Black Friday Disney deals 2023 - prepare for the offers

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It's an understatement to say that Disney is one of the most popular brands in the world, so being able to save on gifts in the annual Black Friday Disney deals isn't an opportunity to miss. No matter whether you're hunting down toys, accessories, games, or something else entirely, it's one of the best times to shop for goodies from the House of Mouse.

Is there anything in particular that you should watch out for, though? And where will the best Black Friday Disney deals be found? Our experts are here to point you in the right direction, and you'll find all their recommendations on how to take advantage of the best Disney gifts below.

We'll be rounding up the most tempting price cuts soon enough, too; alongside our usual coverage of TV discounts, laptop reductions, and Black Friday gaming deals, we'll be sure to include savings on all things Disney here. In short, bookmark this page and pop back closer to the sale itself to see what's on offer (quite literally).

Black Friday Disney deals - FAQ

Black Friday Disney deals with Toy Story action figures and a Mini Lego Disney Castle

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When will the Black Friday Disney deals start?

Times and people may change, but Black Friday doesn't - it always takes place around the same period. The year's biggest sales event traditionally occurs after Thanksgiving and on the final Friday of November, so we can expect the 2023 Black Friday Disney deals to kick off on November 24.

But don't think you'll only have a day to make the most of these savings. Although it's true that the best discounts are held back for Black Friday itself, Black Friday Disney deals kick off much earlier than that. In fact, we've known savings to start appearing as of mid-November, and they usually continue into the following week (at which point they'll be relabelled as Cyber Monday discounts).

Where will the best Black Friday Disney deals be?

Although most retailers will be getting involved in the 2023 Black Friday Disney deals, some offer better reductions than others. We'd recommend watching out for the following stores.

USA

- Amazon:
Best for variety and depth of discounts (opens in new tab)
- ShopDisney:
Big savings on exclusive items of every kind (opens in new tab)
- Walmart:
A great source of branded gifts, particularly for kids (opens in new tab)
- Zavvi: Perfect for collector action figures and replicas (opens in new tab)
- Best Buy:
Save on movies and children's toys (opens in new tab)
- Entertainment Earth: Reliable for action figures and Funko toys (opens in new tab)
- Target:
Easy-to-navigate hub for every Disney brand (opens in new tab)

UK

- Amazon: Best for variety and discounts in general (opens in new tab)
- ShopDisney:
Save on exclusive items of every kind (opens in new tab)
- Zavvi:
Ideal source of collector action figures and replicas (opens in new tab)

Black Friday Disney deals - what to expect

Black Friday Disney deals with Halloween Groot and Encanto Lego set

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While you might assume that Black Friday is all about tech reductions (and to a degree, it is), merch also gets its fair share of discounts. Disney in particular is surprisingly good at shaving money off its products in November, and you can save on everything from plushies to branded suitcases. As an example, Galactic Snackin' Grogu (an interactive doll based on Baby Yoda from The Mandalorian) dropped to a record low of around $60 instead of nearly $85 despite being one of the hottest toys of the season. We've got our fingers crossed something similar happens to this year's hottest items, including Lego and the Squishmallows range that kids are going bananas for.

Many of these offers can be found at the usual suspects like Amazon and Walmart, but ShopDisney also provides a wealth of worthwhile price cuts. To be precise, it offered a drop of 20% via the 'MAGIC' coupon code in 2021, so we'd be surprised if that didn't happen again this time.

Replicas such as The Black Series (including props, Force FX Lightsabers, and costume items) are worth keeping tabs on

Seeing as we're on the subject of specific examples, we suspect Christmas ornaments and Holiday tie-ins are a sure bet for reductions as well. (They certainly got one before and featured prominently in 2022's Black Friday Disney deals.) Based on Black Fridays past, we'd anticipate a $10 drop on the plush range at large too. Need a quick and easy gift for loved ones who adore Disney? That's where we'd recommend starting.

In addition, replicas such as The Black Series (including props, Force FX Lightsabers, and costume items) are worth keeping tabs on. These have been known to tumble in cost during November, as evidenced when The Black Series Mandalorian Helmet fell to its lowest ever price of $110 in 2021's Black Friday Disney deals on Amazon.

Last year's best Black Friday Disney deals

Want to get a better sense of what will go on offer during 2023's Black Friday Disney deals? No problem. We've got last year's best reductions here.

USA

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Disney Villainous | $39.99 $20 at Amazon
Save $20 - This popular game very rarely goes on offer, so seeing it drop by this much in the 2022 Black Friday Disney deals was an early standout.

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Mickey Mouse Disneyland Christmas Sweatshirt for adults | $54.99 $38.49 at ShopDisney
Save $16 - It's always a good idea to check in on Christmas gear during the Black Friday Disney deals, because the festive season obviously isn't far away. However, you will have to be quick for much the same reason. These items sell out fast.

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Squishmallows Tigger (5-inch) | $16.99 $10.07 at Amazon
Save $7 - One of the smaller Squishmallows (but also one of the cutest) got a discount during the Black Friday Disney deals, and reductions like that 40% cut is matched by many other plushies in November.

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Squishmallows Abu (14-inch) | $24.99 $15.49 at Amazon
Save $9 - Know anyone who's favorite Disney movie is Aladdin? The Street Rat's companion got an adorable (and very huggable) Squishmallow for a massive 38% less in last year's Black Friday Disney deals.

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Lego Frozen Elsa and Ana's Frozen Wonderland | $44.99 $35.99 at Best Buy
Save $9 - This sweet little set is perfect for younger family members who adore Frozen, so serves as a great example of how good Black Friday Disney deals can be for Christmas present shopping.

Lego Encanto The Madrigal House | $49.99 $39.99 at Amazon
Save $10 - Encanto was a surprise smash-hit at the beginning of 2022 and is still going strong now, so the fact that this Lego kit went on offer in November gave an opportunity to get an easy Christmas gift.
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Lego Encanto The Madrigal House | $49.99 $39.99 at Amazon
Save $10 - Encanto was a surprise smash-hit at the beginning of 2022 and is still going strong now, so the fact that this Lego kit went on offer in November gave an opportunity to get an easy Christmas gift.
 

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Lego I Am Groot | $54.99 $43.99 at Amazon
Save $11 - Lego kits are always guaranteed to get a reduction during Black Friday, and that extends to Disney or Marvel kits. Baby Groot is the perfect example. That was the cheapest it'd ever been, too.

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Funko POP! Street Jiminy | $11.99 $6.99 at Best Buy
Save $5 - One of the most iconic characters in all of Disney was up for grabs last November at clearance prices, and that pretty common for items that are being retired. As such, the Black Friday Disney deals serve as a good last chance to grab those products.

UK

Disney Villainous | £39.99 £24.49 at Amazon
Save £15 - That was an absurdly good price for one of our favorite games, and it went to just a few pounds off its lowest ever price. It was certainly the cheapest we'd seen Villainous since 2021, anyway. (opens in new tab)

Disney Villainous | £39.99 £24.49 at Amazon
Save £15 - That was an absurdly good price for one of our favorite games, and it went to just a few pounds off its lowest ever price. It was certainly the cheapest we'd seen Villainous since 2021, anyway.

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Stitch plush (large) | £40 £25 at ShopDisney
Save £15 - This enormous Stitch tumbled in price along with many other plushies on the official ShopDisney store, and because it's so very huggable, this one was an easy recommendation.

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Disney Traditions Group Hug (Aladdin) | £99 £52.99 at Amazon
Save £46 - Thanks to a massive reduction of 46%, this gorgeous statuette was just £3 off its lowest ever price... and that's the cheapest it'd been since late 2021.

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Toy Story Jessie (interactive) | £32.99 £25 at ShopDisney
Save £7 - This action figure of Jessie is already cool enough as it is thanks to being the spitting image of the character, but it's even better because it's able to 'interact' with the interactive Woody or Buzz.

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Lego I Am Groot | £44.99 £34.99 at Amazon (with voucher)
Save £10 - This might just be the most adorable Lego kit we've ever seen, and it hitting such a low price for laste year's Black Friday Disney deals was cause for a little celebratory dance in itself.

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Star Wars Villainous | £39.99 £23.89 at Amazon
Save £16 - You could get the Star Wars version of this modern classic for its cheapest ever price as part of the Black Friday Disney deals. We'd never seen it for less.

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Toy Story Buzz Lightyear (Interactive) | £32.99 £25 at ShopDisney
Save £7 - This spot-on recreation of Buzz from the Toy Story series was on offer at ShopDisney for 26% less, and besides the usual sound effects you'd expect, it stood out thanks to its ability to 'interact' with other figures.


 Want to save on other gifts you can share with family? Be sure to check out our guide to Black Friday board game deals, Black Friday Lego deals, and Black Friday Pokemon deals.

Benjamin Abbott
Tabletop & Merch Editor

As the site's Tabletop & Merch Editor, you'll find my grubby paws on everything from board game reviews to Lego buying guides. I have been writing about games in one form or another since 2012 and can normally be found cackling over some evil plan I've cooked up for my group's next Dungeons & Dragons campaign.

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