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The Best Disney World Outlet to Save You Money (Character Warehouse)

If you’re active in the Disney community, then you’ve probably heard about great deals and finds people snag at Disney Outlets in Orlando. There are 2 major Disney outlets (Disney Character Warehouse) in the Disney/Universal area where you can find official Disney park merchandise at a fraction of the cost. So which Character Warehouse is better?

Best Orlando Disney Outlet- Disney Character Warehouse

Where are the Character Warehouse Outlets in Orlando?

The two official Disney outlets by Walt Disney World are Character Warehouses at the outlet malls. One is by Disney Springs, the other is by Universal Orlando. Do not mistake a sign on a shady building that says Disney gifts for actual Disney outlets. 

You can find merchandise at 30%, 50%, 70%, even 80% off retail price at the Disney outlets, including Disney Dooney & Bourke purses, Loungefly Backpacks, and Stoney Clover bags! Sometimes Walt Disney World souvenirs put a hole in the budget, so this is a great way  to save some money for your Walt Disney World vacations.

The merchandise in the Character Warehouses vary and come and go, so just because a cool Dooney was there one day doesn’t mean it’ll be there the next. Merchandise was sparse for awhile, but it seems like the Disney outlets are getting their groove back.

Which Character Warehouse Outlet is Best?

There are two Character Warehouse stores in the Disney World Area – one more towards Disney Springs and one by Universal Studios. Before I moved to Orlando, the locals told me Character Warehouse by Universal Orlando is better. 

Now that I am a local, I’ve been to both many times, and yes, sometimes the Character Warehouse on International Drive does have better merchandise. But I’ve also had great luck at the one on Vineland.

So which Disney Character Warehouse is better? I’d say whichever Character Warehouse you are closest to. But if you’re on Disney property, you don’t have to go on 1-4 to get to the one on Vineland, so that’s usually my pick.

They both get super busy, especially on the weekends, so save yourself some time and hassle, and go to the one that’s closest to where you are staying or if you see a find online, then make sure you go as quickly as possible.

Both Character Warehouses at both outlet malls are located behind the food court. 

Character Warehouse Disney Outlet Address by Disney Springs

This is the address to the Disney Outlet by Disney Springs:

8200 Vineland Ave
Orlando, FL 32821-6811

Disney Character Warehouse Hours at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets:

Monday to Saturday 10AM – 9PM
Sunday 11AM – 7PM

Disney Character Warehouse Outlet at Vineland

It’s located behind the Food Court in the center of the outlets.

Character Warehouse on Vineland in Orlando

Disney Outlet Disney Springs

Character Warehouse Merchandise and Dooney and Bourke Purses

They did have some good deals. Here are some pictures of some of the merchandise I found February 2023. The larger Dooney and Bourke purses at the Disney Outlets ranged from around $135-$178. 

Dooney and Bourke purses at Character Warehouse

These Dooney & Bourke bags are basically 50% off retail price.

Discounted Dooney and Bourke Purses Character Warehouse

Coco Dooney & Bourke purse

They also had Coco Dooneys and Jungle Book Dooneys. 

Dooneys at Disney Outlets

Pinocchio Dooney at Character Warehouse

They had some Stoney Clover Lane backpacks with patches for $148.99. That’s $100 off! And also, these backpacks are $248??

Stoney Clover Backpacks at Disney Outlet

And don’t forget the fanny packs!

Stoney Clover Ln Fanny Packs on sale Character Warehouse

If you want an inexpensive belt bag, then these 50th Anniversary belt bags are a steal at $12.99.

Belt Bags Character Warehouse

What Can You Find at Character Warehouse Outlets?

What makes Character Warehouses so special as opposed to a Disney Store is that you can find Disney Parks merchandise at a discount. In February 2023, there was a lot of Disney Parks merchandise to be found at 50%-60% off.

There are always racks of clothing with various t-shirts, Star Wars spirit jerseys, sweatpants, sweatshirts, jackets, mugs, Marvel Loungeflys, and more!

They even had Christmas merchandise, well they always have holiday merchandise floating around.

There were Disney Dooney & Bourke bags, some pins, toys, airpod cases, phone cases, home merchandise like plates and bread boxes, and Nuimos clothing and accessories for $1.99! They also had various Crocs for $29.99

Disney Clothing at Disney Outlets

Christmas Merch at Disney Outlets

Disney Crocs at Outlet

Nuimos Clothing at Disney Outlets

Disney toys Orlando Disney Outlet

Home Merch at Character Warehouse

Character Warehouse by Universal Studios Address

There’s also another Disney Outlet – Character Warehouse on International Dr., closer to Universal Orlando.

The address is 4951 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819.

Orlando International Premium Outlets Character Warehouse Hours:

Monday to Saturday 10AM – 9PM
Sunday 11AM – 7PM

It’s smaller, but there is more of a selection. However, the closest Disney Outlet to Walt Disney World is the one on Vineland Avenue.

It was about a 10 to 15 minute drive from the other Character Warehouse. It’s also located by the food court and next to The GAP. The parking is kind of a pain in the butt, but it can be worth it for good finds.

Disney Character Warehouse by Universal Studios Orlando

Character Warehouse Outlet Universal

There was still Christmas merchandise as well as costumes, Her Universe dresses, hats, mouse ears, Disney plush, shirts, spirit jerseys, puffer jackets, denim jackets, keychains, Dooney and Bourke purses, Alex and Ani bracelets, and more!

Disney Keychains Outlet

I was laughing (kind of) that the hat I had on at the store was now $7.99 at the Disney Outlet. I’m pretty sure I paid close to $30 for mine. 

Disney Hats at Outlet


Denim Jackets Character Warehouse

The Winter Coats were about $50. 

Disney Winter Coats at Disney Outlets

Perhaps the greatest deal is on Disney Nuimo clothing. Those outfits are like $15-$22 and all the Nuimo clothing (including spirit jerseys) and accessories were $1.99!

Disney Nuimo Clothing on Sale at Character Warehouse

Disney Nuimo Outfits for Cheap

Dooney and Bourke bags Character Warehouse Vineland Road

If you don’t have a car, take an Uber or a Lyft. There are inexpensive rideshare options now around the Orlando area. If you think you’ll be spending a ton of money on Disney souvenirs, then try these Disney outlets by Disney World if you have some spare time.

Disney Outlet Orlando Tips

The Disney Outlets in Orlando are worth a look if you have some spare time and are looking to save money. The last time I went to a Character Warehouse was February 4, 2023. Usually I avoid Saturdays, and I remember why. The outlet opened at 10:00 a.m. I thought I would saunter in at 10, look around, and go about my merry way. 

I arrived at 10:02 a.m., and there was a line of at least 75 people. They had already let some people in and then I got stopped about 35 people back. At 10:15 a.m., they let in about another 20 people or so. At 10:25 a.m., they let me in. By the time I left, there were easily another 75 people in line. So just be aware, the stores do get crowded.

Crowds at Character Warehouse

I recommend visiting during the week, but if you can’t avoid it, then make sure to go early.

You can also use a little retail therapy on a rainy day or on a non-park day. We sometimes would leave gifts from Tinker Bell for our kids in the hotel. This is a great place to find inexpensive souvenirs.

Stores on Disney Property with Disney Outlet Prices

If you don’t have much time or want to stay on Disney property, then try Disney Springs to save money on Disney merchandise.

Disney Springs has shops with all kinds of price ranges. A lot of the shops are expensive, but many readers commented that Uniqlo is a great store with great prices! I agree.

Reader Mark says, “The Uniqlo store in Disney Springs offers first-line Disney wear at a fraction of the cost of the flagship store just a stones throw away. The store is like a Japanese version of Old Navy but with much more fashionable stuff including a huge selection of anime- inspired T-shirts.”

We have purchased dresses, t-shirts, and sweatshirts for my daughters at lower prices. 

I also like to purchase souvenirs for my daughters’ friends at Basin. We usually buy bath bombs and soaps there for their friends that are less expensive than Lush, and they have a Disney touch! We love the bath bombs with Mickey heads in them. Plus, it smells delightful.

Have fun shopping in Orlando at the Disney outlets! Don’t forget to check out more Disney tips like how to get a boarding group for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind or the best food and snacks at Festival of the Arts! You can even find all the answers to Figment’s Brush with the Masters Scavenger Hunt.

Save money at the best Disney Outlet closest to Walt Disney World! You can save up to 80% off on Walt Disney World Theme Park merchandise at the Character Warehouse near Disney Springs. #DisneyOutlet

cynthia jean spengler

Thursday 29th of September 2022



Tuesday 16th of August 2022

Can you make online purchases from the outlet stores?


Tuesday 16th of August 2022

Not the Character Warehouse stores, because merchandise is constantly being changed out. They don’t have a website.

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Friday 22nd of October 2021

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S. Rivera

Sunday 18th of April 2021

Hi, how do you get an additional 20% off clothing discount?


Sunday 18th of April 2021

The last few times I went to the outlet by Universal Studios, there was a sign in the window that had the offer. It was automatic.


Sunday 21st of March 2021

Can you tell me what's the best day of the week to shop at the Character Warehouses?


Sunday 21st of March 2021

Honestly, the one by Universal is busy all the time, every day of the week. If you really only want to visit that store and don't have other shopping to do, I'd get there at least 20 minutes before the store opens. I recently arrived right at opening time and was 23rd on the virtual queue list. It took a little over an hour for me to get the notification to come back to the store.