Whenever we see a new piece of Disney merchandise, it’s pretty hard to have self-control (it’s just all so cute!!).
Although it may seem like a challenge to decide what to buy first and which gift shops to visit, not all gift shops are created equal. Gone are the days of finding the same ol’ same ol’ in every gift shop. If you want to know the BEST shops in Magic Kingdom to find the most unique merch, we’ve got you covered!
We’re BIG fans of all things spooky (we might even love Halloween more than Christmas), so Memento Mori is where it’s AT for us. First of all, the gift shop next to the Haunted Mansion looks like another run-down house which 999 more happy haunts probably inhabit (so A+ for theming, Disney).
Memento Mori carries exclusive merchandise from the attraction, like glassware with the Haunted Mansion logo, placemats with the famous purple wallpaper, spirit jerseys, and more. But, some real spooky stuff happens over at the gift shop during Halloween time and the Haunted Mansion’s anniversary.
We’ve spotted strange and unusual items like the Host-a-Ghost Jars that will give you hot and cold running chills whenever you turn off the lights (AHHHH!!).
Plus, Memento Mori is the only place you can get Haunted Mansion themed snacks year-round, like gummy spiders, bat chocolate pops, and tombstone cookies. They take shop ’til you drop pretty literally over in Liberty Square! 😉
If you’re a big Haunted Mansion fan, you won’t find most of this gear ANYWHERE else in Disney World, so stop in before a trip to the Mansion to see if you find anything you’re dying to have!
Hundred Acre Goods
Okay, nobody can tell us we’re too old for stuffed animals, especially when they’re as cute as Winnie the Pooh! After you exit The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh ride in Fantasyland, you can look around the Hundred Acre Goods store with ALL things Winnie and friends.
While it’s one of the only places you can get unique merchandise with the original book character designs (other than Epcot’s UK Pavilion), you can also find fluffy oversized Pooh toys and the sweetest baby clothes. It’s the perfect stop for a souvenir or a gift to take home to a loved one — or even an outfit to commemorate your little one’s first trip to Disney World!
Okay Minnie Ears and Mickey Ear Hats, fans! This one is for you! If you’re looking for a spot to look at all the Minnie Ears imaginable (AKA our closet back home), The Chapeau is a great place to try on a new pair or two that will go great with your outfit! If you’re more of a Mickey Ear Hat person, you can also get it personalized with your name while you’re at the shop!
Each of the Mickey Ear Hats run $14.99 to $24.99 depending on what design you choose. However, the additional embroidery costs $3 for a basic font or $7 for a premium font, which is worth it for a memorable keepsake.
While you’re waiting for your ear hat to be finished, you can also find a little secret at The Chapeau. If you pick up the telephone on the wall in the corner of the store, you can listen in on a phone call between two Main Street residents! What’s the hot goss of the day, friends??
Big Top Souvenirs
Storybook Circus is actually one of the newest (and cutest) parts of Fantasyland, nestled into the back corner with Dumbo the Flying Elephant, the Casey Jr. Splash Zone, the Barnstormer, and a killer view of the construction on the TRON Coaster.
Big Top Souvenirs might also have the most unique gift shop appearance in Magic Kingdom since it’s modeled after a giant circus tent.
While you can find a lot of awesome plushes (still not over that Duchess Cozy Knit) and pins, it has a lot of the merchandise you’d normally find in the Emporium — just in a quieter part of the park.
But, the BEST part of Big Top is the store WITHIN a store here! Big Top Treats is a little confectionery housed in the center of the store where you can get some of your favorite Disney treats, like candy apples, rice krispie treats, and more! Plus, you can even get a Goofy’s Glacier Slush so you have something to sip on as you stroll through Fantasyland.
So while the Main Street Confectionery has a line out the door, you can pop back here and get all the same stuff with scarcely a queue!
Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe
Christmas in July is TOTALLY a thing — and this Liberty Square gift shop is the place to celebrate the holidays! Similar to Days of Christmas in Disney Springs, the Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe is filled with Christmas decorations and gifts throughout the year (maybe it’s secretly Santa’s remote North Pole location in Magic Kingdom??).
You can peruse some of the most beautiful Disney ornaments around and you can even get them personalized for about $4 per word or date! You can add a name, date, or other personal touches to make your Christmas more magical — plus, this is a great gift to bring back to a loved one at home!
This spot is well stocked with everything you need to deck the halls all year. If your family is looking for one-of-a-kind ornaments to commemorate your special trip, this is the place to stop!
Oh, and if you’re here as a family or around Christmastime, don’t forget that a lucky family gets to decorate the tree here each day! And you can send letters to Santa!
We are BIG fans of The Dress Shop dresses — like enough to the point out that our closet has started to get filled with them. That’s why Uptown Jewelers is the perfect spot to shop ’til ya drop and pick up a few dressy things to feel like your own version of a Disney Princess!
The Main Street store not only sells dresses, but it’s one of the few locations in Magic Kingdom that you can find Pandora jewelry, Dooney & Bourke bags, and Alex and Ani jewelry.
Plus, there are even different special mementos (like those sweet Precious Moments dolls) and artwork available for sale throughout the store. Uptown Jewelers has also been known to host different events and merch, like the Citizens Watch event or the Annual Passholder Pandora charms, so you can keep your eye out for new and exciting things the next time you’re visiting!
Tomorrowland Light and Power Co.
Although this is one of the few spots that you can get Space Mountain themed merchandise after exiting the attraction, this is Magic Kingdom’s hub for personalized items too!
If you head to the Tomorrowland Light and Power Co. in Magic Kingdom, you can make your own custom tees (so you can REALLY remember how awesome that family vacation was when you wear it).
After you pick what color tee you want to put your design on, you can get creative with it and add phrases, names, dates, images, and more! Then, you send it off to be printed in-store. And, if you order it by 5 PM, you can typically get your design back the same day you submit for $29.99 for adult tees, $39.99 for women’s tees, and $24.99 for kids’ tees.
There is a kiosk to customize your own MagicBands and phone cases with your name and design of your choice! After you’ve sent your awesome new MagicBand or case off to be made (we know it’s gonna look so good), you can pick them up for $32.99 per band and $44.95 per phone case!
We couldn’t have a Magic Kingdom shopping post without the Emporium, you know! 😉 This spot has been hailed one of the best places in all of DISNEY WORLD to get souvenirs.
The huge store practically takes up one whole side of Main Street with different sections of merchandise — we’re talkin’ a men’s section, kids’ section, plush section, and so on! If you can dream it, you can probably find it at the Emporium!
There are Minnie Ears, clothing, houseware items, toys, and even items for your pets (and gadgets and gizmos a-plenty)! It could honestly even be your one-stop shop for souvenirs to take back home for yourself or loved ones since there’s a little bit of something for everyone!
Plus, we highly recommend perusing the store after fireworks to avoid the crowds and maybe even catch that “Kiss Goodnight” in Magic Kingdom.
Magic Kingdom’s definitely the place to use those Disney gift cards grandma and grandpa keep sending you! 😉 Just make sure not to spend it all in one place (get one thing in each of THESE unique gift shops instead, duh)! If you look around, you’ll find some really unique and cool goodies sold in shops you might not expect, so keep your eyes (and wallets) ready!
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