Merch and memorabilia at the Disney parks are getting a recent price hike, but there are a few whosits and whatsits aplenty that some fans might find worthy of a little something extra.
Price increases aside, there are more than a few things Disney fans can only buy on park property. There are a few items aimed at hapless beginners, such as key chains, magnets, and other little knick-knacks that just aren’t worth the plastic they’re molded from, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t. there aren’t a few. things that are simply must-haves for avid Disney collectors. The trick is just knowing what is really worth collecting.
Arguably the best souvenirs for visitors on a budget are the Disney pins found at Pin Traders kiosks throughout the park property, and there are over 100,000 pin designs for fans to choose from. . Truly one of the most unique pieces of Park merchandise a guest can find, pins are always in high demand and plentiful, regardless of how many times a guest has visited Disney. Varying in rarity, designs, and themes, saying anyone can make it out of the parks with at least one pin wouldn’t be out of the question.
Every Disney Parks fan should own at least one pair of ears, it’s pretty much a no-brainer. However, the designs and themes of iconic headwear have only grown exponentially over the years. With Disney getting new movies, TV shows, properties, and characters, the supply of special ears is truly endless. That doesn’t even mention Anniversary, Ride, Anniversary, or Special Edition ears. Even with the recent “Platinum Ear” debacle, there are certainly fans who see the appeal. Not an essential, but they’re a piece of Disney that can’t be ignored.
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Some stuffed animals
A plush Mickey is something almost every Disney fan worth their salt already owns, but a Pirates of the Caribbean-themed Mickey with a completely bespoke outfit? Here is a mouse of a different color. Parks and ShopDisney both have a wide variety of cuddle pals available for kids and collectors, but some are more collectible than others, like the Mickey by Coach plush leather that’s $600. Not that every fan needs something this extravagant of course, but there are some that are definitely fabric works of art.
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Disney Park Clothing
Even the most basic trip to Disney needs a decent t-shirt, but there are some that just go beyond the average souvenir shirt. The parks are home to exclusive apparel including jackets, sweaters, handbags, and other apparel that can only be found on Disney property, some even exclusive to certain parks or resorts. These are the memorabilia that usually can’t be found anywhere else outside of eBay, and are arguably what some would consider worth the extra expense. As with any purchase of Park products, the customer is always right when it comes to taste.
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