Though many things have returned to “normal” in Disney World, there are still some lingering health and safety measures in place at Disney World. And, while you may expect to need to wear a face mask in some locations (like First Aid) or miss out on some entertainment offerings that still aren’t back — one issue that you might not expect to face is finding merchandise.
We’ve seen supply chain issues impact MagicBands, runDisney events, lightsabers in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and more. Plus, even some food items like noodles and chicken fingers have been harder to come by. But, it seems that the problems aren’t over yet — and, if you’re headed to Disney World this summer there’s one item that fans rely on in the heat of the summer that might be hard to find.
If you’ve ever visited Disney World in the summer, you’ve probably passed by (or even purchased) the bright blue and yellow misting spray bottles that are sold all over the parks. These are basically water bottles in a spray bottle with fans on them that guests can use to stay cool when it gets hot at Disney World. We usually see a ton of these on carts and at shops around the parks. But, they’re becoming harder to find now!
UPDATE: The misting fans are BACK in the parks! We previously noticed that there were almost no fans to be found in places like Magic Kingdom, but now, they have returned.
We’ve seen them on merchandise carts in Magic Kingdom as well as in stores like The Emporium.
Before now, a Cast Member said the misting fans were sold out park-wide and they weren’t sure when they would be available again. But, it looks like they’re coming back into stock! We’ll be sure to keep an eye out for the fans in other locations.
But, if you still can’t find the traditional misting fans right now, there is an alternative to the traditional misting fan over in Pandora — The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. These are different from the ones you can find on all the merchandise carts and have less water capacity and shorter fan blades.
But, what if you find yourself needing to cool down in Disney World right now and you’re nowhere near Pandora or one of these recently restocked spots? Well, you’ll have to do some planning ahead! We recommend bringing your own misting fan if you’ll be visiting this summer. You can find these in local stores or even on Amazon. This O2COOL Deluxe Handheld Battery Powered Water Misting Fan has excellent reviews on Amazon.
Even better? It’s priced at just $11.88. A lot cheaper than Disney World’s version!
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And, you can even bypass the worry of running out of battery life and get something like this USB-Powered Handheld Misting Spray Bottle with Fan.
It’s just $15,99.
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We did see plenty of cooling towels still available in Disney World too, so that can be a great last-minute alternative if you find yourself in desperate need. Of course, we’ll be keeping an eye out for any other updates on when these spray bottles may come back in stock, and, in the meantime, stay tuned to DFB for more of the latest Disney news!
This is what happens when so-called American companies manufacture or buy products in and from China, India, Mexico, and other cheap labor countries. I honestly believe the U.S. supply chain issues are mostly becuase cheap American companies buy and sell foreign made products just to save a buck.