Among other things I like to do to beat the Disney blues, merchandise browsing is really high up there on the list. And for those of us saving up for a trip or merely on a budget, finding that Figment mug you’ve been eyeing since Food and Wine for $6.99 can cause unprecedented levels of happiness. Enter Disney Character Warehouse, a Disney-owned outlet store with tons of merchandise coming in from ALL the parks. Here, you can find stuff from Shanghai Disney Resort, Walt Disney Resort, and even Disney Cruise Line merch from its themed Marvel and Star Wars Day at Sea itineraries. The best part? Most everything is marked down! That means you can have your haul and still afford a fancy cupcake on your next trip. [Stacy voice] Well, what are we waiting for? Let’s browse!
There are three Disney Character Warehouse locations in Florida. Two in Orlando, and one in Sunrise. These photos were taken at the Sunrise location on a crowded Saturday afternoon. I was greeted by a swarm of plushies.
In case you’re still not over the Tsum Tsum trend, which I will likely never be:
I may or may not have squealed at these super cute hair ties and clips from Shanghai Disney Resort:
More Shanghai Disney stuff. I thought I was over the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise until I saw Donald as Will Turner.
Adorable Woody kites are adorable.
I would have gotten this case if I weren’t still stuck with a hand-me-down 5s. Great price for a Vera Bradley piece, especially when considering that “generic” Disney-branded phone cases usually start at $30.
Needed this faux leather messenger bag, also from Shanghai.
Not popcorn buckets, but these little ceramic aliens would make a cute addition to coffee nooks as sugar/sweetener holders or as general interplanetary decor.
The kitchen/home goods area (I use the term loosely as the store does not have clearly marked sections) is easily my favorite. So many neat finds here.
It’s always worth checking out what they have in the glass curios by the registers. This time, I found a selection of deeply discounted Alex and Ani bracelets (for $17.99!) as well as the Enchanted Tiki Room Pops everyone’s been going crazy for (at regular price, though).
In case you’re curious, here’s my little Warehouse haul! From Shanghai Disney Resort: that Woody kite, faux leather bag, a set of hair ties to further confuse people about my age, and a set of mini notepads featuring Buzz Lightyear and friends. From the US parks, a mint green mug with gold geometric accents and mickey shapes. (Modern and subtle!) I also impulse-bought a Beauty and the Beast Wonderground postcard. For now, buying Shanghai Disney merch is the closest I’ll ever get to that park, but having a Disney Character Warehouse location to buy these things (without the need for a flight ticket) is amazing. I pretty much got all this for under $30 and I was able to use my Disney Rewards Redemption card to pay for it, which makes it technically free, right?