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Save Money by Buying Disney Souvenirs Before You Visit the Park

Updated on September 27, 2017
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Tawnya is an awesome mom, freelance writer, and huge Disney fanatic! She's been many times and is sharing her tips on how to save money.

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Disney Ears are the Best Part of Going to Disney World

Elope Disney Minnie Mouse Costume Ears Headband with Bow
Elope Disney Minnie Mouse Costume Ears Headband with Bow

I have at least a half dozen pairs of Mickey or Minnie Mouse ears from my trips to Disney. Buy yours before you go to save a ton of money.

 

Buy Your Disney Souvenirs for Less Before You Go to the Park

I know what you are thinking, who doesn't love Disney World? While this is probably true, I think it's a bit different for me. I don't just like Disney World; I LOVE it. It is one of my favorite places in the whole world and makes me feel like a kid every time I visit.

Seeing Disney through Kids' Eyes

While I have always been a fan of Disney, the first time my husband and I took my daughter was an incredible trip. She was four years old and seeing the magic of Disney through her eyes was so much fun for me. There was something truly magical about the happiest place on Earth when you visit with a child who is just amazed by everything you see, everyone you meet, and all the sites there are to see.

My Disney Trip Summer 2013

This past summer, my husband and I traveled to Disney World once again with our now nine-year-old daughter. Much to my surprise, the trip was very different. When we first went to Disney, my daughter was mesmerized by the characters, the scenery, and the beautiful shows. This time, she only wanted to tackle the rides such as the Tower of Terror and The Rock 'n Roll Coaster by Aerosmith. I was a little bummed about the magic being gone, but then my daughter asked for a very special souvenir. She desperately wanted Minnie Mouse ears Not only did she want these ears, but she wanted me and her eleven-year-old cousin that joined us on vacation to wear the ears as well. I was so happy that we ran over to the nearest booth in Hollywood Studios to buy the ears right away, and we happily wore them for the rest of the night and into the next day.

Why Minnie Mouse Ears Made me so Happy

I was overwhelmed when my daughter wanted these ears because it reminded me that even though she was getting bigger, she was still a little girl, and being in Disney World made her feel like it was okay to act like a little kid for awhile, just like it does to me every single time I visit.

If you are looking for a great Disney World or Disneyland souvenir, I would recommend these Minnie Mouse ear headbands. Even better, if you buy these headbands before you head to Disney, you can save a great deal of money. When I bought these exact ears this summer, I believe we paid about $14 a piece, but you can buy the same ears for a fraction of the cost elsewhere.

Little Kids Can't Leave Disney Without Their Favorite Disney Plush

My daughter has a Minnie Mouse plush from every visit we have taken to the resort. However, unbeknownst to her, I didn't purchase her Minnie Mouse plush at the resort. Instead, I bought it before we left and delivered it to her while we were on vacation.

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My daughter and niece wearing their brand new Minnie Mouse ears in line at Hollywood Studios. I also had my ears on, but I was the picture taker.
My daughter and niece wearing their brand new Minnie Mouse ears in line at Hollywood Studios. I also had my ears on, but I was the picture taker.

Deliver Disney Souvenirs Santa-Style

If you don't want your kids to know that you purchased their Disney souvenirs before you left, deliver their Disney treats Santa-style. If you have never been to Disney before, you may not know that staff members at each and every resort are incredibly friendly and truly want you to have the best experience possible. With this in mind, feel free to talk to the staff at your resort with help delivering your children's Disney gifts.

Will you Purchase Disney World Souvenirs Before Hand to Save Money?

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A markerDowntown Disney -
Downtown Disney, East Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, FL 32830, USA
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One of my favorite places to go when I visit Disney.

B markerMagic Kingdom -
Magic Kingdom, Seven Seas Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, USA
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C markerAnimal Kingdom -
Disney's Animal Kingdom, Osceola Parkway, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, USA
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D markerHollywood Studios -
Disney's Hollywood Studios, 351 South Studio Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, USA
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E markerEpcot -
Epcot, 200 Epcot Center Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32821, USA
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F markerDisney Blizzard Beach -
Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, 1534 Blizzard Beach Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, USA
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G markerTyphon Lagoon -
Typhoon Lagoon, Orlando, FL 32836, USA
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H markerESPN Wide World of Sports Complex -
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, 700 South Victory Way, Kissimmee, FL 34747, USA
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I markerDisney Quest -
Downtown Disney Boat Dock, Disney Quest, 1780 Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, USA
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Have You Heard about the LuLaRoe Collection for Disney?

Have you heard? LuLaRoe has partnered with Disney to create an amazing clothing line. The patterns include characters such as:

  • Goofy
  • Donald Duck
  • Daisy
  • Mickey
  • Minnie
  • Pluto
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Christopher Robbin
  • Eeyore

The company's Disney leggings are obviously the most popular, but you can also purchase their Randy raglan top, Classic T, Cassie pencil skirt, and even the Carly. There is a kids' line too, which is off the hook. LuLaRoe's collection for Disney mirrors boutique clothing you'll find in the park and makes it easy to start Disney-bounding before you ever leave home.

Do you love Disney World as much as I do? If so, what's your favorite souvenir?

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      Shinichi Mine 4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I am a huge fan of disney World. Although I live in Tokyo, I've been there probably 20 times! Crazy right?

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      sierradawn lm 4 years ago

      I love Disney World too!! My father took me there to get a mint julep. It is such a magical place!!! My favorite ride was "Small World".

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      Tawnya 4 years ago from NE Ohio

      @Old Navy Guy: I agree!

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      Tawnya 4 years ago from NE Ohio

      @lesliesinclair: There is nothing better than letting out the inner child from time to time.

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      Tawnya 4 years ago from NE Ohio

      @rob-hemphill: My in-laws have gone with us twice, and they LOVE it as much as we do.

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      Tawnya 4 years ago from NE Ohio

      @DebW07: I have been to Disneyland once, and it was magical as well.

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      Tawnya 4 years ago from NE Ohio

      @sousababy: You will love it no matter how old you are. I was 24 the first time I went and I LOVED it.

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      Old Navy Guy 4 years ago

      My family and I have been to Disney World many times and continue to return. There is just too much to see in one visit, or two or three or four. A truly magical place. Thanks for sharing.

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      Never been to Disney World, but our family had tons of fun at Disneyland. Isn't that fun - to be free to unchain the child inside.

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      Rob Hemphill 4 years ago from Ireland

      Have never been to Disney World, perhaps one day when there may be grandchildren around!

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      DebW07 4 years ago

      I have not been to Disney World but I've been to Disneyland and it is a fun place to visit.

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      sousababy 4 years ago

      Adorable, love the bow on the ears too. I'm ashamed to admit I've never been to Disney World. I will go someday and I appreciate the tip about getting the ears beforehand.