|02-17-2011, 12:05 PM||#16|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Near the Mississippi
1. EPCOT Innoventions has a velcro display where you can make a frog bracelet with accessories. It's free!
2. We gave each of our older kids (not the 1yo) a $25 budget, then we paid for EPCOT Passports and a hat for each of them.
3. We collected stickers (free) given out by lots of different types of people. They will go in a scrapbook for each child (when we buy the books ) along with their autographs and pics.
4. We used spiral-bound notecards (3"x5") for autographs. They were easy to carry and were inexpensive.
5. EPCOT has a free craft (ours was a stick picture of Duffy to color) when you visit each country.
Rachel married to Jim 1998
Baby due 9/2012
|02-17-2011, 12:10 PM||#17|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Generally, I do not buy my children souvenirs. They usually save about $25 each and can spend it as they wish.
However, i have purchased a set of Mickey ears or two. They looks really cute in the photos, can be taken back to WDW on the next trip, and can be useful on the "funny hat day" at school.
|02-17-2011, 10:01 PM||#18|
Earning My Ears
Join Date: Jan 2011
I would really suggest have them wait till the end of the day or trip. This way you don't have to deal with extra stuff till the end.
|03-10-2011, 09:37 PM||#19|
Join Date: Mar 2011
Not sure the ages of your children, but last time we went, my girls were 5, 3, and 2. Naturally, they loved and wanted every stuffed toy they saw. We bought a couple and then if they saw some they just loved, I took a picture of them holding it. Amazingly enough, this worked beautifully. I think once they knew they could at least see all the cool stuff again they were fine. We have lots of pictures and even now, 6 years later, they still like to look at them.
In fact, the other day I was discussing how they can start saving their money for stuff and my 11yo said, "and don't forget...you'll take a picture of the stuff we can't buy!"
|03-13-2011, 07:14 PM||#21|
Join Date: Apr 2007
This is how we do it on our trip.
We carry a tiny notebook and the kids write down things they see throughout the week they would like to use their money to buy at the end of our trip. The only time we let them buy something through the week is if its at a park only and its our last day at that park. The rule in our family is we didn't go on vacation to buy souvenirs all week. We enjoy the parks and keep a running list. And I have to say, it really makes the kids think about what they really want and its a less impulsive decision. Its really a win-win for our family.
We don't usually buy balloons, because for the price we can get something more meaningful for our kids. But if they really wanted one, we (the parents) buy it. Usually they end up picking cotton candy or lollipops!
We take glow sticks with us, so the kids never ask for the light up stuff as long as they have something.
DD (10) DS (6)
1999 Disney Cruise/Dixie Landings, 2000 ASMu, 2001 ASMo, 2003 AllSp, 2004 Off Site, 2005 POP, 2006 OKW, 2007 ASMo, June 2008 DLH/Grand Californian/Paradise Pier, June 2009 - AKV/ASMu/SSR, January 2010 CBR, May 2010 Pop (Mommy/Daddy only!), May 2011 AKV/VWL, Dec 2011 OKW, May 2012 Poly (Mommy/Daddy only), Sept/Oct 2012 Grand California Villas, June 2013 BCV/ AKL/ BLT, Feb 2014 OKW
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