Magical Blogorail: Disney Souvenirs Under $20

Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Green Loop. Today we share souvenirs you can find at the Disney Parks that are under $20.

I’m suggesting the new Rapid Fill Cups:

Just under the $20, even after taxes

Or way under the $20 if you only stay for a day or two! I have to admit that I haven’t used the new Rapid Fill mug system yet. On the surface, I’m not a fan! I feel that Disney can afford to give free unlimited refills of cheap beverages like pop, hot chocolate, tea and coffee after charging you for the cup.

The new dispensing system (above) limits the amounts you can get. But let’s not focus on the negative side of these souvenir cups!

So many colors to choose from!

Each year Disney produces a new graphic design for these cups. Usually there are three or four (or more) lid colors to choose from too. This is handy, as you can differentiate your cup from the cups of the other members of your party.

Over the years, you can create quite a collection of cups!

How many different designs are in YOUR Disney collection?

The benefit of these cups is that they will remind you of your Disney vacation for years after you arrive home. You can link each design to the year and location of each individual vacation. By taking these mugs along with you to school or work, you can extend your Disney fun!


Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail Green | Disney Souvenirs Under $20 Loop:

  • 1st Stop – Adventureland Pam | Disney Trading Pins
  • 2nd Stop – Family Travel Escapades | Disney Plush
  • 3rd Stop – Cool Nouns by Lee Beatens | (you are here)

Disney Cast Member DREAM PIN in Presentation Box

This great little pin was an item I found on eBay oh-so many years ago. I was delighted to find it in its original presentation box. But details about the pin itself have been hard to find.

Disney Resort Cast Member DREAM Silver Award Costume Pin

DREAM stood for Disney Resort Experiences Are Magical if my research is correct! Only Resort Cast Members who worked in a resort during this program earned the ears which were worn on the name tag.

There are two versions of the silver pin, one with white writing (shown above) and one with black writing. There is also a similar gold pin with DREAM in black. Both pins are hard to find, with the silver one being more common, but I have come across gold ones in the past but without the display case. The pins measure 1/2″ (1.3 cm) tall by 5/8″ (1.6 cm) wide.

I have kept it in the original presentation box and have never worn it. But I think I might start wearing it as a tie pin.

Not being a Cast Member, I don’t know the details behind this pin. If you are a Cast Member, and remember this pin, please comment below with any information you may have so that I can update this post. Most importantly, I obviously would like to know if the details I have shared already are correct, but also when this appreciation program was in effect and what one had to do to receive the award.

Thank you in advance!