If you’ve ever been to Disney World before, you know that souvenirs are very expensive when purchased at the Disney gift shops. Crazy Expensive….and if you’ve got children, it’s almost impossible to avoid the stores. It’s as if they have some sort of snake charmer luring your children in to spend money! The goods news is that you CAN save money on souvenirs by purchasing them ahead of time at yard sales and secondhand stores.
Buy Disney Memorabilia Before Your Trip
In the weeks and months before your trip, you’ll want to take a few hours and check out local yard sales and thrift stores for Disney memorabilia: Toys, clothing, pins, anything that you or your children might be tempted to buy at the park. Then hide them! The trick here is to NOT show your children the souvenirs ahead of time. Once you are at the park, you can surprise your child with a “new-to-them” Disney souvenir at a fraction of the cost of what it would be in the park.
Walt Disney World Items to look for:
- Character Plush Toys
- Disney Pins
- Walt Disney World Tee-Shirts
- Mouse Ears
- Disney Ornaments
- Disney Costumes
- Disney Cups
- Autograph Books
- Glow Sticks & Necklaces (for the night parade)
Picking up these items ahead of time can save you hundreds of dollars and many (many, many) hours walking around the souvenir store as your child decides what they want…trust us, we’ve been there!
Looking for some more money saving Disney Tips? Here are a few of our favorite websites:
- The Mouse for Less
- Couponing to Disney
- Disney Tourist Blog
- Saving Everyday
- WDW Land
- Disney Food Blog