Monday, 29 September 2014

Countdown to Disneyland // My Shopping List

1,209,600 seconds, 
20,160 minutes,
336 hours,
14 days,
2 weeks.


Its only a fortnight until D-day and the hype is getting higher! Imagine a kid a Christmas that has had too many sweeties crossed with someone who hasn't seen a loved one in many years - that's me right now.
We have our Euros, the tickets are en route, hotel and trains for Newcastle are booked and the bags are next in line. One thing missing from my travel organizer however, was a shopping list. I thought I'd share it with you while putting it together if that's okay?!



1. A Christmas Decoration - A now yearly tradition in our house (well for me anyway 'cause Jake strongly dislikes Disney) is getting a new Disney Store Christmas decoration with the year on. I thought that this year it would be cool if instead of getting it from the Disney store, I could get one at DLP making it extra special!

2. An Engraved Necklace - Last Disney visit, one of my most sentimental souvenirs was a personalized necklace with my name and the year on it. This year I want to get a very similar one but obviously with 2014 on it haha. 

3. Autograph Books - Duh! Last time I filled up my first one at light speed hence the pluralization. Oh and if you saw my last countdown post you'll know I'm a character hunter and will most certainly make use of them straight away, so this will be our very first purchase. 

4. Collectible Coins - As shown above. 

5. Limited Edition Soft Toy - If you know me, like really know me, you know I like anything different to what others have and am a big lover of anything limited edition and Disney combined. In 2010 I was so lucky and excited to nab the most beautiful Steam Boat Willie Mickey  [third along on top row] and he needs a friend!


6. Disney Parks Pandora Charm - My Pandora/Chamilia is very special to me containing gifts from my parents and Jake of mainly Disney charms so THESE had better blimin' be at the Paris park too because why is everything usually only for America!?! Argg. 

7. Halloween themed ..something! - Well we are going at Halloween time and I love the Haunted Mansion. Maybe a photo frame... I suppose I'll just have to wait and see what there is and you will have to wait and see until I come back and do a haul post. 

8. Ears - The most obvious one. I had a huge Minnie Princess hat and a piglet headband in 2010 and remember the struggle of choosing just them. I see so many people with sparkly Minnie ears and the like but as you've just learned I don't like to have what everyone else has! I'm really looking forward to picking out my 2014 head gear with my Mam :)

9. Pins - I don't participate in pin trading or even collecting. I just like to have yet another momento that shows the date as well as the hotel I stayed in. I really don't know why I only bought one hotel pin last time as I also stayed in the Disneyland Hotel for part of my stay. Maybe one day I'll convince Jake to go and we'll stay there and collect that pin! Can you guess which hotel we are staying in this time...?

10. Gifts - Not many as I've saved hard for the little spending money I do have and haven't really anyone to buy for anyways. Jake isn't bothered, the bah humbug he is but I want to fetch him at least a little something back as well as something for my amazing Dad. And Baker!!



There we have it. A little hint at what you can expect to see in a little haul post when I get back. I have saved my pennies in a tin all year and as this trip is for my 24th birthday, the worlds greatest Dad has added to the pot too.
At first I'd planned on carting back a load of homeware goods to scatter even more Disney through out the house but after sitting down and working out what I really wanted I think that a) I wouldn't be able to afford it and b) probably would have issues travelling back with anything too big, bulky or breakable seeing as we are flying this time.


Thanks for reading this little mini series guys and for not telling me to just shut the heck up about it all. I haven't had a holiday for 4 years and Disney is a huge deal in my life, so its a big thing for me.
Look out for the last Countdown to Disney in the coming fortnight!



22 comments:

  1. Eek I'm so excited for you haha! I've only been once and I loved it! Would love to go again though! Abi :)
    MyW0rldMyView

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    1. Yey! Haha I dont know how anyone can go and NOT love it! Lol

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  2. I just got giddy thinking about Disney haha! I'm so jealous of your trip, I haven't been in years!! Hope you have an amazing time- I'm so excited to see your pictures/posts when you're back!!xo

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    1. Thank you! There will be so many posts its rediculous! :P

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  3. I'm so, so excited for you, you're going to have the best time. I love getting pins on every trip, I don't trade either and would't really say I'm a collector although I do have a quite a few now :) look forward to seeing which one you pick up on this trip, I reckon you're staying at The Cheyenne? that's my guess cause that's where we stayed last year.
    So jealous of your trip and can't wait to see all the amazing photos I know you'll take.

    Belle x Part of Belle's world

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    1. I cannot believe that you guessed! Haha Yeah I prefer to keep the pins as a momento than trade them! I used to hate having to trade my pins when I worked for Haven ha.

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  4. I hope you have a wondeful time Danielle,it really is something to look forward to,cant wait to see all the photos! xx

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    1. Thank you!! Last time I took 3000 photos! So Im a little worried about editing this time haha

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  5. I think you are going to have a great time! Hope you can find everything too! I'm sure no one will notice all the Disney shaped items in the luggage!

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    1. I just hope I dont run out of money!!! Lol Thank you :)

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  6. I'm loving these count down posts and can't wait to see what you bring back :)

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    1. Yey!! I'm glad they are being well received. Me either :P

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  7. Ahhh I am so excited for you. Can't wait to see what you buy! And can Jake not like Disney!? Something's wrong with him... lol Just kidding :P

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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    1. Oh there is something wrong with him! It annoys me how much he hates it :(

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  8. Dude, you're the most excited of anyone ever and it's so nice to read!!
    I'm very looking forward to the haul and, in case I forget nearer the time, have THE BEST time!
    M x
    Life Outside London

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    1. I really am! I don't know how anyone could not be :P
      Thank you very much!!! :D

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  9. ohhh Disneyland! So exciting!! I love all of their Christmas decorations.. and the teddies ;)

    ChrissyLilly x

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    1. Super exciting! Yes, so many soft toys, I had two giant 'sack' type bags full of stuff last time I came back...thankfully we were on the Eurostar that time. ha


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  10. I am so jealous! Disneyland at Halloween is my favourite, I'm so determined to go back next year! I can't wait to read your posts about your trip though!
    Kloe xx
    skullsnkisses.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I can't wait to get them all put together...I have alot of work on my hands..haha!

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  11. So exciting! I wish I was coming with you! I definitely didn't take enough money last time I went to Disney there was so much I wanted!

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

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    1. I spent all the money I had and then used my card for 3 more things that I couldn't do without haha!
      I don't think anyone ever has enough money at Disneyland!

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