Did you know discounted Disney Parks merchandise can sometimes be found closer to home? You may be aware of Joffrey’s ground coffee flavors that occasionally make their way to TJ Maxx or HomeGoods, but there is one more national retailer that has been a great place to find items from the theme parks near home.
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Burlington has over 1,000 stores across 40 states, so for many fans of both Walt Disney World and Disneyland, this is one in-person retailer you might be able to shop to find merchandise from the theme parks.
Like any discounted retail trip, you never know what you might find, but fans have regularly reported seeing Minnie ear headbands, clothing, and accessories for pets, bags and wallets, ornaments, jewelry, T-shirts for both adults and children, plushes, mugs, home decor, and even spirit jerseys.
Here’s a look at the items I found during a recent trip to my local Burlington:
Recent Disney Parks finds at Burlington. Lots of Stitch shirts, no ears sadly, and I’m distraught that the Mandalorian spirit jersey wasn’t my size. #disney #disneyparks #disneymerch #fyp
For pricing reference, many of the shirts were under $10. The baseball jerseys were $14-16.99, and the Mandalorian spirit jersey was $19.99 (originally $79.99 in the Parks). This trip to Burlington was packed with Stitch merchandise, which is great for fans of Lilo & Stitch (2002), but in my opinion, not even my best finds at Burlington.
Earlier this year, I found the Orange Bird Scented Big Feet plush, which is still available on shopDisney for $20, marked down to $6.99 along with the Minnie ear headband pictured below that I wore on my most recent Disney trip while waiting for the fireworks on Main Street, U.S.A. (The headband is no longer in the Parks or on shopDisney, but is still in limited supply on Amazon.)
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Tips for Shopping Disney Merch at Burlington
Go first thing in the morning if you can. As with any shopping trip if you are looking for something specific, you’ll have better luck first thing in the morning when few other shoppers would have the chance to get to it before you.
Plan to spend some time “treasure hunting.” Most of the shirts I found were in the Juniors section despite the fact that they were adult sizes (both men’s, women’s, and unisex.) I say “most” because I found shirts from the Parks in nearly every clothing section, save for children and babies, which did have Disney merchandise but not anything that was Park-specific. (I would still check there, though, if you have kids, as these items are always changing.)
When it comes to checking every section, this applies to accessories and toys, too. A regular department store is not organized the same way Disney stores are, so there is not really any consistency to where you’ll find some of these items. For instance, I’ve found Minnie ear headbands next to shoes, with hats and headbands, and with toys. The Orange Bird plush I found was in the baby section at one store and the home decor section at another. To really be successful, you’ll want to have enough time to browse the whole store.
If you see something you like, don’t wait. I made this mistake with the Mickey Mouse: The Main Attraction plush I once found in the home decor section of one Burlington location. I was on the fence and ended up leaving without it, but I was kicking myself for it later. With so few of each individual item (especially when it comes to what’s available in your clothing size) it is extremely unlikely that something you saw once will be there on your next shopping trip. So if you want it, buy it when you see it.
Hopefully, these tips help you save some money on Disney merch, and maybe even give you some new shirts and accessories for your next vacation. Happy shopping!