Walt Disney World Resort Soap and Sundries

Sundries are defined as miscellaneous small items, usually of no large value and too numerous to mention separately, such as toiletries. Each room at a Disney Resort, or any hotel chain for that matter, will supply ‘numerous’ small items designed to make your stay more pleasant. These usually include beverages and relevant condiments, writing supplies, and of course, the indispensable ‘toiletries’.

In the past, Disney made these often overlooked items fun, and fun to play with! Yes, I don’t just collect soap, I play with it:

Two bars to make one Mickey

Before the days of H2O products in your Disney bathroom, there was the Disney Resorts brand. And if you took the Facial Soap bar and placed it on edge on top of the Bath Soap bar as it is laying down flat, you get a complete Mickey Mouse character (above)! Soap. Not just for washing anymore.

There were both boxed and paper wrapped bars of soap. The shampoo and conditioner came in a clear bottle.

Later, the soap came in clear packaging wrapping a round bar of soap and the shampoo and conditioner came in blue cylinders. Why the change? Who knows, but it became yet another thing to collect!

But times change and contracts are entered into with outside suppliers and so then we had the H2O brand of products:

H2O Brand

H2O+ is the Official Sponsor of the Guest Room Bath Amenities of the Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Hawaii, and Disney Cruise Line. You can click the link to see the full line of products and how you can order them for your very own home! Yes, you don’t need to steal them from your Resort room anymore.

I’ve noticed that most Disney Resorts have done away with individual soaps and shampoos in favor of wall mounted dispensers:

It should go without saying, but it probably wouldn’t be a good idea to take one of these home as a souvenir!

Although I miss the individual soaps and shampoos, I understand the logic behind the change. Especially given the waste of using a bar once or twice and then having to throw it away before the next guest arrives. And I imagine the amount of soap that went home with Disney collectors far outnumbered the amount actually used for its intended purpose!

So I guess people like me are what promoted the change. I can live with that!

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