You may or may not know this about me, (although it should be pretty obvious if you’ve seen my Disney Princess Half posts), I. Friggin. Love. Disney! I have already started vaguely planning my next trip to Disney World (November 2017 for Wine n Dine Half Marathon, woo!) but have still had pretty bad Disney Fever recently. I just love all things Disney and find that when there are more Disney things involved in my day, my days are better! Simple as that! So when I stumbled upon Mickey Monthly, I KNEW I had to give it a try! It is basically simply a subscription box that sends you Disney goodies once a month. As a subscription box lover, and a Disney lover, it sounded like perfection!
They actually offer several tiers — the original Mickey Monthly, the Theme Park edition, and a Pin edition. You can customize the age group, as well as the gender of items (if you want), and if you want souvenirs, snacks, or both; and even how many items you want.
While I like pretty much everything Disney related, I loved the idea of the Theme Park edition, because it contains items that were purchased directly from the theme parks. This kind of made me feel like it was bringing me some of the magic of my future vacation sooner rather than later! So I opted for the lowest tier of the Theme Park edition for my first month. Obviously, since the items are physically purchased in the park, this box is a little pricier than the regular box; it was $29.99 + shipping.
The packaging was SUPER adorable, first of all. This was actually the first month of the special cute boxes, which I loved! (Maverick likes to be involved in all package opening in case there is anything in it for him. In this case he loved the paper filling.. Crazy dog!)
I loooved the Mickey confetti on the inside! And it came with this super cute note.
So I got the Fairy Theme Park edition which contains 2-6 items, and I got mixed snacks & souvenirs. I got this Queen of Hearts mug, Minnie’s Bake Shop character cookies (already ate them, I regret nothing), and sour cherry balls.
Of note, the mug cannot be purchased even online at the Disney Store. So they definitely deliver on the exclusivity of the items. And honestly, the value was better than I originally thought, since when I checked YourWDWStore.net (a Disney World personal shopper) the mug retails for $29.96. And, obviously, a trip to Disney World to physically buy it myself would have cost me a little bit more. 😉
So, I can definitely say that I got my money’s worth. I have to say though — the Queen of Hearts is not my most favorite Disney character, so I was a little less excited about the mug than if it would have been Ariel or someone. (Hey, I’m cliché, what can I say!) The snackies were cute and I love a good cheat day.
The thing about Mickey Monthly is they have SO many options, I want to try ALL of the things! You are not locked in from month to month; you can change your settings and as long as they are changed before you’re billed, that’s what you’ll get for the month. So, for next month, I went with the original Mickey monthly, souvenirs only. Just to compare, and see which I liked the best! In the future I’m sure I’ll try tons of options; even the Pin one, when I’m less willing to shell out $30 one month. The pin options start at just $7.95 for one pin (or more, for rarer ones), so that is SO affordable, which I love.
Overall, I’ll definitely remain a Mickey Monthly customer for several months to come, especially while I try out all the options! And I’m sure once I find my favorite, I’ll stick around. 😉
Have you ever tried a Disney Subscription box like this? What did you think? Comment below!