Do you already know what to buy at Disney when you finally get there? There are so many options and different items that it can be hard to know what's worth it and where to find the amazing products.
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But don't worry, in this article we'll talk about the best places where you can find super products that are worth buying at Disney World during your trip.
Why Shop At Disney
Everyone knows that traveling to Disney is to visit the best roller coasters, enjoy the main attractions and have fun in the most famous theme parks in the world.
But it's also really cool to buy gifts for yourself and your family members. After all, Disney stores are amazing and you will find a lot of unique products there.
Is there nothing better to buy in town outside of Disney stores?
That's why we've listed below what to buy at Disney and what's better to buy elsewhere.
What to buy at Disney: what is and is not worth buying there
Let's get straight to the point and start talking about what is worth buying at Disney.
The first element to bear in mind is that the stores inside the Disney parks and facilities sell themed products with different characters from the company.
All other types of products are not in Disney stores and therefore you will find them in malls or other places in Orlando.
As such, we consider official character merchandise to be one of the top products worth buying within Disney.
The reason is simple. In the parks, hotels and in Disney Springs, the products are official and tend to be more beautiful and well-made.
For example, a Zip mug of Beautiful and the Beast it's really done in the shape of the character.
Meanwhile, in other stores, things are more patterned and not really made in that shape or those colors.
Of course, due to this better quality, the price is naturally higher.
So whatever you want to buy with Disney characters, I recommend that you buy them at the parks or at any Walt Disney World facility.
Where to buy gifts at Disney
The Disney complex in Orlando is very large.
In addition to parks and attractions, the place also houses restaurants and hundreds of stores.
But that doesn't mean that all stores are recommended for shopping.
To make it easier for you, we have listed here what we consider to be the main stores for you to decide what to buy at Disney when you make your trip.
World of disney
I couldn't start this list with another store because World of disney it's my favorite store and it's also the biggest Disney store in the entire world!
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As it is the largest Disney store in the world, it is also the store that offers the widest variety of products.
It has everything: clothes, toys, stuffed animals, household items, children's costumes, pajamas, hats... in short, every kind of Disney product you can imagine.
You're sure to find the perfect product for anyone in your family at the store.
That's because the store is completely decorated according to the magic climate of Disney and the Magic Kingdom.
Not to mention the fact that the store is gigantic.
As one of the biggest and most famous stores, Emporium sells practically everything, from clothing for men and women, to toys, stuffed animals and various types of souvenirs.
An interesting detail is that the store is open until 1 hour after the closure of the rides and attractions of the Magic Kingdom.
Therefore, it is worth doing your shopping at night, after having fun and before heading back to the hotel.
Located at Epcot, this is the biggest store in the park.
Formerly known as “Mouse Gear”, this shop has been revamped and its name is now the Creations Shop.
It also sells everything: clothing, toys, plushies, homewares, books, and many other Disney-themed products.
It is even bigger than the Emporium, being the largest Disney store inside the theme park.
No doubt you will find amazing products to buy there.
D-Tech on Demand
Located in Disney springs, this store is a little more specific.
D-Tech on Demand is focused on custom products featuring Disney characters.
It ranges from simpler objects such as cell phone cases or tablets, to headphones, chargers and much more.
One of the highlights is the possibility of customizing covers and magic bands inside the store.
Once Upon a Toy
Also at Disney Springs, this store is a delight for children and some adults like me.
She specializes in toys of all types, sizes, colors and characters.
In addition to toys like dolls, there is also an exclusive section with video games, especially those with Disney characters like Kingdom Hearts, Disney Infinity and Epic Mickey.
It's worth taking a look at the products to see the souvenirs and souvenirs typical of each place.
I particularly love the Japan store because I'm addicted to Anime.
What to Buy at Disney – Best Products In The Parks
Imagine that you arrived Disney parks, had a great time and it's almost time to go home but would like to buy gifts for your loved ones to show that you remembered them during your trip.
So you ask yourself, what to buy at Disney? What are the gifts that will please anyone?
Below is a list of several park-exclusive products that we believe make great gifts.
Hats with Mickey and Minnie ears
Hats with Mickey and Minnie ears are great classics for those traveling to Disney.
Wearing a Mickey or Minnie ear is part of many people's journey and of course we are not outside that group, as you can see in the photo below.
Therefore, there is nothing more classic from Disney than taking a Minnie ear hat home and giving it to someone.
They are very common and are in several Disney stores, it is very easy to find these products in any Disney park or hotel.
If you have a niece, cousin or friend who is a big fan of Disney princesses, but for some reason could not visit the Orlando parks.
An amazing gift idea is to buy an autograph book and collect the signatures of all the Disney princesses like Elsa, Anna, Snow White, Belle, Pocahontas, Cinderella? among many others that can be found in the parks.
At the same time, if you take the children with you for the trip, this can be a really cool activity to do with them.
Mugs and Kitchen Utensils
One of the things we always recommend when someone asks what to buy at Disney is the mugs and kitchenware because they are so beautiful.
The logic is quite simple: everyone needs a good mug to drink tea or coffee at home. Why not gift one of the Disney characters?
There are literally dozens or hundreds of different mugs of different Disney characters like Pluto, Ariel, Jack Skellington, Sully and many others.
There are cheaper mug options at Walmart and Target.
plushies and dolls
Without a doubt, one of the most successful gifts in Disney stores is, of course, the dolls and stuffed animals of the characters.
These objects are in practically all the stores in the complex.
Of course, if you want something less expensive than the plushies found inside the Disney parks, you'll find less expensive options outside the complex like Walmart and Target.
And there are plushies of absolutely all Disney characters, from the classics like Mickey, Minnie, Donald Duck, Simba and Beast, to more recent ones like Moana, Elsa, Baymax and others.
Clothes, t-shirts and pajamas
Disney specializes in producing all kinds of clothing with many design options based on their characters.
And when we talk about ?every type? it's all the same. It even has ties, luxury clothing and more.
It has all kinds of prints for all kinds of Disney characters.
Another good gift is pajamas. They are very warm and printed with many different characters.
Now that you've checked our tips on what to buy at Disney, you can start saving money for the gifts you'll bring from Orlando.
And let's face it: you might even need to buy an extra bag to get back from there. There are so many cool products in Disney stores that it will be difficult to fit everything in one suitcase!
Now that you know what to buy at Disney, what kind of gifts will you bring from there? Tell us in the comments below!
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About the Author Carlos Braga:
Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.
My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.
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