When you visit Walt Disney World, the My Disney Experience app is going to be the most used app on your trip. However there is another Disney app that I have found I can’t live without whenever I visit Walt Disney World. “Shop Parks” is a favorite app of mine and not only do I use it on my trips but I also use it between trips whenever I need a quick Disney pick-me-up shopping spree.

What is Shop Parks? Shop parks in an online catalog of almost every souvenir that you can think of purchasing on your next Walt Disney World vacation. From ears to t-shirts, specialty cakes to serving platters, collectibles and the newest hot products, you can find the best Disney souvenirs at your fingertips.

The app opens with fun options such as “New on Shop Disney Parks”, “Vacation FUNdamentals”, and other seasonally appropriate categories. If you aren’t looking for one of those groups, swipe from the left and even more categories will appear including “Characters”, “Clothes & Costumes”, “Toys, Games, & Dolls” and more. You can filter, scroll, or choose your item. Know exactly what you are looking for? Disney has a search field that you can type in your request. Perhaps you’re looking for those hard to find Rose Gold Ears or your child’s favorite hoodie in the correct size – Shop Parks will help you find it.

Once you choose your item, there are multiple ways to purchase. The first is for those on property. Click on “Find on Map” and every store location with the item in stock will appear with a green checkmark on a map. Click on any green checkmark and the store name and hours will appear. If you’re too busy to get to that location, feel free to use the “Resort Hotel Delivery” option. You will pay for your item online and Disney will ship the item to your resort’s gift shop for you to pick up!

If you aren’t in Walt Disney World, don’t despair – there are so many items that can be purchased and shipped to your home.

Shop Parks is a great way to determine a budget for spending money on your trip. You and your family can select the types of items you’ll be wanting to bring home as souvenirs. For families on a tight budget this will eliminate the stress of not knowing what you will be spending on your trip once you arrive and less stress means enjoying your trip to the fullest.

Shopping at Walt Disney World is a part of the experience of a vacation as you bring home tangible memories of the time you spent together as a family. Be sure to download the Shop Parks app and enjoy the conveniences of Walt Disney World shopping at your fingertips!

Michelle Brown

Travel Specialist