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7 Tips & Tricks for Shopping at World of Disney

Shopping is a ton of fun at Walt Disney World, and shopping at World of Disney is the BEST!  It is a humongous store with tons of different types of merchandise, so there is something for everyone.  If you aren’t sure how to navigate the store and what to do, then this is definitely for you.  Check out these tips and tricks for shopping at World of Disney:


7 – Don’t get lost.

It is extremely easy to get lost in this store.  This is the largest Disney gift shop in all of Walt Disney World and it has room after perfectly themed room full of Disney merchandise.  There are rooms dedicated to particular characters and particular types of merchandise to help you find exactly what you are looking for.  It is very easy to lose your way, forget where you came in at, lose your group, etc. As you enter, pay extra attention to the décor around the area where you entered.  Make sure your entire family takes note of it so that if you get separated, you can meet back at that location.  It will also help you keep your bearings as you move through the store.

6 – Look around the entire store.

Be sure to check out the entire store. One room has tons to look at and will appear a bit overwhelming with the amount of merchandise, but you will definitely want to be sure to check out the entire store so that you can see everything that is there as you are making your purchase decisions.  Cast members can help hold things for you if you are carrying a lot around with you, so that it is easier to move about through the store.

5 – Check for merchandise promotions.

There is always some kind of promotion going on at the store.  They are promotions where if you spend a certain amount of money, you can buy a towel, blanket, backpack, tote bag, etc. for a set price.  You can only buy these items if you participate in the promotion, as they are exclusive, limited items.  We love these promos and use many of the items all the time.

4 – Ask about discounts.

There are always discounts that are offered, so you should for sure ask what discounts are offered.  If you are an annual passholder, DVC, Disney Chase Visa cardholder, etc. then you will definitely find discounts that are available.  Be sure to ask what all is accepted so that you don’t miss out on discount opportunities since very dollar counts!


3 – Don’t carry it with you if you don’t have to.

If you still plan to do more shopping and enjoy Disney Springs, then don’t feel like you have to carry your packages with you all day.  You can take advantage of package pick-up options where your packages are sent to Guest Relations at Disney Springs, or you can have them sent back to your resort if you are staying at a Disney Resort.  You should definitely do this if you can, since Disney will take care of ensuring you get your packages and you won’t have to worry about damaging or losing them along the way.

2 – Try to do most of your shopping at World of Disney.

If can sometimes be a lot easier to do your shopping all at one location, unless you are looking for something every specific.  We try to get our kids to hold off on their souvenir shopping until we go to World of Disney so we can control the overall spending and let them change their minds in one store several times before they commit rather than changing their minds from gift shop to gift shop.  The selection is also huge, so you can make sure you get what you are looking for and have a better chance of seeing all of the options.

1 – Utilize the Shop Disney Parks app.

If you know you are looking for something specific and don’t want to worry about the hassle of navigating the store to search for a specific item, then you can use the app to confirm that they have exactly what you are looking for and confirm that they have it in stock before you venture into the store.  It will help save time and help prevent you from wasting a trip and the walk all the way to the store.

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About Christy Caby

Hi! I’m Christy, and I am a wife and mother of 2 young boys (ages 5 and 2). I first fell in love with Disney when my mom took me when I was a child. After that I proceeded to go to WDW for my senior trip with my friends, and I completed a year in the Disney College Program (working in merchandise at Mickey’s of Hollywood at Disney’s Hollywood Studios). I shared my love of Disney with my now husband and sucked him in. He proposed at Disney, we honeymooned at Disney, we started bringing our boys before they were born and then as early as 8 weeks old. We then continued to vacation to Walt Disney World 2-3 times per year. We decided that what makes more sense than just moving to Orlando so that we could live the Disney life and be here for all of our favorite events and seasons every year. That is exactly what we did! Now we are at the parks a couple times a week and go for most events and major holidays. We can’t get enough and get to experience Disney in a whole different way. I love to share this love and passion for all things Disney with the world and hope that I can help others appreciate the magic that Walt Disney World has to offer!