By Amanda from mouzekateerz.com.
If you are Couponing your way to Disney like me, you are probably pretty frugal when it comes to buying souvenirs. But with a gift shop at the end of every ride, items featured prominently at every resort, that fabulous Disney merchandise is going to tempt you at every turn. You can’t escape it, so you might as well embrace it. While the Disney t-shirt is not the least expensive souvenir to take home, there are three great reasons to purchase a Disney parks exclusive t-shirt.
1. The Cost.
An infant sized t-shirt starts at $18.99, a child’s t-shirts starts around$24.99, which is where the adult t-shirts start as well, though I have seen some at $27.99. Some women’s specialty t’s start at $36.99. A t-shirt for around 25 bucks isn’t going to break the bank, depending on how many you are purchasing. These are half the cost of a Disney sweatshirt, which lists for $49.99 before taxes. Yes, I bought the sweatshirt, but it hurt my wallet. Two t-shirts for the cost of one sweatshirt; dare I laughingly compare that to Buy 1, Get 1 Free?
Ok, the $25 cost a little too rich for your blood? Here’s my all-time favorite souvenir, for under $10 to boot.
I hear a lot of vacationers complain about the price of souvenirs, but it’s rare that people complain about the merchandise quality itself. You get what you pay for, and that $25 t-shirt will hold up for a good long time, provided you don’t wear it into the chlorinated pool at Typhoon Lagoon. A Disney t-shirt is a good quality item.
Like the idea of a durable, long-lasting souvenir that benefits the environment as well? Check this out, and they start at under $10!
Yes, I made up that word just to describe Disney t-shirts. There are some of the BEST sayings, artwork, and character designs ever featured on Disney t-shirts. All your Disney friends will be envious of you in your Churro t-shirt. The ladies at the beauty salon will marvel at your Minnie Mouse tee. And when they spot you at the outlet mall in your monorail t-shirt, shopping for bargains, they’ll all be searching for the Disney Store, hoping to pick one up for themselves.
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If you like either one of the Mickey Mouse Premium Ice Cream bar t-shirts featured in the photos, maybe you’d like to save a little money by making your own. Here’s instructions to get you started.
So there you have it, a great Disney souvenir for under $30 for adults and under $20 for small children. What a cool way to show your love for Disney, by wearing it to work, school, or over to hang out with your Disney-envious friends. My kids passed their shirts down for years before we sent them onto charity, and they are no doubt still in circulation today.
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