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6 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:


6 – Enjoy the layout and redesign

World of Disney is the largest Disney store in the world and is the centerpiece of Disney Springs and offers the most extensive collection of Disney-themed merchandise anywhere. In 2018, World of Disney was transformed with a new design. From displays to signage to lighting and much, much more, World of Disney creates an exciting, dynamic shopping experience where the products are the stars and guests discover magical Disney storytelling seemingly wherever they look. The new store layout is open and inviting. It’s so much easier to shop in this store. There are magical touches to discover in the store as well. Take the time to explore the hidden magic in the store! Visiting is worth it, even if you’re not planning on buying anything!

5 – 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.

Credit: Disney/Matt Stroshane

4 – 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.

3 – 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 every dollar counts!


Sketches of beloved Disney characters magically come to life inside the newly reimagined World of Disney store. Credit: Disney/Matt Stroshane

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

It can sometimes be a lot easier to do your shopping all at one location unless you are looking for something very 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 ensure you get what you are looking for and have a better chance of seeing all the options.

1 – Try shopDisney.com if you can’t find what you are looking for. 

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 look at shopDisney.com for park-specific items. While the website doesn’t have the selection the store does, you may find the item you are looking for!

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Hi! I’m Kristin, 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. We vacationed at Walt Disney World 2-3 times per year. We decided that what maked more sense was 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.
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