Anyone do a "welcome basket" to Universal?

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  1. heatherenae71

    heatherenae71 Mouseketeer

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    We're doing a split stay at Universal and WDW. For when we get to Disney, I have a basket of items I'll set out in the room to surprise the kids with (it contains an autograph book, a pressed penny book - with rolls of pennies and quarters, lanyards and some trading pins, a Mr. Potato head and a plush Goofy and Minnie.)

    Should I put something together for when we're at Universal? Are autograph books and pressed penny machines a big deal there? I've read that pin trading isn't as big as it is at Disney. What would be some other items unique to Universal I could throw in?

    My kids will be 8 and 4...my son will love Harry Potter, the marvel comics and Jurassic park (and heck, probably even Dr. Seuss) - oh and Men in Black and Mummy ride!!!...my daughter will be giddy about meeting Spongebob and Dora, and also Dr. Seuss :goodvibes
     
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  3. rkandmjsmommy

    rkandmjsmommy <font color=blue>2006: A year for letters....<br><

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    YES you can get a autograph book, we saw Dora/Diego, Spongebob, Scooby/SHaggy, shrek/donkey

    and my 9 Year old LOVES the pressed pennies!
     
  4. dsmom

    dsmom DIS Veteran

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    we do the pressed pennies and autograph book too

    lots of great pins also - we have the Cat in the Hat lanyards
     
  5. ccgirl

    ccgirl DIS Veteran

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    Great question. Thanks for asking. We are doing Universal for the first time with kids in a few months. I've never been with kids so this will be a whole new experience for us. I didn't realize characters were even there.
     
  6. keishashadow

    keishashadow Proud Redhead...yes, I have some bananas!

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    You can trade pins with any TM wearing a lanyard:thumbsup2

    So many really cute plush & other souvieneers in the park i've not seen elsewhere, not to forget the thing #1 & thing #2 t-shirts;). You could just buy a gift card for each child and enclose in a greeting card addressed from their favorite charactar.
     
  7. rkandmjsmommy

    rkandmjsmommy <font color=blue>2006: A year for letters....<br><

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    and to add to the thing 1 and thing 2, there is a "mother of all things" and a "father of all things" SO CUTE!!!
     

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