Monday, April 23, 2012
Disney World on the cheap
I know I am being a little obsessive on the subject, so this will be my last thought for now on Disney souvenirs. (Really, I promise.) While at the garage sales this past Saturday, I stopped at a very busy house that was attracting a lot of shoppers. The entire family seemed to be involved with this sale from grandmother to grandchildren. These folks have a garage sale about once or twice each year, so I've been to the house multiple times. I wasn't really expecting to find anything great, but since the weather was nice and it was my last stop, I thought I'd check it out anyway.
Looking around, it seemed like any good stuff was long gone. Then I spotted something that I am pretty sure I've seen around Disney World...a 16 ounce travel coffee cup. It looked brand new-like it just came off a store shelf at Disney. Emblazoned on the side of the cup was Mickey, Donald and all the other characters. Just above Mickey's ears was a silhouette of Cinderella's castle. Below the castle it read, "Celebrate Today! Disney Parks!"
Reading the fine print on the side, I discovered these cups are sold at all the Disney Resort properties. Once you pay for the cup, you get free re-fills at the resort beverage fountains. My kid's had Disney re-fill cups on our previous trip. (I swear they almost put the restaurant out of business with their constant trips to the soda and hot cocoa fountain.) While this cup is not one of the fancier travel mugs you'll see in the Disney shops, I am sure something similar in the park would be priced at around $12 dollars or more. What would you guess? Not a quarter, that's for sure.
Just another example of why you go to Disney for the rides, but buy your souvenirs when you get home!
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