Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Souvenirs ~ Preserving Your Magical Memories
WDW Daily News
Every trip to Walt Disney World is an amazing experience with the best souvenirs being those precious memories and moments you share with your family. But who can leave Walt Disney World without a few pieces of the Disney magic in your luggage – meaning souvenirs. The parks and resorts are filled with great treasures to decorate your house, add to your Christmas tree, and fill a toy box or closet. You can’t exit an attraction without being deposited into or near a gift shop. Now as a mom and Disney fanatic, I can honestly say I could bankrupt my family if I were to purchase everything I love in those gift shops. But the reality is that our luggage can only fit so much and so can our house! I pretend that I don’t know they will ship your purchases home for you – that would open a whole new issue!
Each trip we set a limit on souvenirs. There are things that we make sure we purchase each year and then we each get to pick one thing that we just “have” to have. Luckily, my kids are very good about not getting upset when they can’t have everything they want, though like everyone they have their moments. If this would be difficult for your child, before going to Walt Disney World, my suggestion would be to take your kids out and about shopping and get them used to seeing things that they can look at but can’t buy. This is pretty easy to accomplish since these days, even the grocery store is filled with things my kids claim they have to have. Even the best of us adults can sometimes find it hard to contain ourselves in the gift shops, so imagine a little one?
How do you handle souvenirs in the parks with your kids?
What is the one souvenir you purchase every year?
Posted by Beth Doda ~ disneymom2jhe