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sophie_vero Apr 17th, 2006 12:10 PM

Best Disney souvenir?
 
What is the best souvenir you ever bought at Disney World? I'm trying to gather ideas ahead of our trip...

beentheretwice Apr 17th, 2006 12:35 PM

I still have all the photos of my kids enjoying the visit. On the other hand, the t-shirts and sweatshirts have long since hit the trash. Spend your money on a good camera.

ajcolorado Apr 17th, 2006 12:35 PM

My girls' bought inexpensive fans (around $5) in the Epcot China pavillion gift shop. Then the fans were personalized right there (free) with the girl's names written in Chinese.

My husband absolutely loves his mesh Indiana Jones style hat that he bought right outside the Epic Stunt Spectacular show in MGM.

My son always loves a new Disney/ Star Wars T-shirt from the Star Tours gift shop. Same son always gets a pair of Disney boxer shorts on every trip.

My girls are really into the add-a-link charm bracelets and love their Disney birthstone charms.

Poohgirl Apr 17th, 2006 12:49 PM

Anything Winnie the Pooh. But you knew I'd say that. :)

jayne1973 Apr 17th, 2006 01:00 PM

My friend who is amost 25 still wears her Indiana Jones hat she bought on a senior year spring break trip to Disney.

BarbaraS Apr 17th, 2006 01:04 PM

Micky Mouse raincoats - we were there in June and used them during the afternoon rains and then took them to Disneyland to wear on the water ride.

FainaAgain Apr 17th, 2006 01:09 PM

Other then photographs? Everything is sold on-line these days, check it out for ideas!

kgh8m Apr 17th, 2006 01:17 PM

The ears! Nothing is more Disney than the ears. Of course, your kids will not wear them again after the trip, but they can sit on the shelf and instantly remind you of the trip.

(although, on my last trip, I saw the Mickey gloves, and thought they were the cutest thing going...)

MonicaRichards Apr 17th, 2006 01:21 PM

I agree, nothing says Disney like the ears! Get them, get a picture of your kids at Disney looking cute in them, and you're good!

missypie Apr 17th, 2006 01:43 PM

I bought a silver TinkerBelle necklace that I love. They also have these memo holders that are miniatures of the princess dresses. I have Snow White, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty and of course, each is holding the picture of my kids with that princess. So cute!

Momof5 Apr 17th, 2006 01:47 PM

Pictures of my kids doing stuff like freaking out on Splash Mountain etc. These will be around a lot longer than any souvenir. But to officially answer your question it would be the Minnie dress I bought my 2 year old. SHe did not take it off forever!!

travel_addict Apr 17th, 2006 01:55 PM

Disney picture frames for all those Disney pictures!

When we went for our honeymoon, we bought the Mickey & Minnie bride & groom stuffed toys. Every time I look at them, I think of our honeymoon. And they look so cute in the tux and dress too!

richbutnot Apr 17th, 2006 01:55 PM

My kids got an Autography book on their first trip. (My MIL lives close by) The book is something that they took with them year after year. They were so happy to see a character that they having seen before.

vegasnative Apr 17th, 2006 02:20 PM

I buy a pin every time I go. Since I live closer to Disneyland I have more pins from there, but I have 3 from when we visited Disney World. It is nice because if you go during the summer you can buy summer related pins, or Autumn, Christmas or if you want one that says 2006, Mothers Day...the list is endless. Also if you have kids with you, make sure you get the passports at Epcot. I didn't know about this until we left, but kids can get passports and get a stamp with each "country" they enter in Epcot.

SusanEva Apr 17th, 2006 02:47 PM

Christmas ornaments - lots to choose from - when we decorate the tree we talk about which trip, who picked it out and why.

dsquared Apr 17th, 2006 03:02 PM

Personalized ears are my favorite. I think whoever said get a good camera because your pictures are a great souvenir was right too.

mlgb Apr 17th, 2006 03:11 PM

I dont' know if they have them in Florida, but in Disneyland they have the hand cut silhouttes on Main Street. I think they were like $7 for two copies. And they will take a bit off of your chin line as well.

There are a huge range of hats. The outerwear is nice also, but kind of expensive.

sophie_vero Apr 18th, 2006 05:57 AM

Thanks so much for all the wonderful ideas! I knew you all would come up with ideas more creative than just a mug (though there's one uncle who just has to have that souvenir mug).

yale Apr 18th, 2006 06:03 AM

Mickey ears for my car antenna.

yale Apr 18th, 2006 06:04 AM

Oh, and my brother just brought back a Mickey ornament for our Christmas tree. It's a sphere with two smaller spheres as the ears. Love it.


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