Mickey Monthly is a monthly box of Disney magic! Choose between the Original Mickey Monthly, the Pin Edition or the Theme Park Edition.
This review is for the Mickey Monthly Theme Park Edition Box which comes in four sizes: Fairy, Mickey, Castle or Kingdom. There are several other customization options you can choose from regarding the items, gender, and age. This is a Mickey sized box that was customized for a female and items are intended for all ages. This size box costs $49.99 a month plus shipping and handling.
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About Mickey Monthly
The Subscription Box: Mickey Monthly Theme Park Edition
The Cost: Prices start at $29.99 a month (plus shipping and handling) for the Fairy Edition and go up to $199.99 a month (plus shipping and handling) for the Kingdom Edition.
The Products: Items that can be purchased only at Disney Theme parks. Boxes can be tailored for souvenirs, snacks or a mixture of both. Boxes can also be tailored for princesses (girls), princes (boys) or neutral and for different age ranges.
Ships to: the US and internationally but additional charges will apply
Mickey Monthly Theme Park Edition February 2018 Review
There was a lot of paper filler in this box (and a few pieces of Mickey confetti) so I had to dig a bit to get to the items, but they were packaged safely. There was no insert, card or list of items so I dug carefully to make sure I found everything and I came up with three items.
Aristocats Pin - Retail Value $9.99
This pin was listed on the Disney Parks website as only able to purchase in their stores, but I was able to locate the pin for purchase here. The pin is a pretty decent size (about 1.5 inches tall) and is very cute. It has some weight to it and I love the little detail of having a Mickey Mouse shaped rubber backing.
This was the best picture that I could get to show the little bit of glitter and sparkle in the pin. I think the pink pieces are tiny rhinestones or else little globs of glitter, but it’s really hard to tell, even in person. Overall, a cute and girly Disney pin that I was happy to receive!
Mickey Shaped Rice Krispie Treat with mini M&M’s - Estimated Value $6.00
Unfortunately, there was no card in the box or tag attached to this. That means no nutritional information at all and no expiration date which made me a little hesitant to feed it to my family, but once they saw those mini M&M’s there was no turning back! It tasted fresh for a several day old (I’m assuming at least that for shipping time!) Rice Krispie Treat. It was pretty yummy and of course, cute Mickey-shaped treats are an iconic part of the Disney Park experience, so this was a fitting treat.
Splash of Fun Ariel Figurine - Retail Value $24.00 (found here for $16.95)
When I saw the box I thought, okay, this is the item to really give the box some value! A cute Ariel figurine is perfect for my daughter who loves The Little Mermaid and has a mermaid theme in her room, but as soon as I took it out of the box, I was pretty disappointed with the quality.
If you look at the pictures closely she has a few imperfections on her face, which I’m okay with, except for the giant bubble on her nose. It just shows a pretty low level of craftsmanship and then once I looked it up online, I realized I could buy it through several retailers. This meant that not only did it have imperfections, but also that it was not the special figurine I thought I could only find at a Disney Park. This really made me feel like they just threw in a leftover figurine instead of carefully curating the box.
Verdict: I have to admit, overall, I was pretty disappointed with this month’s Mickey Monthly Theme Park Edition box. The draw of this box is that it is supposed to bring you items that you can only find at the actual theme park and the value in that is supposed to offset the fact that you are only receiving about a 55% return on the cost of the box most of the time. Since I found the figurine on sale on several different websites and was even able to locate the pin (although I don’t fault them for that as much since it is a site where someone goes to a Disney store for you), this really takes away from the value and exclusivity of this box. It also made me feel pretty deceived and even doubt the authenticity of my Mickey Krispie Treat with no labels.
I estimate the total value of the box to be $39.99 and the cost of the box was $49.99 plus $9.45 shipping and handling. That’s $10 under value (before s+h) and considering I was able to find two out of the three items online, I don’t think that only receiving an 80% return on the cost was a good value this month.
To Wrap Up:
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Value Breakdown: At $49.99 + $9.45 shipping to MD for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Aristocats Pin: $14.85
- Rice Krispie Treat: $8.92
- Figurine: $35.67
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