What makes the best souvenirs?

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

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Post by horizons1 » Feb Tue 06, 2007 11:50 am

Halvogirl wrote:one strange thing we like to take home as souvenirs is a nice stack of napkins. it always cheers me up to reach for a napkin at home and it is free.
That's not strange. I found a DL napkin in my jacket at the beginning of this past winter and it made me happy!
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Post by disneylover32 » Feb Tue 06, 2007 1:54 pm

We always take the complimentary travel size soap and shampoo bottles, those always make for a good souvenir.

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Post by Esmeralda » Feb Tue 06, 2007 5:22 pm

disneylover32 wrote:We always take the complimentary travel size soap and shampoo bottles, those always make for a good souvenir.
We do that too! They've updated the soap design this year too, so it was extra fun.
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Post by nancynohorse » Jun Sun 24, 2007 3:54 pm

A friend of mine thinks the best is food. She reason is, nothing to sell in a garage sale at a later date. I think just about anything to do with Mickey Mouse. And, before "Journey" was changed..ANYTHING with Figment. :lol: :mickey:

When we went to Disneyland in 1996 & 1997 we went crazy buying Disney stuff! We sent home huge boxes of goodies!! We bought so much so couldn't take it on the plane or train. If it said DISNEY or Mickey Mouse on it, we bought it. At Imagineering we really went crazy buying 'stuff.'

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Post by JWG » Jun Sun 24, 2007 11:20 pm

The Key to the World or Admission ticket is good for a scrapbook.

The vacation planning DVD's actually may great keepsakes. They're free and the document what was new during your trip.

I also by the picture book for WDW each time I go. I have one from 1983, 1993, 1998 or 2001 (I can't remmber) and will get one this year in 2007. Its a great way to reference what has come and gone in the parks.
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Post by casrin » Jun Mon 25, 2007 7:37 am

T-shirts, only ones that actually say "Walt Disney World"
You know, I still have an old-style Figment t-shirt just because I love Figment and you can't find the original (not retarded look) look for him anymore. He's sorta bouncing across the shirt and it says "Let your imagination run wild! Just as long as you can keep up!" :mrgreen:

Someone else said memories and they are so right-on with that too. :D
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Post by HSolo29 » Jun Mon 25, 2007 8:18 pm

netslave wrote:T-shirts, only ones that actually say "Walt Disney World" on them in some form or fashion.
Totally agree with you. A t-shirt is really the only souvenir I need. I bring one(or several) home on each trip. I'm also a sucker for attraction shirts if something catches my eye.

Other than t-shirts, I have several park maps, Extra Magic Hour bracelets and room keys lying around here. They always make a great keepsake.
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Post by disneylandmom » Jun Mon 25, 2007 9:41 pm

I love my photo of our family on space mountain. It truly captures what a good time we were having.

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Post by trekty » Jun Tue 26, 2007 8:15 am

I always buy the postcard packs! Not only do they make nice scrapbook filler, but I can take them to work and switch them out from the frame on my desk! I also take a napkin or two, sugar packet ( if imprinted) and the icon sandwich picks. Plus park maps and park tickets/hotel room keys, and the receipts are also imprinted and make a fun scrapbook addition.
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Post by ldzny » Jun Tue 26, 2007 10:20 am

I collect all kinds of things, my favorite are the classic character figures. Plastic or other. I also collect the Disneyland Books about the park. Of course whenever I am there I also pickup a map, a fast pass from a different ride, and my park ticket. Oh, no I am sounding obsessed!
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Post by Croaker » Jun Tue 26, 2007 5:45 pm

I received my free maps from Disney Today! they are so cool. i'd advise everyone to get online and make one for your upcoming trip. they only allow one household per 6 months...they are so sweet....and FREE!!!!
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Post by JWG » Jun Tue 26, 2007 10:10 pm

Croaker wrote:I received my free maps from Disney Today! they are so cool. i'd advise everyone to get online and make one for your upcoming trip. they only allow one household per 6 months...they are so sweet....and FREE!!!!
How long do they take to get? We leave for our trip on 7/18, so in 21 days. I'm worried I wouldn't get the maps in time.
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Post by js3901 » Jun Wed 27, 2007 5:53 am

JWG wrote:
Croaker wrote:I received my free maps from Disney Today! they are so cool. i'd advise everyone to get online and make one for your upcoming trip. they only allow one household per 6 months...they are so sweet....and FREE!!!!
How long do they take to get? We leave for our trip on 7/18, so in 21 days. I'm worried I wouldn't get the maps in time.
you won't. they take something like 4 - 6 weeks to get. I ordered mine about 3 weeks out from the trip we took this past December, and didn't get them by the time I left. they got to me about a week after I got back...
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Post by Croaker » Jun Wed 27, 2007 10:06 am

I got mine in 2 weeks. i'd order them anyway's...would be great to come home too even if you didn't get them before the trip. i'm framing mine! they are very nice.
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Post by JWG » Jun Wed 27, 2007 10:12 am

js3901 wrote:you won't. they take something like 4 - 6 weeks to get. I ordered mine about 3 weeks out from the trip we took this past December, and didn't get them by the time I left. they got to me about a week after I got back...
Oh well, I really wanted them for what rides we could go to with our DD of just under a year - and I found the "Little Ones" planning pages at disney.com that have maps. They're not inclusive of all attractions that you can do, they seem to exclude some that you can do but may not interest a child but its a start.

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