My husband and I are planning our first ever vacation and taking our 4 year old to WDW in September 2014! I can’t wait to go shopping! We are flying from Washington state and I get car and motion sickness so we are staying our first day resort hopping and downtown disney shopping. Would this be better to visit that first day or closer to leaving? So excited. I already told hubby I want a Mickey scarf!!!! Thanks for this post!
From classics such as Minnie and Mickey as well as the 101 Dalmatians, the Disney Store holds a large variety of merchandise with all of your most beloved characters in store for you. Among them are Alice in Wonderland, Ariel, Aladdin or Sleeping Beauty. If you prefer Bambi, the Beauty and the Beast, Barbie and Ken or Buzz Lightyear, you also will not be disappointed when shopping here. From Daisy Duck to all of the Disney Princesses, this online store is any child’s paradise. So come and purchase some toys and other gift ideas that are sure to delight any fan of the following Disney characters:
Personally, I like a little Disney in my Disney shopping. There are some great shops in this part of the complex, but , they lack the Disney touch. That said, I live 25 miles outside of New York City, so visiting a Sephora, Johnson & Murphy ,or Coach store is something I can do at home without having to figure out how to arrange the purchases in my luggage. If these are stores you don't have near you or you just like the idea of having all of it in one place, then you'll have a blast at Town Center. This district is beautiful, convenient, and has a ton of shopping options—but aside from the Coca-Cola Store and the beauty of the springs, you could really be anywhere.
As a big Disney collector, for me the Marketplace is the mother of all Disney shopping experiences. In addition to the above, Once Upon a Toy, Goofy's Candy Company, and Marketplace Fun Finds (home of the miscellaneous grab bag and cheapish toys) are also must-visits. Shopping in the parks is great, but if you're looking to pick up all your souvenirs at once and in one place, this is where to go. This is the area that got these least renovation in this last go-round, but the choices alone make it worth a visit.