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Take a piece of Disney home

Souvenir shopping is so much fun. The Disneyland resort has some amazing items to purchase. Shopping is best during the early part of the day and during parades or fireworks. This is when the shops are least busy. The last couple hours of the day are hectic and you are fighting the crowds.

Now I hate carrying around my purchases so naturally I think shop at the end. Not to worry. If you are staying at a resort hotel you can have these sent over to your hotel. That really makes shopping easy.

Even if you are not staying at a resort hotel you can utilize a great service offered at the Disneyland resort. The Disneyland resort offers a Package Check service. Check your purchases in so you don't have to carry these around and pick them up when you are ready to leave.

You can check your items in at:

  • Engine Ear Toys in Disney California Adventure Park
  • Newsstand at Disneyland Park
  • The Star Trader at Disneyland Park
  • Pioneer Mercantile at Disneyland Park
How we choose to shop for souvenirs can be different from others. The first day we usually choose a hat. This way we can enjoy our special hat and wear during pictures if we choose.

We window shop the rest of the time looking for exactly what we want to take home instead of impulse buying. On our trips we tend to have a budget for souvenirs so impulse buying is not encouraged. The last day at the resort is when we make our purchases. We have seen it all and know what it is we want. I don't know how many times my son sees a sweatshirt and has to have it. We politely remind him to wait and see what else is out there. He almost always finds something better by the last day. One time his first choice is what he ended up with from the World of Disney but by the last day it had gone on sale so he had a little extra to spend.

If we come across that must have that just cannot wait until our last day we will use the package check service.


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5 comments:

Amie said...

Thanks for the tips. We are heading to Disney in 2 weeks. I am a new follower and I hope you will check out my blog
http://andweareoffto.blogspot.com/

Olivia said...

We leave for our Disneyland trip on the 25th. Have fun!

Sonia said...

Hi Olivia, Disney shall be a real fun, we had recently been to Disney Hongkong.

I have written a post on it as well, check that:
http://soniakathuria2010.blogspot.com/2011/01/hong-kong-disneyland.html

Sandy Elliott said...

Great tips, thanks for sharing. I'm following you from the MBC 200 followers. Hope you'll visit my site and follow me back. http://cherishedhandmadetreasures.blogspot.com

~Alfie~ said...

Hi Olivia, thanks for stopping by my site and commenting on a post. I will definitely making frequent visits here as we are taking our daughter to Disneyland when she turns 3 in Sept.

Following you now :)
~Alfie
http://www.reflectandrealize.blogspot.com/

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