Gift shopping on your Walt Disney World vacation, while expensive, is one of the best ways to find a little piece of magic to take home. While some shops, like the massive emporium on Magic Kingdom’s Main Street, are nearly impossible to miss, others are set back a bit from the general guest flow. If you’re looking for unique finds in shops that are easily missed, check out these ten stops.
1. Bonjour! Village Gifts at Magic Kingdom
Bonjour! Village Gifts is a charming little gift shop in the Beauty and the Beast courtyard of the new Fantasyland area. It’s set back from the street, so you won’t see it unless you head past the Gaston fountain and further into the area. This shop is a must see for any fans of Beauty and the Beast. You’ll find some of the most exquisite Belle-themed merchandise here, with everything from dinnerware to artwork.
2. The Briar Patch at Magic Kingdom
The Briar Patch is themed to Splash Mountain, but the ride doesn’t exit through this gift shop, so it’s easy to miss. You’ll see it just up the street from the entrance to Splash Mountain. For gifts themed to the attraction or to Frontierland in general, this is a fun stop. It’s also worth looking up when you’re inside to see Brer Rabbit’s home.
3. Castle Couture at Magic Kingdom
Castle Couture is located just behind Cinderella Castle in Fantasyland. Look for Cinderella’s fountain and you’ll spot this fun store nearby. It’s filled with princess themed merchandise set to please any girl, young or old. In addition to serving as a gift shop, this area also has a photo studio where Photopass Photographers will snap your pictures. You can have the photos taken free of charge, but as with all PhotoPass pictures, you do have to pay to purchase them. While dresses are not available to borrow, you can purchase some princess attire here, or simply have your photo taken in the day’s attire.
4. House of Good Fortune at Epcot
House of Good Fortune is an extensive gift shop located in the China pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase. If you don’t head back into the country, you’ll miss it entirely. While Reflections of China does dump near one of the entrances to the shop, it does not exit directly into it as most attractions do. This gift shop is massive and definitely worth a stroll for the beautiful kimonos, vases, jewelry, hair pins, origami, and other items.
5. Casablanca Carpets at Epcot
Casablanca Carpets is a bazaar located back in Morocco. It looks, sounds, and even smells like a busy outdoor marketplace, giving the entire area a very authentic feel. While the small quarters and overpowering incense can be a bit much, it’s worth a visit for the unique products you’ll find, including Moroccan home décor and apparel.