We all know of Disneyland being the happiest place on earth, what with all the themed rides from our favourite Disney films, the adorable mascots that bring the park alive, and… the souvenirs. It’s virtually impossible to leave the park without snagging home some of Disneyland’s many merchandise.
Not sure what to get? Fret not, we have a list of must-have souvenirs, as well country-exclusives based on the different parks’ offerings. As much as we’d want you to splurge on any and everything that catches your eye, it’s always good to know what are the ones worth your cash.
1. Oriental Disney headbands (Shanghai Disneyland)
Hands up if your favourite disney princess is Mulan! The Asian princess has never gotten her own palace (or ride) — at least not till Shanghai Disneyland came along. So take the chance to feast your eyes on the beautiful Mulan installations, complete with touches of oriental vibe all over the park. While you’re there, don’t forget to pop by any of the Disney stores to get yourself your own oriental princess Disney headband! Gone are the ribbons and frills, but instead beads and peonies reminiscent of classic Chinese TV series My Fair Princess.
2. Duffy & StellaLou plushies and Disney snacks (Disneyland Tokyo)
By now it should already be a known fact: You have to get your hands on the exclusive Duffy plushies when in Tokyo Disneyland. Be it Duffy, StellaLou* or any of their friends, bringing along these furry friends while you conquer Tokyo Disneyland is a must. And if you’re ever in the mood for even more souvenirs, check out the mega tins of exclusive Disney-themed Japanese snacks that you can only get from Disneyland Tokyo. Great for sharing!
*StellaLou merchandise are now available at Hong Kong Disneyland as well.
3. Ratatouille Remy magnets and aprons (Disneyland Paris)
In case you didn’t know, the Ratatouille ride is only exclusive to Disneyland Paris, which would explain the crazy queues each time we’re there. Ratatouille was after all, based in France. And what better way to bring home a piece of Disneyland Paris magic than with Ratatouille merchandise? Our favourites are the Remy magnet, where the prized cheese is in the shape of the Eiffel Tower, as well as the Bon appétit apron, a must-have for any master chef.
4. Grizzly Gulch Cups & Bottles (Hong Kong Disneyland)
Just FYI, if you’re wondering, Grizzly Gulch is a ride that’s exclusive to HKDL. Just looking at the whole array of Grizzly Gulch merchandise is enough to get us dizzy with excitement. Should you be wondering what to pick from the entire range, we suggest the mugs and bottles — both of which have Grizzly Gulch logos printed on. Practical yet exclusive!
5. Mystic Manor Grand Opening Music Box Jumbo Pin & Henry Plush (Hong Kong Disneyland)
There are over 140 Mystic Point souvenirs that park tourists can bring home. These are HKDL exclusives, such as tees, plushies, toys, pins and more! What we would recommend are the Grand Opening Music Box Jumbo Pin and the Albert plush, the loyal monkey companion of Lord Henry. Those who are looking for something more intricate, go for the pin — while those who enjoy hugging a plush around their journey in Mystic Point can pick up the soft toy.
Most Popular Souvenirs Across Parks
6. Star Wars
Honestly, there are wayyyyyy too many Star Wars merch that we want from Disneyland, be it plushies, droids, headgears, lightsabers… you name it, Disney probably has it. The die-hard Star Wars fan can take their pick from a plethora of themed offerings, but should you want something a little more personalised, there are DIY droid stations and lightsaber factories where you can assemble your very own toys.
The Frozen franchise is still running hot, melting the hearts of parents and kids worldwide. Not to mention, the theme song still rings throughout Disneyland in various countries, and we will continue to sing along at every available opportunity. Get in on the Frozen fun with Disney’s merch, ranging from the popular princess outfits, the fan-favourite Elsa and Anna dolls, as well as bags and colouring books.
8. Tsum Tsum
Disneyland probably stocks the largest range of Tsum Tsum toys — from the classic ones, to themed ones. Step into a Tsum Tsum specialty store and you are immediately be blown away by firstly, how insanely adorable the stoic tsum expressions, and then secondly, by the selection range. Apart from the usual soft plushes, there are also mugs, pins, stationary, homeware… basically, everything!
9. Popcorn Buckets
You can never quite tour around Disneyland without a souvenir popcorn basket in hand, can you? Popcorn may cost a little more than usual in the happiest place on earth, but you get a novelty treat holder that can double up as a limited edition decorative item back home. You can get popcorn baskets in just about any Disney character possible, so just keep a lookout for the various popcorn stands in Disneyland!
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