Going to the parks is such fun and finding lots of items you just would love to buy but you do have financial limitations so pass on and leave that special item behind. There are places in Orlando that you need to consider when you are visiting and doing your shopping for souvenirs. You will find lots of off brand merchandise in the International Drive shops but to find Disney items I recommend going to the Disney Character Warehouse stores. There are two of them in Orlando and they are both located in the outlet malls.
It is easier to get to the one by the Basilica as you can park in the back or ride one of the buses that goes there from many of the hotels. The one at the end of International Drive is a bit harder to get to as parking is usually a nightmare. They do have valet parking but I am frugal so tend to fend for myself. The Character Warehouse is toward the center of the mall but it is well worth the walk.
Check out this video of shopping at the outlet malls. It is such fun to go to the outlets as the change merchandise frequently and I always find something that is currently in the park as well as the Character Warehouse.
Of course if you are talking shopping you cannot pass up Amazon. I found a few new jewelry items that I especially liked this week. The little bracelets are all the rage with young girls and these were a couple of my favorites: