Saturday, June 23, 2012

Disney Shadow Boxes

At several of the WDW parks (especially MK and Epcot), there is one store that specializes in upscale merchandise, perhaps with a Disney twist. My family has become slowly obsessed with the shadow boxes in those stores. 

They first caught our collective eye some weeks ago, and each time we ogle them further, we feel the need to buy one! They cost around $85 each, and are lit by long-lasting LEDs. The boxes are powered by three AAA batteries, which made me happy (I'm not a fan of the kind of specialty batteries you have to buy at Radio Shack).

Each box is about the size of a large coffee cup.

It's hard to spot sometimes, but there is an on/off toggle button on the front of each box (it's one of the leaves).

We *had* to buy one, so we got the hitchhiking ghosts (you can see other Mansion-related merch behind it, since they live together on a single shelf of the display case at home).

What do you think? Worth the price? Do you want one?

Kevin Yee is the author of numerous independent Disney books, including the popular Walt Disney World Earbook series and Walt Disney World Hidden History.