How unfair is it that while on vacation you have to shop for presents for other people? Fret not at Disney World, because they took out all of the stress for you! Here is your guide on how to efficiently and smartly pick out the perfect present for everyone back home (and maybe something or two for yourself!)
The days of lugging your bags of goodies around the parks are officially over. Here are your options for hassle-free shopping:
1. Pickup Packages at the Park Entrance
Staying at a non-Disney hotel? When you purchase your goodies, tell the cashier that you’d like to pick up your package at the entrance to the park at the end of your day. They will send it over and you can pick it up on your way out. The exact package pickup locations for each park can be found here:
2. Have Packages Sent to Your Hotel
If you are staying at a Disney Hotel, you can have your packages sent to the lobby of your hotel! Let your cashier know you would like to have your packages sent to the hotel and they will arrange it for you. When you get back to the hotel after your day in the parks, your package will be ready and waiting for you to pick up on the way back to your room.
3. Mail Your Packages Home Directly
No more room in your carry on? No problem! Disney can mail your packages directly to your home. This service will cost an additional fee, but who doesn’t love coming home to a porch full of presents?
Where are the best places to get souvenirs? On Main Street, of course! Here is where you will find great items like sweatshirts, playing cards, puzzles, candies, and so much more. If you pop into the shops on your way out of the park, you won’t need to carry them around all day.
If you are looking for an item specific to a ride or attraction, then the gift shop near the exit of the ride is your best bet. In Animal Kingdom you may find yeti-themed goodies scattered around the park, but you are guaranteed to find the perfect trinket at Serka Zong Bazzar – the gift shop outside of Expedition Everest.
If you have the luxury of some down time, head over to Downtown Disney for even more shopping. Among this area’s 40 shops is the world’s largest Disney Store, so you will definitely be able to find a gift to suit every family member.
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