Finding legitimate discounts on Disney merchandise can sometimes feel impossible. With overpriced resellers and the occasional fake product, scoring good deals on items is no easy task. Before falling into a potential scam, or just giving up altogether, check out these locations where you can find legit Disney products at a reasonable price.
Member discounts work in nearly every location around the Walt Disney World Resort, and may include things like Disney Vacation Club members, annual passholders, Disney Visa card members and more. Before embarking on a visit to the resort, know what discounts are available to you. And while using these discounts, be sure that the person purchasing the item is the person with the discount.
If you have an annual pass for instance, you will need to show a photo ID with the pass, and you must purchase the products, not your friend or family member. If you want purchase an item for a friend, purchase it yourself and figure out the repayment after the fact, as cast members must take the payment from the person with the ID.
In addition to your usual member discounts, keep up with promotions that may be offered. For a limited time during the 45th Anniversary of Walt Disney World for instance, annual passholders have been able to enjoy 20% off merchandise in the parks instead of the usual discount of 10%.
Shop Disney Parks App
It doesn’t happen often, but when it happens it can result in great deals. Occasionally the homepage of the Shop Disney Parks App may show promotions where items are marked down in price, or when there are deals when multiple items are purchased together. These discounts happen rather sporadically, so if you are looking for specific merchandise it may not be the best way to go. But if you are just looking for a way to splurge on some shopping, it is never a bad idea to check the app first.
Disney Merchandise Stores
Even more rare than sales on the Shop Disney Parks App are sales within the theme parks themselves. When items do go on sale at Walt Disney World, they are not often noticeably marked in a clearance section or by other means that you may see in most stores. Instead, the items will have a price tag with a red outline around the price stuck onto the item’s barcode. Though not necessarily common, the easiest sale items to find like this are costume jewelry and keychains. If you have the patience to sift through the key chain towers, you may find a great deal!
Most Disney Stores (and the website) have a sale section. For an even deeper discount however, hold off on shopping until the Twice Upon a Year Sale. The deepest discounts will be after the winter holidays during this sale, however items go on and off sale throughout the year. To get all of the updates for upcoming sales, join the Disney Store’s mailing list.