WDW Magazine - - The Best Of Wdw - BY JEREMY LEICHTENBERG

At WDW, round ev­ery cor­ner, near ev­ery ride, there seems to be a gift shop! While it may ap­pear that nearly all the gift shops sell the same items, there are many gift shops that carry a lit­tle more spe­cialty items. Mar­ket­place Fun Finds in Dis­ney Springs has a few spe­cialty items, along with a lit­tle bit of the "nor­mal gift shop" items. Walk­ing in, you no­tice big signs, some even la­beled with the price of that sec­tion clearly on the wall. It is the only Dis­ney gift shop that I have been in, that clearly has prices of that sec­tion for all to see. And best of all, many of the items are on SALE!

Lo­cated near Earl of Sand­wich and Dis­ney's Days of Christ­mas, in the Mar­ket­place sec­tion of Dis­ney Springs, Mar­ket­place Fun Finds has its own unique set­ting. While the store may not be big com­pared to some that sur­round it, the bright col­ors of the store help set it apart.

Dis­ney Springs can be a busy place with all the gift shops and restau­rants. Typ­i­cally, we find that Fun Finds is a lit­tle less crowded than some of its nearby gift shops, which makes shop­ping a lit­tle more en­joy­able, and a lot eas­ier.

Mar­ket­place Fun Finds can be ex­actly that, fun! At first glance it ap­pears to be the same gift shop you have been in 5 times on your trip al­ready. Yes, they have the same stuffed Mickey that the other gift shops have, but do the other gift shops have Mys­tery Bags?

Mar­ket­place Fun Finds also has a va­ri­ety of other mer­chan­dise. They have your cups and plates. Pens, mark­ers and col­or­ing kits. Hav­ing a good va­ri­ety of mer­chan­dise is great, but the prices in here are even bet­ter! While most of your typ­i­cal gift shops do carry higher prices items, in Fun Finds, nearly all of their mer­chan­dise is un­der $25. Some­times you’ll find last sea­son’s or over­stocked items for a big dis­count too!

It's a great store to let your kids pick some­thing out with­out hav­ing to tell them that their choice is to ex­pen­sive! You can also find dis­counted mer­chan­dise here as well. The se­lec­tion does vary of dis­counted stuff each time you visit.

We have many gift shops that are a must for us, such as Once Upon a Toy, or Dis­ney’s Days of Christ­mas. We al­ways make sure we stop into Mar­ket­place Fun Finds to see if we can find any unique items, have some fun, save a lit­tle, and not be too crowded while we shop. Check it out on your next trip!

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