as key frames from animated movies to contracts signed by Walt Disney himself.
The most common item available in the Disneyana Collectibles stock is exclusive prints based on Disney movies. Depending on how the print was constructed and if it’s limited edition, the price can range from an affordable $40 all the way up to $695.
9 Disney Tiara Collection – $50+
Anyone can be a princess, even on a budget! Disney tiaras come in all shapes and sizes, usually located in park stores that specialize in glass or crystal products. But buyer beware, because the tiaras are mixed together and a $50 tiara could be sitting next to one priced at $200 and up.
All things considered, a $50 tiara in Disney isn’t too bad, especially since many of them are made in part with Swarovski. Just make sure to store it in a safe place when riding Space Mountain. Otherwise, it could fly off and it will be lost forever to the cosmos.
8 The Dress Shop Collection – $128+
Cute and retro, Disney dips into fashion with the Dress Shop Collection. The online Disney Store is the easiest way to buy these dresses, however, Downtown Disney at Disneyland has a Dress Shop for those in-person purchases.
The dresses are inspired by 1950s-era fashion. Shoppers can pair their dresses with accessories as well as petticoats to help fluff up the dress. Much like collectibles, the dresses regularly cycle out depending on anniversaries – such as the Haunted Mansion 50th anniversary merchandise – and to ensure the collection retains its boutique status. The Dress Shop Collection usually starts around $128 for a dress, but can easily be more than that depending on the dress itself and if the buyer decides to go for a petticoat.
7 Disney Dooney & Bourke Bags – $128 To $298
Starting off the review of Disney collaborations are the Disney Dooney & Bourke bags. Affectionately referred to as “Disney Dooneys,” the Dooney & Bourke collection is available to purchase within the parks as well as online. They’re very hard to miss since the parks place them in as many stores as possible.
Disney enthusiasts can find a bag for any and every Disney property. From Star Wars to Disney Dogs to attraction-themed bags, there’s something for everyone. Just remember that these bags are certified Dooney & Bourke bags. The purchase includes a year-long warranty on the bag, though customers have reported that the warranty is more lenient than that, and the quality that comes from the brand. But that quality comes with a price tag. Bags typically range from $128 to $298, a bit more than regular Dooney & Bourke bags of the same bag style due to the Disney part of it.
6 Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique & The Princess Signature Dress Collection – $74.95 To $450
The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is located in the FantasyLand area of each park – specifically in the Magic Kingdom when traveling to DisneyWorld. The boutique offers children the exclusive experience of transforming into a princess or knight. The experience itself starts at $74.95, covering the basics of princess makeup.
But the princess package can go up to a whopping $450, which includes a handmade princess dress based on the Disney princesses. These dresses are specifically for children and aspiring princesses will be able to change into the dress during the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique experience in addition to the rest of the transformation. For parents just wanting the dress, the princess dresses sell for around $350.
5 Disney Citizen Watches – $250 To $495
Disney partnered with Citizen to create a line of watches for both men and women to enjoy. For the most part, the watches are eco-friendly too! Many of them simply hold images that are staples of the parks, such as the castle or the Walt and Mickey statue. But Citizen also had a line of Marvel watches, themed after Iron Man and Captain America.
4 Disney Parks Jewelry Collection – $39.95 To $7,950
Disney Parks jewelry is a very broad term. For purposes of this list, the jewelry quoted only includes collaborations or anything containing precious or semi-precious materials. The Alex & Ani bangles typically sell for $39.95, give or take for the time of year or if they go on sale. Most other jewelry, like the Pandora collection, runs around the $100 mark. And it just goes up from there.
Disney offers gold, rose gold, and silver jewelry, some of them with diamonds. These are usually themed after an attraction of the parks or fully commit to being “Hidden Mickeys.” The most expensive is currently the Mickey Mouse Icon Diamond Heart Necklace, retailing at $7,950.
3 Disney Fairy Tale Wedding Engagement Rings – $3,000 To $14,000
This is Disney, which means they can always take it a step further. Disney parks are also famous for their Fairy Tale Weddings, boasting the ability to fit anyone’s budget. This can range from a wedding around one of the hotel territories to renting out the Magic Kingdom and exchanging vows in front of Cinderella’s Castle.
With so many marriages and proposals happening within the parks, Disney seized the opportunity by creating a line of engagement rings. Many of them feature hidden details, such as Cinderella’s carriage, Hidden Mickeys, and tiaras. But like any engagement ring, they can cost an arm and a leg. The current rings available range from $3,000 to $14,000, available for purchase online and in the parks. Just make sure to do some planning, it takes about 4 weeks for the ring to be ready.
2 Full-Scale R2-D2 – $25,000
After the announcement of Galaxy’s Edge, there was no way Disney was missing out on cashing in on droids. From the music to the attractions to the dining options, it truly is the happiest place on Earth for any Star Wars fan.
Galaxy’s Edge offers the Build-A-Droid experience, allowing guests to do exactly that at the base price of $99.99. People can choose from the B-series (BB-8) or R-series (R2-D2) as their little droid companion. But Disney takes it a step further, offering a full-scale, remote controlled R2-D2 for $25,000. And yes, people have bought it.
1 Arribas Brothers Collection – $12.50 To $49,500
Perhaps the most famous Disney parks collaboration is the Arribas Brothers collection. Center mainly in DisneyWorld, the Arribas Brothers collection offers a variety of glassware, statues, and jewelry for any budget. The cheapest of these options starts at $12.50 while the most expensive is an astounding $49,500.
Specifically, this amount is for the massive Arribas Brothers Cinderella Castle. This limited edition piece recently received a $12,000 price jump as its stock slowly but surely runs out. Other notable pieces of the collection include the jeweled Mickey & Minnie statue ($9,500), the jeweled Dumbo statue ($9,500), and the jeweled Elsa figurine ($8,950).
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