Disney fans of all ages can find souvenirs that satisfy their taste from anywhere inside the universe of Disney World. The most magical place on earth is also the most commercially savvy. Strategically placed and well stocked, Disney World gift stores offer plenty of creative choices for mementos and gifts, including merchandise of all of your favorite characters.
Each of the Disney World parks hosts easily accessible shops, many which are themed. Listed below are a few favorites from the four main parks.
Pooh’s Thotful Shop – Everything a hungry bear could want, this shop features all Hundred Acre Wood items. Located in Fantasyland.
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique – This is the all girl place to officially become a princess. Beauty make-over packages begin with hair and shimmering make-up, with additional options of nails, princess dresses and crowns, shoes and wands. Located just inside Cinderella’s Castle.
The Yankee Trader – Located in Liberty Square next to the Haunted Mansion, The Yankee Trader sells candy, jams, and kitchen items.
Main Street Gallery – Offers a lot of everything.
Pirates Bazaar – Next to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, everything Pirate is found here. You might even see Captain Hook!
Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe – This year round Christmas shop offers classic ornaments, toys, and gifts. Located in Liberty Square.
Mitsukoshi Department Store – Located in Japan, this store is huge! Everything is from Japan and includes a variety of items for home, body, and life.
Mission Space Gift Shop – Space themed items are offered at this shop located next to the Mission Space ride in Futureworld.
The Tea Caddy – A variety of English teas, candies, and chocolates are offered in this specialty shop in the United Kingdom.
Island Mercantile – On Discovery Island, this Disney World gift store offers Animal Kingdom related merchandise, pin trading, and hair wrapping.
Mombasa Marketplace – African themed souvenirs and clothing.
Beverly Sunset – This unique shop offers items featuring Disney villains and Fantasmic gifts.
Rock Around the Shop – Located at the Aerosmith Rockin’ Roller Coaster ride, here you’ll find items related to music, Aerosmith and the Rockin’ Roller Coaster.
The Writer’s Shop – Books, pens, coffee and pastries are sold here.
For a full day of shopping Disney World gift stores, Downtown Disney provides a plethora of choices. The Disney World resorts won’t leave you empty handed, either. They all include shops with huge selections of Disney merchandise.
Perhaps the best feature of all of the Disney World gift stores, at least if you stay at a Disney resort, is that any purchases made at shops in the parks can be sent to your hotel and held for you at the gift shop to pick up the following day. This keeps you from having to tote around heavy, inconvenient bags of merchandise while you continue to enjoy your day discovering all the parks have to offer.