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JenniJ
05-11-2010, 05:24 PM
Let's hear what unusual Disney souvenirs you have purchased. Pics if you have them.

Way back in 1997, I bought a balloon ball for my DD. They were very new then. She just had to have one. The pattern on it was the Earth. It was semi-educational at the same time cause it had continent names and areas of interest. It wasn't Disney but she alway referred to the ball as her Disney ball.

kbeam
05-12-2010, 07:57 AM
Our Minnie jewel-crusted wine stopper. Spent a ridiculous amount of $ for a wine stopper, but I HAD to have it. Love it.

Chloesmom
05-12-2010, 11:27 AM
The pewter wine goblets and pitchers sold in Germany.. I fell in love with them and started buying new pieces each trip... as of last trip I had them all but I am hoping they have a new piece or two next month.
Oh and a ceramic giraffe my DD bought me at ALK 2 years ago.. I collect giraffes and this one is so beautiful..
Everytime I look at either they make me happy and I think of WDW...

zarvgirl
05-13-2010, 07:59 AM
We have a stationary phone that is Mickey Mouse. Everytime it rings it's Mickey's voice telling us "we have a phone call, I wonder who it could be."
We all smile everytime it rings.
I actually didn't get it at WDW but at a second hand shop. My 3 year old wouldn't leave the store without it!!

miksicnarf
05-13-2010, 08:27 AM
My favorite souvenir is my bathrobe from the Disney Institute. I loved the DI and am sad that it's gone. I took a photo class there years ago and saw the robe while browsing in the gift shop. It was expensive so I didn't act immediately but on our last day as we headed out to the airport I decided I had to have it. It was a good investment, it's probably been at least 8 or 9 years and it's still good as new. I also have a DI t-shirt that I "baby" so it doesn't wear out...LOL. Just wish I had a souvenir from River Country!

JenniJ
05-13-2010, 09:34 AM
WOW! River Country. I forgot about that park! I really loved the slides there. I wish I have gone to the discovery cove (??) back then too. My mom and dad have some great pictures of that place with all the flowers, plants and birds.

xipetotec
05-13-2010, 01:49 PM
How about our "DOOM BUGY" License plate?

There was also the mouse ears pepper grinder, but maybe I'm a Disney nut, cause I don't find that that weird. :)

stimmons
05-16-2010, 09:30 AM
This is from our past trip this March.

My husband is REALLY into barbeque and he saw the tubs of cotton candy with Goofy on it. He turns to me and says, "Hey Babe, Bela (our niece) can eat the candy and then I can use these tubs for baked beans!"

Ha! So now we have Goofy tubs in our tupperware drawer for his beans.

misled3
05-25-2010, 08:35 PM
Lets see we went to Disney World for our Honeymoon and exactly 9 months to the day we had our son! But it could have had something to do with the second souvenir it was a horrible ugly monkey head cup you purchased at Pleasure Island and then you could get a mighty powerful adult beverage for only a few dollars when you brought it back. Kinda like the resort mugs but adult version.:rotfl:

luckyfin
05-27-2010, 08:04 PM
My favorite souvenirs are ones that aren't so obviously Disney. I love a handcarved jewelry box I bought in a shop in Harambe in 2000. I always go back and look to see if they have anything like it, but they never do :confused3. And it was cheap to boot! My other favorite is a watercolor picture of the water mill at POR. It hangsin our living room and people always comment on how much they like it. When I tell them what it is, they are always so surprised. WDW is not all Mickey Mouse and Princesses people! :rotfl: I only wish I had more than one. Hopefully they will be there next time.

mydisneyboo
05-28-2010, 12:42 PM
Disney princess watering can

rebelbuddhist
05-28-2010, 06:13 PM
:santa::santa:The Animation Academy at HS allows you to draw characters under the skilled directions of an animator. In May, 09 and Dec, 09, my wife and I attended the 30 minute class OFTEN and now both have portfolios with many character sketches some even signed by characters at meet and greets!
Should make great inheritances to our grandchildren!

coleec
05-29-2010, 08:00 AM
my favorite? the Christmas ornaments. Our first trip was over a holiday and we bought several, now we add each trip and it's amazing all the memories they bring back every December when we unwrap them.

My husband's? the mouse ears bottle opener we bought in the kitchen shop at DD - one of those not so "in your face" things that we use frequently, and it always gets smiles.

And the kids? that's easy. Their lanyard pins.

CandyHead09
05-29-2010, 08:18 PM
The replica of the keys the dog has in the pirates of the carribean movies haha they are so ridiculous I used them for my pirate halloween costume in 2007. I took my BFF on her first disney trip ever october 08 for my sweet sixteen we had an amazing time and she saved a water bottle full of the water in the pirates of the carribean ride cause "Johnny Depp was on this ride! WHAT IF HE TOUCHED THE WATER?!!! WHO ISNT TEMPTED TO TOUCH THE WATER! HE PROBABLY TOUCHED THIS WATER!!!!" That water bottle sits on her dresser haha. I also save stickers, maps, a shopping bag or two anything from my disney trips that I can and put it in a memory box full of movie/concert tickets and other things like that.

scarlet_ibis
05-30-2010, 09:54 AM
One year, I tried bringing seeds back from one of the beautiful flowering plants on the grounds at OKW. I couldn't get them to germinate. :(

cindyf
05-30-2010, 07:32 PM
Okay, I'm almost embarrassed to share this since I KNOW some folks won't understand...my most unusual disney souvenir is something my daughter collects for me on each trip. When you do rope drop opening at the magic kingdom they throw mickey confetti in the air. As we go into the park my daughter will always bend down and grab a few pieces of confetti for me and I carry it in my purse and see it every time I open my wallet. My own personal pixie dust that lasts me from trip to trip!!!!!

disneymomoftwins
05-30-2010, 08:26 PM
I have confetti in my billfold too and in my desk at work!

benolathe
05-30-2010, 09:02 PM
Okay, I'm almost embarrassed to share this since I KNOW some folks won't understand...my most unusual disney souvenir is something my daughter collects for me on each trip. When you do rope drop opening at the magic kingdom they throw mickey confetti in the air. As we go into the park my daughter will always bend down and grab a few pieces of confetti for me and I carry it in my purse and see it every time I open my wallet. My own personal pixie dust that lasts me from trip to trip!!!!!

Oh, I absolutely understand and would treasure something like that too. It's the "little" things that can make such a big difference. :banana:

KY*Figment
05-31-2010, 10:40 AM
At the time my oldest was 3 and my youngest was 15 months old. We went to AK and ate lunch at Restaurantasaurus (sp?) that serves McD food at least at that time not sure if they still do. My oldest got a kids meal and inside of it was a Dino Water Gun. My youngest took it from her big sister and still has it from 2005.

polineedyan
05-31-2010, 12:10 PM
I grabbed the 'please re use your towel' card from the vanity at our hotel and put it in our bathroom at home..tired of washing towels.it didnt help, in fact, the card didnt last very long at our home..:headache:

Miss Mo
05-31-2010, 04:52 PM
Lets see we went to Disney World for our Honeymoon and exactly 9 months to the day we had our son! But it could have had something to do with the second souvenir it was a horrible ugly monkey head cup you purchased at Pleasure Island and then you could get a mighty powerful adult beverage for only a few dollars when you brought it back. Kinda like the resort mugs but adult version.:rotfl:

Hmm our son arrived 9 months after Disney too!!! :-) We also had wicked cocktails at Pleasure Island though none in a monkey cup! LOL!!

mo x

Tinkerbell58
05-31-2010, 05:44 PM
My most unusual -- Mickey Mouse garden gnome and matching flower pot.

Poohbug
05-31-2010, 05:53 PM
My favorite souvenir is my bathrobe from the Disney Institute. I loved the DI and am sad that it's gone. I took a photo class there years ago and saw the robe while browsing in the gift shop. It was expensive so I didn't act immediately but on our last day as we headed out to the airport I decided I had to have it. It was a good investment, it's probably been at least 8 or 9 years and it's still good as new. I also have a DI t-shirt that I "baby" so it doesn't wear out...LOL. Just wish I had a souvenir from River Country!

I have the same robe. I agree it was pricey but still is like new. I also have a Disney Institute sweatshirt I love to wear on those cold winter nights.

AKL_Megs
05-31-2010, 06:37 PM
I have a Tower of Terror mug with two red handles... it's from when ToT added ANOTHER drop (thus two) back in the day.

I'll never forget my mom (I was about 16 or so at the time) surprising me with it, it was filled with frozen Coke.

Lilmattie13
06-01-2010, 08:51 PM
I have a giant gold key with Cinderella's castle on it. It looks like an oversized skeleton key. I have it hanging off of one of the drawer handles on my bureau. My kids are convinced that cinderella gave me the key to her castle on the last trip down there with my husband.

They now want to bring it in Nov to get into the castle.....
Hmm, going to have to forget the key by mistake on the that trip lol :rolleyes

Deesknee
06-01-2010, 11:49 PM
DD 6 souvenier of our 20th anniversary!

But also, small rubber mickey mouse figurine we bought because (same) DD at 11 months wouldn't stop biting My PAL Mickeys nose.

jesster64
06-02-2010, 12:57 AM
mickey soap from the room. plus I always get disney dollars

sambuster
06-02-2010, 08:03 AM
A donald duck wet paint sign from All Star sports. The maintance guys gave it to us, when they were finish painting. Steve

WDWGeek1971
06-02-2010, 12:00 PM
We've taken to making collections of usable items--nary a mouse in sight!

The first was a Murano vase from the gift shop in Italy/Epcot. Each of the next five visits included another similar vase, but these were from Arribas Brothers, either Downtown Disney or the Magic Kingdom.

Next we tried the pick-a-pearl at Japan/Epcot. Hooked. Have earrings for myself, sister-in-law, niece and working on making sure each of us have both yellow and white gold earrings and a necklace pendant to match. That ought to take a few years.

And my personal favorite, though we go several times a year, for the trip closest to our wedding anniversary, hubbie "forces" me to pick a piece of jewelry from one of the Wyland Galleries stores (Boardwalk or Polynesian). While of the pieces there are more expensive, there are also some well-priced beauties. Most recent was in December 2009, and was a silver tree frog with gold trim. It was only about $80, but has detail on both the front and back of the frog and can be worn with gold or silver, or both! And that was right as the Princess and the Frog was released, so it has double (or triple) duty as a memento.