NEWS! Animal Kingdom’s Island Mercantile Has Officially Reopened in Disney World!

If you know us, it probably doesn’t surprise you that we’ve been on Flight of Passage multiple times since Animal Kingdom and had a whole bunch of Cheeseburger Steamed Pods as a reopening celebration!

Tree of Life

But, today, we’re going on a shopping spree because the Island Mercantile has opened again for everyone to pick up their favorite Disney merchandise!

While Island Mercantile has been closed since the beginning of July, the store has welcomed guests back inside to grab their Minnie ears, Simba tee shirts, and platform Crocs.

Island Mercantile

Before people enter the store, they can use the hand-sanitizer stations available…

Hand-Sanitizer Dispenser

…before looking around at the store stocked full of Disney merchandise!

Island Mercantile Merchandise

Although we’re happy to see The Lion King and Avatar themed items, we are even MORE excited to be able to re-stock our wardrobe with more Animal Kingdom merchandise!

Island Mercantile Merchandise

As you exploring the newly reopened store, there’s an adorable new Safari Minnie Kids Dress for kiddos to wear in the Florida sunshine…

Safari Minnie Tank Top

…with plenty of cheetah spots and a hot pink color!

Safari Minnie Tank Top

Oh, and we can’t forget the sweet little Safari Minnie design as she uses her compass to earn her next Wilderness Explorers badge!

Safari Minnie Tank Top

The register has distancing measures to separate guests and a plexiglass barrier at the check-out counter.


We are SO happy to see Island Mercantile back open for everyone! While we are trekking through Animal Kingdom, you can be sure that we’re going to be stopping by the store whenever we’re in the park!

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Rachel Franko has been going to Disney Parks since she was a baby, and her love of Disney has only grown into a SLIGHT obsession since! She's been writing for AllEars since 2019 and loves sharing the magic with all the readers. When she's not writing, you can catch her heading to Disney and Universal Studios with a heart full of dreams and a backpack full of themed ears!

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