Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Nov 2, 2009
    Margaret from WI Asked

    1st trip to Disney with 3 girls: ages 7, 6, and 3. We would like to purchase Disney Dollars ahead of time for them to spend as they would like. How much would you recommend we give to each of them so they could buy a few trinkets and say, a tshirt?

    Margaret,

    What fun ages for a Disney vacation!  You will have a great time.

    I think the answer to your question hinges on what the trinkets might be, as those prices can really vary.  I think instead of giving you a dollar amount, I might best be able to answer your question by giving you a few sample prices of popular souvenirs (prices are approximate and current as of 10/09).  You can decide from there what your girls might like and establish a budget.

    classic Mouse ears - $10 and up
    t-shirts - $20 and up
    stuffed animals - $15 and up
    trading pins - $9 and up
    Disney Crocs - around $35
    charm bracelet - around $10
    charms - $4 and up
    figure sets - $12 and up

    Those are a few of my daughters' favorites. 

    If you are looking for ways to save money on souvenirs, I strongly suggest visiting your local Disney Store or Disney Store online to purchase t-shirts, stuffed animals, and other Disney merchandise at a reduced cost.  I also like to stop by the dollar store and buy glow sticks for the kids to play with at night.  I pay $1/dozen and it keeps the girls from asking for expensive light-up toys in the parks at night (and believe me, they are everywhere!)  Another tip I have is to bring along some kid makeup and purchase a tiara or hairpiece in Downtown Disney.  You can give your girls a mini-makeover for a fraction of the price of a Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique visit!

    Have a wonderful vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, Kentucky

I'm a member of the original 2008 Moms Panel and am happy to be back again to help you plan! We are DVC members who visit 2-3 times per year with our 3 young daughters, and I am only one visit away from being able to say I've stayed in every Disney resort! Learn More About Heather

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