Disney's Earport, The Magic of Disney offer pixie dust and souvenirs at Orlando airport
Have buyer's remorse after visiting Orlando's theme parks? If you traveled by plane, you have an opportunity to rethink the souvenirs you didn't purchase.
Orlando International Airport has two stores that stock merchandise from Disney Parks: Disney's Earport and The Magic of Disney. Disney's Earport is the larger of the two retail shops and is located near the security checkpoint for Gates 60 - 129. The Magic of Disney is located near the less-busy security checkpoint for Gates 1 - 59.
On a recent departure from MCO, I stopped in Disney's Earport to see if anything had changed since my last visit. The merchandise has been updated, of course, but the store's design is much the same. There are at least three fun and free photo opportunities. To the right of the store, visitors will find an almost-life-size statue of Snow White sitting on a royal banquette, where they can join her. On the opposite side is Goofy trying to balance a stack of cookies. The center facade features a raised image that contains Mickey Mouse and an icon from each of the four parks at Walt Disney World.
Another fun feature outside the store is a magical mirror reflects images of three different Disney princesses, depending on your viewpoint. Inside, visitors will find an image of Cinderella Castle over which Tinker Bell's pixie dust lights up. A flat-screen television shows the sights and sounds of Walt Disney World, and for those who are arriving, admission tickets can be bought at the store, avoiding long lines at the theme parks.
Merchandise includes Disney-themed items that will be useful for travel, such as DVDs, CDs, travel blankets, pillow pets, hoodies, carry-on bags, suitcases, luggage tags and an assortment of snacks. There also are plenty of souvenirs for home to remind you of your memorable vacation, including T-shirts, picture frames, photo albums, kitchenware, pins and toys. You even can purchase the huge Cinderella Castle or monorail play sets and have it shipped home from the airport.
If you get home and realize you still didn't get all the souvenirs you planned to buy, or need a Disney-themed gift, you have two options. You can call the Walt Disney World Mail Order department at 877-560-6477 (toll-free) 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or email it at Merchandise.Guest.Services@DisneyParks.com and describe what you're looking for. The cast members who staff this line may ask where you saw the item, as detailed a description as you can offer and if you have the SKU number. See full details on this AllEars.Net resource page.
Your other option is to check online at DisneyStore.com, which offers more than 500 items from Disney Parks.