Looking for Vintage Disney Items? Try Theme Park Connection

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**Update for June 2017**    Be sure to call the number listed before you make a drive over. Rumor has it they closed their physical location in favor of an Internet business.

**As of July 2017, their website no longer worked, plus their eBay Store and e-commerce store Internet links no longer worked. 

They were a pretty interesting store that seems to be no more. While you are here, you might as well look at the pictures. On the right side of this page, you’ll find links to some of our most popular articles. Thanks for stopping by…~A.

I don’t remember where I first ran across the store called Theme Park Connection, but I strongly suspect it was on Facebook. After scanning through store photos, I was giddy at the idea of looking back in time at old vintage merchandise that was for sale to the general public.  If you are not familiar with the name of this business, Theme Park Connection is an Orlando area store that sells specialty vintage Disney items. The company goal is “to inspire an emotional, memory or passion for store guests by providing unique Disney items and the best in customer service.” Since 1995, Theme Park Connections has sold over 500,000 Disney related items.

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Although merchandise will change frequently, they carry a wide assortment of items including:

  • authentic signs and glassware
  • props
  • cast member memorabilia
  • cast member costumes
  • decor
  • artwork
  • collections
  • trading pins
  • figurines
  • rare and unique items

These are some photos from their Facebook page.

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Snow globes and picture frames

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A seemingly endless collection of lanyards and hats

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Original ride vehicles

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A car from Snow White’s Scary Adventure, which was listed at $8,000 if memory serves me correctly.

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A huge mural made of Legos

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A huge wall of Disney Trading Pins

This business will buy your Disney memorabilia. If you want to sell anything to Theme Park Connection, you will need to schedule an appointment so they can review your items.

Typical buying days are Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can call to request an alternate day and time if these don’t work for you. It’s always a good idea to schedule an appointment to make certain there is a buyer on site. These days and times could change without any notification to us, so calling ahead is a must do in my opinion.

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Location and Operating Hours

2160 Premier Row 
Orlando, FL 32809 

Phone 407-284-1934
Operating hours

Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Closed Sunday

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How do you get there?

Well, not being a local Orlando resident, that’s a hard one for me to answer.  We put the address in our GPS and had no trouble finding our way there, but I have no idea how to describe where there is, really. Nearby roads,  the Florida Turnpike and Sand Lake Road, sounded familiar to me, as did the Mall of Florida. Theme Park Connection is located closer to Universal Studios than the Disney Parks, which is also close to Orlando Premium Outlets on International Drive.

Here’s a map that can give you an idea of what you are looking for. Again, type 2160 Premier Row into a GPS and you’ll be set to go.

Theme Park Connection map

What did we think of the store?

I have scored some really good purchases at Theme Park Connection before. Key chains, lanyards, and picture frames for under $5.00 is a bargain in my cheapskating book. If we are in the area of Universal Studios, we will definitely stop by just to look through the bins and glance at the displays. Many of their larger items are really cool to touch.

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If I was just staying on Disney property, I wouldn’t make a trip out to Theme Park Connection just to visit this store. But if we are close to Universal Studios, I feel like it’s worth my time.

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I am not a Disney memorabilia collector. I have absolutely no idea what I am looking at in terms of the authenticity of items or how much a real vintage Disney find is worth. While my family really enjoys looking at the more expensive items Theme Park Connection has to offer, there is no way I am paying $1,000 and way upwards for vintage Disney items.

Now if you are one of those people looking for a one of a kind Disney find, and money is no issue, then you’ll have a ball here.

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My budget is limited, and that’s why I would not drive long distance to visit this store. I’m all about some $2 and $3 key chains, and a $5 picture frame in pretty good shape? That seemed so low I was looking to make sure it hadn’t been mis-priced. But $800 for framed resort room pictures and thousands of dollars for ride vehicles? Well, I just got priced out.

Theme Park Connection is worth a look if you are in the area.

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