There are a whole bunch of unique merchandise items we’ve spotted all over Disney World!
Some are RIDICULOUSLY expensive, others are cheap but not many know about them, and some are totally cringe-worthy. But today we found something over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom that is TRULY unique and probably not a souvenir you’d expect to find in Disney World!
Recently, on Earth Day and Animal Kingdom’s birthday, we made our way over to this wild park for some fun! And while we were there, we visited Mombasa Marketplace, which is a gift shop located over in the Africa section of the park.
And that’s where we found these unique creations!!! Nope, these aren’t just for show. These are actually walking sticks topped with decorated SKULLS!
Okay, is it just us or are any SpongeBob fans out there feeling a little bit reminded about one particular character and a certain chocolate scene? Comment below if you know what we’re talking about!
Each of the walking sticks we saw today were a bit unique, with some slightly different hair/decoration details. The one below is truly ROCKING that bed head look and we are living for it.
Is this what Trader Sam has been doing with his time since he’s been gone from the Jungle Cruise? Hmmmm…so many questions.
These have some fantastic details on them, right down to the teeth!! If you’ve been looking for a way to keep a little sense of that Trader Sam spirit with you wherever you go, or you’re a spooktacular individual who absolutely LIVES for all things mysterious, ghostly, and eerie, this could be JUST the souvenir you’re looking for. Forget those Minnie Ears, it’s ALL about the skull walking sticks!
Wondering where these came from? Well, the sticks are actually made in Indonesia. They were lightweight, yet seemed sturdy enough to use as a walking cane or stick.
Now, to be clear, these walking sticks aren’t new. We’ve seen them before, but one of our reporters took special note of them recently and we just couldn’t help but share them with you!
If you want to grab one of these, it doesn’t look like they’re running Trader Sam’s 1-of-your-heads for 2-of-his deals, unfortunately. Instead, you’ll have to shell over $19.95 to take one home. But hey, it’ll make QUITE the conversation piece.
How much do you think you’d be willing to pay for an item like this? Tell us in the comments below.
But, there are some things you’ll want to consider before buying one of these.
One thing you will want to keep in mind when buying this is that you’ll have to carry it around all day. Right now, Disney is not offering its package pickup or delivery to your hotel services. That means you can’t opt to have it sent and held at the front of the park for you, and you also can’t opt to have it sent to your Disney World hotel room. So, if you buy it — you will generally have to carry around your buddy all day long. Theme park purchases can generally be shipped directly to your home via UPS or FedEx, but you’ll have to ask the Cast Members there to see if that is available for this unique item.
If you’re planning to sort-of use it as a walking stick anyway, then carrying it around all day might not be a problem. Just remember it’ll have to travel with you on Disney’s rides and whatnot, unless you can leave it with a family member who is planning to sit out some of the rides. It is a fairly large item and can be a bit awkward to carry along with you — so just be sure that’s something you think about before picking one up.
You might even want to consider grabbing it on your way out of the park so that you don’t have to carry it around all day.
Another thing you have to keep in mind is that you’ll have to bring it back home with you! If you drove to Disney World, then it’s as simple as just (gently) tossing it into your car — no problem. But, if you’ll be flying home, then you’ll have to look carefully into your airline’s rules to see how to handle it.
Still, it is a very unique item that might be worth it for you! If you want to kick things up a couple of notches, you could also check out some of the hand-carved walking sticks available in the Africa area of Animal Kingdom. These come in a variety of different designs (including some more skulls!) but are pricier, starting at around $75.99.
If someone asks you to bring them back a souvenir from Disney World, imagine if you brought them back one of these — whether it’s a hand-carved stick or one of the skull ones we found for cheaper! These are definitely not your average princess doll, Loungefly bag, or other classic Disney-type item.
Wondering what items in Disney World you WON’T regret buying (other than this walking stick potentially)? Check out our video below for all the details!
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What’s the most unexpected souvenir you’ve ever purchased in Disney World! Tell us in the comments!