Happy Spring! Well, it should have been when I was at Walt Disney World a few weeks ago, but it seems that winter is still hanging on. So as a follow up to my last post on what I was planning to buy, I had a 50% success rate with my list.
1) Mickey topiary- check. We have him in all his growing glory, it was an interesting transport back home. And surprisingly, we were not given any instructions to care for him. But he seems to be growing since our return.
2) Mickey with the palm tree- check. Was not able to get the identical one, but did get another blown glass figurine that was similar.
3) Beauty and the Beast tumbler- no check. Could not find this, but did find something that will be saved for a future gift
4) Wall-E shirt for my friend’s son- no check. Found next to nothing related to this movie anywhere in the World.
5) Gift for a patient- no check. After some debate, I wasn’t sure I’d ever see him again so didn’t want to buy anything else to clutter up my house. However, much to my surprise, he did return but not for the reasons we’d hoped.
There were several things I learned on this trip which I’d like to share so that you could learn from my mistakes.
Cold in Florida is still cold, so make sure you pack hats/gloves/etc accordingly. One of the nights we were there, Orlando set a record low of 30 degrees. I ended up buying a pair of Mickey hands to use as gloves, because I refused to pay $10 for a pair of standard gloves that I could find at any store significantly cheaper.
Also, make sure you try on every piece of clothing before you purchase or at the very least before you leave Disney property. Disney seems to have resized their clothing, especially women’s, so even though I typically wear Small/Medium sized some of the Disney shirts just don’t seem to fit me properly. If you happen to buy something that doesn’t fit, leave the tags on so it can be exchanged before you leave. It was also suggested to me to inspect my fragile packages that I had shipped to our resort before we left. That way items could be replaced if they were damaged by cast members.
If you are on the Dining Plan, make sure you double check that you have used all snacks, etc prior to leaving WDW. Luckily, we kept track but still had 10 snacks left between 3 adults upon checking out (we were just too full to use them during the week). Needless to say, we bought several Mickey shaped treats for our enjoyment later.
We are already making plans for what we will be purchasing at our next trip (yes I’ve already started looking into our next trip), including a wine glass that I kept eyeing from Epcot.
Until then…Have a Magical Day!
Do you have anything “Disney” in your home? Or plans to bring something “Disney” home with you from your next trip?
Adrienne is originally from the Chicago area but lives outside of Indianapolis with her husband, 2 dogs, and 2 cats. She went to Disneyland when she was 7, which started her love of Disney. She even named one of her dogs after her favorite princess, Aurora. She and her husband celebrated their honeymoon at Walt Disney World in 2007 and have returned for every anniversary. They have stayed at variety of resorts on property and traveled with friends and family. Adrienne and her husband bought into DVC in May 2011 and rewarded themselves with their first fall trip for some of the special events. Adrienne and her husband consider WDW their “second home” and have become the go-to people for any Disney related questions and advice from friends, families, and acquaintances.