11. Personalized Accessories Leather bracelets and more – Canada in Epcot, Frontierland in Magic Kingdom and Pirates of the Caribbean gift shop.
Here you can choose from 100% genuine leather bracelets or key chains, around $10, with free engraving. I think this makes a great personalized gift for someone back home, or even for yourself to remember your time at Walt Disney World. The price makes it an affordable option and the variety of color/style choices makes it easy to personalize.
10. Ring Engraver – found in the parks and Disney Springs – one in Mexico/Epcot, and in the Adventureland/Frontierland entrance in Magic Kingdom
You pick the base ring and the artist carves the initials into the ring you choose and you return later to pick up the finished ring.
9. Full Color Portraits, Silhouettes and Caricatures – available in several of the parks and Disney Springs and the price is much lower than the number 1 selection below.
Of course the quality is not as high, but these artists do it while you or your child sit there with them. These are also available at the France pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase; Liberty Square in Magic Kingdom; and alley off of Main Street U.S.A.
8. Japan Pearls – Mitsukoshi store, Epcot World Showcase
This section is a modern-day version of the old pearl-diving where cast members actually had to dive down in the water to choose an oyster and bring it back up to you. You now get to choose your own oyster that is then opened by a very pleasant cast member who cleans it, shows it to you, and explains what type, color, and size of pearl you have found. You can then choose to take the pearl as it is put into a small bag, or choose to have your pearl(s) mounted on jewelry findings. When you wear your pearls you will remember how much fun you had at Disney World choosing your oyster and the surprise of seeing a special pearl. For a far less expensive option in this same store if you buy a fan they will write your name on it in Japanese. The fans are nice too!
7. Make Your Own Lightsaber – Tatooine Traders, Echo Lake, Hollywood Studios
Personalized build-your-own Lightsabers and Droids. If you are a Star Wars fan this is a MUST DO! There are so many different parts/colors to use to make it all your style. Feel the force and make a Lightsabers!
6. Face Painting – in all parks, and Disney Springs
Choose from at least 25 different styles clearly shown in photographs at the site. They have really come up with some artistic designs! It doesn’t matter what age you are this is fun! Booth near entrance of Pixar Place in Hollywood Studios; African Outpost in Epcot; near Kilimanjaro Safaris and Na’vi River Journey in Animal Kingdom; near Space Mountain in Magic Kingdom; additional locations at Disney Springs.
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5. Personalized glassware – found at several locations in the Parks and Disney Springs
You can have a word or date engraved for around $3.00 per word or date. They have a wide variety of shapes and sizes of glasses available. You can purchase glasses with a variety of characters etched on them. My children choose one of the juice glasses with a Disney character and sparkly jewels on them. (If you put them in the dishwasher the jewels come off though, so hand wash them.) Glaskunst shop on the Promenade at Germany, Epcot; under portico leading to Frontierland from Adventureland; right side(facing the castle) of Main Street in Magic Kingdom. Arribas Brothers has a larger shop that does engravings on crystal and is located at Disney Springs Marketplace. All of the locations wrap and box the glassware very well.
4. Mickey Ears Engraved – Magic Kingdom
Who can resist the traditional set of Mickey ears with your name engraved on the back? Names embroidered on Mickey Ears: On the far right end of Main Street Confectionary you will find a hat shop where you can get your Mickey ears embroidered with your name. There are other items that you can also get embroidered. This shop has a large collection of special design Ears. I do not know why these places are not shown on the Guide Map. Proper Name Embroidery for Basic Earhat is about $3.00 and you can choose from gold, black or pink embroidery thread. Premium Embroidery is also available for around $7.00 in 9 colors to choose from, maximum 2 lines, 16 characters per line, with two lettering styles. Adrian and Edith’s Head to Toe, Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood Studios-get a name embroidered onto Mickey ears, hats, apparel and towels; other engraving; Mouse Gears at Epcot also has a very large selection of Mickey ears.
3. Being Transformed into a Princess, a Valiant Knight or a Pirate – Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique-Disney Springs Marketplace, or Fantasyland Magic Kingdom location
Be transformed into a princess or valiant knight. Pirate’s League, Adventureland, Magic Kingdom-transform into a Pirate. This just seems to transform the whole Disney experience for children. They love feeling like a Princess, Knight or Pirate and the reactions they get from other guests and Cast Members. It is so much fun to be at Disney in a costume!
2. High Quality Portraits – done from photos. Information and samples provided at Beach Club Resort.
Color Portrait-Upper Body is 11” x 14” approximately $220.00 per person; 14×18 $240.00 per person; 16×20 $260.00 per person; additional charges apply for adding some very cool options like creating a costume on the person or adding toys, or specific backgrounds are 100.00 To $300.00 extra. Custom orders and sizes are available. The artist also does animals. You can supply this artist with a regular photo of your child and have the portrait of them wearing a costume and having a special toy of theirs or a background personalized with Cinderella Castle. You can choose to have the person drawn in monochromatic hues of charcoal on gray paper. Black and White Portraits 11×14 are $160.00 per person; 14×18 is $180.00 per person; and 16×20 is $200.00 per person. There are business cards available at this display as well as the phone number where the artist can be reached. This is my favorite personalized gift and of the highest quality and with special options that put it at the top of the list. This is family heirloom quality.
1. Parasols – these are available in the parks and Disney Springs.
Large Waterproof parasol includes name with hearts and flowers for around $16.95; Mini Waterproof parasol includes name with hearts and flowers for about $10.95; extra artwork, see displays for available designs, sells for around $5.00 per design; Sales tax not included in these listed prices. Umbrellas come in light pink, bright pink, lavender, blue, white, and red. Found in Magic Kingdom-next to Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square; France personalized gifts cart in Epcot World Showcase.
T-Rex in Disney Springs Marketplace has a Build-Your-Own Dino (by Build-a-Bear), they are really cuddly dinosaurs! Art of Disney Stores, Disney Springs you can choose to have a custom drawing done of a Disney character by a Disney Artist. There are many drawings available of obscure characters. The artwork in this place is phenomenal. There are many prints that are affordable. In the German village that goes up for the Holidays, we have a glass blower that will put together an ornament to your color specifications. Glass Blower on Main Street, Magic Kingdom – he forms different shapes with his tools and gift of glass blowing abilities. I especially like the dragon. Personalized Christmas Ornament from Days of Christmas shop, Disney Springs Marketplace.
Please check below for photos of many of these items.