Amazon Prime Day 2022 is here with great discounts on Disney toys, books, collectibles, travel accessories, and more! This post rounds up the best deals during “Black Friday in July” for your Walt Disney World vacations, plus products that will make great gifts for yourself or others. (Updated July 13, 2022 with NEW DAY 2 DEALS.)
For those unfamiliar with it, Prime Day is essentially Amazon’s Christmas in July sale; as the moniker above suggests, it’s the mid-year version of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It certainly makes sense for the retail behemoth to create its own money-saving holiday, as they’re already the single-biggest source of deals in November and December. The last few years we’ve spent about the same amount during Amazon Prime Days as we have on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Other chains are getting in on the “fun” of Amazon Prime Day 2022, which is due to the bullwhip effect in action. For the last two years, retailers could barely keep items stocked due to record consumer spending and supply chain disruptions. That resulted in businesses ordering more merchandise…which arrived just as consumer spending started to shift to services.
Retailers like Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and more now face a glut of inventory as inflation-squeezed shoppers are making fewer discretionary purchases due to the rising prices of gas and groceries. Consequently, retailers are reporting a steep jump in inventory levels from a year ago from a mix of items not selling and supply chain delays easing. This is great news for consumers looking for bargains–deals now abound as retailers look to unload excess inventory!
This post aggregates the best deals likely to be of interest to Disney fans and travelers. Some items are Disney-specific, others are travel gadgets that are not exclusively Disney-related. The former are fun items for collectors, parents, people doing gift shopping, and so on. The latter are practical items that would be useful for Walt Disney World or Disneyland vacations.
If you want a broader selection of the current deals, check out Amazon’s Spotlight Prime Day Deals page for the biggest savings and most popular deals. Even then, the options can be overwhelming, as there are literally tens of thousands of items on sale for Prime Day.
As with any of these promotional event sales, some “special offers” are great and some are…not so special. We’ve combed through the various deals and are sharing only those we deem good. We receive a small commission from Amazon for your purchases, so buying through these links helps support the site. However, neither the price you pay nor our recommendations (or lack thereof) are impacted by that.
We’ve purchased these items ourselves, have friends who recommend them, or are debating the purchase. It should be clear from each item’s description how we feel about a particular product. On with the list of the Best Amazon Prime Day Deals for 2022…
Disney Travel Accessories
Personal Neck Fan– We bought this little device last year during Prime Day, and it’s shockingly effective. It’s like that refreshing feeling you get when walking past an open doorway of an air-conditioned building. It’s not perfect, but it’s a really fantastic idea, and is a breath of fresh air during hot and humid days in Florida (which is ~10 months of the year). If you want a more powerful and high-tech model–check out the TORRAS Coolify Portable Air Conditioner Neck Fan, which is also on sale.
Life Straw Go Filter Water Bottle — Florida water tastes awful straight from the tap, so it’s key to get a bottle with a filter. This bottle is the best option, hands down–what we take to the parks every day. It’s durable, BPA-free, dishwasher safe, and uses a 2-stage activated carbon filter reduces odor, chlorine and leaves zero aftertaste! It may not seem like it, but this is a GREAT DEAL (look at the normal price–this is an excellent water bottle).
Hydro Flask Water Bottles – This patented, BPA-free design is a cool idea that’s new-to-us, but incredibly popular. It’s a great way to keep drinks cold all day long–and is a larger size than most bottles.
Repel Travel Umbrella – This is windproof, durable, and compact. You may not think a windproof umbrella is necessary for Walt Disney World, but during storm season, it absolutely is. (We’ve also lost multiple umbrellas under the Spaceship Earth “wind tunnel.)
Apple Watch Series 7 – Not necessarily a travel product, but we absolutely love our Apple Watches for counting the tens of thousands of steps we walk at Walt Disney World, entering the parks with MagicMobile, paying with Apple Pay, and so much more. We were skeptical we’d actually need this given we also have iPhones…but Apple Watches have been gamechangers for us, and this is a huge discount (by Apple standards) on the watch.
Apple AirTags– We use these to “track” our car (good for rental cars that can get lost in the sea of the TTC), checked baggage (good for peace of mind), and much more that isn’t relevant to travel (our cat). The best potential use of all that we have not tried is tracking strollers. In a recent article about Walt Disney World’s new strollers, several readers complained that Cast Members relocate parked strollers, making them difficult to find. AirTags should offer a great solution to this problem!
AirTag Loop– 70% off this loop, which is good for attaching the AirTags to things…like cats! 😉
Apple AirPods Pro – For their size, these headphones are remarkable. Active noise cancellation provides immersive sound and silences the outside world, which is great for flights, sleeping in noisy hotel rooms, aboard buses, or other distracting environments. Conversely, transparency mode is excellent for hearing background noise, like while running or lounging poolside.
Gonex Compression Packing Cubes– They key here is that these are compression packing cubes, which normally cost more and will save you even more space when packing. If you need the suitcase space, we recommend this set over the one below.
Maxtop Packable Backpack— Takes up minimal room in your suitcase and more importantly is super lightweight. That minimizes the amount of back-sweat you’ll have to endure from the Florida heat and humidity. (Seriously, it makes a world of difference!)
BCOZZY Chin Supporting Travel Pillow – This is new-to-us travel pillow is incredibly popular, rating better than our favorite pillow (that had its design cheapened and no longer scores well). At 52% off, it’s worth checking out!
Disney, Star Wars & Marvel Hoodies– These low key hooded sweatshirts feature retro inspired designs and are mostly simple and sharp-looking. I especially like the yellow Mickey Mouse and blue Boba Fett styles.
Cricut Items– I say the same thing whenever this stuff is on sale: I have no idea what any of it does. Sarah said I should add it because her friends love this for Disney use, and there are some great deals on the various products.
Funko Disney It’s a Small World Game Collector’s Edition – It’s the happiest cruise that ever sailed! Celebrate the classic Disney attraction, “it’s a small world,” in this playful journey! Discover the joyful children and whimsical animals of the world. Collect colorful picture cards by spotting scenes that can be seen from your little boat. Can you collect the most cards before the end of the day?
Disney-Pixar Monopoly— Another great Monopoly deal. (Personally, even though I love Pixar, the Villains edition looks the most interesting and unique.)
Haunted Mansion: Call of The Spirits Board Game – I’m a total sucker for cheesy and cheeky board games, as well as Walt Disney World board games. This is the perfect intersection of those interests. It’s a fairly strategic game that’s easy enough for kids but also deep enough for adults. Our one warning here is that the instructions are a bit confusing, but there are several superior YouTube videos that break it down in easy-to-understand terms. Highly recommended.
Funkoverse: Marvel 100 4-Pack Strategy Board Game – Four Avengers Funko Pop! movers made exclusively for this game. Each character is unique and has their own abilities, with game modes that include Scrimmage and Siege that allow you to explore the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier and Shuri’s Wakanda Laboratory.
Funko The Rocketeer: Fate of The Future Game – A two-player strategy game that immerses the players into the events of the movie and the golden age of Hollywood. Play a game of cat-and-mouse with the rocket plans and keep them hidden from your opponent. Original illustrations and design that evokes the art deco style of the 1930s, and are inspired by the 1991 Disney film. (73% off!!!)
Funko Pop! Chip ‘n’ Dale Christmas Treasures Game — As a huge fan of Pluto’s Christmas Tree, this was an “instant order” for me when this came out. The fast-paced, easy-to-learn card game features beautiful illustrations inspired by the classic 1950’s Disney Christmas cartoons. It’s on sale for only $3.50 on Prime Day, making this an absolute no-brainer must-buy!
Amazon has a Prime Day promo offering 50% off one book if you purchase 2 eligible titles. To take advantage, simply add 2 items from the books on this page to your Shopping Basket via the “Add to Basket” button. The offer will be automatically applied to your total at checkout. Here are our recommended titles from this offer:
The Haunted Mansion Little Golden Book— Disney Parks just started doing this new line of Little Golden Books last year, and they have been crushing it so far. We absolutely adore the art and style—they’re great for anyone with kids, theme park fans, or anyone who was a kid and has fond memories of Little Golden Book.
There are many other Disney Little Golden Books that are part of the 2022 Amazon Prime Day Deal, including the following:
Disney Storybook Collection— A large, 300+ page hardcover book retelling several classic Disney stories complete with 250 pieces of artwork from the Disney Archives.
Thomas Kinkade Disney Coloring Books– Mentioning this because there are a lot of Kinkade-Disney fans. We love those, but are not huge fans of the coloring books. (Isn’t the whole point of Kinkade the color and light?!) Still a great deal.
Poster Art of the Disney Parks — This features posters from around the world, including a ton you’ve never seen before. This book was curated by Walt Disney Imagineering, and it shows—the design and artwork is fantastic. (Note that a new edition of this book is coming in late 2022, so you might want to wait for that–but it’ll cost over twice as much.)
The Imagineering Story: The Official Biography of Walt Disney Imagineering – This is the companion book to the highly acclaimed Disney+ documentary series, The Imagineering Story. This title greatly expands on award-winning filmmaker Leslie Iwerks’ narrative of the fascinating history of Walt Disney Imagineering. (I don’t know what full price is on this, but Amazon lists it as a Prime Day deal, so it’s a good time to preorder!)
Walt Disney’s Disneyland— This is one of my favorite Disney books of all-time. Anyone who has owned or even held a TASCHEN book knows why this is something special. At a whopping 66% off, this deal cannot be beat!
The Disney Monorail: Imagineering a Highway in the Sky — If you’re a fan of Disney’s monorails (who isn’t?!), you’ll love this. There’s a ton of concept art and photos, as the authors take readers on a historical ride the Highway in the Sky. From Walt Disney’s Progress City ambitions to the future of this innovative transportation system.
The Illusion of Life– This book is an essential for aspiring animators, artists, or students of Disney animation. It’s by two of Walt Disney’s famous “Nine Old Men,” Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, and is absolutely wonderful.
The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge– This offers an inside look at the magic behind the Disneyland and Walt Disney World lands, documenting the art and innovations that led to the creation of Galaxy’s Edge. Featuring hundreds of full-color concept artworks, sketches, blueprints, photographs, and more, the book reveals Walt Disney Imagineering’s creative process.
One Day at Disney– I don’t like this book, but it’s a popular one and the price is right at 66% off. YMMV.
Disney Princess Fashion Doll Castle – Kids can imagine the “Comfy Squad” Disney Princess characters lounging in style in this large doll house, which stands over 32 inches tall. Castle includes a sofa, vanity, stool, wardrobe, shell-inspired chair, and a bean bag chair so kids can imagine all the dolls relaxing together. Can’t speak to the quality or appeal of this, but it’s a great deal!
Frozen Arendelle Castle – Same idea, but Elsa’s ice palace. At 64% off, it’s an even better deal than the princess castle above.
Frozen Doll Set – Inhabitants for Elsa’s ice palace. These Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven dolls from Frozen 2 are 47% off.
LEGO Disney Belle’s Winter Castle– Maybe I’m not the best one to critique LEGO sets (although I have built many in my day), but this one seems very rudimentary to me. Perhaps good for younger kids? (Also, solid price.)
Galactic Snackin’ Grogu — A follow-up to last year’s the Child Animatronic Edition, which won several “Toy of the Year” awards. This new version is inspired by Grogu eating his way through the galaxy in Season 2 of The Mandalorian on Disney+. Snacking expands the range of Baby Yoda’s interactives and reaction. The Child Animatronic Edition is also a great deal–and even cheaper!
Fire 8 HD Kids Tablet— An educational and entertainment tool for kids with parental controls, goal-setting, time limits, plus 1 FREE year of Amazon Kids+ with access to over 20,000 apps, games, books, videos, audiobooks, and educational content from PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, Disney, and more.
Okay, that’s it for right now. There are a bunch of other great deals that are irrelevant to Disney and travel (but also don’t appeal to me) on the Amazon Prime Day homepage. We recommend browsing for yourself a bit, and checking back often, as new deals are regularly appearing–and disappearing. Just be mindful of the fact that some of these offers are time-sensitive, so you don’t want to spend too much time procrastinating and end up losing out!
Also, check back here throughout the deal, as I’ll share more Lightning Deals as they become available if they’re any good. Oh, and if you find anything that you think would be useful for other Disney fans, please share in the comments below!
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