DON’T Save Your 50th Merch Shopping for Animal Kingdom!
Today, we visited Animal Kingdom to check out the new Disney Genie and the introduction of Lightning Lanes. While we were testing the waters of the new app system, we made our rounds visiting the animals and, of course, squeezed in a bit of shopping!
I popped into Island Mercantile today to see what 50th merchandise they have in stock. I was pleasantly surprised to find new 50th decor throughout the main section of Island Mercantile! Shopping beneath the illuminated swags draped from the ceiling make the whole experience a touch more magical.
50th Anniversary Merchandise
And that’s where the magic stopped…at least in terms of 50th Anniversary Merchandise. Animal Kingdom, by far, has the least 50th Anniversary Merch in stock of ANY of the 4 Walt Disney World Theme Parks.
They did have some 50th popcorn, reusable bags, candies, and a few men’s button down shirts.
My fellow ladies, were we on the hunt for some 50th apparel, we would have been completely out of luck in Island Mercantile today.
The one section I did find decently well stocked were the apparel racks intended for Disney’s youngest guests. Jackets and t-shirts had the largest selections.
Children’s apparel was well-stocked in a variety of sizes. I also found some baby and toddler clothes too!
Warning: Shop Elsewhere
Any and all backpacks, totes, cups, tumblers, ears (!), women’s clothes, and toys were completely out of stock today. And according to a CM, they won’t be getting much (if any) of those items in stock.
I write this next bit as a warning: do NOT save your 50th Anniversary shopping for your Animal Kingdom day! If you see an item you like in stock at the Emporium or World of Disney, BUY IT THEN! Don’t bypass it thinking you’ll be able to pick it up anywhere, because my experience today proves that is certainly not always the case.