A LOT has been going on with Disney Stores this year.
Not only have we seen many Disney Store locations being closed, but like at Disney Parks, health and safety guidelines have also started to change for guests visiting the stores.
It’s been a busy year at Disney World!
As the parks continue with their phased reopening, preparations have been taking place for the big 50th anniversary celebration! But among all the construction and excitement, we’ve seen some changes to everyday operations. And nope, we’re not just talking about safety procedures or price changes — there have been also some major technological advances.
We’ve seen some pretty cool new Disney tech lately.
And recently, we’ve seen a lot of that tech go hands-free! Guests can use the new MagicMobile service on their phones instead of MagicBands, and they can enter Magic Kingdom using facial recognition instead of tapping a park ticket (wild right?!). But while browsing the gift shops in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, we spotted a sign that a new kind of technology might be on the way.
But, we’ve also seen changes announced when it comes to your local Disney Stores. Earlier this year, Disney announced that it would be closing 20% of its Disney Stores as the company shifts its focus to e-commerce. So, what will the future of shopping for Disney merchandise look like? We got a few more details today and it looks like some changes are on the way!!
Due to the shift to e-commerce on shopDisney and elsewhere, Disney announced that 20% of Disney stores across North America would be CLOSING, sending Disney fans into a tizzy wondering if their nearby store would be one of the affected closures. (After all, where would you be able to find Spaghetti Stitch?!)
Have you gotten on the nuiMOs hype train yet?
Disney recently launched a new-to-the-U.S. line of totally collectible plushes called Disney nuiMOs. These little buddies are posable and you can even buy little outfits to dress them up in stylish clothes or Disney costumes. Now, two new plushes are hitting the scene and they might be the best yet.
Disney might have a big thing with mice, but they’re big on the duck scene too.
Sure, you’ve got Donald Duck, but you’ve also got alllllll the ducks who reside in the Disney parks. We love those little guys! Now, Disney has invented some new tech that’s seriously amazing — but all we can focus on is the duck in the pictures. What does this waterfowl MEAN?
Luckily, Disney will offer discounts on all of those ears, clothes, plushes, pins, and toys from time to time, and for D23 Gold Members, there’s a great new deal available!
We have a feeling this new merch trend might take Disney fans by storm…
nuiMOs are adorable, posable, dressable, and collectible mini plushes that have been popular in Japan for some time. Now, Disney nuiMOs have made their way to the domestic theme parks and while we’re excited to see them in person, we are a bit taken back by the price.
We know how much Disney fans LOVE plushes!
From regular plushes to Wishables and Tsum Tsums, there are so many options to choose from, and there’s about to be one more — nuiMOs! We mentioned not too long ago that nuiMOs were coming to shopDisney, but now we’ve got more details on their release, and spoiler alert, it’s coming very soon.