What makes the best souvenirs?

In relation to Disney Parks but not specific to a single resort

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What makes the best souvenirs?

Post by kronk's angel » Oct Wed 18, 2006 6:27 am

We buy a lot of souveniers, yet perhaps the most treasured one from our last WDW trip was a little $2 Yoda figure, that my kids just treasure (we lost the matching ewok in a move somewhere along the way). Who knew? I just got it to occupy one of the children while waiting for the older kids on another ride.

For me, it's my ticket, which I still use as a bookmark. Both are small and have turned out to be quite durable in their separate ways.

Do you have any suggestions about what items (general or specific) have made for the best, long-lasting souvenirs?
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Post by netslave » Oct Wed 18, 2006 8:07 am

T-shirts, only ones that actually say "Walt Disney World" on them in some form or fashion. And Pins, if you collect pins at all. Pulling them out to look at them just reminds me of searching cast member's lanyards while waiting in line to ride Peter Pan.
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Post by csquare77 » Oct Wed 18, 2006 10:50 am

I like my WDW 2000 coin.

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Post by subsonic » Oct Wed 18, 2006 10:52 am

I'm not much into souvenirs. Though, I always have a Disney hat. Obviously, I'm a Disney fan but I don't flaunt it in public. The Disney hats I have are usually subtle. Something like this: http://www.laughingplacestore.com/Product-6431.asp
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Post by Lion Sleeps Tonight » Oct Wed 18, 2006 12:32 pm

Memories! Other than that I don't really have something I need to buy with each trip. It's usually something that just catches my eye. My last trip I bought those light-up drumsticks. I don't even play drums.

I think collecting postcards is cool. Disney needs to come out with new ones though. I've seen the same sets on the shelves for the loongest time.

But yeah, I keep all my tickets. I made sure to collect all the Happiest Celebration ones.
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Post by jbvenn » Oct Wed 18, 2006 5:16 pm

Photos and videos. There's no better souvenir than the ones you make yourself.
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Post by knedeau » Oct Wed 18, 2006 5:58 pm

I have my disney pen. It's heavy, black and has a Very Subtle mickey clip... it goes with me everywhere! (well. at least where ever my purse goes)
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Post by Just Believe » Oct Wed 18, 2006 6:27 pm

I have a BIG BOOK called Disney Imagineering and I love it!!! When I grow up I actually want to venture out being an Imagineer. This book has given me tons of information about Disney Attractions and has also taught me that Disney Imagineers have the BEST JOB!!! :D
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Post by bbowen13 » Oct Thu 19, 2006 6:27 am

Disney dollars. They are always changing and it's interesting to see what they do with them to prevent conterfeiting. :mickey3:

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Post by csquare77 » Oct Thu 19, 2006 4:46 pm

bbowen13 wrote:Disney dollars. They are always changing and it's interesting to see what they do with them to prevent conterfeiting. :mickey3:
Yah I wish I had keep mine I had from the late 80's.
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Post by sockfire » Oct Sat 21, 2006 12:16 pm

I'm really happy to still have my "Key to the Kingdom" from our Disney Cruise. That card got us in everything!

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Post by AKLRULZ » Oct Sun 22, 2006 7:45 pm

My favorite things are Christmas ornaments and Polo shirts.
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Post by ctrain2281 » Oct Mon 23, 2006 5:21 am

I always treasured my autograph book as a child. Nowadays, I'd love to get my hands on more Disney dollars to remember the trip :mickey:

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Post by foldmama » Oct Mon 23, 2006 2:03 pm

I absolutely love the Christmas ornaments. I purchase at least one to remember each visit. In fact, two years ago I purchased the Minnie Tree Topper. I also like to pick up a sweat shirt on each visit.

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Post by rdeacon » Oct Wed 25, 2006 10:42 am

this one is easy... EVERYTHING!!!!

Wife and I just go crazy and buy everything in sight... my downfall is usually t-shirts, last tripe before this one I ended up with 11. This trip I scaled back and only got about 5... :D

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