Premium Outlets - which one better for Disney merch?

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  1. ilanakan

    ilanakan Mouseketeer

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    On our upcoming trip to Disney we have one day for shopping, and we want to go to one of the outlets for the Disney cheaper options of merchandise. Which of the Premium outlets has the better Disney warehouse?
     
  2. bankr63

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    They are both pretty comparable, with access to the same stock. I've hit both on the same day looking for a specific item, and the stock was pretty close between the two. I would choose whichever of the two to hit based on which other stores are there. Again, the lineups are very similar, but there are differences, so hit the website and review. All other things being equal, Vineland location is closer to Disney, so if using paid transportation it will be cheaper.
     
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  4. ClapYourHands

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    How do the outlets in Orlando compare with Disney outlets elsewhere?

    I won’t have a car next trip, and wonder if they’re super duper compared to other locations or if the merchandise usually gets distributed fairly evenly throughout different stores
     
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  5. DOOM1001

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    The Disney outlet is much bigger and better at the Vineland location.One thing to note is the shopping center has gotten greedy and are charging $10 to park in the garage.The surface lots are free but incredibly difficult to find a spot most times of the day,the garage always had spots if you couldnt find a spot in the surface lots,so now its drive around for 20-30 minutes,pay the $10 or look for parking in the other buildings of the center where the Old Navy is and cross a street.
     
  6. bankr63

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    There really is no comparison to the Disney Stores located in other centers. Disney Stores carry current Disney merch at full freight.

    The two Disney Character Warehouse locations in Orlando carry authentic park merch that is past prime at heavily discounted prices. These are true Disney stores, staffed by Disney CM's, not the outlets full of cheaper Disney licensed (and sometimes unlicensed) merch.

    An example; I purchased a lovely Disney logo golf shirt with a 2017 logo in March 2018 for around $10, original park price was still on it at $45. We've got a ton of stuff with dates that don't match our visits, but I'm okay with that for the kind of savings we get. Also note that there is a lot more adult clothing in the DCW than I find at our local Disney Store. Our store seems to focus mostly on toys and kids stuff for gift giving; DCW is more about souvenirs from the parks.
     
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  7. ClapYourHands

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    We have a Disney store at the local mall, which sells current Disney merchandise.

    But there is an outlet about an hour from my house with a Disney Outlet. I haven’t been in years, though. Trying to decide if it’s worth a trip to stock up on some goodies before the trip or if it’s worth the vacation time (and Uber fare) to go to the outlet in Orlando.
     
  8. DCLPrincess

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    It can be hit or miss on what they have but I always go. It's worth it, you can get really great deals. It's park merch so it's not the same as outlets in other states.
     
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  9. HopperFan

    HopperFan "It's a bug-eat-bug world out there, princess."

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    We have one of those too ............. they still sell just Disney Store merchandise, and only some of it is discounted aka clearance. They used to be really good Outlet stores that were true outlets but Disney closed them all ... then years later began opening what they call outlets but like many other stores in those malls they aren't.

    What is in Orlando is completely different, which is 100% Park merchandise.

    We usually stick to the Vineland close to WDW. Last trip we decided to do both in one day to compare. They did have some different merchandise but I wouldn't say that one was better than the other. It wasn't enough different for me to go to the hassle of going to the Universal area one.
     
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  10. ClapYourHands

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    Thank you! This is exactly the info I was looking for!

    Now to decide if it’s worth the vacation time. Might make an interesting alternative to midday break at the pool!
     
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  11. MouseLover

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    We usually visit all of them, but prefer the one on Vineland.
     

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