Woman reveals how to save money when at Disney World – and where to find huge discounts
A WOMAN revealed how she saved money when buying presents and souvenirs at Disney World – by finding the secret discount store.
Amanda Krause, from the US, visited the Disney Character Warehouse, a shop just outside of the park which has discounted products with up to 90 per cent off.
She told Insider: “There are two Character Warehouses near Disney World, but my favourite was the location on International Drive, which is about 20 minutes away from Magic Kingdom.”
She said she bought 12 things, costing $52.08 (£38.52) – but would have cost more than $125 (£92) if bought in the park at full price.
Amanda continued: “I couldn’t believe that the store had some theme-park staples for major discounts. Goofy hats cost $12.99, and autograph books were only $0.99.
“There were some products that are still sold in theme parks, like discounted ‘Star Wars’ dolls. They cost $14.99 at Disney’s Character Warehouse, but $22.99 at Hollywood Studios.”
However, Amanda also warns not to visit the shop looking for any particularly popular items, such as Mickey Mouse ears, as the shops only sell leftover merchandise.
Blogger Travelling Mom previously revealed some of the cheap deals she found, compared to the park.
For example, she found lots of accessories for the Magic bands costing just $1.99 (£1.50) each, compared to $13 (£10) in the park.
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She also found toy character pillows featuring princesses from Frozen and Tangled for her daughter for $12.99 (£10) – normally $33 (£26) in the park.
One thing not to buy at the shopping warehouses are the snacks and drinks as most of the edible treats were exactly the same price in the park.
Bargain shoppers are warned to try and avoid driving to the shop, as the car park is always full.
Expect long queues both at the checkout and outside the shop, as well as “snipers” who buy the cheap goods to then sell on eBay and other discount shops.
To avoid it, fans say to get there just as the store opens or in the last hour of opening.
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