There might be a million different souvenirs you can buy at Walt Disney World (and we’re convinced 90% of those are located at the World of Disney store in Disney Springs) but for brevity’s sake, we’ve pared it down to a list of 29 unique Disney World souvenir ideas we think you’ll like.
Some general advice on souvenir shopping:
- Buy it when you see it, because you may not see it again. There are lots of items unique to a location and there’s a chance you won’t come across it later.
- While guests staying on-site used to be able to send gifts back to their hotel for free, that is no longer the case. So be sure you’re ready, willing, and able to carry all of your souvenirs.
- Home Delivery is available, meaning you can send your purchases directly to your home for an additional fee.
- If you think of something after you leave that you wish you’d picked up, check out shopDisney.com.
Now… on to our list!
Starbucks mugs and tumblers
We love a souvenir that is useful and these cute mugs totally fit that description.
The Disney World versions of the popular Starbucks collectibles are perfect for coffee and tea lovers alike, along with those who like to use a reusable beverage tumbler.
New colors, themes, and designs are constantly popping up on shelves, so keep those eyes peeled!
Personalized Disney ornaments
Remember your family vacations by buying an ornament from each destination. Disney offers Disney-themed ornaments in a couple of locations and you can even get them personalized if you’d like.
From your favorite Disney and Pixar character, to your favorite animated film, to Disney princesses, the regular ornament options are also endless.
The beautiful Flight of Passage in Pandora lets guests ride on the backs of their very own banshee and you can even take a miniature version of one home with you!
These interactive animals (controlled by your hand) move their heads, wings, and mouths and make authentic banshee sounds.
The Avatar Maker allows you to see what you would look like as an actual Avatar by creating an action figure customized specifically to you.
The overall customization process takes around 5 to 10 minutes, but the creation of the action figure can take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour. You can also find several pre-made Avatar action figures.
Na’vi custom jewelry
Windtraders has so many great unique souvenirs, including Na’vi jewelry-making. You can design either a bracelet or a necklace. Along with the bracelet or necklace, the purchase includes 8 beads and one feather or one crystal.
Pick a Pearl
Pick a Pearl allows you to pick an oyster from a tank, the very enthusiastic Cast Member cuts it open, and then you’ll see if you got 1 or 2 pearls. The pearl(s) is/are then measured and put into a baggie.
This really is an affordable experience and makes for a fun souvenir. You can also purchase jewelry that is crafted to hold your pearl, but this costs extra.
We definitely recommend the Pick a Pearl experience at Epcot versus Disney Springs. The two are different, with the one in the Japan pavilion being much more exciting and allowing you to interact with Cast Members from Japan.
A couple of years ago, Disney started doing away with resort-specific merchandise so the gift shops contained generic Disney World items. Thankfully, resort-specific items have returned!
These make for great souvenirs to not only commemorate your stay on property, but especially if you have a favorite resort and want an item to remember it by.
At a few spots in Disney World, you can have a ring carved to your specifications with various symbols or initials. You can choose between different materials like gold or silver.
Some of the carts may also have an assortment of ready-to-wear jewelry.
Painting, tie-dye, and other resort activities
Many Disney World Resort hotels have activities like painting or creating tie-dye Mickey T-shirts.
Don’t worry, you don’t have to be an artist to create a masterpiece. The paint classes are led by instructors that use easy-to-follow steps to guide you through the creation of your very own Disney piece of art.
Be sure to check your hotel’s Recreation Experiences schedule for a list of times and confirmed acvitities during your visit.
You should be able to find the recreational guide near the lobby.
Twinings Tea Chest
If you like a souvenir you can drink, then the Twinings Tea Chests are perfect for you. For 1 price, you get a wooden chest which you can fill with up to 10 tea bags you’ve selected.
Seriously, how cute and unique is this? Plus, the chest is reusable!
Star Wars lightsaber
For a truly unique experience, Star Wars fans can build their own replica lightsabers.
Savi’s Workshop is unforgettable, yet very pricey. That said, those who have always wanted to build their own lightsabers will certainly make memories here.
You can build 1 of 4 available hilt themes and receive a cloisonné pin to identify your selection.
Be sure to read our complete guide to Savi’s Workshop for everything you need to know about the experience.
If you’re looking for a similar, yet more affordable experience, you can build a toy lightsaber at Tatooine Traders in Echo Lake at Hollywood Studios.
Droid Depot is yet another unique experience Star Wars fans love. Here, you can either build a droid from the BB-series unit or the R-series unit.
Be sure to read our complete guide to Droid Depot for everything you need to know about the experience.
Monogrammed Mickey ears
What’s better than classic Mickey ears? Classic Mickey ears with a monogram added to them!
You can personalize ears in several different ways, like by adding your name, a number, or a year. Of course, if you add additional artwork or words, that will cost you extra.
Everyone who visits Disney World should have a personalized set of Mickey ears, plus they make a great and special gift.
Have a silhouette drawn to remember your child’s age at the time of your trip or have one done for a special occasion like mother’s/father’s/grandparents day for a truly unique Disney World souvenir.
The artists can do these in as little as 60 seconds.
You can even have your silhouette framed!
These waterproof parasols are pretty to begin with, but even more so when an artist customizes them with artwork.
During special times of the year, you may spot parasols themed to that season. For example, we’ve seen ones with spooky designs for Halloween!
The outdoor stand is described as an interactive glass art station by the Arribas Brothers, where you can design your own decorative fused glass keepsake.
After purchasing a project, you’ll then choose from a variety of glass pieces to customize your artwork.
You can find Glaskunst across from the miniature train area and restrooms.
One of the cheapest souvenirs in all of Disney World are pressed coins, which you can find just about everywhere and collect in pressed coin books.
There are so many pressed penny machines featuring a range of designs, typically themed to the land or attraction they are located by.
Engraved glass items
These shops and carts sell glass items that you can have engraved for a more personal touch. You can choose from crystal figurines, tiaras, jewelry, and more.
Many of these locations have Arribas Brothers crystal and glassware on sale, including cut crystal, blown glass, and crystal figurines.
You can trade pins with other people (including Cast Members), but you can also buy pins that you want as a souvenir for your trip.
During certain times of the year or for special events (like the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party or Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party), exclusive pins will be released.
For more info on how this works, see this pin trading guide.
Disney Parks popcorn buckets are all the rage and beyond popular. Some of the specialty ones even sell out as soon as they are released (we’re looking at you Figment).
They are so cute and even make for fun decorations during special times of the year or good storage in your home, office, or classroom.
If you love popcorn, we definitely recommend purchasing a refillable popcorn bucket, especially so you don’t have to pay full price for popcorn each time.
Mickey soap dispenser
Being able to wash your hands with foaming soap that creates the shape of a Mickey makes for the most magical hand wash ever.
Mickey hand soap dispensers are so fun and different designs are always being released by Disney.
FYI: The $8 price shown above is a special price. We wish they were always this affordable.
Trash can salt and pepper shakers
Disney World is known for having some of the best themed trash cans scattered around the parks and hotels.
Why not profit off that by making Disney trash can salt and pepper shakers? You can typically find new designs based on the time of year and season.
Animal wood carvings and handmade jewelry
Some of the coolest souvenirs you can find at Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and also at the gift shop at Animal Kingdom Lodge are African animals carved out of wood.
Knowing these are made by hand out of work is mind-blowing. They are gorgeous.
Plus, there is also handmade beaded African jewelry nearby that is beyond stunning. You can’t beat the authenticity of these creations.
TRON Identity Program
The TRON Identity Program allows you to create an action figure, or Program, that looks and sounds just like you.
The customization process includes an Image Capture, which will scan your facial features, the chance to select your helmet and body configuration, and whether or not your Program will be an Enforcer, a Combatant, a Scout, or a Heavy Sentry.
You can even choose your team color, along with recording 6 lines of dialogue in your own voice at the Command Input!
It will take about 20 minutes to make your selections. Once you’ve made all of your choices, your Program will be ready within 60 minutes.
There are so many amazing Disney artists, who create unbelievable art of characters, Disney Parks icons, and more special Disney moments.
Even though Epcot has its own festival dedicated art (Festival of the Arts), you can still find Disney art year-round at multiple locations on Disney World property.
Tomorrowland Speedway license
This is a truly fun activity for little ones and it also makes for an inexpensive souvenir.
Near the exit of the Tomorrowland Speedway, you can find three driver’s license photo booths. You simply step inside, pay, and a license prints out as your keepsake!
A free perfume bottle engraving? Yes, please!
On select days at Plume et Palette, you can have a perfume bottle engraved with special designs or names.
Only specific perfumes can be engraved on certain days. Be sure to look for this sign above to see which perfume you must purchase in order to receive the complimentary engraving.
Mickey’s Mini Garden
Anyone who visits Epcot knows just how special Living with the Land is. There’s even the Behind the Seeds tour.
Both teach about farming and show firsthand how Walt Disney horticulturalists are using innovative growing techniques and cross-breeding high-yield crops to help feed a growing planet.
Well, what if you could take a piece of all that home with you?
Mickey’s Mini Garden is a test tube grown from a regeneration of cells from a parent plant so you can regenerate or grow your own plant!
You can choose from several options, like an orchid plant, a cactus, dragon fruit, or a tiger lily. And — it only costs $14!
Party and festival merchandise
The merchandise for these events changes with each new party and festival. During festivals like Festival of the Arts, you can even purchase special Disney artwork.
Do you have questions or other unique Disney World souvenir ideas? Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments!