With the Cast Connection store closing for a few weeks as it relocates to its new home near DAK (https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/2015/01/27/disney-cast-connection-and-property-control-is-moving/ ), we thought we would talk about the other great place to get good deals on discounted Disney merchandise, the Character Warehouse.
Disney’s Character Warehouse store is close to the DCP housing apartments, and carries a wide variety of discounted merchandise. It’s a clearing house for out-of-season and over-stocked Disney merchandise. Most items are 25-50% off original price or more, and cast members get an additional 10% discount at the register.
Parking can be absolutely insane at the Outlet Mall; it’s busy pretty much all year. Tip: Park in the free above-ground parking lot.
If this is your first visit, find a guide map/sign in the center of the sidewalk. Head straight for the food court, because the Character Warehouse is located right next door.
What type of Disney items are at the Character Warehouse?
Stock changes, sometimes daily, but the usual merchandise you find in stock are:
Christmas and other holiday decorations
Clothes, t-shirts (baby, toddler, kids, men and women)
Kitchen ware, coffee mugs
Jewelry (expensive and inexpensive)
Some Disney Cruise merchandise
Video of store merchandise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DGdHQQF5HM
Disney Character Warehouse – Orlando Premium Outlet
8200 Vineland Avenue, Suite #1252, Orlando, FL 32821
Monday-Saturday, 10am – 11pm • Sunday, 10am – 9pm
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