Am I the only one who loves exploring the gift shops at Disney World? There are always so many fun treasures you just never know what you find. Some gift shops even have exclusive merchandise that you can only find at that location. It just makes the hunt for the perfect souvenir to take home all the more fun. So in honor of my favorite sport, shopping, I am going to take you on a trip through the best gift shops at Disney World!
If you are a die hard Disney fans you have to make a trip to Disney Springs just to see the Marketplace Co-Op. What does this store not have?!
When you first enter there is a D-Tech store where you can customize a case for your phone to your liking and they will print it on demand for you! It’s a great way to get a personalized Disney phone case with all your favorite Disney things. The design offerings are always changing here so be sure to stop in on every trip and find out what is new.
In the middle of the Co-op is a store that has everything home. It mostly focuses on the kitchen. However, if you want anything Disney theme to add to your home this is the perfect spot to start looking.
The back of the store is Wonderground Gallery. It’s filled with the best of the best Disney art. I love finding new pieces from my favorite artist like Jerrod Maruyama who is the creator of Hipster Mickey and Everything Cute!
Next is on to the Dress Shop! It’s a girly girl’s dream. As you would thing by the name the store does indeed sell dresses inspired by various Disney movies and attractions. The store also has a wide collection of Disney Dooney and Bourke as well as Pandora jewelry.
You can’t go to the Magic Kingdom and not take a few moments to walk around the Emporium. This is the largest gift shop at the Magic Kingdom and is right at the front of Main Street taking up just about the whole left side as you enter.
The Emporium offers apparel, plush toys, pins, candy, and more. Right in the middle is also a seasonal section where you can find the season’s latest merchandise. Plus if you are a seasoned Disney World goer you know this store makes our list for secret shortcuts.
World of Disney
Shopping fanatics will want to know that this is the largest store at Disney World and possibly even the entire world! This store is an approximate whopping 51,000 square feet of retail space. With its makeover in 2018, it’s more impressive than ever.
The new store look reflects Disney Springs’ industrial, minimalist warehouse theme so it fits right in. Inside the store now you find quite a bit of pixie dust sprinkled about. Be sure to keep your eyes open for Tinkerbell and any trouble she maybe up to.
The store has sections for just about any kind of merchandise you could want from ears, plush, clothing, coffee cups, and so much more! This store is a bit of a one stop shop.
This one made this list for all the Haunted Mansion fans out there. I know there are a lot of them and this store holds all the Haunted Mansion merchandise you could ever want.
The backstory of this shop is rich in Haunted Mansion lure. Memento Mori was once Madame Leota’s abode, with her many belongings still in the shop as well as a portrait of her. Of course in true Disney fashion, Memento Mori also introduced a new line of Haunted Mansion merchandise.
If you decide to drop in, be sure to find the mirror where the apparition of Madame Leota materializes, accompanied by music, then vanishing after a few seconds.
Of course, the main gift shop of Epcot had to make the list. While this store is currently undergoing a massive makeover during Epcot’s overhaul it still deserves a spot on our list.
The futuristic look of this gift shop features none other than of course clicking and ticking gears. It’s location in the front section of the park known as future world. It’s a mega store so it’s literally packed with everything from clothes and jewelry to toys and housewares.
Mitsukoshi Department Store
Never heard of this Disney gift shop? This is the giant store located in the Japan Pavillion in Epcot. It’s just full of treasures to uncover, of course, all from Japan.
I just love to explore the latest Japanese trends when I come in here. Of course, they have the classics like Hello Kitty, Pokemon, Dragonball Z, Studio Ghibli and so much more!
One of the most unique experiences in this store is the pick a pearl station. They have a giant tank full of oysters and you get to pick which one they will open and give to you. From there of course you can have your pearl set in a variety of jewelry options.
Everything is just a little extra wild when you visit Animal Kingdom. The gift shop that is inside Pandora the World of Avatar is none other than Windtraders. This shop is nothing short of pure magic.
Inside this cave-like store, you can find the nookery a spot where you can adopt your very own Banshee. You don’t just simply grab one from the shelf either there is a whole ceremony to picking and adopting your Banshee.
If you’re not interested in bringing a new pet home with you, there is also a station where you can turn yourself into a Na’vi Avatar Action Figure. Just like the Na’vi in the movie! The process includes a facial scan and then you can even add more customization afterward!
The store also has fun trinkets, a whole glow in the dark section, clothing, and really interesting artifacts you can collect from Pandora.
Disney’s Days of Christmas
Fans of Christmas of course will want to head to this store at Disney Springs. It’s nothing but Christmas all year long and this rather large store is always packed with ornaments and other Christmas decorations.
If you stop in here be sure to take note they are always running the countdown to Christmas no matter what time of the year you choose to visit.
Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities
Star Wars collectors will want to head to Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities when on the planet Batuu at Hollywood Studios.
Some seriously cool stuff in here!! Prefabricated lightsaber hilts from such iconic Star Wars greats like Rey/Luke Skywalker and Obi Wan, among others, begin at $129.
Cloaks and costumes, lots of action figures, playsets, and collectibles are available for purchase. As part of the theming, one can spot tanks of other world creatures… like a baby Sarlacc!! And for the Mandolorian fans reading this, be on the hunt for the iconic helmet and his rifle.
Say aloha to tropical trinkets, Hawaiian shirts, hotel logo and surfwear, ukuleles, and Disney character merchandise. This special gift shop is located on the first floor of the main lobby at the Polynesian Village Resort. No ticket required to join in the fun of shopping here.
This shop has two merchandise exclusives which is why it made it on my list of best spots. First up is Trader Sam’s tiki bar merchandise. This is a very special and interactive bar that is just around the corner at this resort.
The second is the arrival of ‘Olu and other Duffy and friends merchandise. If you don’t know this tenderhearted turtle ‘Olu (pronounced “Oh-loo”) was orginially found at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. When his resort closed for COVID in 2020 he took a little trip over to the Polynesian and now can be found there as well.
Conclusion on Gift Shops at Disney World
There are so many stores to uncover when exploring Disney World. There is a lot of truth to the joke that every ride ends in a gift shop at Disney. Well! I will let you have the fun of counting how many do on your next trip. If you have a favorite spot to shop when you are taking a Disney World vacation drop it in the comment section below.
I have been visiting the parks annually since my parents first brought me at just a year old. Recently I was able to fulfill my life long dream of being a Florida local and moved from the wintery Northeast to the sunshine and fun of central Florida. Now I am hoping to share my Disney knowledge with you so you can have the best vacation possible!
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