Cyber Monday has arrived, with retailers offering special holiday discounts and their biggest sales of the year! This post rounds up the best deals for Disney fans, with a look at the best discounts on everything from Disney books to toys to travel.
It’s been a crazy year and that continues for Cyber Monday. While there are some great “surprise” deals, a lot of Cyber Monday sales are simply a continuation of Black Friday deals, but rebranded. That’s probably the nature of the beast, as most brick & mortar retailers have moved their best deals online, morphing the two deal days into one long weekend, of sorts.
Nevertheless, we’ve been scouring the internet for the best Cyber Monday deals on stuff Disney fans will love and have found a ton of sales. Some of these things are Disney-specific, whereas others are non-Disney items. This includes a lot of fun items for collectors, parents, people doing gift shopping, plus things that will be useful for Walt Disney World or Disneyland vacations. We’ll update this post throughout the day, adding and removing things as Lightning Deals go live or hot deals sell-out…
As always, there’s one retailer that dominates Cyber Monday–and pretty much all online shopping, and that’s Amazon. Most items on sale at deep-discounts there have little or nothing to do with Disney (and as such, are not featured here). So if you want to see all of their special offers, check out Amazon’s Cyber Monday Deals page for the biggest savings and most popular deals.
Many of Amazon’s biggest and best savings come via Lightning Deals, which are available for a limited amount of time or until everything is claimed and are listed by category on that page. One of our top strategies for Cyber Monday is to simply refresh that page and see what new deals appear. They rotate with surprising regularity!
Next, one that’s very specific to Disney fans: shopDisney. On top of normal savings at shopDisney, you can save another 30% off purchases of $150 or more (with 15-25% savings on lower totals) by using code CYBER in ShopDisney’s Cyber Monday Sale. That’s on top of discounts on parks merchandise, toys, holiday decor, etc.
Honestly, 30% off full-priced items is not a huge savings. What we’d recommend doing (and what we’ve done ourselves) is browsing the “Magical Savings Event Sale Section” for savings of 40% off on top of the 30% off discount. Stacking the two discounts, plus free shipping, is the best way to sweeten the deal. Now it’s like you’re shopping at the Disney Character Warehouse Outlet…without waiting in the long virtual queue or even visiting Florida! 😉
With those main options out of the way, let’s turn to our top finds, followed by books and other deals…
3 for the Price of 2 Deals– For Black Friday, this was a books deal…now, it’s a variety of categories, including board games and toys. Obviously, it makes the most sense to find a trio of items that are similar to one another in price. Below are our top picks. (You should browse that listing yourself–there are 55 items when searching for “Disney” and over 300 products in total.)
Baby Yoda Bluetooth Speaker– It’s hard to imagine a more adorable portable speaker existing. In addition to being part of the 3 for 2 deal, it’s also 25% off. A great deal!
Codenames: Disney Family Edition— The #1 party game combined with beloved Disney characters and artwork from the past 90 years. Codenames includes both pictures and words–determine clues and guesses based on the codes given, but watch out for the wrong answers.
Disney Villains Monopoly– Our Ultimate Christmas List for Disney Fans has a lot of board games on it, but this was not one of them. However, we’re adding it now thanks to 35% off here. This looks like a fun twist on Monopoly, with Poison Apple and Power cards, plus players hiring infamous Disney villains, and buying and selling Villain Contracts instead of locations.
Disney-Pixar Monopoly– Another great Monopoly deal. (Personally, even though I love Pixar, the Villains edition looks the most interesting and unique.)
Compression Packing Cubes— If you’ve read our Ultimate Disney Parks Packing List knows that I swear by these. 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, this set is highly recommended and is a great deal at 37% off.
Thomas Kinkade 2021 Disney Calendar– Always one of our top picks, Kinkade Studios returns with another sale on its dreamy Disney landscape calendar. This includes some fantastic scenes from Tangled, Princess and the Frog, and Little Mermaid. However, our favorite is Mickey & Minnie on what looks a lot like Kilimanjaro Safaris at Animal Kingdom!
30%+ Off Disney Princess Toys – If you have a Frozen-lover if your life, you are in luck. There are many different options in terms of playsets from the two films–too many to list here individually!
Anker PowerCore 10000mAh Ultra Slim Portable Charger – We are huge fans/advocates of external batteries to charge devices in the parks (and own over a dozen ourselves). At 52% off one of the top two brands, this is an unbeatable deal. Perfect for a party of 2.
Aukey Slimline Phone Charger 20000mAh External Battery — Double the capacity, but “only” 47% off this super slim charger. Nevertheless, it’s perfect for families to keep multiple phones fully charged while at Walt Disney World, which will be imperative if you’re using My Disney Experience or social media.
Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones — We own two pairs of Bose QuietComfort headphones, which should speak volumes about what we think of them. They are spectacular, worth every penny, and way better than Beats or Sony headphones. The noise cancelling is perfect for flights, public transit, or just trying to work and maintain focus.
Fire 7 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.
Tiger Handheld Little Mermaid Game– Holy cow. I haven’t seen one of these in decades. Back in the day, my parents wouldn’t let me get an SNES or Sega Genesis, but did allow me to play these Disney games. And play them I did! Given that I’m an adult who can now purchase real video game systems, I probably shouldn’t, but it’s a great deal and an awesome blast from the past…
Spider-Man GOTY Edition– Save 50% off the best modern game in the Disney family of properties. Highly recommended, and great for most ages (including adults who are only “casual” gamers)!
Kinkade Disney Coloring Book – In my view, a lack of color defeats the purpose of Kikande artwork, but I guess reasonable minds may disagree on that. Another good deal.
5-Minute Frozen Stories– At half-off this new Frozen book, you’re getting a really good deal on a stocking stuffer!
Cricut Items— Once again, Cricut items are on sale, and once again, I have no idea what any of this stuff is or what it does. Sarah said I should add this. Cricut is apparently great for Disney use somehow?
LEGO Disney Frozen II Arendelle Castle – This 521-piece set features 3 stories of this Frozen castle playset, including a throne room, bedroom, village market stalls, and a toy row boat to create endless storylines with Anna, Elsa and Kristoff mini dolls.
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.)
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.
Gonex 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!)
TravelPro Crew11 Suitcase— TravelPro is the only brand of suitcase I use (see my Luggage Tips & Recommendations post), and at 63% off (plus a coupon–be sure to “clip” that), this is a great deal. TravelPro is the most popular brand with flight attendants, and for good reason—mine still looks new after years of heavy use.
Save $5 on Any Book— Amazon has a $5 off deal on any $20 book purchase. Disappointingly, it’s not as good as the Black Friday 3 for the price of 2 deal, but there are more eligible titles, including some non-book items. Anyway, here are our top finds in the category.
DisneyWar– We always highly recommend DisneyWar. It’s the most fascinating tale of modern-day corporate drama during the Eisner years that reads like page-turning fiction. Normally, we recommend picking up a cheap used copy (which is still much cheaper than this deal). However, some of you may not want to give a used book for Christmas.
Maps of the Disney Parks— The next two books are staples of our gift-giving guides, and that’s in part because they are both titles that look really nice, making them eye-catching gifts. We covered this in our Top 10 Disney Park Books list, but it bears mentioning again.
Eat Like Walt: The Wonderful World of Disney Food — This is neither a cookbook nor a phony attempt at sharing foods Walt Disney might’ve liked. Rather, it’s an interesting look at the history of the parks, along with rare photos. Truly an excellent book—be sure to clip the coupon below the price to save even more!
Disney Christmas Storybook Collection– Join Mickey in helping Santa deliver presents on Christmas Eve, celebrate Christmas traditions with Belle at the enchanted castle, cheer on the Incredibles as they track down a Christmas Caper, and more.
Junior Encyclopedia of Animated Characters (2020 Edition)— This is the popular “autograph book substitute” we recommend in our Ultimate Packing List. While “irrelevant” right now, it’s a really clever idea to use this as a keepsake autograph book…once characters can start signing autographs again. (Hopefully in late Spring 2021?)
Okay, that’s it for right now. There are a bunch of other great deals…and far more even “meh” offers. We recommend opening the Amazon Cyber Monday Deals homepage, and browsing the ‘Deals of the Day’ and the ‘Lightning Deals’ for yourself a bit. There are several great deals in both categories, but that doesn’t pertain to Disney, so it’s not listed here…
What deals have you scored (Disney-related or otherwise) thus far on Cyber Monday? Anything you’re hoping to find? Any questions about any of the items on this list? Are any of these deals dead (let us know so we can keep everything current)? We love hearing from readers, so please share some of your favorite holiday deals, or any other thoughts or questions you have, in the comments!