One of my favorite activities at Walt Disney World actually has nothing to do with standing in a line and doing…anything. I’m more likely to be found strolling through the aisles of a store looking for hidden gems to add to my collection, which means that I’ve become a self-made Disney World shopping fan!
If only The Emporium on Main Street USA offered FastPass+!
Top Disney World Shopping Destinations
Art of Disney
Gotta start out strong, as my must-see store is also a hidden gem amongst Disney World travellers, and that’s the Art of Disney. I’ve got two articles on the stores, as there’s one in each park and they carry really cool merchandise…so check out the Best Things to Buy at the Art of Disney and The Best Art of Disney Store in Walt Disney World
When we think about The Best Places to Buy Unique Gifts in Disney World, one of the brands that comes to mind is Arribas Brothers and all their incredible hand-blown glass creations. But, what’s awesome is that they are actually sold in multiple stores at Disney World!
- Arribas Brothers at Disney Springs
- Crystal Arts at the Magic Kingdom
- Kunstarbeit in Kristall at the Germany Pavilion @ EPCOT
- Mexico Pavilion @ EPCOT
They’re also found at ShopDisney, so just in case you’re looking for that $37,500 fully-sculptured limited edition Cinderella Castle with 28,255 Swarovski crystal stones….you can get it online! 😉
The Beauty & The Beast themed shoppe in New Fantasyland, directly beside Gaston’s Tavern (home of LeFou’s Brew), is such a fun store to check out. From hidden gems in the design to the Pin Trading board…it’s a place that we tend to buy stuff from each trip!
This is by far the best place for any Haunted Mansion fan! We’re talking about shirts, home accessories, custom photographs and comics…and it’s just CREEPY!
Always adapting and evolving, the Marketplace Co-Op is the destination that you want to explore if you’re buying for impossible friends & family back home! Up-to-date listing is available on the official Disney World Website:)
- Cherry Tree Lane
- Twenty Eight & Main
- Disney TAG
- Disney Centerpiece
- D-Tech on Demand
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More of the 315+ Merchandise Locations to Check Out
Disney Springs (110+ locations)
Remember that there are non-Disney locations on property, so let’s go through a few of my favs to put on your list!
- Coca-Cola Store: With 3 levels of random Coke-themed merch…why not?
- Ghirardelli: Chocolate and more chocolate!
- House of Blues Gear Shop: Under-rated but really cool!
- PANDORA Jewelry: Shiny stuff that you can’t have enough of
- Trophy Room: Basketball themed, with shoes and other random gear.
The Main Store at Each Theme Park
I’m assuming that you’ll want to head through the best of the best, so each theme park has it’s own gigantic merchandise location.
- The Emporium at the Magic Kingdom
- MouseGear at EPCOT
- Keystone Clothiers and Celebrity 5&10 at Hollywood Studios
- Discovery Trading Company at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Attraction Gift Shops
When you’re leaving an attraction at Disney World, there’s a good chance that you’ll exit into a gift shop. That being said, there are good ones and then there are my favs! Top Attraction Gift Shops at Disney
Hope this was as much fun to read as it was to write! I’m always in search of the best stores to put on my ‘to-do’ list for my next vacation, so if there are shops that you think should be on this list…let me know at the Steps to Magic Facebook Page!