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Old 03-03-2013, 08:53 PM   #31
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I agree with the ornaments. I never get bored of them they have a place to stay all year and when they come out while decorating it's so much fun to reminisce about them. we get a new ornament nearly every time we buy any souvenir .
I also like beach towels.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:42 PM   #32
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Oh just realized I forgot my favorite souvenir! I love getting the leather snap bracelets that you can have your name engraved on (especially seeing as my name is never on anythingggg). You can also add a "charm", for example last time I got a mickey shaped head with "2012" in the center... I always get a new bracelet each time we go and wear it all the time. So for me it's a cool bracelet with my name, and also a constant memory of Disney! And in case you have no idea what bracelets I am talking about, there's a shop in Frontierland that does them, a place in Epcot...they have stands all around the parks.
Do u remember which shop? This sounds like something my DD15 would like.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:56 PM   #33
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I do the ornaments as well, and I always get a frame and put my favorite picture in it. I also get pencils for my boys to use when they go back to school in the fall - instant reminder! My soon to be kindergartener is so excited about this as it will be his first year with Disney pencils!

Each morning before we had to the park, my boys and I will pick one special ride that will be "our ride" (the rest daddy usually does with them as I am not a huge ride fan). After we go on it, we will pick out a pin that symbolizes our ride. By the end of our trip, they've gotten five or six new pins for their collection. I'll never forget going on Splash Mountain with my son and how I screamed the whole time. He had a blast and was so exicted to pick out the Splash Mountain pin. He still laughs about how mom was a wimp. Ahh, the memories.
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:38 PM   #34
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i didn't read all the posts so i'm not sure if this has been mentioned yet! but this time i got a quilt from my resort gift shop (POR). i saw it in another store, i just can't remember where - maybe world of disney? anyways, it's beige and white and navy blue and it has a bunch of patches with mickey mouse and the castle and it says property of disney theme parks in one square. it's really cute and a practical souvenir. it's something i use all the time now and it's nice and not so overtly disney lol. i love it!!
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:29 AM   #35
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I have two daughters. On our first trip down I purchased each of them a charm necklace and 3 charms of their choice. Every trip since they get a new charm!
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:46 AM   #36
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I bought two Mickey ear hat ornaments - one Mickey, one Princess - but I have them hanging from my rearview mirror. They are not Christmas-y at all.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:11 PM   #37
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I have two daughters. On our first trip down I purchased each of them a charm necklace and 3 charms of their choice. Every trip since they get a new charm!
Awesome idea! I'm going to start this for my one year old girl!
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:47 PM   #38
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I love the Disney charm bracelets. Every trip I buy more charms for the bracelet. They're good memories. I have charms on my bracelet from all four of my disney trips and they bring back fun memories. They're also fairly cheap
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:26 PM   #39
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Where do you get the charm bracelets and charms. That sounds like a great idea for me and my daughter.. ;-)
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:57 PM   #40
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I always get an ornament (actually get one on non disney trips too got the idea from another couple in the gift shop on our honeymoon)
We also do photopass and buy 1 new frame, plus i get a pin from our resort (been trying a different resort each time) and a pin for any special event we are there for (last time got f&w and mnsshp)
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:12 PM   #42
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Pins, pins, pins!!
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:26 PM   #43
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My kids love pin trading, pressed pennies and our fave souvenir is our beach towels! They were only 4/6 our first trip and I knew clothes wouldn't fit long. The beach towels are great because they use them all the time and won't outgrow them!
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:44 PM   #44
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Yes, def the pins. My DD (then 11) was like a child on fire looking for CMs or other kids to trade with. We ended up with some pretty cool ones.

There is also the other kind of pins or buttons. The free celebration buttons (I know MK has them not sure about the other parks) at the guest services counter. I noticed last year in April there was a cart in front of the building that makes restaurant reservations (right beside the Rapunzel M&G) on Main Street. On the cart were blank buttons that you could have custom made. Unfortunately after our hour long wait to see Rapunzel I totally forgot to go and check it out. They would be a great free souvenir.

And every time we go, we get the kids their Mickey Ears. They hang them on their bedroom walls for all to see when they get home.

We also started the silhouette tradition last year. We got ours done at DTD down by the (oh so yummy) Earl of Sandwich. Can't wait to see how they have grown!!
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:21 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by eeyoreandstitch
What are the best souvenirs and places to buy them?
We get the really nice mugs..
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