Where To Shop: Best Theme Park Shopping In Orlando


Shop at Downtown Disney (credit: The Walt Disney Company)

Shop at Downtown Disney (credit: The Walt Disney Company)

Florida Vacation Guide: Best Theme Park Shops in Orlando

If you’re among the very high percentage of people who visit Orlando primarily for the shopping and the rest of your family is more concerned about the amusement parks, you’ll be happy to know that there is a happy medium. Wondering where to shop while your family is getting dizzy on rides? Here are some of the best theme park shopping destinations in Orlando.

Walt Disney World Resort’s Downtown Disney

Pick up souvenirs for everyone in your life while immersed in the magic of Disney at the largest character store on the planet – World of Disney. Hit up the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and get your little one a princess makeover. Check out the LEGO Imagination Center where kids can play for free while you browse the impressive collection of Lego sets. There are many unique stores in Downtown Disney besides just toy shops and Disney shops, like TrenD, RIDEMAKERZ and Arribas Brothers to name just a few.

Universal Orlando CityWalk

If your family is heading to Universal Studios, make sure you negotiate a stop at Universal Orlando CityWalk to check out the shopping center there! Not only can you pick up some unique items at Quiet Flight Surf Shop, The Endangered Species Store, Cigarz or Katie’s Candy Company, but you can also choose to get yourself a souvenir that will last forever at the Hart & huntington Tattoo Company.

The Waterfront at SeaWorld Orlando

There’s even shopping at SeaWorld – much more than you would actually expect. Stroll along The Waterfront to the Friends of the Wild Gift Store and pick up a new cuddly friend for your kids or yourself. Pick up a souvenir at Simply Shamu, shop for clothing, toys and more at Waterfront MarketPlace. You can find just about anything at the shops at SeaWorld.

The Space Shop at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

If you’re looking for ideas on where to shop for cool souvenirs for the space lover in your life, look no further than The Space Shop at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Pick up a t-shirt, poster or book signed by a live astronaut. You can even purchase a replica flight suit or flight jacket with funny phrases like “Let’s Do Launch” and “I Need My Space.”

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