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
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.
- 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)
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.