Moms Panel Monday: Back to School Shopping the Disney Way

Lisa Mendillo

by , Sr. Manager, Digital Integration

While many still have several weeks left before school resumes, others are already in the throes of reading, writing and arithmetic. School is one of those necessities in life, but it does not mean you cannot learn in style. Great fashions, backpacks and so much more can be found at Disney Springs, and this week the Disney Parks Moms Panelists are here to give you some back to school shopping tips at one of their favorite destinations.

For panelist Crystal B., Uniqlo is a great spot for back to school shopping! She loves the affordable prices, and finds it to be a great spot to stock up on basics, as well as unique Disney merchandise.

DisneyStyle is my new favorite store in Disney Springs!” exclaims Tania L. “From hats proclaiming you live in Fantasyland to shirts professing your love of Disney snacks, there’s something for everyone with Disney flair. I even picked up Mickey Waffle keychains for my daughters to hook on their backpacks for school.”

And while we are on the subject of backpacks, the panelists all agree that Curl by Sammy Duval, Kipling and Vera Bradley have some of the best backpacks around.

They also agree that you must make time to stop in at World of Disney for the ultimate Disney shopping experience.

“My kids love to talk to their friends about their Disney trips.” Robyn M. said. “So, we like to pick up a backpack, water bottle, or lunch bag at World of Disney so they can bring a little of the magic with them to school. They also have the cutest pens, and my daughter always stocks up for her desk.”

It is quite easy to see that the panelists can find something for everyone at Disney Springs, but while shopping, Anna S. reminds guests to look for the sales!

“Having just returned from a quick shopping trip to Disney Springs, the best tip is to search the sales,” explained Anna. “Almost every store is having an end of summer sale, and there were great deals to be had on things like Vera Bradley book bags, Sephora makeup palettes, and even inspirational notes and journals at Sugarboo & Co. (this store makes me feel good even when things aren’t on sale).”

From shopping tips at Disney Springs to planning your next Disney vacation, the Disney Parks Moms Panelists are here to answer all your questions. For a personalized response from one of our knowledgeable panelists, visit, and we hope everyone has a great school year!