There are SO MANY great things about going to Walt Disney World for vacation – the rides, the FOOD, the characters, the magic…I love it ALL! And another thing I always make sure that I do while I am there is some shopping – I love checking out the latest items at all the stores, and I always make sure to save room in my trip budget for some souvenirs. There is a TON of stuff to choose from, so if you aren’t sure what to buy, then maybe you should check out my list of Top 5 Disney Souvenirs:
Drinkware: There’s nothing better than pouring my morning cup of coffee into a gorgeous Disney World mug – it brightens my day! There are a ton of great drinkware options to choose from at the Parks too – travel mugs, wine glasses, drinking glasses, and shot glasses too (those are a personal favorite of mine as they are thick and don’t take up much suitcase space!). They come in a ton of different designs, too – so you’re sure to find something you like
Disney Themed Games: My family and I love playing board games – and Disney has recently started making some “Disney themed” board games – Candyland, “Haunted Mansion” Life, Muppets Yahtzee, and various decks of cards (Disney Parks themed, Haunted Mansion themed, etc) are just some of the things you will find at the Parks to bring home for your family game night
Snacks: There are tons of pre-packaged snacks for sale at the Parks that make great “take home” treats, like bags of Mickey-shaped pretzels or Mickey shaped cheddar crackers (like Goldfish only Mickey-er!), or any of the bagged candy from Goofy’s Candy Company work well too. These are a great thing to pull out a rainy day when the kids (or you!) are really missing that Disney magic
Christmas Ornaments: My family purchases a new Christmas ornament every time we visit Walt Disney World – and when we go to unpack the ornaments and decorate the tree, we get to reminisce about all of our fun vacations over the years. You can buy them at the Disney’s Days Of Christmas Store in Downtown Disney – they are open all year, spreading Christmas cheer! A tip for these – you might want to avoid the large glass ball style ornament – we generally stick with smaller metal ones and that has worked out well for us, they have all returned home in one piece!
Photos: Ok, so I realize this isn’t exactly something you can buy at the Parks, but it’s my favorite souvenir of all! I take TONS of pictures during my WDW trips, and then I also make sure I utilize Disney’s Photopass Service, so that I can have a ton of great shots to pick from once the trip is done. One thing I do plan for in my trip budget is to purchase a frame or album while I am at the Parks – and then when I get home I can select some awesome photos and proudly display the memories we have made at Disney
Souvenir shopping is one of my favorite things to do while at Disney – browsing the offerings, and seeing which items I might like to take home is a tradition that I always uphold. What about you – do you like to souvenir shop? What are your “must have” Disney souvenirs?
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