Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Ultimate Disney Souvenir!

World of Disney store in DTD - any souvenir you can think of you can find here!
The first time we went to Disney World, we didn't really know what to expect in the way of souvenirs. On all of our vacations, we usually get  a t-shirt and then let Nicholas get something else that he finds and likes (normally a stuffed animals, toy, etc.). I had heard about a Christmas store in Disney, but sadly we did not find it on that first trip.

We were completely overwhelmed with the amount of toys, clothing, pens, and stuffed animals there were to choose from. We were on a pretty tight budget, so we limited Nicholas on what he could choose. Thankfully, he was only 2 at the time and not into the "I want every thing I see" stage. We were able to hold off until our last day and allowed him to pick one thing that he really wanted. He picked out a Mickey Mouse soccer ball from Epcot. He also got a large Sorcerer Mickey stuffed animal from his grandparents and we got him a t-shirt.

On our last trip, we knew what to expect and also knew that he would want even more than he did last year, so again we limited him. He ended up with a stuffed Simba (he is currently obsessed with The Lion King). We also got him a shirt and a set of Lion King figurines that we snuck and bought to give him at his birthday party.
Since most of the magic of Disney *for us* is about Nicholas and him having a great time, we don't normally get too many souvenirs for ourselves. The first year, we each got a t-shirt and that was all. This year, however Nick decided to fore go his t-shirt (he isn't as into them as I am!) and give his souvenir money to Nicholas. I decided against a t-shirt this year and ended up getting the Disney throw that they offer at a discount when you spend a certain amount of money.

I finally made it to the Christmas store in DTD and got us our first annual Disney ornament for our tree! Anyone who knows me, knows I love Christmas time and decorating our tree, so this is a perfect souvenir for me!

But, as we were leaving the MK one night we came upon a store that I just had to stop in and drool over! Of course the reason I stopped was this:

My dream Disney souvenir!

I absolutely LOVE this purse! Now, I am not one to buy "label" things. I would never pay that type of money for a purse, normally. But this is a Disney purse! So different :) Alas, I did not come home from Disney this year with the Disney Dooney and Bourke purse. I would like to own one eventually, but it will probalby be a few years before I could save up enough for it.

But for now, I will just go and touch every one of them I see and dream about the day when I get one for myself :)


  1. Hi Amanda,
    I'm popping in from the Blog Hop and liked your site so much I am now a follower!
    "See" you next Thursday- DM

  2. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  3. Can't wait for you to join us on the Disney Blog Hop. Your blog is adorable. I love the colors and clean look.

    What a cute purse! You should read my Disney Dooney post. And be sure to let Santa know that you want one. ;)

  4. I love that bag too, next I go it will be on my list. Love your blog.

  5. I could EASILY spend thousands on souvenirs at WDW!! But I try to control myself as much as possible, asking "Will I REALLY use that at home?" If I can answer with an honest "yes" than usually buy it...but most of the time it's a sad "no". I never leave without a photo album though and I have been pretty obsessed with pressed pennies over the years, but that is waning since I have pretty much every penny in the parks and a majority at the resorts. But my daughter recently got into pin trading...and I'm slowly starting to get obsessed with it myself! So so fun!!

  6. I think I came home with 5 Christmas ornaments when we went, lol. I, too, love Christmas and Christmas decorations, so they're perfect souvenirs for me as well. I would also love a Disney D&B purse, but I don't see it in my future anytime soon :-( Looking forward to your next post :-)

  7. For your bag... Watch They have the parks authentic Disney bags and they are often on sale. I have a friend who got one for Christmas. :0)

    Good luck!