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Tis’ the Season for Giving

Thanksgiving is over and the Holiday season is among us. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and giving takes precedence over selfishness for one brief moment in time. I believe Walt Disney lived his entire life putting himself last. In creating Walt Disney World, he gave us fans something to enjoy eternally. So it led me to think: what were the greatest things (or attractions) Walt Disney World has given us?

1. Firework Shows: Disney World has a knack for the extravagant, but these fireworks are beyond that. Every single night, Disney World is illuminated by the most intricate displays of lights. Each show has a purpose, each show tells a story. There’s a reason thousands are still at the party, with crying babies and tired parents. The reason is that for those 10-15 minutes that the fireworks are shown, everything is forgotten. If you haven’t seen a Disney firework show, you must in your lifetime. Magic Kingdom is not the only park that has a must-see show, check out Epcot’s Illuminations as well.

2. The Resorts: What began as a few high-class hotels turned into a plethora of top-of-the-line resorts that cover DIsney World. From the cheaper All-Star Sports, Movies and Music, to the luxurious Grand Floridian and Bay Lake Towers, Disney has a room to offer for any budget.

3. Six Parks: Disney began as the Magic Kingdom, but has since expanded to include three more theme parks and two water parks. There simply is no way that you can go wrong choosing a park at Disney, for each features a variety of different attractions. With six parks, one would think there would be enough magic to go around, but the great aspect of Disney culture is that it never stops building.Disney Souvenirs 3

4. Souvenirs: Yes, you will spend money at Disney World. This is one of the biggest givens that you can find, but what you are buying at Disney will remind you of the great times for years to come. There is nothing quite like capturing Disney is a snow globe, but any piece of the magic works. Every time you go to Disney, you will feel compelled to enter the gift shops and… well shop. I mean, just check out my collection if you want to know how many times I’ve been.

5. Memories: A Trip to Disney World is a trip of a lifetime, I always say. Whether you go as a couple or family, Disney World will prove to be a memory that lasts forever. There truly is some type of magic that exists within the confines of Disney, where the memories become a part of you. If you haven’t been, you may not understand. However, you’ll figure it out soon.

What are your thoughts? What are the best things that Disney has given you?


Disney will be home for Christmas

Christmas time is approaching us quickly and I, like any child, am giddy with excitement. I’m not alone, as blogger Chris Queen was in the Holiday mood when he wrote his installment about Christmas on the PJ Lifestyle blog. Queen gave us the top five Christmas traditions at Disney World, which I’ve heard is an even more wonderful place during the Holiday season. However, not everyone has the money or the time to head down the most magical place Earth during the most magical time of the year. How can you bring the Holiday spirit and Disney spirit at home? Gifts, of course.

Here’s my top five Disney-themed gifts for this Holiday season:

1. Tickets to Disney Pixar’s newest creation, Frozen: $10-15. From what I hear, Frozen will line up with the Pixar greats, like Finding Nemo and Toy Story. Starring Kristen Bell, Frozen tells the story two sisters in the kingdom of Arendelle, but one has the power to turn anything into ice. After a few events find her by herself, she must journey through a winter wonderland to find her way. I can’t give anything away, but it seems like a Holiday classic for years to come. The movies comes out November 27.

2. Monster’s University on DVD: $15-25. The prequel to Disney’s Monster’s Inc. has gotten rave reviews. In fact, Rotten Tomatoes even gave it at very high rating. If you know anything about Rotten Tomatoes, a rating that high has to mean something. Monster’s University is already out on DVD, so you can pick it up as soon as your shopping self desires.

3. Disney Infinity Video Game: $59.99. I’m not the one for advocating for video games, but this is a definite exception. This game features each Disney character, even some non-Pixar ones, going through adventures en route to the final goal: having fun. Game informer even gave it a 9 out of 10 rating, so I’d trust them.

4. Disney Parks Christmas Train Set: $129.95. Every Christmas village needs a train set, so if you are in the market for one, this would most likely make your children scream and jump around. Although it is expensive, anything from Disney has the potential to be extremely authentic. This gift mixes both Christmas and Disney, and isn’t that what we’re shooting for here?

5. A trip to Disney World: A lot. Well, I had to do it. If you’ve ever scoured YouTube in search of children’s reactions to getting a trip to Disney, you know why this makes the list. There is no gift better than a few days in Disney World, I would still have a fit if I got this for Christmas, so I can only imagine how amazing it would be for a child. If you want to make your son or daughter’s Christmas, send them to Disney World. They’ll act like this: