So keep scrolling to see a few of our favorite Mouse Ear hats as this is our ode to Disney Mouse Ears!
Mouse Ear Hats are a Disney icon, beginning with the 1950s Mickey Mouse Club. Now Mouse Ears are a requirement, and even a rite of passage, for first time visitors to Disneyland or Disney World; and these days, Disney has become a little more creative in their Mouse Ear designs! In addition to the traditional Mickey and Minnie Mouse Ears, you can also find ears themed after just about everything, from Disney Princesses to park attractions and even Disney food!
So keep scrolling to see a few of our favorite Mouse Ear hats as this is our ode to Disney Mouse Ears!
Isn't this cute? It's hard to see, but this hat even has Pluto's tail coming out of the back. We especially like Pluto's tag!
Disney had released one other Cinderella-themed Mouse Ear Hat before, but we like this new design much better! Naturally, we are big fans of the rhinestone glass slipper on the front!
We're not seeing as many of these Mouse Ear Hats around Epcot like we used to, but you can still find a selection at Epcot's Mouse Gear store. We think they're pretty clever and a fun way to represent your favorite country in World Showcase.
At Epcot's American Adventure Pavilion, it's the 4th of July all year round! No matter when you visit Walt Disney World, Heritage Manor Gifts, a small shop next to the American Adventure building, offers unique and inspiring items and souvenirs to help guests show their patriotism. Take a look!
You really can't go wrong with a blend of Disney and Americana, can you? I especially like the Patriot Donald throw pillow!
Looking for something to wear to that Fourth of July Barbecue? You can be "Abe-Solutely-Fab" with this awesome Abraham Lincoln tank! Love the top hat and bow tie touch. It's stylish and historical.
Both of these throw pillows are great, but the top one has to be my favorite. There are few other items similar to this design available in the store too.
If you're a teacher, Heritage Manor Gifts is a great spot to do a little classroom shopping. I think this package of Presidential wooden blocks would be a great classroom tool!
Who doesn't, right?
Another great item for the home...
This blank journal poses a thought-provoking question, "What if you were thinkin' with Lincoln? What would you write?" It would be a great gift for any writer or history buff, or even for teachers and students.
A few other items you can find at Heritage Manor Gifts include history and trivia books, reproductions of the Declaration of Independence and The Constitution, framed prints of the presidents, jewelry, household items, hats, bags, and more!
Be sure to drop in Heritage Manor Gifts at the American Adventure Pavilion to show your American Pride!
Okay, we admit it... We like to shop. In fact, shopping is one of our favorite things to do at Disney World. But can you blame us? Who doesn't like shelves of cuddly plush characters, Disney pins, pixie-dusted bags, and funny tees?
Today, we have collected some of our new favorite items from all around Disney World for a little bit of cyber window shopping. Take a look!
Now at Village Gifts in New Fantasyland, which is a Beauty and the Beast themed store, you can buy your own plush Beast! He looks pretty friendly here and how cute would this plush be in the hands of a little girl dressed like Belle?
MagicBandits are little charms for adding a little decoration to your MagicBand. We've seen the Mickeys and Castles and Star Wars charms before, but now Disney is offering pearl-shaped Mickeys! Classy!
The biggest online buzz when it comes to Disney shopping the past few weeks has been the opening of Downtown Disney's Marketplace Co-Op. This store offers several section, each with their own style of merch. Our favorite is the section offering park and attraction themed items for the home. One of the items we came across at this store is this cute, chalkboard style throw pillow!
...and this sweet Orange Bird pillow!
We also came across stacks of attraction-themed plates ranging from Pirates of the Caribbean to the Jungle Cruise to our favorite, Splash Mountain!
So we have seen these Lumiere lamps online, but the only place we found them at WDW was at the World of Disney Store in Downtown Disney. With a flick of a switch, Lumiere's little flames light up! It's like the ultimate night light!
Are you ready for this Frozen fans? Disney has now released Elsa and Anna themed shoe ornaments! As is with all Frozen merch, the Anna shoes are pretty easy to find; however, Elsa is a different story. Also, just so you know, both Elsa and Anna's signatures are written underneath their respective shoes!
So how great is this? We bet that we will be seeing lots of guys around the park wearing this soon.
We collect themed Mouse Ear hats, and these two are so cute! Of course, we have to point out the glass slipper front and center on Cinderella's hat!
We've only seen a few of these around the park, but hopefully more will be coming! The mine car swings back and forth, just like when riding the attraction, and isn't everyone's favorite dwarfs Dopey and Grumpy?
We absolutely adore this cross-body bag. As you can see, it's decorated with vintage sketches and stamps from the Magic Kingdom, and even has Walt's original business card from his early days! We want it!
The hottest merchandise at Walt Disney World these days is anything from Disney's latest film, Frozen. For months, Disney hasn't been able to keep much of the little Frozen products they have in their stores, particularly anything Elsa!
During our visit to WDW, we searched all through the parks for where you could find the Frozen-themed goods, and here's what we found...
So while this isn't exactly a souvenir, it is delicious and provides that necessary sugar rush to take on Fantasyland. Anyway, we found these sweet Frozen-themed cupcakes in the Starbucks on Main Street USA at the Magic Kingdom.
Supposedly the Olaf cupcake is appropriately carrot cake!
Disney's ear hat and shoe ornaments themed after Disney characters and attraction have been popular for some time now, but we recently discovered that there are now shoe ornaments themed after Elsa and Anna!
Elsa's character signature is underneath the shoe!
Here are the Anna shoes! These were pretty easy to find, but the Elsa shoes were a little more difficult.
We found these signs under shelves of Frozen merch. If this doesn't prove that Frozen is a phenomenon, I don't know what does...
More sweets! We discovered these Olaf apples inside Big Top Souvenirs at Storybook Circus. We think it's pretty impressive, but so is almost everything in this case! We're looking at you, Orange Bird.
So here's a little secret... We discovered that this store, Sir Mickey's, is the place for all things Frozen! It has actually adopted a little Frozen theme as of late too! Just across the way is Castle Couture, which is where you can find almost all the Disney princesses dress, toys, and accessories; but I guess it would just be too crowded to add Frozen to the mix, so they're keeping those items at Sir Mickey's.
Now what everyone is looking for at WDW is Elsa dresses and Elsa dolls. Anna items are usually common, but Elsa is next to impossible! However, Sir Mickey's is the place we would look and they do keep Elsa wigs, Olafs, and Frozen tees regularly in stock.
Yes, we're back to food again; but hey, let's be honest, we can't resist anything sweet or that looks like Olaf!
Anyway, these marshmallow Olafs are covered in white chocolate and decorated with candies. We found them that at most of WDW's bakeries, including Goofy's Kitchen and the Main Street Bakery.
As you can see, I couldn't resist getting one for myself! It was good, but definitely sweet. I purchased mine at the Main Street Bakery and noticed that, unlike others I had seen, this Olaf came on a souvenir Mickey straw, which was an added plus!
This Olaf pin has been around for a few months but has been very hard to find. We actually found this one at Mickey's Star Traders in Tomorrowland; but as our trip came to a close, we began to see more and more Olaf pins surfacing at the shops and stores.
On our way to get coffees at one of Downtown Disney's Starbucks locations, we saw a line gathering outside of the new Co-Op Storefront!
We have been following the store's progress online and were extremely excited about its unique merch!
Now we were seeing this great stuff in person in the store windows!
Cast Members were passing out these Vera Bradley papers to guests; and after asking one of them just what was going on, we were thrilled to learn that the Co-Op was opening today!
The opening ceremony took place at 10:30 am and was something of a production! Mickey was even brought in to cut the ribbon as confetti cannons sent bags of Mickey shaped foil into the air!
(Sorry we couldn't get a picture of Mickey, we were too far back in the crowd...)
As we walked inside...
Now the Co-Op is actually several stores located in one big building. The signs show which section houses which brand.
Our Rating: 5 Glass Slippers
This was our favorite section of the whole store!
Sorry it's blurry! The crowds were intense! We really liked these trashcan salt and paper shakers though. We wanted a few just to have, not to use!
More Magic Kingdom stuff!
One of our favorite stores in all of WDW has to Basin White! This store currently has two locations: the Grand Floridian Resort and Downtown Disney. We, however, always prefer the Grand Floridian location; and during our recent visit, we discovered a few new items!
Yes, this is actually a bar of soap! The plastic bag and plastic fish suspended in the hard, clear soap really sells the cute illusion!
If you haven't noticed, we were thoroughly amused with this item, plus it looks like Nemo!
Basin White always has a cute assortment of soaps and bath bombs, (some of which contain Mickeys!), but this new Disney-themed item really got our attention!
It's a Frozen-themed bar of soap, inspired by Elsa's magical, chilly powers! Cute, right? I guess there is Frozen merchandise for adults too now, isn't there?
At $5.99, that's not too bad when it comes to Disney prices and it would make a great gift for those grown-up Frozen fans at home!
So whether or not you're a fan of the new MagicBands, you've gotta admit that this MagicBand tee is pretty cute!
We came across some unique merchandise at the Flower and Garden Festival and were particularly taken with these cute lip balm packs! Take a look at the labels. They're themed! We really liked the Pirate Pack which reads "tell your tales with four lip liking flavors!"
What a sweet Cinderella mouse ear hat! The bow on top is the perfect touch, don't you think?
We came across this tee in Frontierland. Which mustache fits your mood?
We came across this tank at the American Adventure. Now you can be dapper and patriotic!
It would almost be wrong not to wear this to the Be Our Guest Restaurant!
Bring the style of Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival home with this clever Mickey gardening hat!
First of all, these drawstring bags are the perfect bags to use in the park; and this Flower and Garden Festival design is adorable! Just look at Minnie's bow, it's made out of Lady Bugs!
Want to see my new favorite bag at WDW? It's this vintage canvas tote featuring a gorgeous sketch of a castle, as well as Walt's stitched autograph!
This tote features several old stamps, E-Tickets, and a list of several, original Magic Kingdom lands. It's historical, it's cute, it's stylish... you can't lose with this purchase!
This tote also has a matching wallet, featuring the same design and signature and includes an old fashioned Mickey and Minnie running towards one another on the reverse side. We purchased the wallet, which was a great size and was reasonably priced at only $20 while offering the same design as you would find on the tote.
Anyway, we're really liking the stylish, vintage vibe of these bags and accessories for us grown-up Disney princesses, and we hope that more will come!
There are quite a few new styles and patterns from the popular Disney Dooney and Bourke line these days, and rumor has it that there are more to come! In the meantime, we are showcasing a few of our new favorites! Take a look!
Coming soon is a brand new Dooney just for the 2014 Tinker Bell Half Marathon!
The subtle pattern showcase's several sketches of Neverland's favorite pixie,
and the leather tag even showcases the event title! This new pattern is offered
in two sizes, the one we have pictured and in another larger size. We are sure
these will be very popular!
This is the new "it's a small world" Tassel Bag showcasing the attraction's
famous design inspired by that of Mary Blair! We think this bag is really cute
and we especially like the fact that it's themed around a favorite attraction!
Wouldn't it be great to see more attraction inspired Dooneys? The "it's a small
world" Tassel Bag is currently $285 and is available online!
In celebration of the 5th Anniversary of Disney Dooney and Bourke bags, new
styles will soon be released! One of the new patterns is this sweet design of
Mickey and Minnie in front of Disney castles, ice cream shops, and little
boutiques, possibly a Main Street USA theme? It's elegant and vintage and is hopefully the only beginning of new
styles to come!
The Minnie Mouse Bow pattern has been around for awhile, and it's one of
personal favorites! But now, new sizes have been added, including this satchel.
We think it's a great size and a great look! It's currently $235 and available
Another new size in the Minnie Mouse Bow pattern is the Weekender Bag! Cute,
right? There's plenty of room for new souvenirs and your favorite pair of Mickey Ears in this bag!
Currently, the price for this Dooney is $360 and it is also available online.
So the Christmas Season is officially in full swing and we trust you are busy browsing the stores and marking off names on your Christmas shopping list, or at least meaning to anyway...
Well, if you happen to be at WDW during this festive time of year, you should keep an eye open for a few gift ideas to add a little magic to your holiday. Need a little inspiration? Check out just a few possible Christmas gifts we've stumbled across at WDW!
What would you buy? Would you like to put a little Disney under your tree this year? Let us know!