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Disney Character Warehouse: Secret Spots of Savings

Deal Kid's most recent additions to his Vinylmation collection.  At $4 each instead of $14, it's a lot easier to indulge him!

Deal Kid’s most recent additions to his Vinylmation collection. At $4 each instead of $14, it’s a lot easier to indulge him!

So you’ve made it to the House of Mouse and are suffering price shock? No need to wish upon a star! Disney Character Warehouse, a not-well promoted outlet owned by Disney, has a location practically outside the Disney World gates, and one on I-Drive:

Disney’s Character Warehouse
4951 International Drive
(407) 354-3255

Disney’s Character Warehouse
8200 Vineland Avenue, Orlando Premium Outlets – Suite 1252
(407) 477-0222

I hit both and found them to be identically stocked…and well worth the visit! They had pins from $1.00, Tees from $3, and tons of out-of-season, but still perfectly useful items at giveaway prices. I gave each of the Deal Kids $10 to spend. Deal Kid updated his vinylmation collection for $4 each ($14 at the parks) and Deal Girl picked up a Perry the Platypus pillow pet for $10 that is $33 on site. Tip: If your kids are into pins, get ANY cheap ones you can find and the cast members on site have to trade them! Many of the park gift shops (especially in the hotels) have entire books of pins just for trading. No worries if your kid starts with 20 “2012 marathon” pins you got for $1.

Don’t want to leave Disney property? There’s even a fix for you! Store #63 in Downtown Disney, Marketplace Fun Finds, is a hidden outlet. Be sure to check out the $5 for $20 wall, where we found sparkle Minnie Ears that go for $25 elsewhere, and $11.99 mystery grab bags. Tip: The grab bags are best if you have multiple kids, especially of both sexes, as contents vary and the kids can trade amongst themselves. Otherwise, you might have a very unhappy 11 year old boy with a bag full of princess gear. I speak from experience here!

What are your best Disney outlet finds? Please share in the comments.

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6 thoughts on “Disney Character Warehouse: Secret Spots of Savings

  1. icicle

    I never knew about the DCW shops! What a great find 🙂

    And somehow when I make it to Marketplace Fun Finds I’m too exhausted to pay attention. Next time, I’m starting here. I want a mystery grab bag (also, an interesting potential secret santa gift idea)!


  2. Perryplatypus

    What’s nice about the the Disney about these outlet you can find some amazing discounted collectibles. Last visit Mrs. P and I got matching Mickey Leather Bomber jackets at a steal. Also look in the display cases and shelves behind the counter. We have been able to get some amazing items from sold out Disney special events.

    1. thedealmommy Post author

      Good tip! Another think we learned this trip: the D-town store on Downtown West side trades Vinylmations in a “let’s make a deal” format where you get 2 tries but the 2nd one sticks. Deal Kid turned in a $4 and got Indy from Indiana Jones in trade.

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