*dances* it may seem a little strange but I'm so excited to type this post because of the things involved and I'm surprised at how photogenic every thing was. If you haven't been keeping up, a few weeks ago I took a teeny tiny vacation to magical place that is Walt Disney World in Florida. You can read about my time at Hollywood Studios here, Magic Kingdom here, and then Islands of Adventure/Universal Studios here. So of course I managed to grab a few goodies for myself whilst I trekked in and out of the shops.
At Downtown Disney is where I found my oh so sought after sequined Minnie Mouse ears at the World of Disney shop (it was heaven, and I want to spend a whole day there!) I've gone to Disney plenty of times but for some reason never had an urge to sport them (probably because I thought they were super expensive, which, some are, haha) but this time, even before we got to the parks, I was all over it. I absolutely love them and loved wearing them all through Magic Kingdom. I couldn't even bear to pack them in fear that they'll get squashed. The materialistic adoration is real here folks. Oh shoot, I actually forgot to include the pins I bought at the parks. Never thought I'd be a person to enjoy a pin but it was way too cute to pass up. You can find a picture of them by clicking here. It's currently attached to my school bag so I can carry the cute every where I go, and explains why I forgot to include them. The pins with Mickey and Minnie kissing were given away as a gift. The last thing I picked up at was a Minnie Mouse shaped, bright pink, pen. I am an absolute sucker for them and usually come away with way more than just one, haha. I'm growing up-dang it.
So what I was really hoping to find at World of Disney were Tsum Tsum's and the Alex and Ani Disney inspired bracelets. I found neither. World of Disney is a HUGE store (no exaggeration) so it may be that I just walked right past them, but I'm not sure if they have them there or not. Tsum Tsum's, for those who don't know what the heck I'm talking about, they are these newly released stackable plush toys that look like your favorite Disney characters (not all of them, unfortunately) and you can get them in size, mini, medium, or large (which is, also, HUGE) Whilst back at Miami, my sister and I actually came across a Disney Store at the marina that had them and we raced to get them. She cried over the cuteness overload, haha. I got the classic duo, Mickey and Minnie Tsum Tsum's in the mini size and my sister proceeded to get Daisy, Donald, and Pooh. Pooh was meant to be a gift, but she HAD to keep him, haha!
Like said, I couldn't find the Alex and Ani bracelets anywhere. I think I may have saw them at one shop on Main Street in Magic Kingdom but I was so hot, tired, and ready to push my way to a good firework viewing spot that I didn't care to double check (would've save me the *8 shipping though -sad face-) Anyway, I ended up ordering the Cinderella's Castle Alex and Ani Disney bracelet. I was debating on getting the Minnie Mouse one they had with red and silver polka dots, but I think I've got enough Minnie themed things for one year. Plus, I liked the simplicity of just all silver and I've got a much stronger connection to the castle and Magic Kingdom.
Lastly, is a not so Disney themed purchase, but a Harry Potter one. I explained it a little bit in my post on Universal Studios, but we basically had the VIP Express tickets to the parks for the day. They were paper tickets that you show to cut the line of almost every ride. So what people do is carry them on snazzy lanyards with a plastic insert for the ticket. Of course I didn't think to get one before we got on the crazy water drenching rides (more about that in the post, haha) but when we got to Diagon Alley and I saw it in the shop, I knew I had to have the Hufflepuff lanyard. I don't have any Hufflepuff themed items and that's my Hogwarts house, as told to me by Pottermore (#harrypotternerdsforthewin) I had the Gryfindor scarf already, so I didn't want another one. Didn't need a keychain, nor did I need a pin (barely knew what to do with the Disney one!) so the lanyard was the greatest solution. I wore it proud for the rest day and I'll be bringing it back with me, along with the Minnie ears, on my next trip there!
What are you favorite things to pick up for yourself at the Disney themed parks?
Which ears/headband would you want to get?
How many Tsum Tsum's would you get?
Also, what Harry Potter house are you in?
This nerd needs to know!