Guests who are fortunate enough to enjoy a Walt Disney World vacation almost always end up purchasing souvenirs to bring home with them in order to help them remember all of the magic. Thankfully Walt Disney World is home to hundreds of shopping locations across the four theme parks, two water parks, Disney Springs, and over two dozen Disney Resorts and depending on the location, guests can purchase all sorts of unique and amazing items. While there are plenty of items that are sure to please guests of all ages, there are countless options that are perfect for children to enjoy. From costumes and props to the perfect toy or cuddly friend, there are amazing items that children are sure to love to bring home with them. No Walt Disney World vacation is complete without purchasing a souvenir and there are plenty of perfect options for children. Here are the ten best souvenirs to buy in Walt Disney World for children.
One of the most iconic souvenirs for guests of any age in Walt Disney World are classic Mickey Ears. Classic Mickey Ears are more of a hat that feature the two iconic ears on top and a guests’ name embroidered on the back and no guest should go without a pair. Children can also peruse many other ear options including those which are a simpler headband style. There are literally dozens of ear options to choose from, so children will love looking for a pair that represents their favorite character or attraction.
2. Plush Toy
Children of all ages love to cozy up with a soft plush toy, and Walt Disney World offers countless options to choose from. Children can opt for a classic Mickey or Minnie plush or even find variations more suitable for babies or toddlers. In addition, there are plush options of other popular characters found throughout many of the stores in Walt Disney World, ensuring that a child can find their perfect snuggly friend.
3. Autograph Book
A great souvenir for a child to pick up at the beginning of any Walt Disney World vacation is a classic autograph book. Many of the stores throughout property sell several versions of autograph books, and children can carry one with them throughout the trip collecting the autograph of each character they meet. Once home, autograph books are a wonderful way to look back at the memories made while meeting characters in Walt Disney World.
4. Jigsaw Puzzle
Several shopping locations in Walt Disney World also sell jigsaw puzzles which are perfect for children who enjoy longer projects that require more concentration. Depending on the child’s age, there are jigsaw puzzles appropriate for every developmental age right up to extremely difficult ones designed for adults. A jigsaw puzzle is a great souvenir to bring home as children can spend lots of time completing it with their families while remembering the wonderful memories from the vacation.
5. Tsum Tsum
Children who are interested in a smaller souvenir that represents a favorite character, attraction, or detail from the parks will absolutely love Tsum Tsums. These small plush toys can be found everywhere throughout Walt Disney World and can be easily stacked to display when not played with. Children will love finding their favorite characters to collect and then play with once home!
Children who enjoy to play dress up and create imaginative worlds and games at home will absolutely love purchasing a costume as a souvenir while visiting Walt Disney World. Depending on the shopping location, guests can purchase Disney Princess costumes, costumes for favorite characters, and even a full pirate costume that children can then use to play with at home and recreate their favorite moments of the vacation.
7. Play Set
Many shopping locations in Walt Disney World sell play sets for children who love playing with characters and figures at home. These play sets can feature all different sorts of Disney characters that children can then play endlessly with at home. In addition, Walt Disney World also sells play sets of some of the iconic structures found throughout the parks that children can set up and play with while recreating moments from their trip.
8. Special Treat
Children who have a sweet tooth can purchase a delicious souvenir to bring home with them to enjoy at a later point and remember the wonders of their vacation with. One of the best locations to pick up a sweet treat is the Confectionary on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom where guests can purchase candy apples, cotton candy, cookies, candy, and more.
9. Park Map
Guests who are looking for a great souvenir that won’t cost them anything should consider collecting park maps. Children can make it a game throughout the location to collect a map from each park and can then enjoy looking back at the different places they visited and attractions they experienced once home.
10. Mickey Balloon
A great souvenir that children absolutely love are the classic Mickey balloons which feature a balloon the shape of the iconic mouse inside a round clear balloon. These balloons come in many different colors and are a great option for children to bring home with them to remember the magic of a Walt Disney World vacation!