Souvenir shopping on Disney World trips – PREP056

One big part of many people's trip budgets is for souvenirs so today I've got info on where to shop, what to buy and some tips.

I also have a quick tip of the day for people who are nervous about knowing how to use the My Disney Experience site or app when it's time to make dining or FastPass+ reservations.

These are notes from this episode. There's much more info included in the audio so be sure to listen to the episode for a better explanation.

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Quick tip of the day

People who are nervous about using the My Disney Experience site or app to make dining or FastPass+ reservations should consider practicing ahead of time. Anybody can practice making dining reservations; people who have purchased their park tickets separately (not as part of a Disney World package) can practice making FastPass+ reservations. Just be sure to cancel them afterward.

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Hey Shannon,
I’ve heard you mention the Mr. Potato Head box at Once Upon a Toy on several podcasts. I LOVED building my box. One tip – you have mentioned buying a Mr. Potato Head base at a regular retailer. At OUaT you can buy items ala cart – I think it was $2.50 per item. This isn’t a great price for one item, but Mr. Potato Head is ONE item! I got my box (Crammed full) and then just got my base head separately, which is much less expensive than buying another set at a retailer, and allowed a lot more room in my box.

Having so much fun listening to your Podcast as I plan our first trip with kiddos!
~ Kristina


Hey Shannon,

Do you know if I link my Disney Visa to my magic band, do I still have to bring it with me to get the discounts on dining and merchandise?


Thanks for your help on this and with everything else that you do!!


Hi Shannon – love your podcast and site. I just got back from Disney and used your toddler touring plans – everything went great! I tried to get the silhouette with Mickey done of my daughter and they would not add a character. I showed them the picture from your blog and was really excited to have this done. They said they were not Disney employees and were not licensed to do character silhouettes. I thought you might want to know. Thanks!

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