While cleaning my house earlier this spring, I came to the conclusion that I own too many Disney-related items. Instead of realizing I might be obsessed with Disney, I decided to gather all of my Disney items and take a picture of them. In this post, I want to talk about some of the stranger items I own, what my favorites are, and why I’m addicted to collecting Disney stuff.
In this section I want to talk about my favorite items I own, whether they’re weird, rare, or just plain cool.
RIVER COUNTRY T-SHIRT
Late last year Disney sold a limited edition River Country shirt. I found this so odd I just had to buy it. The fact that Disney sold merchandise for a water park they left completely abandoned (read about it here) boggled my mind, especially since they pretend it doesn’t exist. I obviously wasn’t the only one, as they sold out quickly and now go on eBay for much more than I bought it for. It’s a really nice shirt, so I would recommend it if Disney makes the strange decision to sell it again.
WALT DISNEY WORLD MODES OF TRANSPORTATION POSTER
I bought this poster from an Etsy shop during the holidays last year, and I love it. The poster features 94 modes of transportation at Disney World, including buses, monorails, ride vehicles, as well as modes of transportation no longer used in the parks, like the Swan Boats. It’s a really cool poster to have if you’re into past and present rides at Disney World much like myself, as the poster shows the names of each vehicle and the ride they were/are used in. On top of this, the artwork is masterfully done, and the entire thing is printed on high quality paper. It’s not made by Disney, but the quality matches it, and possible even exceeds it in some ways.
You can buy your own poster HERE
Disney sells a collection of fairly strange socks, including ones with characters and ones with ride facades. The one that stood out to me the most were the monorail socks. I love Walt Disney World’s monorail for its’ efficiency and for other reasons I can’t really explain. So, when I saw the socks, I bought them without hesitation, and they’ve become my favorite pair of socks. The only problem with them is that they’re thin, and holes will form with moderate use.
You can buy monorail socks HERE
PRESSED PENNY COLLECTION
When I was a young child and I visited Disney World, the thing I loved collecting the most were the Pressed Pennies that showed popular Disney attractions or logos. They’re found in shops at the parks or in hotel lobbies, with each pressed penny machine themed to the hotel or surrounding area. I had quite a large collection of them (For a six year old), and I was quite proud of it. I don’t know what happened to a lot of them, but I still have some left.
DISCOVERY ISLAND TICKET AND BROCHURE
I bought these from eBay last year, as I am fascinated by the park which was left to rot by Disney. They are one of my favorites because they represent a part of Disney history Disney doesn’t like to talk about. While they recently sold River Country shirts, they have no sold anything related to Discovery Island since it closed.
I really want to bring them to Disney World and ask a CM if I can go there, because I have a ticket…
These are four coins I purchased while at Disney World a few years ago. They each show the centerpiece of the park and the name, which doesn’t sound all that interesting, but they use the Sorcerers’ Hat as Hollywood Studios centerpiece, which no longer exists. Not only that, but I really like coins, so naturally I really like these.
BILL CIPHER STATUE AND JOURNAL 3
Who wouldn’t want a mind demon standing on their nightstand staring at them while they sleep? The statue of Bill Cipher, made by The Mystery Shack, is one of the coolest items related to Disney I own. I really like Gravity Falls, and Bill is easily my favorite character because he’s strange and truly evil.
The Journal is officially made by Disney, and was written by the shows’ staff, including Alex Hirsch, the creator. It is a replica of the Journal in Gravity Falls that succeeds in every way. It looks very similar to the real Journal, and is a great thing to read if you’re into Gravity Falls like I am.
You can buy the Journal HERE
‘A MAGICAL TIME IN A MAGICAL PLACE’ PICTURE
I got this when I was little when I went to Disney World for the first time, so I love it for sentimental reasons. Beyond that, it shows a lot of defunct attractions, including OG Test Track and the Sorcerers’ Hat. The monorail is also a central figure in the picture, which is another reason why I like it so much. It’s well painted, brightly colored, and a very aesthetic addition to my walls. It was released in 2005 for a limited time, so I can’t link to a place you can buy it. eBay, I guess.
A DISNEY JOURNAL
This notebook is the inspiration for the name of the website, so that’s why I like it. Other than that it’s just a really nice journal I like to write short stories in.
So those are my favorites! I feel like I have a small addiction to Disney, considering I have hundreds, if not thousands of dollars worth of Disney stuff I don’t really need. And I have favorites……
Is there a support group for people addicted to Disney stuff?
In all seriousness, thanks for reading this! Sorry for not posting a lot, I’ve been pretty busy with life, but I’ll try to post more soon.
PS: Just realized I have more Disney stuff, but most are just pictures that were taken at Disney World….