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Money Monday: Save on Disney Souvenirs

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There’s no question that Disney souvenirs can make your credit card scream for mercy. Even something as simple as ear headbands can drain your wallet, and they’re continuing to get more expensive. One way to save money is to buy souvenirs outside of Disney. And yes, there are plenty of shops along the 192 and I-Drive corridor, but sometimes those places can feel a bit… awkward to visit?

Instead, some of the best places to save money on souvenirs may be as simple as a run to the grocery store–or stopping at Target before you leave home! Here’s some of the recent items we found for sale at locations near Walt Disney World.


For those who aren’t from Florida, Publix is the grocery store of choice for most Floridians. For many of the Publix locations around Walt Disney World, including this one directly behind Magic Kingdom (and well known by most campers at Fort Wilderness and Cast Members alike), they have a portion of an aisle dedicated to Disney souvenir shopping.


The Rolling Oaks location of Target on 192 past Animal Kingdom has a full-on mega tourist section, but if you’re looking to stay out of the tourist zone, there’s still other options. In fact, recently we’ve found Minnie ears available at local Target stores and for sale on Without a doubt, the $10 price tag on these is a much better deal than almost $30 in the parks!

minne ear headband

Even if you just buy some of your souvenirs through other sites, little cost savings can add up quickly.

Do you buy souvenirs at other locations, or do you only shop at Disney on your vacation? Got a money-saving tip that you want to share? Let us know in the comments how you save money for on your Walt Disney World vacation. 

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Julia Mascardo

Former writer, editor, and social media manager of TouringPlans. Embarking on new adventures with husband, kid, and cats.

3 thoughts on “Money Monday: Save on Disney Souvenirs

  • What no plug for the mecca of the Disney Outlet Report?!

    • As a local, I think I’m supposed to shake my fist at Derek and complain about how he ruined outlet shopping for us all. Or something. But, yes, I was remiss not to point out that the LATEST AND GREATEST (or at least one of those two) Outlet Report will be coming to you LIVE this Thursday for HALLOWEEN!! What secrets have risen from the dead to take over the Outlets this month. Are eBay pirates really zombies in disguise? Answers to all this and more may or may not be in the Outlet Report, so set your calendars — no TRICKS, just the TREATS of the Outlet Report, coming to the TouringPlans Blog this THURSDAY!

  • This year we found the souvenirs at the Disney parks so expensive this year that we took photos and sent them to our (;adult) kids with the tag line “ this is what you would have had if we had won the lottery before we left home”

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