Also I 100% agree about the pictures. That's my very favorite souvenir as well.
In fact I should have added to my list that before we left we bought the photopass plus and used the hell out if it, and I genuinely feel like it was worth every penny. I actually really like and appreciate the photopass program. And I particularly like that my husband is actually in some of the pictures then, because he is the family photographer.
We each have our own lightsabers. My husband thinks they're the best souveniers for what you pay for. $20 for a semi custom lightsaber that lights up an makes sounds. We also like to get art prints from the art gallery and I like to get pins too for special events or ride milestones for my son. We also all have a set of ears but we don't always where them, but it's a tradition. We also get a new antenna ball every once in a while. I tend to buy things that are useful or collectable like art or figurines.
Many many years ago my parents finally bought me a glow-in-the-dark skull (it was slightly larger than a baseball) from the shop right outside of POTC. I must have been 9 years old at the time. That is my all-time favorite souvenir from DL. I wish I knew what I did with it!
In the past 4 years of being an APH I have only bought one t-shirt, it is black and has a black and white picture of the very old school characters on it. My wife will buy little knick-knacks occasionally, but none really stand out to me as much as my glow-in-the-dark skull.
Oh yeah, I do collect the Air Fresheners and keep them in the package. I hang them on my wall partition at work.
Mark Twain said it best: “I am more concerned about the return OF my money, than the return ON my money”
I used that ( wow, my font is the page I cut the quote) strategy in my antique business and it didn't work that way, fickle is the demand for any given object. I encounter very few Disneyland as a park collectors ( makes sense being here in the PNW) but many collectors who are item or character specific. Souvenirs as an investment only works if no one is buying the item and yet everyone wants it next year.
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