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  • On Dec 11, 2012
    Sonia from ON 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.

    Hi! Are the prices in the Disney store in Downtown Disney less or the same as the stores within the parks? Will I find the same merchandise in both places? What is the best place to get personalized Mickey ears? thx! 16 days to go!!!

    Hi, Sonia!  You'll find the prices on things are pretty consistent throughout the theme parks and resorts.  If you find something in a park, it will likely be the same price if you see it in a shop in Downtown Disney or in a resort gift shop.

    You will find the parks carry merchandise that is specific to that park, which you won't find at Downtown Disney.  Downtown Disney shops carry generic Walt Disney World merchandise, but at the parks, you'll find things that say EPCOT when you go to EPCOT, or Magic Kingdom when you visit Magic Kingdom.  I also always tell people that if you see something you want, get it when you see it.  While you will find some merchandise is available in multiple locations, not all of the merchandise is.  I hate it when people are disappointed.  Grab it if you see it and know you want it.  

    For personalized Mickey ears, you can head to Downtown Disney.  They have great options for creating your own ears at an area over by the Art of Disney shop.  

    I hope you have a great vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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