When reality strikes back in, you begin to realize that although you can't bring the life-sized characters home, you can take their mini-mes instead.
My mission became clear. And that is to find the best, yet most affordable souvenir items around HK Disneyland. No shop remained "unturned."
Right after the 3-D show at PhilharMagic, my family and I went to the souvenir shop right beside the theater.
Armed with a mental list of my loved-ones' tastes and preferences,I started looking through potential gift items. With merely 30 minutes before closing time, I was fortunate enough to discover some great finds.
1. I Love Mickey Black Shirt. HK$ 180.
When I saw this shirt, I can't help but make googly eyes at it from across the store. Think Rebecca Bloomwood from Confessions of a Shopaholic.
I thought that this shirt and I were M-F-E-O (Made For Each Other). With its soft, cottony feel, neon fuschia logo super-imposed in a gorgeous black wash, it finally made sense why I haven't bought a shirt since giving birth. The shirt is for me and me alone. Maybe that was why I got the last piece...hmmm...makes you think, right?
2. Mickey Mouse Heart Red Shirt: HK$ 130.
The soft cottony feel makes it great for toddlers and kids too!
3. Minnie Mouse White Shirt. HK$ 160.
This design seems to be the most popular of all. In fact my sister-in-law Ren saw someone else wearing this inside the theme park and later on at the airport during our flight back to Manila. She herself bought the same thing. I fell in love with the design so I thought to myself that a close friend of mine should have it too.
4. Pin Trading Key Chain. Original Price: HK$ 60. Sale Price: HK$ 33.
For some reason, the Souvenir Shop inside the PhilharMagic Theatre was having a sale. This key chain maybe quite imposing but definitely masculine enough for your guy friends.
5. Mickey and Minnie Key Chains. Original Price: HK$ 120. Sale Price: HK$ 33.
Whichever way you look at them, their simple elegance shines through!
6. Donald Duck and Daisy Duck Key Chain. Original Price: HK$ 60. Sale Price: HK$ 33.
An incredibly cute key chain for those you love the best!
7. Mickey Mouse Silver Necklace. Original Price: HK$ 120. Sale Price: HK$ 33.
Imagine my elation when I found out that this necklace was actually for sale... A great find indeed!
8. Mickey Mouse Pullback Racer. HK$ 45.
Great toy for toddlers! In fact, while I was trying to buy him a hat, he grabbed this Mickey toy from the rest.
9. Mickey Mouse Kid Cap. HK$ 130.
I chose this for its creative design--flappy ears and all, which made me remember my favorite show as a child, The Mickey Mouse Club. The cap is definitely a must-have for your cute tots.
Obviously, Tutapel really really likes his hat!
10. Magnetized Stuff Toys. HK$ 185.
Your trip to Disneyland won't be complete without buying these super cute, immaculately clean duck pair--Donald and Daisy! Eternally a couple, they're "joined at the head" through the power of magnets.
The true stars of the show--Mickey and Minnie, "joined at the head" and forever engraved in our hearts.