Getting Disney souvenirs inside any of the Disney parks is where you will spend the most amount of money! I realize sometimes you want to take a small piece of the magic from Disney World, it’s only natural to want to pick up a souvenir to remember your trip.
Plus, there are over 200 Disney Stores and hundreds of stores around the parks to help you find the perfect outfit, bag, or other knick-knacks to bring back with you.
If you’re looking to save money on Disney souvenirs, you’re in the right place!
Here are ways to get your Disney souvenirs for a fraction of what you’d pay at the park!
Disney Gift Cards
I realize this is an odd “souvenir” to start with, but the reason I’ve put it first is because I would bet that there will be something you might want to buy AT the park. And discounted Disney gift cards are the best way to buy Disney merchandise while you are at Disney!
You can even earn free gift cards making those souvenirs free! If you must shop at the resorts and parks, this can be a great way to make sure you never worry about paying full price again!
Check Out The Orlando International Airport
If you are flying to or from the Orlando airport, you’ll find two Disney souvenir shops right in the airport!
Make sure you stop by these stores before you hit the parks!
You can find magnets, pins, and plenty of other great souvenirs. Plus, they accept Disney gift cards!
The first one is named the Magic of Disney and the second is Disney’s EarPort so be suer to keep an eye out for these shops while you are traveling.
Did you know that Amazon has hundreds of Disney shirts, and even popular mugs and magnets you can find in the Disney parks?
Amazon is a great place to find those same souvenirs for a fraction of the price!
Especially Disney girls costumes or dresses! Buy them ahead of time (if you are tight on time, simply have them shipped to your hotel!) so you don’t pay double!
Before you shop the Disney shops, take a look online and see if you can get these same items for less!
I once bought a retro Minnie Mouse mug in the park, only to find it for half the price online through Amazon. Plus, your souvenirs can be shipped right to your home for FREE. That means if you don’t get them before your trip, your gifts will be awaiting your return.
Hit Target, Walmart & Drug Stores In Orlando
Walmart, Target, and many other retailers near Disney will have souvenirs much cheaper than in the park.
Note that you will be slightly more limited with souvenirs than what you will find at the parks, but if you’re not looking for something specific, this could be a great place to shop!
Whenever we want a new Disney T-Shirt, I love to stop at the Walgreens near Disney Springs. They have a great selection and I’ve never seen a shirt for more than $10 (versus over $20 at one of the parks).
Hotel Gift Shops
Nearly every single Disney resort and a nearby hotel will have some Disney gift shop in their lobby area.
You can find shirts, pins, magnets, and many other souvenirs here.
Not all prices are going to be cheap, but they will still be lower than the park prices.
Always look for any “clearance” type area (or ask a Cast Member if they have an area with anything that is marked down) because you can find plenty of fun items for around 60% Off at any given time!
Disney has so many free souvenirs you can pick up when inside the park! While they are usually small, they still make great souvenirs!
Are you celebrating a birthday, honeymoon, anniversary, or even just visiting the park? You can pick up a free pin from the guest relations area of each park. The best part is that you can also get one for every member of your party!
The best part is that every time you pass a Cast Members (getting on rides or getting food to eat) they will wish you a Happy Birthday, or Congratulate you on your 9 “Ear” Anniversary! Those little touches make your day even magical.
If you are looking to get a cup or some other fun souvenir, think about getting the refillable mugs/cups. You will get refillable drinks during your stay and also bring something back to use while you’re at home! That’s a very useful souvenir to remember your fun trip.
I’ve found great steals at our local Disney outlet store. Now, you still have to be a savvy shopper because they might also carry some of the new items to try and win your dollar!
But you can always find some of the older Disney merchandise at a great price.
Before heading to the Disney parks, or leaving Disney, stop by and see if you can find something unique to bring home.
You can find deep discounts on items such as clothing for your trip, or something to bring back. There are three Disney Outlet stores in Orlando, and sometimes they even have 25% off the entire store, so be sure to look them up before heading out!
Be On The Lookout For Discounts
If you are going to buy souvenirs in a park store, be sure to ask for any discounts.
Most of the merchandise stores offer a 10% discount for AAA members, and annual pass holders can also get 20% off as well.
Hey, every little bit counts!
Disney souvenirs are expensive! Even something simple like a Disney themed mug could run you around $20 inside the park! Before you hand over your cash, look at these places first, so you never overpay!
If you want to use my “cheat” and have someone plan all the details of your Disney Vacation… reach out to my friend Jeffrey at Mouse Vacation Planning. At no extra cost to you, he’ll give you a no-obligation Disney Vacation quote. It’s magical for a busy Mommy!