This week, I touched on a few recent popular collectibles in the Disney Parks, including Pin Trading, Vinylmations, and MagicBands. But there are so many more collectible items out there that it’s great to see what appeals to different people!
I love the trading aspect of pins (and vinyls). But others enjoy finding keepsakes to represent special vacations, anniversaries, and more. (Pins are great for this too!)
Some options include refrigerator magnets or postcards – items many people have collected for decades.
I have a personal “no breakables” rule (which really translates into a desire for “no dustables” if I can help it!). But others love collecting anything from Olszewski miniature scale models and PokitPals to snow globes to Precious Moments dolls representing Disney characters or park attractions.
In the past few years, Disney has started carrying Christmas ornaments year-round in appealing styles such as princess shoes or characters at park attractions. Some locations in the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts will even personalize your ornament with a name or year on it.
A recent instantly popular collectible was the introduction of park-specific Starbucks mugs with the newest addition to be found at the just-opened Starbucks location in Walt Disney World Resort’s Animal Kingdom.
For jewelry fans, charm bracelets have always been a must. Currently Disney partners with PANDORA for unique charms only available in the parks. They also work with Alex and Ani to create specially-designed Disney dangle bracelets.
You may also have women in your life who love the specialized Disney-themed Harveys, Dooney & Bourke or Vera Bradley bags in the parks. You may not think of such things as a collection – but once you have one, you tend to want more!
For those more artistically minded or looking for something to display on a wall, the lesser known Artist Sketch program allows you to purchase matted or framed Disney character sketches hand drawn by Cast Members at the Parks.
And of course there is *the* classic Disney Parks collectible: an ear hat with your name stitched on the back of it! (If you’ve visited a Disney park, you know you have at least one!)
What’s your Disney Parks addiction… I mean… collection?