Six Ways to Get a Disney Shopping Fix Outside of the Parks

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As Disney fans, we all need to have a favorite place outside of the parks to shop for the swag that reminds us of "Home." Because, let's face it, when you’re not on vacation at your Laughing Place, a little bit of Mickey goes a long way to bringing you happiness. Here are a few places that will give you a dose of Disney as you shop, some close to Walt Disney World and others across the country.
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What makes this Disney Parks merchandise must-have souvenirs?

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Tis the season for shopping, and what better place than Walt Disney World or Disneyland? For many, if not most, travelers, a fun part of the vacation experience is bringing home a souvenir or two. We love to have something tangible to remind us of our time spent exploring new places. And there’s no doubt … Continue reading "What makes this Disney Parks merchandise must-have souvenirs?"
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Should Disney special-event merchandise only be sold at the event?

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Special Disney events, such as the Halloween and Christmas parties and park anniversaries, usually mean a new line of commemorative products will be offered for a limited time at the place where the special event is taking place. There is some degree of exclusivity because these items can only be purchased at the events they represent. (Secondary-market sellers are another story.)
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What Disney World merchandise do you collect?

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At my house, though, the Disney reminders are subtle yet sprinkled here and there like pixie dust through the rooms. Nonetheless, these items achieve the same effect that I imagine a Disney room would for others -- they make me smile and remember with fondness the occasion during which I purchased or received them.
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New D-Tech Me Disney dolls may not be for everyone

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Almost exactly a year ago, I wrote about a friend and fellow Walt Disney World passholder who was invited to test a new merchandise concept. The invitations were sent to a limited number of families with girls 3 to 16 years old, and during their sessions they helped determine how the new D-Tech Me customized … Continue reading "New D-Tech Me Disney dolls may not be for everyone"
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