What kind of souvenirs to do you shop for?
When you go to a Disney park, what kind of souvenirs do you shop for?
Do you basically buy things based on a character, a ride, a theme? Do you shop to contribute to a collection of yours?
Do you have a favorite shop you always make a point to visit, or plan to visit in the future?
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Myself, I tend to look for vintage character items and Donald Duck souvenirs (I'm always on the lookout for a DD pressed coin!).
About 4 years ago, I found some neat keychains I'm particularly fond of in the Toon Town shop: both were a Donald and a Pluto vintage-style keychain contructed of wooden pieces and beads, with boot-type laces for arms and legs. I'll try to post a picture later. No other characters in this style were on the rack at that time. I wondered if that had been the last of them.... It would be nice to know what the others had looked like.
With my family's '06 Spring Break trip, I finally purchased some pins at the park, although I had bought some earlier at the Disney Store when they used to sell them.
During an earlier park visit, I had considered getting some pins (Donald Duck, vintage Mickey, Walt E. Disney commemoration), but this time I bought/traded pins of Mickey Mouse, Narnia, The Mickey Mouse Club, and Walt & Mickey.
I also buy character mint tins. At this time, I only need the Goofy golf-themed tin.
Right before this recent Spring Break trip, I found out about the Wonderland Music CD kiosk (!!) located at the VMK shop on (WDW) Mainstreet, and also at Downtown Disney and Disneyland. Once on vacation, I eagerly purchased some CDs, and I certainly plan to check out the selections during any future trips!