Oh the joy of a Disney trip—half the fun is trying to find the perfect souvenir (or dozen) to take home with you before the trip is over. Before you spend your entire vacation budget on cute character playsets, tee shirts and everything else the kiddos want, get ready to have your mind blown: There are secret Disney World souvenir shops!

Disney Character Warehouse stores are the fabulous answer to your budget-busting vacation woes. Okay, so technically these aren’t really secret stores, especially to those truly die hard Disney fans in the know. But for many visitors to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, these stores are total diamonds in the rough—and off-Disney Resort and Parks property.


The stores, in the Orlando International Premium Outlets and the Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets sell official park merch (so don’t worry about getting over-priced knock-offs). If you’re wondering how they can sell Disney stuff for less, most of what you’ll find is out of season or over-stocked items.

Don’t expect to see everything you’d find at Walt Disney World. But you will find an ever-changing line-up of awesome items to choose from. So what can you expect? And how deep are the discounts? There’s really no way to tell. With the constant changes, it’s all up to luck.

If you don’t believe in a “secret” Disney store, check out what these budget-conscious shoppers posted on Instagram. This shopper found Toy Story toys for $1.99.

Another shopper pulled in a major score at what they estimated was nearly 75 percent off.

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Just sharing some of the haul from Disney world the other week. This is a few things we got at the Character Warehouse in Vineland. It's the Disney store outlet near the property. Some of these things are from the Shanghai Disney opening. The blue beach bag was a Disney cruise item I believe, bought for $10. The Disney Christmas Carol set was only $4.99! The umbrella was $3(Shanghai) The pirates toy set was $5.99. The Pirate photo frame was only $10. The coffee tumbler was only $3(Shanghai) I highly recommend this place. Half of this stuff was in the parks just a couple months ago. Everything runs about 75% off and I highly recommend checking it out if you want to save some money on Disney stuff. #disney #disneycharacterwarehouse #disneydiscount #disneyoutlet #waltdisneyworld #shanghai #shanghaidisney #vineland #disneystore #disneystoreorlando #orlando #achristmascarol #pirates #piratesofthecaribbean #coffee

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Oh, and if you want a little something for yourself—this shopper found Disney Dooney & Bourke bags for 50 percent off, plus another 20 percent on top of that.

Yep, it certainly looks like this is THE insider’s place to shop when you visit Disney World!

—Erica Loop

Featured Photo: Disney Springs via Instagram



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