Disney has been getting creative with the way they are handling online shopping these days!
Disney created an online shopping event for guests who wish to purchase the new Disneyland Resort 65th Anniversary merchandise. Shoppers can now purchase the merch online and either head to Downtown Disney for a pick-up or have it sent to their home. Either way, if you choose to shop online, you’ll likely have to “stand” in a virtual line to get it.
The new MerchPass system went live today on shopDisney. while the 65th Anniversary drop is happening at the same time! The two systems are being handled a little differently. MerchPass is allowing guests to enter a lottery that will give them a chance for early access to the new Arendelle Castle Collection.
The virtual line system is being used to purchase the anniversary gear. Let’s see how that virtual line is going, shall we?
When we last checked, there are only 48,000 people ahead of us! At this point, we’ll be able to buy our 65th-anniversary merch by the time the 75th anniversary rolls around. 😉 The line does seem to be moving, albeit very slowly. We’re not sure how many people have already finished their purchases or how much merch is left!
We’re curious to see how either the MerchPass system or online drops are going to work out in the future. It seems that Disney experimenting with new ways for shoppers to make purchases from the comfort of their homes. We’ll be interested to see if this reduces any technical glitches and website crashes too!
Are you trying to get in to buy some Anniversary gear? Let us know!