Unique Disney World Souvenirs You’ll Love at Home

by Shannon

Souvenirs are one of the ways we commemorate the vacations we take throughout our lives. These keepsakes serve as a daily reminder of the wonderful experiences we had on our trip.

There are literally thousands of fun souvenir choices at Walt Disney World; but if you’re looking for something besides the traditional Minnie ears headband or spirit jersey, these souvenirs will be right up your alley!

8 Unique Disney Souvenirs

Personalized Silhouette

One of my all-time favorite souvenirs is the silhouette cut-out from Magic Kingdom.

These are not only affordable, but they’re a keepsake that you will actually want to display in your home. If you visit Disney World annually, be sure to get a silhouette each year — such a fun way to display your child’s growth!

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Haunted Portrait

Caricatures are a souvenir you can pick up anywhere but a haunted portrait is special to the Magic Kingdom.

At Momento Mori (a fun shop near the Haunted Mansion) you can have your picture taken and transformed into a spooky ghost portrait you’ll display for Halloween’s to come. These eerie photos are a lot of fun and an extra unique souvenir if you’re attending Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

Popcorn Bucket

Disney World releases fun new popcorn buckets all the time! Not only will you be able to snack on popcorn during your entire vacation (with $2.00 refills) but you also can bring the bucket home for family movie nights or display!

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We actually use a lot of our fun buckets in our playroom as small toy storage!

Christmas Ornament

Throughout each park and at Disney Springs, you’ll find year round Christmas shops. There are 100’s of different ornaments to choose from (you can even have them personalized!). Grab a special ornament to commemorate your family trip each year at the holidays.

Disney Mug

Take the magic of Disney home with you and enjoy it every morning with your coffee! Mugs are my personal favorite souvenir and as a result, I’ve amassed quite the collection. Ha!

Disney offers a ton of different mugs at the parks and each of the Starbucks locations in the parks offer a “You Are Here” mug as well which are super fun to collect!

Pick a Pearl

At the Japan pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase, you can create an extra special souvenir in an interactive experience. Select an oyster and watch as the pearl inside is revealed in a fun ceremony.

After your mystery pearl has been exposed, you can have it set into a beautiful piece of jewelry that will remind you of your trip for years to come.

Pressed Penny

If you have little ones then look no further as you’ve found the *perfect* souvenir. Pressed pennies are less than a dollar and a lot of fun for kids to make.

There are hundreds of pressed penny machines throughout the parks and resorts. Whether you bring home one, or start a collection, this keepsake is as inexpensive as it gets.

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Character Autographs

Instead of a traditional autograph book, bring a photo frame mat with you to the parks for the characters to sign. Once you’re home, print out your favorite photo from your trip to frame inside of the signed mat.

Not only is this a wonderful keepsake, it doesn’t cost anything at the park!

Follow along on all of our Walt Disney World fun on Instagram @brbgoingtodisney! I share tips and tricks LIVE from the parks each week on Stories! See you there!

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1,221 comments

Betsy August 19, 2019 - 11:03 am

We can’t wait to do the silhouettes with our kids our next trip!

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Jamie August 19, 2019 - 11:07 am

Great ideas for souvenirs! You are the best at this! Thanks!

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Sarah August 19, 2019 - 11:16 am

Great ideas!!
Thanks for sharing 😊

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Jen August 19, 2019 - 11:17 am

Thanks for the great ideas! I’ve been collecting the Starbucks mugs. They are the perfect size for my morning coffee. Looking forward to start collecting popcorn buckets and getting a silhouette of my kiddos!

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Kristina August 19, 2019 - 11:17 am

We LOVE our silhouettes! We’ve done them for each of our children and they bring me so much joy!

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Becka August 19, 2019 - 11:18 am

The penny is the best for smalls! They can carry about and share with friends. If lost or misplaced you haven’t lost a huge investment.

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Rose August 19, 2019 - 11:24 am

Wonderful ideas, especially if you are on a budget or an AP holder and go all the time and the kids always ask for something.

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Stephanie August 19, 2019 - 11:30 am

Um hello beautiful Starbucks cups! Can’t wait to bring one back for myself after our trip in December!

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Yin August 19, 2019 - 11:47 am

Last month we went to Disney, and we loved your non-traditional souvenirs tips!

My kids enjoyed their popcorn buckets the most, and the $2 refills cannot be beat. It’s also vegan and safe for my kids who have food allergies and have a more difficult time enjoying the snacks at the park.

Collectible pennies are a must wherever we travel. It’s a cheap souvenir that I allows my kids to get, and they’re so happy even if they’re not walking out with a big ticket item.

This is the first time that we did the silhouette cut-outs, and my husband was so impressed. It’s on display in our foyer, and it’s a happy reminder of our trip every time I pass it.

Thanks again for all of your great tips and advice.

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Sarah August 19, 2019 - 11:48 am

Adding silhouettes to the list for our next trip! So cute!

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Jenny August 19, 2019 - 11:49 am

Thanks! We’ll definitely check out the Haunted portrait!

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Megan August 19, 2019 - 11:52 am

Love these ideas! We’re big Disney Starbucks mug people. 😂 I can’t wait to do the silhouette with our little guy!

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Michele August 19, 2019 - 11:56 am

So excited to do all the penny presses this trip with my 4 year old son!

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Julie August 19, 2019 - 11:57 am

Awesome read!! Thank you for the ideas 🙂 I started following and reading a few months ago and even tho I don’t have kids I find so many tips and tricks for our first Disney trip. We are heading there for our honeymoon in 2 weeks 🙂 These souvenir ideas we’re great!!

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Gabby August 19, 2019 - 12:16 pm

I love all these ideas. We collect Starbucks mugs wherever we go, so I can’t wait to grab at least one from WDW.
My daughter has recently discovered the joys of pressed pennies, so I’m sure she’ll be all over that at the parks.
Thanks for sharing!

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LeAnne August 19, 2019 - 12:20 pm

Such cute ideas! I am so excited to get a silhouette of our daughter during her first trip to Disney this winter. I always walked by those stands and never realized how amazingly talented those cast members are and what a cute souvenir to take home!

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Becky August 19, 2019 - 12:28 pm

Never heard of haunted mansion souvenir portraits!!! So needing to do this our next visit. Thanks for this post!!

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Britton B August 19, 2019 - 12:33 pm

A HAUNTED portrait?! Talk about the perfect Halloween decor for every year after getting that. Just told my husband that we are getting it and he has no choice 😂

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Amanda August 19, 2019 - 1:01 pm

Love the silhouettes we did last year. Definitely doing the pearls this year since it will be the first time my kids to epcot. Question: what type of frame have you used for character autographs

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Elizabeth Moore August 19, 2019 - 1:10 pm

Love these ideas! We did the silhouettes for the first time earlier this year and they are PERFECT! Can’t wait to get more as my kiddos grow!

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Diane M. August 19, 2019 - 1:22 pm

I’m headed to Disney in October and I can’t get wait to get a silhouette done for my 2 year old daughter!

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Joyce August 19, 2019 - 1:30 pm

Great ideas for souvenirs! We do some of those already but I love the idea of enjoying the popcorn bucket at home for movie nights!! Will have to add one to our must grab list on our next trip. 😊

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Allison August 19, 2019 - 2:16 pm

We have many of the souvenirs listed! We bring our popcorn bucket to the movie theater. We get a big bucket and then put some in our Disney bucket for our 4 year old. She didn’t quite understand the last time we went why the theater wouldn’t put popcorn in her Disney bucket.

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Afton August 19, 2019 - 2:36 pm

We go once a year and do pressed Pennies and portraits and love looking back at them! Such great souvenirs!!

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Christine August 19, 2019 - 3:55 pm

Great ones for sure!!

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Megan August 19, 2019 - 4:04 pm

Love getting Christmas ornaments! I always tuck it away and then it’s a fun surprise when I bring it out when the holidays roll around.

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Stephanie August 19, 2019 - 4:20 pm

I have done several of these. Can’t wait to try the pick a pearl and the silhouette portrait!

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Bailey August 19, 2019 - 4:57 pm

I’m definitely going to do a silhouette next time I’m at MK! Such a great price for a special keepsake

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Amanda August 19, 2019 - 5:35 pm

I had no idea about the haunted portrait! Do they still do that? I’m so excited!

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Nicole August 19, 2019 - 7:11 pm

me and my husband on our honeymoon did pressed pennies everytime we had change. we taped them into our disney photo album and love looking at them any time we look at pictures

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Meghan August 19, 2019 - 7:26 pm

These are great ideas! I never knew about the haunted portrait and I LOVEEEE halloween decor. I’ll definitely be hitting that one up!

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Laura August 19, 2019 - 7:31 pm

I can’t wait to do the silhouettes on our next trip! (Whenever that may be?!) I love the Starbucks mug and Christmas ornament – I keep the most recent one out year round lol

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Xenia August 19, 2019 - 10:07 pm

Thank you for sharing! Because if you I was able to find out about the silhouette pictures and I also thought it was so cute ! I’m thinking of trying it September when we go!

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Michelle D August 19, 2019 - 10:23 pm

The silhouettes are my absolute favorite and a must do!!

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Nicole Y August 19, 2019 - 11:13 pm

Love these 🥰 hope to do pick a pearl next time we go it has been on my list for two years and haven’t done it yet!!! So much Disney so little time. Have my character autograph frame from May with no picture still

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