I recently found some great finds at my local Dollarama store (Canadian Co.) for my upcoming trip that I thought I would share to help save you money. If you have other dollar store recommendations, please share!
UPDATE: I recently updated this post with new 2015 items I found at my local Dollarama store that I thought would be great money savers for your next Disney trip or family vacation. The one thing that really stood out for me was the influx of Disney’s Frozen merchandise, so if you have any Frozen friends in your family, this is the time to stock up on some very affordable goodies!
Disney Travel Mugs and Cups for Kids – $2 at Dollarama – $6.95 (different styles) at Disney Store.
Disney Travel Pillows – $3 at Dollarama – Over $20 on Amazon.ca and Well.ca (different styles)
Disney Princesses Jewellery and Hair Accessories – $2 at Dollarama
Travel Size First Aid Kit and Other Travel Accessories and Supplies – $2 and under at Dollarama
Disney’s Frozen Pez – $2 at Dollarama – Could not find these sold in single packages online in Canada but you can get them in bulk quantities at Walmart.com
Minnie Mouse Headband for kids – $2 at Dollarama – Over $20 (different styles) at Disney Store.
Glow sticks – $ 2 at Dollarama – In the evenings, Disney sells glow in the dark products for the parades and fireworks; I found my young sons to be perfectly happy with these and they felt just like “the other kids” and their $10 and over glow products from Disney. Buy some extra ones and offer them to the kids around you at the parade and they’ll be delighted!
Autograph books – Use these cute sticker books ($2 at Dollarama) as your autograph book during your Disney Character meets. The official ones at Disney range from $7.95 to $17.95. Because of the glossy pages, you’ll need to also bring permanent markers (like Sharpies). Tip: Bring the markers in different colours to make your autograph book more fun!
View my blog post on other alternative autograph book ideas.
Rain Ponchos – $2 for adults and children from Dollarama – $10 at Disney World
Disney books – $2 at Dollarama – Great for reading on the planes or in cars and at the hotel to get them into the Disney spirit!
Disney themed bubbles – $2 at Dollarama – great for keeping the kids entertained while waiting in lines and for parades or stroller rides across the parks.
Insulated lunch boxes – $2 at Dollarama – Great for packing snacks for the parks. Dollarama also has mini ice packs that you can put into these bags to keep food cold for longer.
Safari animal toys – to entertain the kids at Animal Kingdom – Small enough to pack lightly
Toy Dinosaurs – You can get dino models like these at Animal Kingdom…or you can get them from Dollarama prior to your trip for a fraction of the price!
Disney themed puzzles and toys for the road trip, plane trip, hotel fun. $3 at Dollarama.
Disney themed crayons and colouring books available at Dollarama.
Stickers – Dollarama has a large variety of Disney brand stickers and matching sticker books in stock right now – they are great for entertaining the kids on planes, car rides and hotels.
Beach toys – this is just a great find overall for your next beach, water park of cottage trip!
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