When I booked my trip to the Tokyo Disneyland Resort, I was excited about a number of things–all the new characters I’d get to meet, the Little Green Alien Mochi I couldn’t wait to try, the new attractions I’d get to ride, and of course, all the Tokyo Disneyland merchandise. I had always known that Tokyo Disneyland’s fashion was a step above the rest, but couldn’t wait to experience it for myself!
When I arrived there, I learned very quickly that Park guests at the Tokyo Disneyland Resort come heavily decked out in Disney merchandise. Like, really decked out. From character headbands to collectable popcorn buckets, guests accessorize at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea in head-to-toe kawaii (or “cute”) Disney style. Needless to say, I was in Disney fashion heaven.
So each of the five days I was there, I made sure to stop into stores to see what all the buzz was about.
First off, plush charms. These mini plush key chains are everywhere and for obvious reasons. They’re cute, collectible, and can easily be added to any backpack or bag for a bit of Disney flair.
Where else in the world can you find Disney chopsticks in every character and color?
These plush pouchettes are one of my favorite Park necessities. They come in a variety of characters and a detachable strap, so you can wear the bag as a crossbody, or clip it onto your belt loop, or bag it as a card pouch.
One of the most surprising learnings I had was that Tokyo Disneyland does not go easy on the stationary. Pens, pencils, notepads and more were one of the many things I stocked up on because–I mean, come on–they’re so kawaii!
Some of my favorite finds were these (basically Disney bounding) Fashion Dolls and Disney Polly Pockets! I picked these up for my young nieces, and maybe one or two for myself.
At the Tokyo Disneyland Resort, character earrings are a huge thing. My favorite concept are the single earrings, sold separately so you can mix and match characters!
Totally kawaii socks inspired by some of Disney’s greatest character duos were in nearly every store in the Park. Each had fun prints and made for great take-home gifts!
The Aristocats has always been a favorite Disney classic of mine, so I felt nostalgic when I found these adorable single-strap backpacks.
Ok, here’s the deal. I knew popcorn was big at the Tokyo Disneyland Resort, but I didn’t realize how many different flavors and types of buckets they had until I got there. I had everything from caramel and curry flavored popcorn to blueberry and garlic shrimp flavors, and with each came a collectable popcorn bucket (of which I’ll now being using as purses).