I live in a small New York City apartment. To say space is limited would be the understatement of the year. With that in mind it’s rare that I go crazy for Disney park merchandise. Having no room to store it, my Disney collections are limited to something that can fit into an inconspicuous binder on my bookshelf. This leaves Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom cards, transportation cards, a book of Wilderness Explorer sticker badges, and maps from A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas. Oh yeah, that and a junk draw overflowing with generic Magic Bands.
With that said however, there is one Disney souvenir that I can’t resist: tiki glasses from Trader Sam’s. These works of art have been an obsession of mine for the last few years. With each trip to Disneyland, I would return home with another for my collection. With the opening of Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto in Disney World, this tradition has continued. I am very proud of the fact that I have a complete collection of these glasses from both Florida and California.
To be honest I am partial to the California collection. In keeping with Adventure Land theming they have an ominous look to them. I also find their color scheme to be more pleasing to the eye.
Still, the Nautilus from Florida is the crown jewel of the bicoastal collection by far. This will only be topped by the soon to be added elusive Black Pearl that I will achieve on my next visit. I have a 1 in 100 odds of getting one. I just need a little bit of faith, trust, and Pixie Dust. If all else fails, a fried local to the area has already procured one for me.
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