There is no shortage of shops in Disney World. In fact there are more than 300 shops throughout Disney World property. However, not all shops are created equal. It was tough to narrow down, however here are 15 must visit shops in Disney World.
1. Windtraders Shop
Windtraders Shop is located in Animal Kingdom at the exit to Flight of Passage in Pandora- World of Avatar. This shop is themed as a building that was part of the base during the conflict with the Na’vi and the humans, this area has now been overtaken by natural roots that serve as a display for the souvenirs to celebrate your visit. Windtraders is the lands only souvenir shop. Here you can find a large assortment of souvenirs. What makes this shop unique is here guests can Design their own Avatar or adopt a Banshee!
2. Club Cool
Stop inside Club Cool while in Future World at Epcot. This shop is unique because it offers complimentary soda samples from around the world. Have your camera ready for when your group tries the Beverly for the first time, it makes for funny photos. Then, shop the store carrying an assortment of Coca Cola merchandise, from t-shirts to soda flavored Chapstick and more. Also consider, the Coca Cola Store in Disney Springs where guests can meet the Coca Cola Polar Bear.
Find Basin in Disney Springs, in the Marketplace area. This shop carries all natural bath and body products. The bath bombs are amazing, and the soaps make great small practical gifts for loved ones back home. Stop inside for a complimentary sample of their hand scrubs. Plus, the store smells wonderful!
4. Pin Central
For serious Pin Traders, visit Pin Central in Future World of Epcot. This shop has tables set up outside where guests can trade pins with other guests or Cast Members. Inside the shop, beginners can find everything they need to get started on pin trading, including lanyards, pin cases and starter sets. For everyone, find a new pin to add to your collection with a large assortment for sale.
5. DisneyStyle Boutique
Find DisneyStyle Boutique in Disney Springs, on the West Side. This shop sells Apparel and Accessories perfect for Disney Bounding. More than this, it has such fun theming. Step inside for fun photo opportunities, such as inside the stationary Tea Cup or in front of the large Cinderella’s Castle wall back drop. Then shop fun accessories themed after your favorite characters.
6. Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe
Let Christmas Music fill the air, when you step inside Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe, any time of the year. Plus, stop outside the shop to sit in a sleigh. Shop Christmas essentials such as stockings and Christmas hats. Or, consider getting an ornament personalized, these make great souvenirs to remember your trip by. I love buying an ornament from Disney that contains the year we visited. Guests may also visit Days of Christmas in Disney Springs for much of the same. The Disney Springs location also has a fun photo opportunity, outside the shop.
7. Dino Store
If you have a Dinosaur fan be sure to visit the Dino Store in T-Rex Café. Even if you are not dining here, you are welcomed to browse the gift shop. Plus the gift shop here has a fun feature, it contains Build-A-Dino run by Build-A-Bear. Guests can pick out, have stuffed and take home a prehistoric friend at Build A Dino.
8. Mitsukoshi Department Store
Mitsukoshi Department Store is a large retail shop in the Japan Pavilion of the World Showcase in Epcot. Inside guests will find an assortment of souvenirs such as apparel, accessories, plush, Japan candies and food, art, collectibles, sundries and more. A unique souvenir here is the Pick-A-Pearl. For around $20 guests can pick their own oyster containing a pearl inside, very lucky guests will get 2 in 1 (twins)! Accessories for pearls sold seperatly. Tip, pick the ugliest oyster you can find in the water (they tend to have the prettiest pearls)! Guests can also experience the Pick-A-Pearl in Disney Springs. However the ceremony and experience is better in Epcot.
9. Bonjour! Village Gifts
For any Beauty and the Beast fan, step inside Bonjour! Village Gifts. Find this delightful shop in Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom. Souvenirs feature your favorite characters such as Gaston, Belle, the Beast, Chip, Lumière and Cogsworth. Bring home a Chip mug, a beast plush and more from this store. Of course, they have a book or two, in Belle fashion.
Guests can find the Emporium on Main St USA in Magic Kingdom. It is home to the largest collection of gifts and souvenirs in the Magic Kingdom Park. Want a one stop shopping location? The Emporium is a great choice for Mickey ears, apparel, pins, plush, toys, housewares and much more.
11. Lefty’s – The Left Hand Store
Lefty’s – The Left Hand Store is a fun kiosk located in Disney Springs at the Marketplace Area. As the name suggests it is a store for our Left Handed friends. Selling unique novelty and practical gifts for a left handed person.
12. LEGO Store
The Lego Store is not just a shop but an experience as well. Start outside the shop and admire entire scenes made out of LEGOS. Plus, look to the water to see a LEGO Sea Serpent. Then enjoy hands-on tables with LEGO building, it will be hard to get children out of this store. Purchase LEGO sets inside and choose individual LEGOS for purchase from the Pick-A-Brick Wall.
13. Castle Couture
Find Castle Couture in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom, behind the castle. Outside this shop is the Cinderella Fountain, adults will have to bow down to see the crown atop Cinderella’s height. Inside the shop, look behind the registers to Sleeping Beauty’s dress, it does something magical. Also browse plush, toys, princess gowns and more.
14. World of Disney
The mecca of Disney shops is the World of Disney in Disney Springs. Once the 2018 refurbishment is complete this shop will have a more modern and open feel. Found in the Marketplace area, World of Disney is the largest retail shop on Disney World property. If you want a true one stop shopping, this is the spot. Most all of popular Disney souvenirs can be found here, everything from housewares, apparel, Mickey Ears, Packaged treats, Mugs, Jewelry and much more.
15. Disney’s Character Warehouse
Not on property, however for Bargain hunters consider traveling to Disney’s Character Warehouse’s. Here guests can browse discounted Disney souvenirs. Many from past years, such as recent milestones or anniversaries. The great thing about this shop, besides the prices, is you never know what you will find. There are 2 locations, however the one located at the Orlando Premium Outlets is better. An Uber cost calculator estimated a $12 cost (from Pop Century to the Orlando Premium Outlets), or a $24 round trip (plus tip). The savings may just be worth it, if spending time at the Outlets is appealing to you, or if you have your own transportation.