Orlando Souvenirs- Disney World & Universal Outlets
So you’re coming to Orlando- in between the shopping trips, you plan a few theme park visits, and of course you’ll need some trinkets to bring home to your family and friends. But DON’T buy them at the parks! You’ll just end up toting huge bags to the parking lots and paying four times as much as you should. Both Disney and Universal Studios have outlets in Orlando that sell their theme park souvenirs at deep discounts.
Disney calls their shops by different names so you won’t know at first glance that they are Disney outlets. They have the same items you’ll find in the parks for 40%-90% off retail. So you can pick up your favorite authentic character t-shirts, toys, even collectibles, without getting gouged at the park. Orlando Premium Outlets International Drive, located right near Universal Studios, has a big Disney outlet called Disney’s Character Warehouse. Orlando Premium Outlets Vineland, down the road from Downtown Disney, has a Disney’s Character Premiere store with lots of great merchandise direct from the parks.
Universal Studios offers excellent values at their outlet, the Universal Orlando Store at Festival Bay Mall. This is an attractive mall with lots of great restaurants and a luxurious movie theater, located right down the street from the Orlando Premium Outlets International Drive. It is just about a five minute drive from Universal Studios. They often run EXTRA 50% off sales so you can get anything in the store for half-off the lowest price. Universal also has clearance stores in both Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios, both are located directly to the right of the main park exits. They offer park merchandise at a discount of 50% or more.
Check out these Orlando outlet stores and next time you’re looking for theme park souvenirs, you’ll get much more for your money.