Boys! How Much Will It Cost to Dress Them in Costumes at Walt Disney World?

Boys costumes at Walt Disney World

Can you name more than three Disney Princes? No, that was not a misprint; I really did mean Disney Princes, like a prince. Obviously I am not watching enough Disney movies, because I couldn’t name two.  According to the Disney Wiki, The Disney Princes are an official line-up of male protagonists and deuteragonists (except for Li Shang who is the tritagonist) (??) who are the love-interests of the Disney Princesses. These include The Prince, Prince Charming, Prince Phillip, Prince Eric, Prince Adam and Prince Naveen, who are each born of royal heritage.  Aladdin and Flynn Rider become royalty by marrying princesses. Li Shang and John Smith are not considered royalty but are both still considered a “prince” because their love interests, Mulan and Pocahontas, are official Disney Princesses.

The Magic Kingdom parks are alive with beautiful little princesses running everywhere, dressed to the hilt in Disney designed costumes. Will you spot any little Disney Princes running hither and yonder to grab a FASTPASS? It’s not very likely, unless they were hand made by a mom or grandma.

Read: How Can You Save Money on Disney World Souvenirs? One Four Letter Word…

There be pirates afoot in the Disney Parks, me harties! Terry Fults sent us this photo of her little pirate. “This is my son last summer after The Pirate League. He loved it! Definitely worth the money.”

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 Read: Can You Bring Your Own Food into a Disney World Theme Park?

If you want to pick up your boy’s brand new costume before your vacation, try the Disney Store.com. While you will not find any prince costumes for sale, you can find a couple characters your sons are more likely to recognize.

There is the Jake costume for $39.95, Jake being the star of Disney Junior’s Jake and the Never Land Pirates,which includes the top, pants, wig and bandana, plus there is an accessory set for $10.95, which includes a sword and spyglass. What a way to show swashbuckling style!

Use this link to access the Disney Store.com Jake costume page.  

Disney Junior Jake costumeHow would your Disney Prince like to dress up like Buzz Lightyear? For $44.95, you get the full bodysuit, detachable wings that light up, gloves, a hat, and and a chest plate.

Use this link to Disney Store.com Buzz Lightyear page. 

Buzz Lightyear Disney costume

Disney Store.com also has four costumes for boys from their Marvel Comics series, which include Iron Man “3,” The Hulk, Spider Man, and Captain America.

Use this link to access the Disney Marvel costume collection, with prices ranging from $49.95 to $59.95.

Disney Marvel boy's costumes

And if you want to be original, there is always the home-made route. Jessica Courrier sent us this photo of her little man, who only dresses up for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. “We had an awesome time when my son dressed as Peter Pan though! Hook came to the end of his line to “fight” with our Pan. At Peter Pan’s Flight, an awesome CM took our little guy to the front of “his” ride. He loved how everyone treated him as if he really was Peter Pan! One of our favorite nights at the Magic Kingdom.” 

Read: Who Would Pay $29 for a Disney World Dessert? You Should!

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Amanda is a Disney Vacation Club Member and Annual Pass holder. Her amazing husband, band director Carl Major, plus three teen children and two dogs keep her busy. Amanda teaches Leadership to high school seniors in the almost-coastal town of Foley, Alabama. Read about her cheapskating local vacations with this link. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, walking somewhere, or paddling a kayak. Life is indeed a blast. 

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Disney’s Senses Spa at the Grand Floridian Resort: How to Go for Cheap!

Senses Spa wet room

Updated for 2017!

Cheap is a relative term; we’ll get to that in a minute.

I think that old saying about needing “a vacation from your vacation” probably originated from a trip to a theme park at peak capacity. Sometimes, a Disney Princess just wants to get away from it all and spend some quality time being pampered. What better place to spend a few hours of  princess-pampering time than the newly “re-imagined” Senses Spa at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. If you’ve looked into accommodation pricing there lately, you know this place is like on the top-tier of Disney Resort room pricing.

So can you afford a trip to the Senses Spa?

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If You Can’t Stay in Disney World’s Cinderella Suite, Can You Afford a Disney Princess Bedroom?

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Where do you want to stay at Disney World? Whenever I hear the answer “Cinderella Castle,” it’s always a little bitter-sweet. How sweet to want to stay in that stunning castle, yet the bitter part comes when you realize almost none of us average mortals will ever stay in the elusive Cinderella Suite perched high inside the castle.

Walt Disney had planned for a “suite” to be built for his family to use, but he passed nearly five years before the Magic Kingdom even opened. The space was not used for anything remotely regal until it was announced in 2006 that the Cinderella Suite had been created.  The suite was used throughout the 2007 “Year of a Million Dream” promotion, where one family was chosen each day for a night’s stay. So you cannot make reservations to stay there, and unless you are a super star like Kevin Jonas or Tom Cruise, you won’t be receiving a royal invitation for a sleepover anytime soon.

Read: Can a Disney Princess Afford a Vacation at Disney World’s Bay Lake Tower Resort? 

Cinderella Suite Bedroom Suite

These beautiful photos were found on Matt Jylha Photography, mattjylha,com, and you will notice the deep rich color of the dark wood, the darker tones of the bedding and floors, and all that fantastic stone and tile. While this may appeal to your average 40-year-old Disney Princess, sleeping in this dark-colored, cold-floored room would probably not appeal to the average Disney Princess crowd under ten.

Any chance you could bring any of that Cinderella Suite magic into your little princess’s bedroom? Sure, if you have the cash…

Disney Princesses

Rooms to Go, home of magical rooms and accessories for your little princess, has teamed up with the Disney Company to bring magical princess-themed bedroom furniture to your little princess.  All the images and parts of the descriptions you see are from the Rooms to Go website, which you can access using this link.

We’ve updated these with 2017 prices, and there are more bedroom sets available since this article was published in 2013.

The Disney Princess 6 Piece Twin Carriage Bedroom

Dreams begin with this whimsical Cinderella carriage bed. Featuring a tent and canopy, this magical bed is made of scrolled metal high-lighted with an appealing white-gold finish. The crown feature on top has “princess” bow detailing. “Fitting for a princess, the carriage bed evokes images of happily ever after.”

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The dresser, carriage bed, and oval mirror are $999.00 before tax and delivery. The mattress set is not included and neither is the bedding.

 Read: Can a Disney Princess Afford to Stay at a Disney Resort? Check Out These Prices!!

The Disney Princess White Five Piece Twin Poster Bedroom

Designed to appeal to a your little princess, the poster bed is exquisitely detailed, with bed posts adorned with sparkling crystal finials and fluted spool feet. The curved head and footboard feature lovely ribbons and bows details. A high/low bed locking system allows the bed height to grow with your daughter.

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The three-piece twin poster bed, dresser, and oval mirror are $1088.00 before tax and delivery.  The mattress set is not included and neither is the bedding.

 Read: Can a Disney Princess Afford to Stay at the Contemporary Resort at Christmas?

The Disney Princess White Five Piece Twin Sleigh Bedroom

You can encourage fairy tale dreams by tucking your little girl into the enchanting princess sleigh bed. Crafted with a white finish, the bed offers intricate detailing like extensive roses, ribbons and bows, with a slightly brushed metallic effect. A high/low bed locking system will allow the bed height to grow with your daughter and accommodate a trundle-bed, which is sold separately.

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The dresser, three-piece twin sleigh bed, and heart mirror are $1,399.00 before tax and delivery. The mattress set is not included and neither is the bedding. A trundle unit is sold separately, and this bed is also available in dark cherry-style wood.

Read: Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique: Can A Cheapskate Afford To Become A Disney Princess?

Disney Princess Cherry Six Piece Twin Sleigh Bedroom

Crafted with a rich cherry finish, this bed offers the same intricate detailings the bed above – extensive roses, ribbons and bows on the shaped headboard, footboard and rails. This bed also has the high/low bed locking system. The matching furniture pieces feature curved drawer fronts and custom hardware.

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The dresser, three-piece twin sleigh bed, mirror, and nightstand are $1479.00 before tax and delivery. The mattress set is not included and neither is the bedding.

Click here to go to the Rooms to Go Disney Princess Bedroom collection.

What are you missing? Pink paint for the walls, curtains, an area rug, decorator pillows, and there is a fancy chandelier in the Rooms to Go photos.  It’s the small details that make a room, but it’s the large furniture pieces that start you on your way to sleeping like royalty.

 Read: Life Lessons With a Disney Twist: Teach Kids to Be Appreciative

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Amanda is a Disney Vacation Club Member and Annual Pass holder. Her amazing husband, band director Carl Major, plus three teen children and two dogs keep her busy. Amanda teaches Leadership to high school seniors in the almost-coastal town of Foley, Alabama. Read about her cheapskating local vacations with this link. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, walking somewhere, or paddling a kayak. Life is indeed a blast. 

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Can You Afford Those Adorable Disney Princess Costumes at Walt Disney World?

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Updated for 2018!

We asked some of our  Cheapskate Princess Facebook Fans what they thought about the princess dresses and accessories. Did they bring their own along on vacation or splurge on site for a treat suitable for royalty? [Read more…]

How Can You Look Like a Disney Princess? Start With Their Make Up!

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Those Disney Princesses sure are pretty. If you ask a little girl to say one word about her favorite princess, chances are she will answer “She is pretty.” How do they do it, work so hard all day and still look amazing? I’m sure we cal all agree that it’s their choice of make up, naturally!  Come on, admit, it, make up is the first word that popped into your mind. [Read more…]

12 Disney Craft Ideas from Pinterest for the Disney Princess on a Budget!

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It’s expensive to be a Disney Princes, all those ball gowns and tiaras, the upkeep on the castle. What’s an ordinary gal to do if the Fairy Godmother hasn’t dropped a money tree into our back yard if we want to decorate our homes and bodies in cute Disney inspired stuff? We have to get a little crafty, try some DIY/Do It Yourself projects rather than drop a fortune in the Disney Resort gift shops and the Disney Store online. We can head off to our happy place and make some cool stuff.

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1st Trip To Disney? Seven Ways MagicBands Can Improve Your Vacation

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Updated for 2018!

Back in January of 2013, Tom Staggs, Chairman of the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, described how the Disney Company would be rolling out a collection of tools at the Walt Disney World Resort called MyMagic+, providing guests with more opportunities to customize and personalize their entire visit. MyMagic+ would allow guests to book guaranteed ride times for their favorite shows and attractions even before setting foot in the parks. MyMagic+ was designed to enable guests to spend more time together, thereby creating a more enjoyable experience for everyone.

Staggs said, “Linking the entire MyMagic+ experience together is an innovative piece of technology we developed called the MagicBand.” [Read more…]

The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Disney World’s NEW & Improved Main Street Bakery (Starbucks)

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It was Walt Disney that said, this sentence so often quoted in regard to his humongous and ever-changing empire, “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” Quite a few eyebrows were raised by Disney fans everywhere when it was announced that Starbucks was taking over the Magic Kingdom’s beloved Main Street Bakery. Change – it happens all the time at Disney World. They change the flowers. They tear down Mickey and Minnie’s homes and put up a circus. They build new resorts. They tear down shows and put in Star Wars Land (Ok, that’s still rumor. Just seeing if you are paying attention.) Change.

Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.

 Read: Avoid These 10 Mistakes That Can Wreck a Disney World Vacation

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“I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.” That’s another of my favorite Walt Disney quotes, and really how I approach any news of coming changes within the gates of WDW. I like to be optimistic, be hopeful, but I lost this one. The Disney Main Street Bakery that I knew and loved is gone.

I managed to score four tickets for a preview into The NEW Main Street Bakery on Father’s Day, June 16th, 2013, the last day of our summer Disney vacation. Walking by on the way to snag FASTPASSES to Space Mountain 20 minutes after park opening, I saw two Cast Members handing out tickets. Forget Space Mountain…I shoved my husband and sons into the waiting line. I thought they were tickets just to get in the door for a soft opening preview. Imagine my surprise when it was tickets for free food and drinks. Woohoo! FREE! I looked at my husband and said,”Happy Father’s Day!”

 Read: If You Want to Save Time and Money on Disney World Food, Eat Now and Not Then!

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Here’s a breakdown for you, trying to be as unbiased as possible, because while I fear change as a general rule, I also try to embrace it so I can keep moving forward.

The Good

I love all improvements to buildings, rides, and whatever the Disney Company chooses to “plus.”  The term “plus it” was commonly used by Walt Disney to  mean making further improvements to a project, no matter if it was a film, a television show, or a theme park. You Starbucks fans have been “plussed.” There are a lot of coffee/latte options, and The Bakery smells of delicious Starbucks Coffee. After years of reading complaints about whatever coffee Disney was serving, apparently Nescafe, you guys will be happy.

My husband said the breakfast sandwich he ate was really good, probably one of the best “meals” he had eaten on Disney property during our vacation.

My piece of berry coffee cake was Ok; it was better than a Wilderness Lodge brownie I once ate, but not as good as the Lemonade Cupcake they served at the Contempo Cafe last summer. Average.

I have read online that those people on the Disney Dining Plan (DDP) will be able to purchase food and drinks here that will count as snack credits. This is great news if you were planning to buy your Caramel Macchiato here anyway, because that’s one less expense.

 Read: Can You Afford the Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party at Disney World?

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My sons said their Vanilla Bean Latte was fabulous.

We didn’t actually get a coffee. This Disney Princess is no fan of coffee or latte from anywhere, so I let them enjoy it.

The Cast Members are as delightful as ever. They were helpful, smiling, and exactly what I have come to expect from Disney employees. They did not disappoint. The Cast Member that got us the vouchers actually went back into the building to get them for us, and we thanked her no less than three times. This is Disney World at its finest.

The floors were lovely, the wood trim was warm and inviting, and the brick work was a nice touch. It’s nothing to do cartwheels over, but the building has been updated. I personally liked the old building, but this change in appearance is still a positive.

Disney changes the Main Street Bakery

The Bad

Those Bakery fans who loved all the food they offered previously will be disappointed, or I was in a huge way. I never ate breakfast at the old Main Street Bakery, but  Cheapskate Princess Facebook Fans said there was a ham and cheese croissant on the breakfast menu that was fabulous. No croissant items are listed on the new menu.

Remember the famed Main Street cinnamon roll?

Disney World Main Street Cinnamon Roll

It’s no longer on the menu.

I remember an apple turnover bigger than my hand. My youngest son and I split one like six years ago on the sidewalk outside The Bakery. How do I remember? Because it was that yummy, better than any bakery food I have in my home town.

I remember a massive slice of chocolate cake. I remember a chocolate chocolate-chip muffin with white powdered sugar sprinkled on top. I remember carrot cake, because while I am not a fan, my middle child certainly is. He bought a slice every trip with his own money. Come to think of it, I probably remember too many yummy calorie-filled snacks.

Read: Can You Bring Your Own Food into a Disney World Theme Park? 

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I remember a cinnamon roll so huge we split it in fourths. Word has it this treat has been relocated to Gaston’s Tavern in the new Fantasyland, which is not open as far as I know after Wishes, and it’s like two miles away from Main Street. OK, it feels like two miles, but it’s probably just one-quarter of a mile away. And I know there are fans of Le Fou’s Brew out there, don’t send me hate mail, please, but I thought that drink was blah at best, cold apple juice at worst, and I only set foot in the door once despite the amazing night-time lighting.

I don’t think of the new Fantasyland as the place to eat my Main Street Bakery cinnamon roll. What I knew is gone, and Starbucks stole it.

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All my yummy snacks, the ones I looked forward to from The Bakery, are gone, gone, gone the way of Snow White’s Scary Adventure, or at least when I was there for the preview visit.

In Internet chatter regarding the new Bakery, many people have remarked that Disney is filled with corporate sponsorships, in fact there is an Edy’s Ice Cream Parlor almost door. My issues with the changes are not about branding and corporate sponsorships. I don’t buy coffee anywhere, so I honestly don’t care what brand of coffee is being served; it could be Goofy’s Coffee Company for all I care. Most people i know go to Starbucks for the quality of coffee, not necessarily for a snack. There are snacks all over the Magic Kingdom, and I was one of those people who ate here for the quality of the snack.

I wrote two paragraphs ago, “What I knew is gone, and Starbucks stole it.” A Reddit reader found this to be “a bit over-the-top.” Well, I’m going to stand by that as far as the food. Starbucks may have brought in a tremendous taste improvement as far as coffee, but it dropped substantially in terms of quality of snacks. That cake pop below is pretty, but it’s no match quality-wise for any of the foods I mentioned they served previously.

Bring in your Starbucks Frappuccinos, your Goofy’s Coffee, your Coca Cola coffee, (insert any brand here) but leave the Bakery snacks as they were. I read a review where it was pointed out that The Main Street Bakery wasn’t actually baking their food items on site. Neither is Starbucks, so why change up a good thing?

But hey, things change, and the menu might as well.

Wiping a formerly sugar-filled tear…

Starbucks Disney snacks

The Ugly

There is no seating now. This was a horrible realization for my family. Both my sons asked where we would sit with our food. Well, dears, mommy doesn’t exactly know.

This has really messed up my after “Wishes” snack plans in a royal Cinderella Castle-sized way. I was one of those die-hard Disney fans that watched people walking down Main Street toward transportation – on their way home  – while I enjoyed a snack in The Bakery. It was like a secret we knew, along with thousands of other Disney fans, that when the Magic Kingdom closes, you get a snack and stay a while. Some of us waited so long they kindly reminded us it was time to go now.

Starbucks stole the seats, and now there are a couple small (probably granite) counters to stand at. Listen, I’ve stood enough by 11 p.m. I liked my table. My kids liked the tables. We sat and watched the glass blowers in Crystal Arts next door. We watched sleepy kids sit in mom and dad’s laps and eat snacks. We talked about what we would order on our next visit. We watched parents fight, lovers share snacks with one fork, girls rip off princess dresses in preparation for a good night’s sleep beginning in a stroller. We watched a lot. We ate a lot of snacks on those small tables through the years, and if there wasn’t table space, you sat on the bar by the wall.

We enjoyed a lot of late night snacks in the Main Street Bakery, had some good conversations, made some vacation plans.

Goodbye tables and yummy snacks. Hello…Starbuck’s coffee? Hello Starbuck’s cookie standing at a counter? Readers have remarked that “it’s silly to get mad about this kinda stuff,” and that I was being “nitpicky” and “complaining just to complain.” I say to them…you never enjoyed a great snack here with family, because if you had, you would know what you are missing out on in the future.

Disney Main Street Sarbucks

If the worst I can say is there is nowhere to sit, then that’s not all that bad, really. It’s a nice, clean shop with reasonable prices and friendly staff.

What I have lost is memories, and a table and chair on which to make future memories. Yeah, yeah, there are tables down the street  and at the train station, but ya know, change is hard.

I’ll be back, but not like I was. I’ll stop in if I need a cold drink, because they do not lack in available soda bottles. I’ll stop in if my high school-aged daughter wants to get a latte, even though we have a Starbucks offering the same latte just 10 minutes from my house.  I’ll be back if I want to accompany my husband as he purchases another breakfast sandwich, and I’ll walk with him while he eats it, hoofing it down the sidewalk on the way to more FASTPASSES.

Wait…Disney just changed the Fastpass system too. Wow, change can be hard!

But I won’t like it, not like I used to. I’ll just have to find a “new” favorite snack spot, maybe in different  park. We found a great coffee shop in Hollywood Studios with the coldest air EVER and a really great cherry pastry over by Star Tours. Yea, maybe I’ll go there and pout and talk about what was, how the Main Street Bakery used to be when my kids were kids.

 Read: 103 Fabulous Vacation Planning Articles for Walt Disney World Fun!

Disney Starbucks

When I think of “Main Street,” the kind Walt Disney so fondly remembered from his childhood, I think of soda fountains, quaint stores, and cafes where I could spend time with family and friends. I don’t think of drive-through windows and taking my coffee to go. I’m on vacation to get away from my McDonald’s Happy Meal world. I’d like a table to have a seat, rest my feet, plan my next stop, with my vacation-weary butt parked in a chair.

I didn’t win this round of change, but I truly have high hopes for that Cars Land rumor.

Stop by when Starbucks, I mean the new Main Street Bakery, and see for yourself. Let us know what you thought… 

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Amanda Major CheapskatePrincess.comAmanda Major is the creator of cheapskateprincess.com. She remembers her first visit to Magic Kingdom like it was yesterday, because she had a ham sandwich tucked in her shorts pocket. The whole family snuck in their lunch; you can’t make that kinda stuff up. 40 years worth of trips to Orlando later, she is still trying to save money on vacations.

Amanda is a Disney Vacation Club Member and Annual Pass holder. Her amazing husband, band director Carl Major, plus three teen children and two dogs keep her busy. Amanda teaches Leadership to high school seniors in the almost-coastal town of Foley, Alabama. Read about her cheapskating local vacations with this link. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, walking somewhere, or paddling a kayak. Life is indeed a blast. 

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Disney Dooneys Too Pricey? Disney World Handbags Under $40

Dooney & Bourke handbag

This article was published back in 2013. Some of these handbags may not be available in 2017, although some are still sold on property.

A Cheapskate Princess current with fashion trends knows a Dooney and Bourke handbag is the height of Disney Princess fashion. Other than gold jewelry, there aren’t too many Disney souvenirs I can think of that are more pricey than a D&B purse. The majority of Dooney and Bourke handbag owners say they are very happy with almost every aspect of their Dooney handbag, from quality down to every day appeal.

What seems to hold most princesses back from purchasing a Disney Dooney is the cost. Have you seen the prices on Dooney and B0urke handbags this year? Use this link and then check back here.

 Read: Can a Cheapskate Princess Afford a Dooney & Bourke Disney Handbag?

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We’re not all prepared to drop $100 to over $300 on a vacation-themed purse. What sort of options does that leave us with if we don’t want to kill our vacation budget but still be able to wear our love for Disney on our arm?

Priced at a quite reasonable $34.95, the Disney Parks are offering several options for Disney Princess fashion at a Cheapskate Princess price.

This red Minnie Mouse handbag features her classic red, black and white theme with an image and Minnie’s signature. $34.95.

Minnie Mouse Disney World purse

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This black handbag rings in at $34.95, with Minnie’s name featured prominently and her trademark red (satin in this case) bow fastened to the side.

Minnie Mouse handbag

This white handbag features both Minnie and Mickey Mouse and Pluto in what I call the “old cartoon style.” $34.95

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Read: Move Over Disney Dooney & Bourke…Make Way for the Disney Vera Bradley!

And our last bag in this style, also ringing up at just $34.95, has Bambi, Dumbo, the Disney logo, plus Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse’s signatures. This is the most colorful handbag of the bunch.

Disney purse

While these handbags were photographed at BVG (Bay View Gifts) at the Contemporary Resort, you can find them throughout the parks and resort gift shops.

Want to show the gals at work or PTA meetings your love for a Disney vacation without sacrificing a mortgage payment?  These handbags may be just what you need. You’ll have to pick them up on property though, because they do not appear to be available at the Disney Store.  If you would like to see the bags they do have available online, use this link. 

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1st Trip to Disney World? Should You Buy Souvenirs Before Your Vacation?

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Updated for 2018!

What two things keep me from saving money on a Disney vacation? Food and souvenirs. I can save money on accommodations, be it staying off property or waiting for a super sale, you know, the kind advertised on television right now where you can save up to 30% on select WDW resorts. I could save money on food if we could travel during the Free Disney Dining promotions, but we can never seem to get away during the golden days of free food. I can also bring my own meals and snacks into the parks, and that saves a great deal of money, even if it’s not as fun as eating a counter service meal at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe.

But souvenirs?

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If you’re like this Cheapskate Princess, you enjoy reading as much as you can about Disney resorts, merchandise, restaurants and entertainment. But we live in a fast-paced world where it’s tough to keep up with everything.

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Gotta Have it! 12 Cheapskate Extravagances at Walt Disney World

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Updated for 2018!

There is no one size fits all Disney vacation. You can customize your trip to fit your needs and desires, sprinkling as much Pixie Dust as you can afford to spread. From Value to Deluxe Resorts, standard park tickets to Annual Passes, and Signature Restaurants to cereal in your hotel room, there is seemingly no end to the choices you can make concerning your Disney experience.

I always believe it’s a good idea to ask real people who spend lots of hard-earned money on vacations what they thought of experiences, accommodations, and purchases before I decide where and when to drop my Disney money. We asked our Cheapskate Princess Facebook fans, “What is the one thing you’ll spend money on for a Disney vacation, even if it’s pricey?

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