• On Mar 4, 2016
    Erika from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I heard that the princess costumes are nicer at WDW compared to the Disney store online. Do the resorts sell them, or can I contact WDW to purchase them ahead of time? Our first day in the parks start with a 8am ADR at CRT, and my girls want to dress up.

    Hi Erika! It sounds like you have a little princess in your home who is likely getting very excited about an upcoming Walt Disney World vacation.

    I have a little princess granddaughter who loves all the beautiful dresses. Those that we have purchased at Walt Disney World have been of a great quality and full of glitter!  But they are also some of the most expensive princess costumes around so you must be ready to pay the price for something that your princess might not wear too often. My granddaughter practically lives in hers and picks a new one each day so she has gotten the money's worth out of all our purchases. The Disney Store will have options but they are not exactly like those found in the parks. You can also find princess dresses at locations such as Kohls and Target but again the quality will not be the same. If you are looking for an outside source you can check Etsy and Chasing Fireflies.

    The good news is that you can call Disney and purchase a dress to be mailed to you before you head out on vacation. I would have it shipped to your home versus trying to get it to your resort as there is too much chance it would not make it there on time. You will need to go through Merchandise Guest Services. They will want to know as much information as you can give them as far as the item you are wishing to purchase. Which princess dress and size and any accessories as well as the shipping address are necessary. They will also need to know how you would like the item(s) shipped. Ground delivery can take from 10-20 days, Express Air from 3-5 days, and Economy Air from 4-7 days. There will be shipping charges for all purchases as well.

    Please call Merchandise Guest Services at 877-560-6477 or email them at Merchandise.Guest.Services@DisneyParks.com. I suggest you call as I have not received replies many times when trying to email them. They are open Monday-Friday from 9am-5:30pm eastern time.

    Hope you can find that special dress!
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