It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially at Walt Disney World Resort. Have you started shopping? For this month’s Blogorail Black Loop, we are sharing some ideas to get you started on your holiday shopping.
With Christmas less than two months away, I spent much of my time at Walt Disney World this past week getting a jump start on my Christmas shopping. I am fortunate that most of my family are Disney lovers so Disney souvenirs are great, but sometimes I found the perfect gift in World Showcase in Epcot or one of the non-Disney shops in Disney Springs. I think I’m nearly done, but what happens if I get home and realize I forgot someone and remember that I saw the perfect gift at Walt Disney World? No need to panic. I know of several ways I can still purchase Disney Parks souvenirs even after I’m home.
One of my go-to places for at home shopping is DisneyStore.com, the Disney Store website. On the website, there is an entire section dedicated to items from the Disney Parks. There are literally hundreds of items, everything from Alex and Ani bracelets to t-shirts to collectable figurines. In addition, they often have promo codes that can be used for savings on purchases or free shipping. This site is actually dangerous for me as I often find myself wanting to go way over budget; there’s just so much cute stuff on there.
For an even bigger selection of merchandise from the Disney Parks, I can shop the Shop Disney Parks app. I downloaded this app to my phone months ago, but I have to admit, I have only tried to purchase something on it once. I say tried to purchase because I ordered something but was informed several days after my order that the item I ordered was sold out. That is the biggest issue I have heard from others who have used the app. Inventory is sometimes not accurate. I saw that again myself when I was looking for a particular Dooney & Bourke purse. I couldn’t find it on the app at all, but I found the one I was looking for in one of the shops on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom. Still, I know it has worked for many and I couldn’t do a post about Disney Parks shopping at home without mentioning it.
For the biggest selection of merchandise, I use Pixie Dust Delivery Service. First, I must include a disclaimer that I am personal friends with the owner of Pixie Dust Delivery Service, but that is not the main reason I use the service. Through the service, I can get basically anything that can be shipped from the Disney Parks or Disney Springs (including non-Disney shops). Notice I say, “that can be shipped.” Alas, I still haven’t found a way to get a Mickey Ice Cream bar or Dole Whip shipped to me at home no matter how much I want one. Anyway, not only will they ship everything that can be purchased directly through Disney, they will ship items that Disney won’t including prepackaged food like Mickey Rice Krispies Treats and the Walker’s Mickey Shortbread Cookies. They will also ship specialty items such as souvenirs from special events like Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and runDisney Expos. In addition, when I want a Disney Dooney & Bourke, the owner personally looks at the bags (for everyone, not just for me) to ensure that the pattern placement is good and characters’ heads aren’t cut off or missing a key highlight from the pattern. Finally, items from Pixie Dust Delivery Service can be made into a gift basket or wrapped. Pixie Dust Delivery Service charges the actual price of the items plus tax, shipping, and a 20% shopper fee and has a $50 minimum, but getting gifts sent right to my door already wrapped? That’s for me.
Now that you know how easy it is to shop for Disney Parks items at home, don’t you want to run right out and get surprises for the Disney lovers in your life?
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check out the other great posts from the Blogorail!
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail Black | Holiday Gift Guides Loop:
- 1st Stop – Superheroes and Teacups | Marvel Gifts for Kids
- 2nd Stop – Running on Disney | A Complete Disney Holiday Gift Guide For Park Goers
- 3rd Stop – Disney in Your Day | Unique Gifts for the Disney Lover
- 4th Stop – Saving Up for Disney | Practical (But Fun!) Disney Gifts for Kids
- 5th Stop – Frontierland Station | Gifts for the Disney Fanatic
- 6th Stop – Adventures in Familyhood | Disney Tsum Tsum Holiday Gifts
- 7th Stop – Magical Memories with the Mouse | Buying Gifts from the Disney Parks… Even from Home YOU ARE HERE
- 8th Stop – Disney Mamas | Disney Gifts for Babies