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Lanyards still useful?

Discussion in 'WDW with Kids' started by Minnie1986, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. Minnie1986

    Minnie1986 Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone,

    Since everything is on the MagicBand now, do lanyards for kids still serve a purpose? Trying to think of what little things I can pick up from home, instead of paying three times as much at Disney. Thanks!!
     
  2. ALONZO LAUREL

    ALONZO LAUREL Member

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    I bought some for the pin trading at party city for $1 each, they're party favors section. I think they're cool plus they can be little gifts in case your kid wants one and they're not $7.95 or more. I also got pins on eBay 50 random pins for $15 so for about $20 i got pins and lanyards for trading which are very expensive at Disney.
     
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  3. FanofDisneyDogs4Ever

    FanofDisneyDogs4Ever New Member

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    If your kids are interested in pin trading, I recommend MousePinsOnline. They sell pins for $1.65 each (as opposed to $8-$10 at Disney World) and they are all real trading pins, no scrappers. While pins are inexpensive on eBay, you have to watch out for fake ones.
     
  4. helenabear

    helenabear Well-Known Member

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    I agree, good for pin trading. I cannot think of much else they are good for now unless you want the magic band hanging from it as a keychain too
     
  5. DisneyBound2017

    DisneyBound2017 Well-Known Member

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    We got one for our daughter and I plan on making an attaching a laminated tag with her dad's and my pictures on it. She'll be almost three when we go, so I thought if the worst happens and she gets lost, having a recent picture of both of us will help CMs bring us back together. Other than that and pin trading, I can't see a reason.
     
  6. Weather_Lady

    Weather_Lady Well-Known Member

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    No lanyards necessary except for pin trading, or if you plan on purchasing a clip-on "Magic Band alternative" lanyard medal (a/k/a "MagicKeepers").

    Some other things you might pick up/make at home rather than purchasing them at WDW are autograph books, inexpensive rain ponchos and glow sticks.
     
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  7. Minnie1986

    Minnie1986 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I found a pack of 100 glow sticks (including sunglasses) for $5. So happy. My godson apparently has a zip up rain coat that his mom will be packing in his suitcase, but I picked up a poncho for myself at the dollar store (surprisingly durable). I didn't think of getting an autograph book ahead of time, though. Definitely won't be making one (not the crafty type, although I wish I was!), but that's what Etsy is for, right? Thanks for the idea!
     
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  8. figmentfan03

    figmentfan03 New Member

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    Definitely only useful for pin trading (buy pins in bulk on e-bay). They are cute to buy in Disney and bring home to use as a keychain or wallet especially when you do not have enough room in your luggage for big souvenirs. Other than that, I don't think its a necessity.
     
  9. figmentfan03

    figmentfan03 New Member

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    And if it doesn't matter to the child pins can be easily kept in a pocket or purse. They are a hassle at the airport unless you put them in checked luggage.
     

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