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+---Topic: Best "Money No Object" Disney Souvenir started by CarolKoster
Posted by: CarolKoster on Sep. 24, 2003 11:24 am/pm
When you tour Disney theme park shops there are items for sale at a variety of prices and a variety of qualities or collectabilities. Have you ever seen something currently for sale or for sale in the past, in any Disney theme park retail place, that had you saying "COOL!!" and then you looked at the price, the price was out of reach but you still said "COOL!!" anyway? Did you buy or just leave it there but it was still memorable?
In some of the Disneyana-type stores they sell large framed paintings or art posters that are very cool, and cost quite a bit. They all look so great, it's hard to narrow to just one. Those and authentic animation cels from classic Disney movies are would I'd insert in this thread.
Anyone have an item to describe that you saw once and it impressed you greatly?
Posted by: Goofyteer on Sep. 24, 2003 3:29 am/pm
I hope this answer counts, as I'm serious when I say this. I personally consider this worthy as a "souvenior" and something I want very badly from WDW but if it doesn't count please correct me.
It was when I was at a WDW store and found out for the first time abot the DVC and all. And my jaw dropped, and I was wishing, "OH!!!! If only I could win the lottery, I'd BUY one of those homes for myself and LIVE here!!!!! Forever and ever and ever!"
Seriously, that would be the ultimate for me. If that doesn't count, I'll list something else. But if I won the lottery, I mean hey, who says a WDW home doesn't count? Well okay, maybe it doesn't
Posted by: CarolKoster on Sep. 24, 2003 3:44 am/pm
From my son's Webster's New World Student's Dictionary 1996:
sou-ve-nir, noun, an object that is kept as a reminder of something; memento.
I don't know if timeshare membership is a "souvenir" or not. I had in mind something sold retail in a retail store. Timeshares are a real estate transaction.
But what the heck!
Which Disney resort did you want your Disney Vacation Club timeshare to be in?
Or....would you prefer a house in Celebration instead?
For this do please go ahead and answer or start a separate thread in another forum about where one would wish to live at a Disney timeshare location or residential location if money were no object.
OK, back on topic: What "Money No Object" Disney theme park souvenir, sold in a retail store owned by Disney at a Disney theme park or hotel or retail property, by implication high-end price and by implication definitely merchandise rung through a cash register, put in a shopping bag with a receipt or you arrange for the item to be shipped to your home for display, legitimately for sale and not a "I see it I wish I could have it" thing, do you wish you could buy or did you already buy?
Clever and creative answer though!
Posted by: Goofyteer on Sep. 24, 2003 9:50 am/pm
Thank you for the compliment Carol I'll get back to you as soon as I think of something, there are so many things I want to get
Posted by: DisneyWidower on Sep. 26, 2003 2:18 am/pm
On a visit to WDW many years ago I saw a set of Ward Kimball ceramics -- some platters and bowls -- and I think a framed tile or two.
They were big ones that would be hung on a wall as art pieces. They had a wild Kimball version of Mickey on them.
I don't remember what they cost -- but I know that I couldn't justify spending the coin at the time.
After I got a little more established in my career and felt a little more secure with my monetary situation I thought "what the heck -- I'll buy one or two pieces."
Unfortunately, since that one visit I have never seen the pieces again. Nor, have I been able to find even a picture of one on the internet.
It's one of those tiny little regrets -- I would love to have one hanging over my animation desk at home.
( the desk is a Disney Animation Studios desk. I bought it at auction when the ill-fated Canadian studio opened, then closed here in Toronto. That was a purchase I couldn't afford to pass up! )
We'll be in WDW in 2 days so I'll be checking again for the Kimball art again -- but I highly doubt it's around any more.
On another note -- my wife is a huge Lady and the Tramp fan. Naturally Tony's is a must every time we go. The first time we went there she asked if there was any way that we could buy the dishes -- but we were told that it wasn't possible.
Years later on a visit on my wife's birthday we were standing at the Maitre'd stand when we saw a woman who was leaving get handed a set of plates. Not sure if the policy had changed or not, and not wanting to miss the chance the group of us visiting the park chipped in and bought 4 for my wife's birthday gift.
They are truly souvenirs -- when I look at them I remember the day we got them -- and how happy the gesture made my wife.
Posted by: Liv2CdWorld on Sep. 26, 2003 3:43 am/pm
Um, I'll take one of everything please
OK, at the Disney Store they have a Console TV - similar to the 13" TV's they sell at Target. Well, I would love to buy the TV, but it's not for sale
Every other week when I'm there, I always walk over and admire the TV......I know, sounds silly, but I'm dying to make our family room in the basement my "Disney" home away from home.
Posted by: dizneluver9 on Sep. 26, 2003 11:06 am/pm
As of late my favorite souviener has been my Italian charm Bracelet which has four mickey heads (all different) a pooh head and pink ribbon (i know non -Disney...but had to have it for breast cancer awareness...FYI got it at our company store) on it...You can find an inexpensive version of it in most of the gift shops on property. To get the real thing you have to go to those stores that sell fine jewlery and there is a large price difference but it is worth it
Posted by: Goofyteer on Sep. 29, 2003 9:36 am/pm
I keep seeing those fancy leather jackets with Disney decorations on them that cost hundreds, and the people wearing them always say they got them at WDW. I can never find them and even if I could I know they would cost a bundle. But if I had my way I'd love to get one of those, particularly if it had Goofy or Peter Pan on it.
Now for something more realistic. They tell me at the Disney store that you can get a huge stuffed Goofy at the Downtown Disney areas of both WDW and Disneyland for $100. So I'm specifically setting aside $100, or trying to rather, so I can buy one of those when I go to Disneyland for Christmas.
Can't remember how big it's supposed to be but I sure hope I can get it home on the plane alright!
Oh and Liv2CdWorld - I can relate to your basement idea. I have a whole extra room filled with toys and Disney memorabilia that I have just as a stress reliever for when work gets too exhausting.