I am often asked about how to buy Disney Cruise Line merchandise on land considering Disney will not sell the vast majority of their onboard merchandise online or via mail order. My typical response is to check the limited offerings on DisneyStore.com, eBay or if you are feeling adventurous… the Disney Outlet stores.
For the time being, there is a retail option in Orlando to add to that list of places to buy DCL merch on land. The Marketplace Co-Op over at Disney Springs quietly added a Disney Cruise Line Dry Dock Shop over the weekend or maybe last week. Anyway, Marketplace Co-Op is a unique shopping location at Walt Disney World. The store is dynamic in that there are many mini stores within allowing Disney to test different lines of products or concepts before unleashing them around property and DCL merch is one of the latest concept being tested.
The Disney Cruise Line Dry Dock “Store” at Marketplace Co-Op is a two sided display just inside the building in center walk way.
Below are pictures of the Disney Cruise merchandise available at the Marketplace Co-Op along with the price and SKU numbers. As of this time, the merchandise is not available from the Shop Disney Parks App, but who knows, it may be worth checking if you see something you really want. Some of the merchandise I recall seeing on the ships.
I hesitate to say run out and support the store, but if successful, it would be a indicator to the powers that be that there is a demand for Disney Cruise merchandise on land and may lead greater DCL merchandise availability around Walt Disney World or even online.
What do you think about the new offering of Disney Cruise Line merchandise at the Marketplace Co-Op? Would you like to see more DCL merch made available for purchase on land?