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Many visitors to the Orlando area want to know where the closest grocery stores, malls, and other shopping venues are to Universal Orlando and the other major them parks and attractions in town. OrlandoInformer.com is here to help!
Turns out there are so many options we decided the best way to display them was with a custom-made map. Follow this link to view the map (it will open in a new window): OI shopping map
Once you’re viewing the map, click on any of the venues to view its address. From there you can punch in your hotel’s address if you’d like to get specific directions.
I’ll also go through a few highlights, just to help you get your bearings.
As with any city there are a lot of grocery stores around. If you’re staying at Walt Disney World, the single closest grocery store is Goodings. It is open 24-hours and is located at Disney World’s north entrance, in the Crossroads shopping and restaurant complex. Scroll to the bottom of the post to view a photo gallery of Goodings. There is also a Winn-Dixie about two blocks east of Goodings.
Otherwise, Orlando’s biggest grocery chain is Publix, and you’ll find them in almost all the neighborhoods. In fact, there are two very close to Universal Orlando. Just check out OI custom-made map for locations.
If you’re looking for a larger selection, there are also a two Super Targets and two Walmart Supercenters around the attractions. Their locations are also marked on the map.
The three closest malls to the attractions are Florida Mall, Mall at Millenia and Festival Bay Mall. I’d also like to throw in Kissimee’s The Loop & Loop West, which is an outdoor shopping area similar to mall. Out of those four, Florida Mall is going to be about as “normal” as you can get for a mall. It is anchored by a JC Penny, Sears, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Dillard’s and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Mall at Millenia is worth a visit too, if only to window shop. It is Orlando’s luxury mall, and their “exceptional collection of retailers is presented in a distinctive environment of dramatic architecture and amenities.” It is quite beautiful. Mall at Millenia was also the scene for an Orlando Flash Mob a while back! Cool stuff.
Don’t forget about the outlet malls. There are two big ones in Orlando, Premium Outlets International Drive near Universal Orlando (formerly Prime Outlets), and Premium Outlets Vineland Ave. near SeaWorld. OI has a full review in our blog of Premium Outlets International Drive and Premium Outlets Vineland Ave if you are interested.
In case of emergency, 24-hour Walgreens and Liquor Stores
You never know just what complications may arise when you’re on vacation. For that reason I’ve also marked the closest 24-hour Walgreens and liquor stores on my Google map. And don’t forget that in Florida regular grocery stores sell beer and wine.
OI shopping map table of contents:
Festival Bay Mall
The Loop & Loop West
Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores
Premium Outlets International Drive (formerly Prime Outlets)
Premium Outlets Vineland Ave.
2 I-Drive supermarket locations
6 Publix locations
4 Walgreens locations open 24-hours
3 Super Target locations
2 Walmart Supercenter locations
2 ABC Fine Wine & Spirit locations
Grocery stores, malls, outlets & more around Orlando – map
Click any marker to display the venue name. To scroll or zoom, use the controls on the top-left of the map. You may also switch to different map views by using the buttons on the top-right of the map. Or, click here to view this map in its own browser window.
View Shopping near Disney World, Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld in a larger map
Goodings in Lake Buena Vista – photo gallery
Click any image to view it full-screen. When the full-screen image is open, click to the right or use the right arrow on your keyboard to advance through the gallery. If several thumbnails are missing, try reloading this page in your browser.