Now you can own a piece of The Happiest Place on Earth!
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VirtualSurvivor is now testing a new service for my shoppers: In-person souvenir shopping at the land Resort in Anaheim, California!
This includes land Park, California Park, and Downtown District!
I've been trying to visit the theme parks at the resort at least once per month, and I wanted to help pass along the magic to those that cannot yet make it in person due to COVID-19 or other limiting factors. There's no reason you shouldn't be able to enjoy some of that wonderful magic wherever you are, or give an unforgettable gift you can't buy anywhere near where you are! And remember, the parks sell some amazing Star Wars and Marvel merchandise that you can't buy anywhere else! California's Resort has a Star Wars Galaxy's Edge and currently the only Marvel Avengers Campus. Want to get your hands on a custom-built Droid or Lightsaber, or a Spider-Bot? How about one of those ubiquitous Little Mermaid bubble wands? I'm your guy!
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There are also shirts, hats, mouse ears (with custom embroidery available), collectible and trading pins, artwork, and collectibles galore! If you can think of it, the parks or Downtown District probably sell it!
A great place to start your search is on the Resort's official Shops page, which shows you the shops at all parks and hotels. You can also filter your search to shops just within the different parks and areas. There are also plenty of fan-sourced sites out there to tell you how and where to pinpoint the specific souvenir you're looking for. You can even download the official land App for iOS or Android to start a chat with a friendly cast member who will assist you with locating merchandise within the parks during business hours. (The wait can still be long, but I find the service can be a bit quicker if you respond that you are at the resort when asked. You will receive a push notification when they reply.) They can then help you locate the specific item you're looking for in the parks.
Every year, millions of visitors walk though the front gates of the land Resort and experience the magic that only "The Mouse" can bring. But right now, travel is a bit...complicated...to say the least. Fireworks are barely making a return. Parades are limited to small, unannounced "cavalcades" spaced out throughout the day to avoid unsafe crowd levels. But with the return of international travel to vaccinated visitors, the parks are eager to once again welcome travelers from around the world very soon!
But not everyone is ready or able to travel again. And times are still tough. But that doesn't mean we can't all share the magic! Let me help you get that gift for someone special in your life that you can't get anywhere else except at "The Happiest Place on Earth"! It can bring a lot of joy to you and those you love.
In October 2021 via social media, the resort teased the return of its iconic Main Street Electrical Parade. I, for one, couldn't be happier! I loved that parade so much as a child. The music, the lights!! All of it brings back so many amazing memories! Hopefully more parades and shows will follow. They're what help to make a visit to the parks so magical from the time you arrive at the iconic front gates.
Holiday celebrations are extra-special at the land Resort. They go all-out every year, and their limited-edited holiday merchandise is some of the most sought-after you could ever hope to get your hands on! And not just the "big" holidays either! Every celebration from Halloween to Valentine's Day to LGBTQ+ Pride is represented across the parks, alongside New Year's and the 4th of July American Independence Day.
But even with fairly equal representation of all the holidays, the most magical time of year...without a doubt...are still the winter holidays. (The northern hemisphere's winter, that is.) The parks come to life with twinkling lights, and it sometimes even "snows" during magical nighttime events! The world-famous Haunted Mansion gets in on the act too from Halloween all the way to Christmas, with its one-of-a-kind Nightmare Before Christmas overlay, featuring Jack Skellington as Sandy Claws with his spooky take on the two holidays combined! With 999 happy haunts, there's always room for 1 more!
But one of the lands with really awesome merchandise (and not a lot of change for the holidays) is Star Wars Galaxy's Edge. There, you'll find lots of gear to help the Resistance fight Kylo Ren and the First Order. You can construct your own Lightsaber, or build your own custom Droid at the Droid Depot while waiting for your reservation at Oga's Cantina.
But wait! There's more!
California Park is currently the only place where you can find Marvel Avengers Campus! Dive head first into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with your official Avengers and other MCU gear. I hear Spider-Man could sure use some help getting those Spider-Bots under control at his WEB SLINGERS attraction, and you can get your very own remote-controlled Spider-Bot in your choice of styles from Avengers Campus. (Just don't tell Tony Stark!)
I invite you to take advantage of this new Purchase Assistance service I'm testing for the land Resort. Feel free to research any and all resort souvenirs you're interested in purchasing from the resort, and then submit an order request on this website when you've decided what you'd like to buy. I'll be happy to send you an offer before my next in-person trip to the resort.
Because of the nature of theme park merchandise, not to mention the fact that I'm on vacation while I'm offering this service, this service comes with a few caveats. Here are a few rules and requirements I must insist on:
The availability of items is not guaranteed. It might be a good idea to have a backup plan or be flexible with a 2nd choice in case your preferred 1st choice is unavailable for any reason. This can be discussed in advance so we both know what you're comfortable with.
Just like every forwarding order, it is the shopper's responsibility to research the purchase location of the item(s) in your order, such as land, kiosk, or shop name within the parks. Please remember that I'll be making purchases for you while on vacation/holiday, so I'd like to make this as efficient as possible.
Cleared payment must be collected in advance before any purchase(s) will be made at the resort for any shopper. An extra 'buffer' payment can be arranged, and is suggested, in case you'd like the flexibility to make changes or additions on the fly. Any unused funds, with the exception of checkout processing fees and Purchase Assistance services attempted or rendered, can be fully refunded.
There is no need to wait until an upcoming trip is posted on my Calendar Page to start planning your order. It is never too early to send me an order request for land Resort merchandise.
Since this premium service involves carrying around your physical goods all day long, Purchase Assistance for this in-person service will start at 20% for most items small and light enough to fit in a backpack. Large, heavy, or oversized items, or any items purchased from locations with a virtual queue or waitlist, or items assembled or built from scratch (such as Lightsabers or Droids, for example) will have a higher starting service cost.
Don't forget about sales tax! Unlike VAT, sales tax is not already included in the sticker price of most items in the USA. In the city of Anaheim, where the resort is located, the sales tax rate is 7.75%. (I do not charge Purchase Assistance fees on the sales tax amount...only the item[s] I'm purchasing for you.)
Availability of this service may be limited due to periods of high demand or due to factors beyond my control. Acceptance of orders is based on a variety of factors and cannot be guaranteed. I can only accept orders for trips to the resort I'm already taking or planning to take and cannot make special trips to the resort for the sole purpose of filling orders, since it is several hundred miles away from me. This service is currently being tested, so its offerings and terms are subject to change or cancellation at any time.
This type of in-person Purchase Assistance is only available for the land Resort at this time. All other forwarding orders must still be shipped to my location. All other general Offer Terms apply.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.