Over the last seven months, I’ve sporadically scoured the internet and polled anyone and everyone I know that’s been to Disney for tips and tricks to making the most magical vacation possible while saving a dime where we can. Somewhere along the way, I picked up a tip that it’s a great idea to purchase a few “souvenir” items in advance in hopes of saving a little money from purchasing things in every shop we pass in park.
Each day of our stay, the littles will receive a note and gift from the big mouse himself.
I sized the notecards at 4″x6″ so that they’ll fit right in our Disney memory books, and used the same Brady Bunch and Waltograph fonts from the signature books and matching game. As luck would have it, I had a bunch of red bags on hand from the PCP’s Elmo party that I’ve pre-wrapped the gifts in.
Day 1 – Glow sticks and wand holder (Dollar Tree) to use when watching fireworks from resort
Day 2 – Lollipop (WalMart clearance for $0.10) and watch (Dollar Tree)
Day 3 – Pez (Dollar Tree) and Silly Bandz (WalMart – 4 packs for $4)
Day 4 – Puzzle (Dollar Tree) and lollipop (WalMart clearance for $0.10)
Day 5 – A note saying they can pick a souvenir at the park!
So we don’t plan to purchase any souvenirs until the last day. You know what they say about the best laid plans. If this works, and I think they are
gullible young enough that it will, it’s an idea worth way more than the ten dollars it cost us.