Walt Disney World makes each and every experience truly unique… even your shopping experience. If you’re a merch person or have a Disney vaca coming up soon, you’re not going to want to skim this article. Today, we’re pulling back the curtain on Disney World’s Top Resort Gift Shops!
So, grab that Disney Visa Card and let’s burn through some plastic, baby!
Most Themed Resort Gift Shop
If it’s a well-themed experience you’re after, head on over to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and step foot inside the one and only… BouTiki. Here, an unbelievable amount of Poly gear awaits, from tiki mugs and Mickey-clad Hawaiian shirts to Shag art and Adventureland-esque home décor.
What We Love Most about BouTiki
We can’t get enough of the island-vibes within this place. It feels like an extension of the lobby itself, which makes the shopping experience much more inviting.
In addition, there is a new window display that takes this little tropical trinket trundle to the next level.
Must Buy Item from BouTiki
We’re going to blow past the Lilly Pulitzer, Dooney and Bourke, and Tommy Bahama gear and go straight for Joffrey’s delicious Konda Blend. There is just something about enjoying a cup of this brew at home that take your senses straight back to the Great Ceremonial House! And who couldn’t use a little Poly-pick-me-up on any given weekday, huh? Just be sure to buy more than one bag because it is addicting.
Most Classic Resort Gift Shop
Is it just me or does Fantasia Gifts at Disney’s Contemporary Resort give off straight up Disney Decade vibes?! Maybe it’s the wide array of vibrant toys, mugs, and gifts that make it feel like a Disney store at the mall ala 1990s. Or maybe it’s the giant iron Mickey head entrance way. Whatever the reason – we are here for it!
What We Love Most about Fantasia Gifts
This cozy and colorful shop is the opposite of what you’ll experience at Disney Springs. It is usually pretty empty and therefor you have a more one-on-one experience.
Must Buy Item from Fantasia Gifts
It doesn’t matter who you are – it is downright impossible not to walk into this store and not purchase a new Disney plush. And why not… if you can’t be a kid in Disney, you’re doing it wrong.
Most Authentic Resort Gift Shop
Where is a gift shop no longer a gift shop? When it’s a Marketplace.
We can’t say enough good things about Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge! This resort has everything you’re looking for from a truly authentic Disney resort – right down to the Zawadi Marketplace!
As you make your way through the lobby of Jambo House, Zawadi Marketplace beacons to you, tempting you with the most unique items found on any Disney property, from Animal Kingdom threads and accessories to a fine selection of handcrafter African artwork and home furnishings.
What We Love Most About Zawadi Marketplace
Most days you will find a craftsman whittling wood carvings right outside the entranceway. The little extra added piece of cultural representation goes a long way and warms out hearts.
Must Buy Item from Zawadi Marketplace
This will come as no surprise but… an authentic wood carving. They are beautiful, handmade, inexpensive, and a piece of art that you can proudly display in your home. Not to mention, it is a real conversation starter.
If we can’t convince you to purchasing a caving… go to for African wine! You can thank us later!
Most Upscale Resort Gift Shop
You may not have ever walked into Basin at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – but you’ve probably been graced by its delightful aroma every time you’ve traversed the lobby!
At Basin, you will uncover a special selection of scented bath bombs, handmade soaps, lotion, and exfoliators.
What We Love Most About Basin
It is SO clean and calming. No – seriously! The pristine black and white tile and displays are the perfect backdrop for the items on the shelves. It’s almost sterile – but in a highly pleasant way. We fee it fits the Grand Flo perfectly, serving as a bit of a contrast to the vibrancy of the parks.
Must Buy Item from Basin
You truly can’t go wrong because everything here is about treating yourself. But if we had to narrow it down, we would suggest a Disney-inspired bath bomb. They are inexpensive and perfect for a soak after a long day on the parks!
While these Resort Gift Shops didn’t make it to the top of the list – we love them just the same!
- Conch Flats General Story (Disney’s Old Key West Resort)
- Beach Club Marketplace (Disney’s Beach Club Villas)
- Bay View Gifts (Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort)
And there you have it, our list of Disney World’s Top Resort Gift Shops! We hope it helps on your next shopping excursion at Walt Disney World.
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