My Best Tips and Tricks as a Disney Expert #4
Don’t Waste Theme Park Time Shopping!
Don’t waste expensive theme park time shopping for stuff in stores inside the park (food that you’ll consume immediately, and a few unique demonstration stores are another matter).
While this is very tempting, practically everything sold in the parks is available at The World of Disney Store (the worlds’ largest Disney store) located in Disney Springs, with much longer open hours and free parking. And you don’t have to spend $100 (for a theme park ticket) just to get in there!
If you are going to shop inside the parks, wait to do it until after the park closes, when the park will remain open for another hour to give guests time to leave, but you can smartly use it to do your shopping just before you go. Plus you won’t be carrying your goodies with you all day.
My Background: Husband, Father, Grandfather – Disney Theme Park ‘Super’ Fan – Roughly 40 trips to Central Florida and Walt Disney World since 1997. Designer/builder with specific knowledge of theme park and attraction design, and history of Disney theme parks. Current Disney World Annual Passholder. My son worked as a Cast Member in Epcot for two years. Disney shareholder. Owner-Operator of three successful vacation rentals located two miles south of Disney World Resort Property since 2009, hosting over 600 couples and families visiting Florida from USA, Canada, Europe, Middle-East & South America. As part of our service I provide advice, trip planning and suggestions for our guests all the time.