If you’re a Disney fan, then you’ve probably heard about great deals people snag at the Disney Character Warehouse Outlets in Orlando. There are 2 major Disney outlets (Disney Character Warehouse) in the Disney World/Universal area where you can find official Disney park merchandise at a fraction of the cost. So which Disney Character Warehouse is best?
Disney Character Warehouse Locations in Orlando
Where are the Disney Character Warehouses in Orlando? There are two official Disney Character Warehouse outlets by Disney World – one is by Disney Springs, the other is by Universal Orlando.
Please do not mistake signs on shady buildings that say “Disney gifts” for actual Disney outlets. Disney Character Warehouse outlets sell official Disney parks merchandise. They’re not Disney Store outlets.
You can find merchandise at 30%, 50%, 70%, even 80% off retail price at the Character Warehouse outlets, including Disney Dooney & Bourke purses, Loungefly Backpacks, and Stoney Clover bags! Sometimes Walt Disney World souvenirs bust 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 Disney 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 the 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. But I will say the Character Warehouse on International Drive may be a bit better for selection.
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 in a Facebook group, then make sure you go as quickly as possible.
Both Character Warehouses at both outlet malls are located behind the food court.
I try to update this post regularly with new merchandise pictures.
Character Warehouse Disney Outlet Address by Disney Springs
Which is the closest Disney Character Warehouse to Disney World? It’s the one by Disney Springs on Vineland Ave.
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
Holiday hours may vary.
It’s located behind the Food Court in the center of the outlets.
Character Warehouse Merchandise and Dooney and Bourke Purses
They have some great deals on Dooney & Bourke purses at the Character Warehouses. The pickings can be slim or plentiful. You just never know.
The larger Dooney and Bourke purses at the Disney Outlets ranged from around $135-$178.
These Dooney & Bourke bags are basically 50% off retail price.
Marie is so cute!
Disney Wish Dooneys from Disney Cruise Line!
You can find old Disney World 50th Anniversary merch at the outlets.
They had some Stoney Clover Lane backpacks with patches for $99.99. And also, these backpacks are originally $248??
What Can You Find at Disney 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. There’s usually a lot of Disney Parks merchandise to be found at 50%-60% off. And they often have an additional discount on all apparel.
There are always racks of clothing with various t-shirts, Star Wars spirit jerseys, costumes, sweatpants, sweatshirts, jackets, mugs, Marvel Loungeflys, and more! Items come and go at the Character Warehouse Outlets.
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.
They even had some Disney x Lilly Pulitzer dresses and shirts at the Character Warehouse outlets on Vineland.
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.
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, Disney Loungeflys, and more!
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!
If you don’t have a car, take an Uber or a Lyft. There are inexpensive rideshare options 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. I would avoid visiting Character Warehouses on the weekends if possible or go first thing in the morning when they open.
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.
If you can’t make it early then just walk by and check out the line. I went on a Friday at noon and there was a line but it moved fairly quickly and I waited about 5 minutes.
I also stopped by on a Wednesday afternoon and Thursday evening and there was no line. So you never know what you’ll find, but most often weekends are busiest.
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 Disney 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 answers to Figment’s scavenger hunt during EPCOT’s Festival of the Arts.
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