Friday, September 30, 2011

100 Things to Do in Disney #49 ~ Disney Racers by Joey

Today in our countdown to Disney series, 100 Things to Do in Disney, Joey is sharing #49 ~ Disney Racers.  These are by far his favorite things to collect from the parks and he saves all his money so he can add more to his collection when we return to Walt Disney World.  Here is what he has to say about his racers, followed by the pictures he took himself:

I like the Disney racers because they are cars.  I like to race them around, line up in them order and make up stories with them.  My favorites are the Star Wars ones, but actually I like all my racers.  I like to buy them at Once Upon a Toy, the store where mommy lost me once.  When we go to Disney, I am going to find more Star Wars ones like Darth Maul, Dumbo ones because I like the new Dumbo blu-ray and more Toy Story ones, like a Barbie one for Emily, if they have it.

Well, there you have it - Joey's thoughts on Disney racers.  I was interested to hear that he associates Once Upon a Toy with me losing him.  It was not my proudest mom moment let me tell you, but luckily, we had already talked to the kids when arriving in Walt Disney World about what to do if they are separated from us.  Luckily for once, he was listening!  In all honesty, Joey really saves every cent so that he can buy his own racers.  It has been a motivator for him to help around the house and also to work on his money counting skills. 

Just a note: Some of the racers in the photos are the Toy Story 3 racers you could purchase at Wal-Mart.  The rest are the theme park Disney racers.


DisneyBabies said...

Those are great! Noah would love them! Love that Joey helped, btw. too cute!

Heidi said...

Too cute! Not sure how Ian has managed to not discover these yet! LOL

Beth Doda ~ disneymom2jhe said...

Well, I was telling Joey about the kids blogorail loop yesterday and he asked why he didn't get to write about his favorite attraction. Bad mommy moment again! :-) These racers are the greatest things. Joey races them and he makes up stories and acts out the stories with the racers. Hayley has the Nemo ones. Heidi - they actually have them in a lot of places, but in Once Upon a Toy there is a whole wall of them. This is probably the place with the best selection. I think Joey could spend the entire day just deciding which ones he wants.

Beth Green said...

awesome post Joey! I've never seen the racers before. I know my little guy would love the Toy Story ones! Thanks for sharing- I'll have something new to look for on our next trip! :)

Beth Doda ~ disneymom2jhe said...

Well, Joey has a Disney Racer radar. I swear any shop that has him, he finds them! Usually in the little shops, they have the ones themed just to characters in that area, but Once Upon a Toy I think has every single one of them! They actually are really neat! I forgot to add that there are Winnie the Pooh characters too.