Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Orange Loop. Today we are sharing ways to splurge on your next Disney trip that won’t break the bank.
If you’re like me, you take an extra suitcase with you on your Disney vacations just to carry all of the merchandise you buy back home. Yes, I’m that addicted to Disney swag! At one time I had over 5,000 individual pieces of Disneyana. I went through a purge to fine tune my collection, making room for better additions.
But I totally get that, collecting even a small amount of Disney swag, can be expensive. So how can you splurge on keepsakes without forsaking your budget? Here are three ways you can add Disney swag to your collection without feeling guilty:
Something to Use Throughout the Vacation
For about $20.00 or less, you can buy something that you can use throughout your Disney vacation. Like the pair of Mickey Ears our handsome model is wearing above! I won these Ears during the Year of a Million Dreams, but even if I’d had to pay for them, it would have been a reasonable expenditure.
After all, I got to wear them often and can wear them again during subsequent visits. You can also buy light toys, water fans, resort mugs, and the like.
Something to Commemorate the Vacation
We attended the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival for the first time in 2010 and picked up two Trading Pins to commemorate the event. At under $10.00 each, it was an inexpensive way to remember the experience. But you could justify spending a bit more for one special piece of merchandise, like the Mickey Garden Gnome above.
After all, you can only get a product like this at the Festival (initially) and it will last for years to come!
Something Special and a Little More Expensive
Our lovely model, Karen, is wearing a beautiful Mickey Jacket. This was under $100.00 (as it was on sale) and has gotten much use since it was bought on one of our Disney trips. A splurge like this becomes that extra special memory that can be revisited each and every time it is worn, years after that impulse buy!
You may prefer a Big Fig or some other article of clothing, like a jacket or hoody. Or perhaps it’s an expensive piece of jewellery? No matter the product, it can be a justifiable splurge, if… the price-to-joy ratio is right!
So do you splurge on Disney swag? What do you consider to be a reasonable splurge?
For more information on Reasonable Disney Trip Splurges, check out the other great posts from the Blogorail!
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail Orange | Reasonable Disney Trip Splurges Loop:
- 1st Stop – Home is Where the Mouse Is | Dessert Parties
- 2nd Stop – Ashley Aspires | Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
- 3rd Stop – Disney Mamas | Fireworks Cruises
- 4th Stop – Disney Nouns | Premium Merchandise
- 5th Stop – What’s the Point? | Candlelight Processional Dinner Package