Do you have a large collection of Disney T shirts? Is your cabinet over flowing with Disney Coffee Mugs? I do admit every trip I have to get a new Disney Ornament for my tree and this is one purchase that will not change. However, I now try to find something new and different each trip. Here are a few things that I have collected during my trips. I have to admit one of the Best Places in Walt Disney World to find Unique Disney Souvenirs is Epcot! Most of the amazing, unique souvenirs I have purchased have come from the Countries around World Showcase.
This new tradition started when we were walking through Epcot and decided that it would be fun to collect a Magnet from each of the Countries. This became a fun game for everyone. When we went into each country we tried to find the best magnet and choose as a family which one was the winner! We now have a display of the unique magnets from each country in the World Showcase.
When visiting the Mexico Pavilion, take a moment and look at the beautiful wood carvings that are on display. I was so surprised when I was looking at these wonderful pieces to see one that had a special meaning to me. It was a little orange pumpkin with a lady bug sitting on it! It fit my family perfect because the special nicknames for my children are Pumpkin and Bugs.
Visit the Japan pavilion and “Pick a Pearl”. This is a wonderful thing you can do each trip. I have my kids work together and pick one of the oysters for me. They carefully look at each tank of oysters to pick out the perfect one that they have agreed upon. To me it is special because it is something that comes from them. They have a fun little show that they put on to open your shell, the kids love the experience and are so excited to see how big the pearl is they picked. You can choose to put the pearl on a setting they have for sale or just collect the pearls. You can also bring them back on future trips to have something made. Just keep your bag with the size of the pearl.
In France you can get a special umbrella painted for you or someone special to you. You can choose the design that you want to make your souvenir one of a kind. At the cart right next to the umbrellas you can also have Silhouettes made showing one or multiple family members. This is one of my favorite purchases! These amazing pieces can be purchased at the carts near Showcase Lagoon. They can be a special gift for grandparents or parent or yourself.
There are so many other special souvenirs you can purchase at Epcot and throughout the Walt Disney Resort Area. We have purchased our Family Crest and History in the United Kingdom Pavilion at Epcot. This is a beautiful piece that my husband has proudly displayed and shows off to any visitors. Fun family Caricatures can be purchased at any of the parks or Resorts. Next time you visit Walt Disney World stop before you purchase another t-shirts or mug look past them to see what unique gifts you can find!
Written by Tabitha Candebat: Tabitha’s obsession with a little mouse named Mickey began at age 4 when she received her first set of “Mouse Ears”. With over 50 trips to Disney World, she loves to share her knowledge and passion by Planning Disney vacations for other guests. Catch the Disney fever with Tabitha! Email, Request a Quote or Call her at (504)296-6637 today! It’s time to book your next Disney World vacation. Be sure to follow her on Facebook and Twitter.