Creature-Themed Wares Are the Lion’s Share at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Shops

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — A shopping safari through Disney’s Animal
Kingdom is an adventure in itself. Discover themed backscratchers
and bush hats as seen on your Kilimanjaro Safaris tour guide. Don’t
miss stryracosaurus and other dinosaur replicas straight from the
DINOSAUR thrill ride.

The 1,600 specially created merchandise items at Disney’s Animal
Kingdom reflect the overriding theme of the park — a celebration
of animals.

The merchandise depicts many of the park “animals,” whether they
are Disney, dinosaurs or real.

Environmentally friendly conservation messages also are evident
throughout the merchandise locations at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. At
each register guests can contribute to the Disney Wildlife
Conservation Fund by adding a dollar to a purchase. Penny press
machines featuring the Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund logo are
located throughout the park with proceeds supporting wildlife and
wild places.

Shopping Options:

  • The Outpost Shop — Located outside the park entrance,
    this is the first shop in and the last shop out of the park,
    offering Disney’s Animal Kingdom T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, other Walt Disney World souvenirs, and guest necessities.
  • Garden Gate Gifts — This shop, located just inside the
    park, is a camera center with film, cameras, picture frames and
    albums, and it’s the pick-up point for guest photos shot by park
    photographers. Guests also can find sundries, as well as stroller
    and wheelchair rentals.
  • Island Mercantile — The park’s largest merchandise stop
    located in Discovery Island offers a one-stop shop for everything
    guests may need. Highlights include a giant wall of Disney
    characters outfitted in safari garb, Walt Disney World logo
    merchandise — T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, souvenirs — plus
    candy, toys and more.
  • Disney Outfitters — This shopping mecca in Discovery
    Island features upscale men’s and trendy women’s apparel, jewelry and
    watches. Holiday items are sold year-round, and Disney art and collectibles are featured.
  • Creature Comforts — Just for kids, this Discovery
    Island boutique is themed to animals with spots, stripes and
    colorful markings from leopards to ladybugs. Guests also can find
    safari-themed children’s products, princess costumes, pirate’s gear and
    everything else for little ones on safari. Also available are Walt
    Disney World T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, toys and dolls.
  • Beastly Bazaar — This shop in the Discovery Island
    “artists colony” features a brightly colored whimsical exterior and
    showcases home accessories, kitchenware and bath products. Also featured is a large assortment of packaged and bulk candies, coffee and coffee accessories.
  • Chester and Hester’s Dinosaur Treasures — A tacky and
    wacky roadside “garage” covered floor to ceiling with dinosaur
    doodads. Dinosaur toys, dolls, books, games and novelty hats are
    available. Also toys for all ages, including an assortment of $10-and-under gifts.
  • Mombasa Marketplace/Ziwani Traders — African
    marketplace and trading company featuring artifacts you might find
    in the village of Harambe — gourds, soapstone wood carvings,
    hand-painted gift boxes, plus Kilimanjaro Safari T-shirts, vests,
    shorts, mugs, hats and jewelry.
  • Out of the Wild — Located at Rafiki’s Planet Watch,
    this shop offers souvenirs, T-shirts and guest

Throughout the park, merchandise carts overflow with souvenirs, apparel and themed park items.