A vacation in Walt Disney World can be an expensive thing since guests will find themselves wanting to purchase every souvenir they see! There are countless stores throughout the four parks and Disney Springs that each sell both generic Disney merchandise as well as items that are specific for that particular location. From classic Mickey ears at the Emporium on Main Street to clothing specific to a certain attraction like Splash Mountain at the Briar Patch gift shop, guests will find themselves wanting to buy it all. With so many great souvenirs to choose from, there are plenty that are great options for kids to enjoy and remember their vacations with. Here are the ten best souvenirs for kids to purchase on a Walt Disney World vacation.
One of the most popular souvenirs for any guest in Walt Disney World is a pair of Mickey ears. Ears are a great option for kids because in addition to the classic Mickey ears there are dozens of other options to choose from. Kids can pick ears that look like Figment, Donald, a princess, or even a bridal veil. With so many versions to choose from, Mickey ears are a great souvenir for kids.
9. Autograph Books
Autograph books are sold throughout Walt Disney World and come in a variety of styles featuring different Disney characters and princess on the covers. Kids can purchase an autograph book and turn it into a great memorial of the vacation by having each character they meet sign it. Once home, kids will love looking back at all of the signatures and remembering their great vacation.
Disney pin trading has become huge in the last few years, and there are many guests who love to collect each new release. Pin trading is especially loved because there are constantly new releases for each holiday and event in Walt Disney Word. Purchasing a pin for a kid is a great idea for a souvenir because they can choose one that represents a character, an attraction, a resort, or even an area of one of the parks. Kids will love being able to choose their favorite pin to bring home and wear as a remembrance of the trip.
7. Stuffed Animals
Younger kids love to choose a stuffed animal or plush as a souvenir from Walt Disney World. Depending on what store or location they are shopping in, kids can choose from stuffed animals that resemble a favorite Disney character like Mickey or Minnie. Guests can also now collect Tsum Tsums which are small stuffed animals of Disney characters inspired by the popular game.
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With so many unique shopping locations around Walt Disney World, kids are guaranteed to be able to find a t-shirt that they love. Some shirts feature Disney characters, some feature the resort logo, and others feature images of favorite attractions or park icons. T-shirts are a great souvenir for kids as they will be able to physically wear it and remind themselves of a great trip!
5. Charm Bracelet
A great souvenir to buy for kids that will grow over the years is a charm bracelet. Found in many different stores throughout Walt Disney World, kids can pick out a basic bracelet from a large display and then choose from dozens of charms to add on. Kids can find everything from small Cinderella Castles to characters and princesses. While the charm bracelet is a great souvenir on its own, sentimental value is added since kids can pick out a new charm to add on during each subsequent Disney vacation.
4. New Technology Souvenirs
Pandora – The World of Avatar in Animal Kingdom has unique and high tech souvenirs. Visit Windtraders to create your own Avatar Action Figure! Your image will be taken and transformed into an Avatar Action Figure you can take home with you. Plus, you can also purchase a robotic Banshee (flying dragon-like figure) that will interact with you. Perch it on your shoulder and show it off to your friends and family. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios also has some outstanding high-tech souvenirs such as a build-your-own droid and lightsaber. Incredible stuff that will provide a memorable souvenir to take home.
3. Magic Band Charms
Kids who enjoy wearing their Magic Band as an accessory will love picking out rubber charms to attach on to add some flair. The Magic Band charms often represent characters and they simply snap onto Magic Bands to make them look a little more decorative. Kids can choose their own charms and arrange them as they like to make a personalized Magic Band that they can continue to wear at home as an accessory.
2. Halloween Costume
A great souvenir that can be purchased at any time of the year in Walt Disney World is a Halloween costume! Many of the stores throughout the parks and Disney Springs sell costumes for children including princess dresses and pirate outfits. If a child knows what they want to be on the next Halloween, a great souvenir to purchase is a costume to wear on the holiday! By picking out the costume early and knowing what it looks like, kids will be super excited to don the outfit and go trick or treating on Halloween.
A great souvenir to purchase for kids which is relatively inexpensive is a balloon. Kids can pick one out on the trip and deflate it before heading home. Once home, balloons can be displayed flat or used for many different craft projects like scrapbooking. Kids can choose classic Mickey balloons or ones that look like favorite characters and they can enjoy them both in the parks and once home making them a great souvenir.