Shortlist
Recently Viewed
You have not viewed any villas yet. When you do, they will appear here for easy reference.

Search


Categories

About This Guide
Latest Articles
Most Viewed
Random Selection
Articles With Photos
Meet The Authors
Accommodation   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6
Animal Kingdom
Cruising
Days Out   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Dining   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21 / 22
Discovery Cove
Disney General   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
Disney Parks   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Epcot   page 1 / 2 / 3
Florida History   page 1 / 2
Golf   page 1 / 2
Hints and Tips   page 1 / 2 / 3
Hollywood Studios
Magic Kingdom   page 1 / 2
Miscellaneous   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Museums
Night Life
Other Activities   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10
Other Florida   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10
Other Parks   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Owners Vacation Diary
Places to Visit   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
Planning your Trip   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6
Sea World   page 1 / 2
Shopping   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7
Shows
State Parks   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7
Travelling   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8
Universal Parks   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6
Water Parks

Florida Guide > Disney General

There are gift shops everywhere you look at Walt Disney World and most families buy something each time they visit a park – Disney mania just takes over and you get carried away – just keep asking yourself “how can I get this huge cuddly toy home” – never quite sure how we manage sometimes! If you do see something you want however, buy it there and then as you may not see it anywhere else as the merchandise differs in each park – however, if you buy something you are not happy with you can take it back to any Disney park or indeed a Disney store.

If you just want to shop at the parks, tell Guest Services and you can go in with your ticket for an hour and as long as you return within that hour, they will refund your ticket. Shops are always a great place to cool down too if it is hot but it may cost you!

All shops at Disneyworld have their own themes and there is always something each shop for every age group. The most "kid friendly" shop of all is Chester and Hester's Dinosaur Treasures in Dinoland at the Animal Kingdom. This shop is virtually "all kids," although some of the merchandise will definitely appeal to the adult kids, too. Half the fun of Disney is that they never seem to mind kids picking things up and playing with them, it’s one place you never have to say “don’t touch, put that down!”

Chester & Hester's is set in an old, tin-roofed garage, this gift shop is anything but posh! The floors are concrete and there are bright red "water pipes" running up the walls and across the ceiling. The interior paint looks like it's been there since the age of the dinosaurs! Boys will particularly love this shop – it’s full of dinosaurs (obviously!) However, Chester & Hester's also has lots of things for the girls like sparkly pink princess hats complete with wispy veil and Mickey ears ($18), sparkly purses and change purses, princess crowns and princess sceptres. Our girls built necklaces and bracelets with alphabet beads and character beads. Huge amount of Mr Potato Head bits and pieces here too. Great sweets here, the specialty "candy" is "fill it yourself" 18-inch plastic tubes ($4) that you can fill with different flavours of sour powdered candy………disgusting but the kids love them!

This is just a “fun” store – a great way to get a bit of shopping in while the kids are totally occupied with everything on display!

We aim to provide accurate and useful information, but if you feel anything provided here is not accurate or out of date, please email us with the address of the page concerned and any comments so we can amend as necessary.

Page added on: 2 September 2004
Viewed 4541 times since 1 September 2008.

The following photos have been submitted by our villa owners for this article.

Entrance to Dinorama

Rest a while

Sweet Mix

Coca Cola

Dino Toys

Tee shirts and napsacks

Pick our bones

Look Up!

Plenty of gifts

So many sweets

Erupting with gifts

Merchandise

Chester and Hesters Store
We take great care to ensure we have the copyright holder's permission to display each photo. If you believe any of our photos should not be displayed for any reason then please email info@orlandovillas.com with full details, including a link to the photo concerned and we will act on it immediately.

Villa Owners: Upload A Photo To This Article

To upload a photo for consideration, click here. Please only submit photos relevant to this article.

Other Articles Viewed

The following articles were also viewed by people who looked at this one:

Bookmark This Article


These sites allow you to store and share links over the internet. You can share the links with other users or just use them to access your links from any computer you are using. More information is available here.