With some Wal*Mart politics aside... I have noticed that most stores in the Central Florida area carry licensed Disney merchandise. While the quality or overall designs of these products might be questionable or not very creative - they still exist. They exist in the cheap tourist shops off 192, etc., in Walgreens, etc. and Wal*Mart, etc.
What bothers me is that the news has decided to publish this as if it were something new? I mean, Bill hasn't seen any official park merchandise ... but maybe it hasn't shown up yet? I think it's just a marketing ploy to get Wal*Mart business and Disney growing in the Universal side of town.