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Old 11-27-2012, 09:45 PM   #1
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What do you pre-purchase

So i have lodging, tickets, and my photopass+ all ready purchased for our trip in Feb. What else do you guys recommend for pre trip purchases to help easy the costs upfront. WE will be taking snacks/drinks as well. Just trying to see if I'm overlooking something. THX
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:47 PM   #2
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Gift cards for food/souvies since we use our target red card (5% off).
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:04 PM   #3
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Do you have kids? I usually buy shirts and some other Disney toys that I give them when we arrive. Once I got sunglasses. It helps keep them from asking for souvenirs and is much cheaper.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:15 PM   #4
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I have all the funds I have budgeted for meals and snacks in gift cards already purchased plus vouchers for character meals. So the bank account shouldn't have a hit at all. Plus I get cute tees at disney store for "Tink" to leave at night for dd. And then we only souvie shop the last day for 1 special thing. Also cuts down on extra spending. I have cash set aside for mouse keeping tips and incidentals that I can't use gift cards.
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Christmas is our first trip but I have gotten a few disney things to have when we go the first morning....I got my kids a disney water bottle and that will also help with the cost of drinks and I went ahead and ordered them autograph books and a few pins and a lanyard...I'm debating on shirts now
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:20 PM   #6
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I bought light up toys once it gets dark, we have some flashing necklaces and a halloween stick that had mickey and minnie.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:42 PM   #7
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I bought light up toys once it gets dark, we have some flashing necklaces and a halloween stick that had mickey and minnie.
Ooh yes! This too! Target had Christmas glow wands in dollar area. We also picked up glow necklaces. Ponchos for wet rides-I got at the dollar store.
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I always purchase a Disney Gift card for myself and put a couple hundred dollars on it. I use that when purchasing items. I do that instead of having to use my credit/debit card. I've become very particular about that at the park. You just never know what might happen.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:22 AM   #9
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Thx for the replies. Yes I have DD5 at time of trip. We r going first week feb sad so many closures but we will do the best with what we have ok so next plan of action pick couple G.C. And some souvenirs /Tink gifts-cute ideas!
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:46 PM   #10
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Ooh yes! This too! Target had Christmas glow wands in dollar area. We also picked up glow necklaces. Ponchos for wet rides-I got at the dollar store.
FYI. Yesterday I got Disney glow necklaces at Party City. $1.99 so more than a pack would cost you at Dollar Tree, but they have glowing pendants that hang from them. They had Mickey, Minnie, Lightning McQueen, Tinkerbell, Princesses and Buzz. Got some for stocking stuffers.

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